Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has entered into a commercial agreement with DSV Air & Sea Canada to deploy drones from Milton, Ontario.
The agreement with DSV Panalpina’s Canadian arm enables DDC to open multiple routes and deploy its DroneSpot take-off and landing zones.
Drone flight infrastructure will be available on DSV sites, allowing DDC to deploy its Sparrow cargo drone, which has 4.5 kilos of cargo capacity.
Operations will be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorisations.
They will be monitored remotely by DDC from its commercial operations centre in Vaughan, Ontario.
Expressing happiness that DSV Canada has signed up as a paid commercial drone logistics customer, Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC says: “They will start using our proven Sparrow drone, patented FLYTE system, and newly launched commercial operations centre in early 2020. I am pleased to report we have a very strong funnel of global commercial opportunities and we expect to see continued sales announcements in 2019 for deployment in early 2020.”
DSV will pay DDC a monthly fee for each drone route deployed, initially for 15 months with additional one-year terms to follow unless the agreement is formally terminated.
Martin Roos, managing director of DSV Air & Sea Canada says: “Our strong partnership with Air Canada Cargo and now DDC will offer our current and potential partners best-in-class solutions and service excellence that is scalable and futureproof. We have looked to overcome some of today’s challenges by investing in tomorrow’s opportunities, and we are ready for the next steps.”