DDC commercial agreement with DSV
October 24, 2019 By Helicopters Staff
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. announced, that with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, it has entered into a commercial agreement dated October 22, 2019, with DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada. DSV is the Canadian arm of the global transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina A/S. The agreement will deploy DDC’s drone delivery platform for the use of DSV commencing at its new head office and warehouse in Milton, Ontario.
DDC explains it enable the first of multiple routes and deploy its DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones, as well as additional drone flight infrastructure on DSV sites, and deploy its Sparrow cargo drone, with a capacity of up to 10 lbs.
The first route will occur on a defined flight route within DSV’s site in Milton. DDC states all operations will be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorizations. Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its new commercial operations centre located in Vaughan, Ontario.
DDC will commence deployment of the client site infrastructure this quarter and looks to begin providing drone delivery services under the Agreement in Q1 of 2020, with the potential of 20 or more additional routes being added in 2020.
“We are pleased to announce DSV Canada as another paid commercial drone logistics customer. DSV is a global leader in the logistics space and a perfect fit as a scalable customer for us,” said Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC. “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. The initial term of the agreement is fifteen months with additional successive one-year terms to follow unless the Agreement is formally terminated.
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