DDC drone project receives conditional funding approval
December 11, 2019 By Helicopters Staff
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. on December 3 received the first conditional approval for one of its funding applications in relation to its Moose Cree First Nation project. In December 2018, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) reached a commercial agreement with Moose Cree First Nation to deploy drone delivery targeting a value of $2.5 million of revenue for year one, with the potential to expand services in following years.
DDC plans to leverage its compliant Sparrow aircraft, which is capable of a 5-kg payload, to transport goods, such as letters, general parcels, medical supplies, and other general necessities, between the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory, two northern towns located in Ontario approximately 19 kilometres south of James Bay.
This new conditional funding approval would enable the Moose Cree First Nation’s Remote Communities Initiative to pay Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) for its drone delivery service scheduled for implementation in this first quarter of 2020, subject to entering into a definitive agreement and satisfying any conditions imposed by the funder.
“As 2019 comes to a close, I am pleased to report the first financial approval for one of many remote community opportunities we are pursuing,” said Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC. “Looking ahead to 2020, DDC will actively seek to close more customers in many different business verticals both in Canada and abroad.”
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