Drone Delivery Canada Corp., with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, entered into a three-month commercial agreement with DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada, which is the Canadian arm of the global transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina A/S.
Under this second agreement with DSV, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) will deliver healthcare related cargo from DSV’s warehouse in Milton, Ontario, to local DSV customers. “We are currently flying hundreds of successful flights per month at DSV for their first route, and we are pleased to announce a second paid route with DSV,” said Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC. “DSV is a global leader in the logistics space and a perfect fit as a scalable customer for us.”
DDC will deploy its Sparrow cargo drone and patented FLYTE system for the new contract, utilizing its cargo drop capability previously announced on June 10, 2020. At the destination, DDC states the Sparrow will hover at a lowered altitude, drop untethered cargo in a designated area shared by multiple DSV transactional customers, then return to DSV’s DroneSpot. The route is approximately 3.5 km.
Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its Operations Control Centre located in Vaughan, Ontario. DDC expects to begin operating under this new contract in the third quarter of 2020, with the potential of additional routes being added by the end of the year.
“Drone delivery provides an answer to many of the challenges we’ve seen during the current situation,” said Martin Roos, managing director of DSV Canada. “Our partnership with DDC and Air Canada Cargo provides the opportunity to fulfill our clients’ needs, ensuring time sensitive, critical cargo can be delivered locally with accuracy, efficiency and minimal person-to-person contact.”