DDC gets go ahead on testing of newest cargo drone


Drone Delivery Canada has received approval to begin testing on its newest cargo delivery drone.

The Falcon, which has a lifting capability of 50 pounds of payload can travel up to of 60km.

It has been in development for almost a year and has received approvals from Transport Canada to commence testing within Southern Ontario.

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The Falcon is the big brother to DDC’s Sparrow which is based on an electric propulsion system.

Tony Di Benedetto, CEO at the firm, said: “In response to market demand driven by the burgeoning e-commerce industry, our engineering team was given the task of building out our fleet of cargo drones to address the need for a multi-package payload compartment solution which is applicable in many different geographies.

He added: “The Falcon is the newest edition to DDC’s fleet and meets this particular niche which is being requested by DDC’s customers.”

The Falcon has a wing span of approximately 12 feet and is anticipated to travel 60 km at a speed of 50 kmh.

The multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately 5 cubic feet of cargo and will be weather resistant.

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