Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced that it has conducted a number of successful drone delivery test flights in Ontario.
As part of a behind visual line of sight (BVLOS) project, operations were approved by Transport Canada and NAV Canada.
DDC’s Sparrow X1000 cargo drone and its proprietary FLYTE management system successfully delivered medical supplies, dry blood spots kits for HIV, Hepatitis C and general blood chemistry testing as part of the testing.
Food, automotive parts and general parcels were also successful transported.
The Pilot Project flight operations were conducted in the day and at night on a set of approved flight paths.
Throughout the Pilot Project, the DDC worked closely with Transport Canada and NAV CANADA to ensure safety while also demonstrating the efficiency and efficacy of its Sparrow drone as well as its proprietary FLYTE management system.
Following the testing, the DDC reported that no flight safety incidents occurred, and each mission was completed successfully.
Paul Di Benedetto, CTO, said: “We achieved our mission flawlessly. On behalf of the company I would like to sincerely and publicly thank the staff from the Transport Canada RPAS Task Force, NAV CANADA, The Moose Cree First Nation, the community of Moosonee, the MoCreebec community and all the team at DDC for the tireless effort put forth.”
He added: “The collaboration by all parties provided critical data which will set the foundation for success and further solidify the great working relationship between Government and DDC.”
The DDC will be providing a video detailing the Pilot Project to shareholders and interested parties in around 10 days’ time.