Drone Delivery Canada commences commercial testing for long-range heavy-lift cargo drone


Drone Delivery Canada is set to begin the commercialisation of the Condor.

This phase of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight testing will take place at the Foremost UAS Test Range in Alberta in the summer of 2020 under a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), anticipated in Q2 2020.

It comes as the company is in discussions with various potential customers, who all have expressed strong interest in the Condor once finalising commercial testing.

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Commenting, Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC, said: “Market response to the Condor has been overwhelmingly strong. The capabilities of the Condor simply address many social and economic use-cases being requested by DDC’s customers. These requests are happening globally.”

Adding: “Based on direct market feedback, this will be a game-changer for the Company, our customers and the industry overall.

“Additionally, DDC’s patented FLYTE system is airframe agnostic, meaning it can easily be integrated onto future DDC or 3rd party drones and rotary or fixed-wing manned aircraft to allow the Company to offer a strong technology roadmap for even heavier-lift and longer-range drones in the future.”

The Company is active in deploying commercial agreements previously announced and anticipates seeing operations start in Q1 with revenue generating agreements.

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