Drone Delivery Canada has confirmed that it has entered into an agreement which will see Air Canada Cargo market and sell DDC’s drone delivery services.
Effective from May 29, it is hoped that sales will benefit from Air Canada Cargo’s marketing and general platforms and resources.
Depending on the terms of the Agreement and subject to DDC obtaining required regulatory approvals, DDC is expecting to build and operate up to 150,000 drone delivery routes in Canada.
The routes will include timetables, flight schedules, payload capacities, type of drones to be deployed, and payment terms.
As part of the agreement, DDC’s services will be marketed as a premium offering, and Air Canada Cargo has agreed that it shall not use or engage with any other drone delivery service providers.
Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of DDC, commented: “This agreement greatly accelerates our commercial roll out in Canada. Our drone delivery services will be extensively marketed as we work to establish operations across the country leveraging Air Canada Cargo’s brand presence and their established sales network and marketing reach.”
He added: “DDC will benefit from Air Canada’s Cargo’s expertise and ability to promote and sell DDC services through Air Canada Cargo’s industry leading marketing and sales technology channels in Canada, which will support our efforts to establish DDC as Canada’s first national drone cargo solution. Next, DDC hopes to pursue even larger markets in the United States and Europe.”