Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has agreed to provide help to the Beausoleil First Nation Community (BFNC) in Ontario during the coronavirus pandemic.
DDC will offer the community its drone delivery services in order to allow the safe transport of coronavirus-related cargo.
This will include personal protection equipment (PPE), hygiene kits, test kits and test swabs.
It will fulfill the six-month contract with the help of Air Canada and the Pontiac Group, with funding from donors such as OEC Group (Canada).
BFNC will utilise DDC’s Sparrow drone and its DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones to carry out operations.
The aim is to minimise person-to-person contact on the island’s ferry service wherever possible.
The first federally-compliant drone cargo operator in North America, DDC has made a number of other agreements since the coronavirus outbreak.
It has been working ever since being declared ‘essential work’ by Ontario local government.
Even before the pandemic, in 2017, DDC’s first remote community delivery mission was to the Moose Cree Nation, another First Nation community.
More recently it reported the successful continuation of its work with DSV Air and Sea. Read more below: