Drone Delivery Canada (CSE:FLT) today achieved a milestone it says is unique in the Canadian drone space. The company completed a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing at a drone range in Alberta.
Management says the test is an important step in commercializing drone delivery service in Canada, and shuld advance it towards receiving its Operator Status Certificate, a key step in being able to charge customers for delivery services.
“We are delighted to be testing at the Foremost, Alberta test range. This is an integral part of DDC becoming a compliant operator and in turn, a commercially viable business”, said CTO Paul Di Benedetto. “The test range at Foremost Alberta meets and exceeds our requirements. To that end, we are delighted to bring our clients closer to the reality of drone logistics and the benefits derived from our platform. Testing at the Foremost range is yet another step toward realizing this goal.”
Drone Delivery Canada says it will launch its service first in remote Northern Canadian communities first, with an eye toward future urban and suburban deliveries. The company says it will employ a Software as a Service model, providing potential customers with an end-to-end solution that will obviate the need to set up their own drone programs.
Late last year, Drone Delivery Canada struck a deal to deal with UAP Inc. to deliver NAPA auto parts.
“We are delighted to be working with NAPA Canada” said CEO Tony Di Benedetto. “We are the first and only drone delivery company in Canada and to now be able to work with one of Canada’s largest auto parts distributor is a major opportunity for us. We are focusing on many areas which are game changing for us and the automotive industry.”
At press time, shares of Drone Delivery Canada were up 1.8 per cent to $0.57.
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