- First Canadian drone logistics company in Canada to obtain Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada
- Allows for flight in certain parts of Southern Ontario
- First step accomplished in the formal process in receiving Operator Status from Transport Canada.
TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Drone Delivery Canada (DDC or the Company) CSE – FLT, is pleased to report that it has received a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada. The certificate now allows DDC the ability to advance its drone delivery technology and accelerated testing in the Canadian skies beginning with Southern Ontario.
"Our drone logistics platform is quickly progressing to the Canadian skies. Not only are we the first and only drone logistics Company in Canada, we now have just obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada allowing us to test fly with potential customers. This is a DDC milestone which I am pleased to report we achieved six months ahead of schedule. We have large customer demand and we are seeing vastly increased market acceptance of our business moving us closer to our commercial goals, commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada.
On October 3, 2016, Transport Canada, Canada's Federal regulatory body which is responsible for transportation policies and programs in Canada granted Drone Delivery Canada its first official flight certificate to advance its outdoor testing within Southern Ontario.
DDC will work alongside Transport Canada which will provide oversight on advanced testing at a specific test site within the Southern Ontario geography.
"Our outdoor flight testing will be conducted at various altitudes to a maximum of 300 feet above ground level with flight speeds not to exceed 150 km/h. Our customers and partnerships have indicated their desire for payloads and distances which we expect to exceed as we move closer to commercialization having now obtained our first Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada," stated Paul Di Benedetto CTO at Drone Delivery Canada.
The Special Flights Operations Certificate is the first step in the formal process working with Transport Canada in receiving its operator status. DDC looks to first deploy services in northern Canada within remote communities where demand and need is highest.
For more information, please visit www.dronedeliverycanada.com
About Drone Delivery Canada
Drone Delivery Canada is a drone technology company based out of Vaughan, Ontario focused on the design, development and implementation of a commercial drone logistics platform for government and corporate organizations. Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a publicly listed company trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol FLT.
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