Drone Delivery Canada Sparrow X1000 Expands Testing to USA
Drone Delivery Canada has announced the expansion of its commercial testing program at the New York Griffiss International Airport UAS Test Site, located in Rome. The US testing initiatives will complement DDC’s extensive Canadian testing program scheduled for 2018, which will include testing its Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) capabilities at the Transport Canada approved UAS Centre of Excellence located in Alma, Quebec. This follows it’s approval for flight under the Transport Canada UAS standard, and successful BVLOS flights in Foremost, Alberta late last year.
The Company anticipates its US Pilot Program to run through the balance of the year. This new initiative expands DDC’s testing program to include geographies within the United States utilizing its Sparrow X1000 drone which just recently achieved Compliant UAV Status with Transport Canada, in December 2017. For testing, DDC will utilize its own FLYTE management software designed to support semi-autonomous flight as well as BVLOS (beyond visual line of site) flights designed for commercial drone deliveries. The Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., is a USA Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved facility designated to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the national airspace system (NAS).
“We have very strong interest from multiple commercial customers in the USA that not only want to test our drone delivery platform in Canada, but also in their own Country as well. This pilot program will act as an extension of our primary Canadian initiatives and will expand our data collection ability. The FAA approved Rome, N.Y. site was made available to us by the progressive initiatives of the FAA and provides an ideal testing environment to achieve our customer’s requests.” commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO. “While collectively working with our key Canadian stakeholders and the invaluable support of Transport Canada and the Canadian Federal Government which has allowed us to progress to this point, we now look to put Canada on the forefront of commercial drone delivery technology on a global stage with our first expansion occurring south of the border.”, added Di Benedetto.
Drone Delivery Canada is a drone technology company focused on the design, development and implementation of its proprietary logistics software platform, using drones. The Company’s platform will be used as Software as a Service (SaaS) for government and corporate organizations. Drone Delivery Canada is developing drone technology to provide Canadian retailers, service organizations and government agencies a ‘just in time’ delivery service.
Of its two existing options there is the ‘Depot to Depot’ is focused on rural applications providing services from warehouse to warehouse and the ‘Depot to Consumer’ offers logistics services from a retailer / warehouse direct to a consumers home or business location. DDC’s ability to simplify and expedite customer orders will maximize product fulfillment to reach and assist in driving net new revenues.