Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo, Ontario, region to Foremost, Alberta, which has an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range.
DDC, based out of Vaughan, Ontario, focuses on the design, development and implementation of a commercial drone logistics platform for government and corporate organizations.
With the assistance of the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, the Village of Foremost recently established a testing range specifically for UAS. The Foremost UAS Range, which has over 700 square nautical miles of restricted airspace, offers a place for UAS research, development and testing.
In Foremost, DDC will be focusing on drone flights taking place beyond the visual line of sight. DDC will be testing its UAS with existing customers in an effort to progress to the commercial rollout of its drone delivery logistics platform in late 2017 or early 2018.
“This progression marks a significant milestone for us as we move closer in obtaining our compliant operator certification status to operate commercially with our customers in Canada,” says Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of DDC. “To this end, we are now seeing greater visibility, and our customer appetite for our drone delivery logistic platform remains very strong.”