Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has entered into an agreement with Moose Cree First Nation for a next-generation logistics solution by drone.
Working with federal regulators and community stakeholders, DDC is set to commence commercial test flights within the Moose Cree geography, which is located 20 kilometers south of James Bay in northern Ontario. Goods to be shipped via drone will include mail, food and medical supplies.
“We are very pleased to begin rollout of our drone delivery solution for the Moose Cree First Nation community,” says Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of DDC. “Drones provide immediate capacity-building and provide an alternative to traditional infrastructure where none presently exist.”
Patricia Faries, chief of Moose Cree First Nation, says, “The air, land, waterways and natural resources are held in the highest regard by the Moose Cree, and using innovative technologies that could potentially allow us to move goods, provide safety services, and promote our Cree Culture in new and exciting ways is at the forefront of any of our partnerships. We are excited to see the formation of this initiative, from pilot testing to potential commercialization and possibly building a business model. This technology is new, and we hope also to help our neighboring communities address the high costs associated with the delivery of goods to their communities.”