October 29, 2019 By Wings Staff
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. today announced, that with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, it has entered into a commercial agreement dated with the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (ERAA). which operates Edmonton International Airport and Villeneuve Airport.
The new agreement is designed to establish what Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) describes as world’s first airport drone delivery hub at Edmonton International Airport (EIA) using DDC’s drone delivery platform.
DDC and ERAA will build out flight routes from EIA using DDC’s DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones utilizing DDC’s drone flight infrastructure. DDC and ERAA will also implement, promote and market DDC’s drone delivery services in this controlled airspace to new and existing customers. The agreement is be subject to DDC obtaining all required regulatory approvals from Transport Canada.
“With ERAA, we will develop a drone logistics network centered at this world-class airport as a hub for numerous drone routes for our customers,” said Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC. “We will continue to work with ERAA and Transport Canada to define particular routes, and with ERAA and Air Canada to negotiate revenue metrics and other commercial terms.”
The initial term of the agreement is five years with additional successive one-year terms to follow unless the agreement is formally terminated.
“EIA is proud to partner with industry leader DDC to establish Canada’s first airport drone delivery site and drastically modernize cargo logistics and supply chain solutions,” said Myron Keehn, VP of air service and commercial development. “Together with our long-standing partnership with Air Canada, we look forward to expanding DDC’s network of customers at EIA’s Airport City, the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and other strategic partners.”