DDC Completes First Canary Drone Flights in A Commercial Setting

posted on 3rd August 2023 by Eddie Saunders
DDC Completes First Canary Drone Flights in A Commercial Setting

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has announced, further to its press release dated June 15, 2023, the successful completion of the first flights in a commercial setting for the Canary remote piloted aircraft (“RPA”) on the Care by Air route, which is the Company’s longest ever commercial route at 13.4km.

The Company completed 3 round trip flights with the Canary on the Care by Air route, with all flights completed in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

The third flight was completed in wind conditions where the Sparrow RPA would not have been flown, highlighting the improved flight dynamics of the Canary over the Sparrow.

Compared to its predecessor, the Sparrow RPA, the Canary showcased improved performance in several flight measures.

The Canary completed the trip on the Care by Air route in less time (9% reduction in flight duration) and with less battery power consumption (42% less).

Additionally, the Canary recorded a noise level reduction of 46% compared to the Sparrow RPA.

The Canary flew the same route as the Sparrow, but future routes would be more efficient due to the Canary’s ability to fly over people which will allow for more direct customer routes leading to further reductions in flight time and improved utilization.

“The successful commercial flights of the Canary on the Care by Air route marks a significant milestone for our company and the drone delivery industry as a whole,” said Steve Magirias, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada.

“We are incredibly proud of our team’s dedication and innovation, which has allowed us to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of drone logistics.

“The Canary’s impressive performance demonstrates its immense potential to revolutionize healthcare supply chains and make a tangible difference in people’s lives.”