DDC granted BVLOS and dangerous goods approval for drone project
It also marks one of the first approvals in Canada for BVLOS flights in an aerodrome environment
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced that it has received official approval from Transport Canada for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flights in tandem with the transportation of dangerous goods for its DroneCare route.
With the BVLOS flight authorization, DDC’s drones will be able to transfer medical samples between Milton District Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. The Canary drone will carry a variety of critical medical supplies between the two hospitals including but not limited to blood and serum chemistry tests, blood bank materials, urine cultures, small cytology containers with formalin and blood culture bottles.
“This approval is a testament to our efforts to ensure we deploy a safe and efficient drone logistics system. This also continues our work in the healthcare vertical which is an important market for DDC. With BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation authorization, we will continue to transform the way healthcare supplies are transported, ensuring faster delivery times and enhancing overall patient care,” said Steve Magirias, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada.
This approval also marks one of the first approvals in Canada for BVLOS flights in an aerodrome environment.
DDC’s advanced drone delivery platform utilises a combination of proprietary software and cutting-edge hardware to ensure safe and efficient operations.