Air Canada has partnered with Drone Delivery Canada, a drone logistics company, to help deliver time-critical cargo in hard to reach locations.
“As we are all trying to navigate through the challenging landscape associated with Covid-19, using cargo drones to reach remote areas in a timely manner while reducing human interaction could be of great value,” said Air Canada in a statement.
Drone Delivery Canada’s Transport Canada approved and compliant Sparrow drone offers a payload of up to 4.5kgs and a range of about 30 kms. Larger cargo drones are currently undergoing certification and will be rolled out in the coming months as well, the airline informed.
The Canadian government is currently working with a slightly relaxed regulatory framework around drone delivery than normal, without any compromise on safety.