Drone Delivery Canada Corp. receives BVLOS approval to transport medical samples

Jan. 11, 2024
DDC's advanced drone delivery platform utilizes a combination of software and hardware to ensure safe and efficient operations.

TORONTO - Drone Delivery Canada Corp. in Vaughan, Ontario, announced that it has achieved official approval for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flights in tandem with the transportation of dangerous goods for its DroneCare route, marking growth in the development of its drone delivery capabilities in the healthcare market segment.

DDC's Canary, which is powered by eight electric motors, has a maximum range of 12 miles with a top speed of 50 mph respectively. It has a maximum payload capacity of 10 pounds.

The approvals from Transport Canada mark a milestone for DDC and signify the government's recognition of the Company's cutting-edge technology, rigorous safety standards, and commitment to advancing the field of drone logistics. 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.

"DDC continues to push the boundaries of drone delivery and this approval is a testament to our efforts to ensure we deploy a safe and efficient drone logistics system," said Steve Magirias, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. "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."

DDC's advanced drone delivery platform utilizes a combination of proprietary software and hardware to ensure safe and efficient operations. 

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