Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has become the first publicly traded drone delivery company to be granted a domestic cargo license under the Canada Transportation Act and Air Transport Regulations (Canada). This license, normally issued to airlines that provide passenger or cargo services, is a critical achievement for DDC.
A license from Canada Transportation Act is mandatory for any air carrier intending to provide scheduled, commercial air services in Canada, whether carrying cargo or passengers.
The CTA license will allow DDC to ramp up its cargo delivery operations to address logistical challenges and opportunities throughout the country. DDC will now be able to develop new drone delivery use cases and possibly expand its ongoing operations, too. In one such recently announced operation, DDC is joining forces with Edmonton International Airport to deploy delivery drones out of the airport.
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