Toronto-based drone logistics firm Drone Delivery Canada has received Transport Canada’s nod to conduct beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone delivery operations for the University of British Columbia’s Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative (DTI) program.

A Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada on May 18 allows the drone company to transport healthcare supplies to rural and remote indigenous “First Nation” communities of Canada.

The SFOC issued this month allows for deliveries to be conducted between Village of Fraser Lake and Stellat’en First Nation – areas which are located at a distance of 7 km from each other in the northern British Columbia region.

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Drone Delivery Canada explains that the DTI program will utilize the company’s drone logistics solution to enable a defined two-way delivery flight route. By…