Drone Delivery Canada tests economic viability of medical logistics
Toronto-based drone logistics firm Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has launched a new revenue-generating pilot project that aims to show the benefits of using drone technology for transporting medical supplies.
The Care By Air initiative, launched in collaboration with Halton Healthcare Services and DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada, will be operational for a six-month term in Ontario. It will see DDC’s Sparrow drone being used for carrying healthcare supplies between Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and a logistics facility in Milton. The solution will also leverage DDC’s DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones as well as the company’s proprietary FLYTE software to enable defined-route deliveries.
All flights will be conducted in accordance with Canadian regulations and monitored remotely by DDC from its control center in Ontario’s Vaughan. As the company points out, this transport of vital medical cargo by drone is the first of its kind in Canada that will deliver…