Hoss replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
Now we are talking, this will deliver me a case of beer to the cottage this summer
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Drone Delivery Canada 'DDC or the Company' (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it will start testing its Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone in Q1 of 2018.
The Raven X1400 delivery drone is engineered to provide pay load capacities of up to 25lbs and designed to fly approximately 60km. The Raven X1400 boasts a larger payload compared to DDC's Sparrow X1000 Drone which had its Declaration of Compliance accepted by Transport Canada in December 2017. The addition of the Raven X1400 Delivery Drone is designed to meet the challenging weather conditions of Northern Canada and provide larger payloads should the demand for such be present.
To date, DDC has identified approximately 1000 Northern remote communities in Canada where both the Raven X1400 and Sparrow X1000 delivery payloads would both meet and exceed community requirements in terms of deliver payloads and travel distances.
"We continue to develop our platform to expand our capabilities to meet and exceed client requirements," commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO. "While doing so, we now simply just look to integrate our FLYTE Management System into a newer airframe design to expand the fleet."
The Raven X1400 is fully integrated with the proprietary DDC FLYTE management system. The Raven X1400, unlike the Sparrow X1000, will provide a unique and highly sought after dual payload configuration for both static and tethered deployment. Tethered deployment is a new technology which DDC has been developing over the past twenty-four months which the Company considers revolutionary and quite possibly the future for delivery in urban settings as it is not Drone Spot specific but rather never lands and deploys its payload by tether while hovering above at a height of approximately 100 feet.
DDC will commence testing of the Raven at its in-house testing laboratory evaluating its endurance and reliability and will commence outdoor flights once it has passed its testing procedure and SFOC approvals from Transport Canada.
DearJohn replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
Check this out. I would think Drone Delivery could expand on this so a search could be beyond line of sight. Currently they can use a 4 mile perimeter
When a driver was fatally ejected one night late last year from a vehicle that rolled off a road in Eastern Ontario's Renfrew County, emergency responders were unsure whether there were other victims.
The terrain around the crash site was difficult to access, forested and rocky with steep and unexpected drops. Instead of relying solely on emergency staff to determine the number of dead or injured, the county's paramedic service turned to a technology it has pioneered among its peers in Canada: an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or, more colloquially, a drone. Equipped with a thermal camera, the drone was able to confirm that the driver was the sole casualty.
It has been roughly three years since the Renfrew County service became the first among paramedics in the country to obtain Transport Canada's permission to fly the drones within the pilot's line of sight.
After a six-day demonstration before federal officials last spring, the service – along with the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police and B.C.-based drone supplier InDro Robotics – obtained permission to fly UAVs within a four-nautical-mile search area.
I chuckled at this part
Amazon’s public relations and marketing department did what they do best when they first announced the 30 minute drone delivery service back in 2013. The world’s media loved the idea, which in turn generated lots of free publicity and buzz for Prime Air, as well as Amazon. The company even went as far as patenting what they call an “airborne fulfillment center.”
Gambler replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
Great news this morning and nice pop in the stock
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Drone Delivery Canada 'DDC or the Company' (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF) is pleased to announce that it's expanding its commercial testing program to the United States of America at the New York Griffiss International Airport UAS Test Site, located in Rome, New York in Q1, 2018.
The Company anticipates that the US Pilot Program will then run through the balance of the year. This new initiative expands DDCs testing program to include geographies within the United States utilizing its Sparrow X1000 drone which just recently achieved Compliant UAV Status with Transport Canada (December 2017). For testing, DDCs will utilize its own proprietary FLYTE management software that is designed to support semi-autonomous flight as well as BVLOS (beyond visual line of site) flights designed for commercial drone deliveries.
"We have very strong interest from multiple commercial customers in the USA that not only want to test our drone delivery platform in Canada, but also in their own Country as well. This pilot program will act as an extension of our primary Canadian initiatives and will expand our data collection ability. The FAA approved Rome, N.Y. site was made available to us by the progressive initiatives of the FAA and provides an ideal testing environment to achieve our customers' requests," commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO. "While collectively working with our key Canadian stakeholders and the invaluable support of Transport Canada and the Canadian Federal Government which has allowed us to progress to this point, we now look to put Canada on the forefront of commercial drone delivery technology on a global stage with our first expansion occurring south of the border," added Di Benedetto.
The Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., is a USA Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved facility designated to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). The site is the fifth of six test sites that are operational in the U.S.
The US testing initiatives will complement DDC's extensive Canadian testing program scheduled for 2018, which will include testing its Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) capabilities at the Transport Canada approved UAS Centre of Excellence located in Alma, Quebec.
Gambler replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
GB you see news today, this is looking real good
2017-12-15 16:31 ET - News Release
Mr. Tony Di Benedetto reports
DRONE DELIVERY CANADA ACHIEVES COMPLIANT UAV STATUS WITH TRANSPORT CANADA FOR ITS SPARROW CARGO DELIVERY DRONE
Transport Canada has accepted Drone Delivery Canada Corp.'s declaration of compliance for the X1000 Sparrow cargo delivery drone. This unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is now compliant with the Transport Canada UAS standard.
The Sparrow is the first cargo delivery drone of its kind to be accepted under the Transport Canada compliant UAS program.
A compliant UAS is the first of three regulatory components to the Transport Canada-compliant UAS operator program and mandatory for a compliant UAS operator special flight operations certificate (SFOC). This milestone allows Drone Delivery Canada to move forward to becoming a compliant UAS operator with the anticipation for the balance of the other two of three approvals in early Q1 2018. Drone Delivery Canada has submitted the required documentation and is confident of its approval in the remaining steps.
"Achieving compliant UAV status is the first of three very critical steps in Drone Delivery Canada achieving its compliant operator status certificate. We anticipate obtaining the balance of the approvals in early Q1 2018," commented Tony Di Benedetto, chief executive officer. "We are very thankful to the efforts of the Canadian government and Transport Canada in creating a favourable environment to grow innovative technology and position Canada as a leader in commercial drone delivery technology on a global scale."
Achieving compliant UAS operator status is also the first requirement for being permitted to conduct beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations. This achievement moves Drone Delivery Canada to the forefront to conduct safe and effective drone deliveries in Canada. During recent research and development flights, the X1000 (Sparrow) has demonstrated a history of safe operation in some of the harshest environmental conditions in Canada's North.
Drone Delivery Canada appreciates the efforts of Transport Canada in creating a favourable environment to grow innovative technology.