Together with the Village of Foremost, the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS) has established the Foremost Centre for Unmanned Systems based out of the Foremost Aerodrome.
Foremost Alberta was strategically chosen as the location for the establishment of this innovative training and development centre for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology. Geographically the region has unique attributes that make it an ideal location for the operation, development and training for UAS.
lynnsa10 replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
Nice article in Calgary Herald on Drone Delivery
“Our clients foresee using this technology as part of their business logistics moving forward into the future,” DiBenedetto said. “Initially, we want to launch in rural Canada and then, over time, bring the technology closer to an urbanized area.”
RonS replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
DJ, I don't think the market grasps the importance of this - it really points out that FLT is the leader in this field, maybe in all of North America. I am going to send out an update soon that will dig below the surface here
DearJohn replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
This news was just from November 7th, so FLT very quick to move as first mover for testing
Transport Canada presented the Mayor of Foremost Alberta with the letter approving the first test range in Canada for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. Canada’s vast remote areas are ideally suited for numerous BVLOS applications. With their vast open terrain and restricted airspace to 18,000 feet the Foremost UAS Range provides the airspace and infrastructure to test the technologies and procedures to accelerate the growth of BVLOS UAS operations.
Both Canadian and foreign companies and academic institutions will have the opportunity to develop the next generation of UAV systems to promote the rapidly expanding needs of the oil and gas, mining, agriculture, forestry, environmental and other industrial and security sectors.
alexgreat replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
Loved that video, brought a laugh and smile over holidays, Thanks
more awesome news with FLT expanding to Alberta
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo region to now include a second province, namely, Foremost, Alta., Canada's first Transport Canada-approved drone UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) test range in Canada. In Foremost, Alta., Drone Delivery Canada will be focusing on beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) capabilities in an effort to move toward commercialization in late 2017/early 2018.
Drone Delivery Canada expands its current testing to include Transport Canada's first approved drone test range in Foremost, Alta.;
Drone Delivery Canada progressing on its compliant operator certification status to operate commercially beyond visual line of sight;
As testing advances, Drone Delivery Canada is actively progressing on further agreements with additional customers as demand remains very strong.
The Village of Foremost, with the assistance of the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (CCUVS), established the Foremost airspace for unmanned systems at Foremost, Alta. The Foremost UAS (unmanned aerial system) range offers a unique location for UAS research, development and testing in Canada with 700 square nautical miles of restricted airspace. It is the first drone test range approved by Transport Canada in the country with a mandate to aid development of commercial drone applications in Canada, including BVLOS capabilities.
"We are the first drone delivery company in Canada to commence commercial testing with our recently announced customers at the Foremost Aerodrome focusing on BVLOS capabilities," commented Tony Di Benedetto, chief executive officer of Drone Delivery Canada. "This progression marks a significant milestone for us as we move closer in obtaining our compliant operator certification status to operate commercially with our customers in Canada. To this end, we are now seeing greater visibility and our customer appetite for our drone delivery logistic platform remains very strong."
"We are delighted that Drone Delivery Canada will be testing at the Foremost UAS range," commented Ken Kultgen, Mayor of Foremost, Alta. "We are pleased that our community will be helping bring this innovative technology to Canadians."
GoldnBoy replied the topic: News, events about Drone Delivery Canada CSE:FLT
More good news late last week
2016-12-14 09:07 ET - News Release
Mr. Tony Di Benedetto reports
DRONE DELIVERY CANADA SIGNS AGREEMENT TO EXPAND DRONE LOGISTICS PLATFORM WITH NAPA AUTO PARTS IN CANADA
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has entered into a commercial agreement with UAP Inc. (NAPA) -- one of Canada's largest automotive parts companies -- for testing of a drone delivery platform that looks to expand the logistic capabilities of UAP's NAPA Auto Parts delivery activities nationwide.
"We are delighted to be working with NAPA Canada," commented Tony Di Benedetto, chief executive officer of Drone Delivery Canada. "We are the first and only drone delivery company in Canada, and to now be able to work with one of Canada's largest auto parts distributor is a major opportunity for us. We are focusing on many areas which are game changing for us and the automotive industry."
DDC will work directly with NAPA to design, prototype and test a drone delivery solution to expand NAPA's logistics capabilities using Drone Delivery Canada's logistic platform. Development, prototyping and testing initiatives will be focused on a customized solution that includes depot-to-depot and depot-to-consumer solutions.
With this agreement in place, DDC will work under Transport Canada's framework to advance its testing at a specific test site within the Southern Ontario geography, following which DDC anticipates it will travel to Foremost, Alta., and Alma, Que., to test beyond visual line of sight.