In a ground-breaking announcement made yesterday, Drone Delivery Canada unveiled that with the assistance of Air Canada it has accomplished its first development in its global strategy, a letter of intent with Astral Aerial Solutions Limited located in Kenya.
This first international opportunity may well set the stage for future initiatives aimed at implementing drone logistics solutions to improve supply chain and last-mile delivery challenges.
In a little over a year of working with Air Canada, DDC has successfully signed several customers in Canada, and some are already using cargo drones for commercial deliveries in Canada. DDC now has agreements with DSV Canada, Edmonton International Airport, Vision Extrusions, Georgina Island First Nation and Beausoleil First Nation in Canada. With this announcement, DDC signs its first international (outside of Canada) LOI.
In yesterday's news release, Mr. Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer of Astral Aerial Solutions and Astral Aviation, expressed that DDC's experience and technology will greatly benefit various sectors in Africa, but specifically help resolve challenges related to healthcare and accessibility of remote communities.
In our role as sales agent to DDC, we are working on several other international prospects for DDC and we hope to make more announcements soon. Cargo drones are the future of the logistics industry and we at Air Canada Cargo, along with DDC, are well-positioned to continue assuming a leadership role in this emerging business.