TORONTO, ONTARIO – June 4th, 2020 – Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT; OTC: TAKOF; Frankfurt: A2AMGZ or ABB.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to announce that with the assistance of Air Canada (TSX: AC) and the Pontiac Group, it has entered into a commercial agreement dated June 4th, 2020 (the “Agreement”) with The David McAntony Gibson Foundation o/a GlobalMedic (“GM”) to deploy DDC’s patented drone delivery solution to provide service to the Beausoleil First Nation Community (“BFN”) in Ontario. Funding for the project was received by donors, including from OEC Group (Canada), a leading global logistics provider servicing clients in all major industries including aerospace, healthcare, global retail, automotive and manufacturing
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, DDC will enable a defined two-way delivery flight route from/to BFN mainland to/from the BFN Christian Island utilizing the Sparrow drone and its DroneSpotTM takeoff and landing zones as well as additional drone flight infrastructure as required. All operations will be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorizations. Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its new commercial operations centre located in Vaughan, Ontario. DDC will commence deployment of site infrastructure shortly and expects to begin providing drone delivery services under the Agreement in Q3 of 2020.
We are pleased to announce GlobalMedic as another paid commercial drone logistics customer. The Beausoleil First Nation community will benefit from our drone delivery solution during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting person-to-person contact between the mainland and Christian Island, while keeping their supply chain open. Our solution is ideal for this application and we look forward to seeing the benefits for the Community,” said Michael Zahra, President & CEO of DDC. “To our knowledge this is the first announced COVID-19 related drone logistics project working with a humanitarian aid agency in Canada. We are grateful to GlobalMedic, OEC Group and other generous donors for their sincere concern for First Nations communities, involvement in this project and embracing our drone technology as a solution.”
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