Drone Delivery Canada extends Care by Air project

Drone Delivery Canada has received official approval for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flights to transport dangerous goods on its Care by Air route.

Care by Air is Drone Delivery Canada’s longest commercial route, measuring 13.4 kilometres to transport medical radioisotopes in collaboration with McMaster University, DSV Canada, Air Canada Cargo, Halton Healthcare and the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital.

Transport Canada has approved BVLOS flights in the Golden Horseshoe/Southern Ontario area transporting Class 7 dangerous goods following procedures, practices and personnel getting audited by the Canada Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and Transport Canada.

Operations will be conducted in accordance with CNSC regulations, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada special flight operations certificates.

Developing the service will allow Drone Delivery Canada to further support the healthcare industry by delivering time-sensitive and life-saving products with increased speed and reliability.

Steve Magirias, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada, says, “This is a significant achievement not only for our company but for the entire drone delivery sector. With BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation authorisation, we can now take a giant leap forward in transforming the way healthcare supplies are transported, ensuring faster delivery times and enhancing overall patient care.”

He adds, “Achieving BVLOS status on our Care by Air drone route is a major step forward in our mission to provide safe, reliable and efficient drone delivery services to communities across Canada. We believe that drone delivery has the potential to revolutionise the way we deliver essential goods and services, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this exciting industry.”