Air Canada Cargo has announced a Letter of Intent between Drone Delivery Canada and CSC DRONE AVIATION, a CSC Group Company in India.

CSC Group is one of India’s leading air cargo handling companies, with a presence in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Kannur. The Group handles more than 1m tonnes of cargo annually and is involved in pharma healthcare logistics.

Air Canada Cargo is the sales agent for Drone Delivery Canada, working to commercialise DDC’s drone technology in the logistics sector.

In just over a year of working with Air Canada, DDC has signed several customers in Canada, including DSV Canada, Edmonton International airport, Vision Extrusions, Georgina Island First Nation and Beausoleil First Nation in Canada. In September, Drone Delivery Canada announced its first development in its global strategy, a Letter of Intent with Astral Aerial Solutions Limited, located in Kenya.

Under the terms of the new LOI between DDC and CSC Drone Aviation, effective November 12, 2020, the parties will co-operate and work with the local regulator (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) to identify and analyse market opportunities in India for DDC’s Condor drone delivery solution, with the intent to work towards a definitive agreement for that market.

“We are pleased to be working with CSC Group towards an agreement for DDC’s Condor drone logistics solution in India. With a population of 1.4bn people, and the world’s third largest GDP at US$8.7trn, India is a massive logistics market, so there are numerous potential applications for the Condor, from first-mile / last-mile cargo delivery, to oil and gas, mining, government, military, healthcare, humanitarian aid and infrastructure inspection services. We are very encouraged by the strong Canadian and international interest in the Condor as we work towards its commercialisation and the finalisation of testing,” said Michael Zahra, President & CEO of DDC.