The first Canadian airline, Air Canada, announced Tuesday its entry into the drone delivery market through a commercial agreement with the specialized company Drone Delivery Canada. Under the 10-year agreement, Air Canada’s freight division will act as a “sales agent” to sell the start-up’s drone delivery services in Canada, according to a press release. the airline company.
150,000 drone routes
” We are confident that drone technology will provide the freight industry with cost-effective solutions to complex supply chain issues in non-traditional markets, particularly in remote communities across Canada ”, said Tim Strauss, vice president of cargo at Air Canada. The drone delivery company plans to set up 150,000 drone routes in Canada and then expand into the United States and Europe, subject to regulatory approval.
The company began operations last year by signing a C $ 2.5 million (€ 1.66 million) contract to deliver equipment, medicine, food and mail to the indigenous community of Moose Cree in northern Ontario (east).