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Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced that it will be launching its commercial operations in a 16,000-square-foot facility located in Vaughan, Ont., as commercial operations commence in 2019.
“We are fully engaged in commencing commercial operations and require a robust operations center to house ‘mission control’ to oversee the flight of our autonomous drone fleet. For context, our operations center will be very similar to that of a commercial airline with our software integrating into active air space,” said Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of DDC.
The new commercial operations centre will provide capacity for up to 25 drone operators to oversee commercial flights in Canada and abroad. DDC will commence occupying the new facilities in Q2 of 2019 and the site will be fully operational by Q3.
The centre also provides ample capacity and space to house development and testing of some of DDC’s next-generation heavy lifting cargo delivery drones, some of which have wingspans in excess of 25 feet (7.6 metres) and carrying capacities of 400 lbs in addition to consolidation of our technical and commercial operation teams.
DDC looks to provide shareholders with additional information shortly on the development of its 50-lb payload drone, the Falcon, and its 400-lb payload drone, the Condor.