Drone Delivery Canada now authorised to transport dangerous goods for Canadian university

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada has announced the approval and implementation of dangerous goods transportation for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine’s ‘Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative’ (DTI).

The DTI is currently utilising Drone Delivery Canada’s drone logistics solution to enable a defined two-way delivery flight route, using the Sparrow drone and its DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones, to transport various cargo between its Village of Fraser Lake (VFL) and Stellat’en First Nation (SFN) sites, located in Central Northern British Columbia, Canada.

All operations will be conducted in accordance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate approvals, the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada special flight operations certificates.

Steve Magirias, chief executive of DDC, said: “This is another significant achievement by the organisation to be the only Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operator that has been issued a TDG Certificate.

“We’re very happy to further support our customer, UBC, with the flexibility of transporting dangerous goods via our drone solutions. This makes DDC the only RPAS operator in Canada to conduct beyond visual line of sight and dangerous goods operations simultaneously.

“We want to thank Transport Canada for their continued support to the industry. We continue to demonstrate our leadership and innovative approach by offering the flexibility of transporting any types of goods, including medication and lab specimens classified as dangerous goods, for our customers.”

Drone Delivery Canada adds university campus flights

 

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