By Chris Stonor
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) disclosed this week its latest Letter of Intent (LOI), this time with Apple Express Courier, reports a company press release. The news quickly follows on from a previous LOI with Drones Express on November 24th. Under the terms of the Apple Express LOI, the company will use DDC’s Sparrow, Robin XL and Condor drones alongside the craft’s FLYTE system.
The releases states, “DDC will provide implementation & commissioning of the systems, training, technical support, ongoing managed services and remote monitoring from its Operations Control Centre in Vaughan, Ontario.” It goes on, “Anticipated projects would initially focus on healthcare and ecommerce deliveries in Northern Ontario with potential subsequent expansion to other provinces in Canada. All operations will be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorisations.”
Michael Zahra, President & CEO of Drone Delivery Canada, commented, “We are excited to announce a new relationship with Apple Express, on this innovative commercial opportunity to service the needs of rural communities in Northern Ontario, with potential further network growth in the future.”
Nasser Syed, CEO of Apple Express Courier, added, “Drone delivery has the ability to drive cost savings, logistical efficiencies and incremental revenue opportunities, so we are excited to bring (DDC’s) innovative and proven drone delivery solutions into our offering to customers in rural environments in Canada.”
Apple Express was established as a Toronto-based, local-delivery business in 1985. Today, the company focuses on “highly customised, outsourced, SLA satisfaction and last-mile supply chain solutions for large healthcare, IT, and retail businesses.”
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