By Chris Stonor
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced this week that it’s become the first publicly traded drone delivery company to be granted a domestic cargo licence under the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) and Air Transport Regulations, reports a press release.
This licence, normally issued to airlines that provide passenger or cargo services, is a major step to the continued expansion and scaling of DDC operations.
Michael Zahra, President & DDC CEO, commented, “The granting of our CTA licence is a key milestone for us. As a leader in the drone delivery industry, DDC continues to ensure regulatory compliance while at the same time providing critical services to our clients.”
The release says, “Such CTA licence is mandatory for any air carrier intending to provide scheduled, commercial air services in Canada, whether carrying cargo or passengers. With the granting of the CTA licence, DDC continues its progress toward routine, sustainable and scalable cargo delivery operations intended to address logistical challenges and opportunities throughout Canada.”
And goes on, “Obtaining this licence allows for the Company to continue developing new drone delivery use cases, as well as the potential expansion of on-going operations, such as those recently announced for Edmonton International Airport and Fraser Lake, British Columbia.”
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