The Company is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed further testing of the Condor, including testing as related to: cold-weather performance, wind performance, cargo-area temperature profiles, long-duration flight testing, aircraft attitude and position controller tuning, autonomy, and autonomous waypoint navigation. These attributes are important with respect to commercial / industrial applications and healthcare cargo, especially biologicals, pharmaceuticals and vaccines.
The Company had previously announced successful testing of numerous critical aspects of the Condor, including: triple-redundant communications system (satellite, cellular, 900MHz RF); triple-redundant navigational guidance system; triple-redundant autopilot system; monitoring of unmanned flights remotely from DDC’s Operations Control Centre in Vaughan, Ontario; general flight stability and performance; fuel consumption characteristics; multiple unique flying patterns; multiple velocity vectors and altitude profiles; sound pressure levels; engine tuning characteristics; maintenance procedures; logging of flight data; and extended endurance testing in varying environmental conditions.
Pursuant to proposed Transport Canada regulations, the Condor would not require a formal aircraft type-certification when operated in specific lower-risk (remote) locations, as is intended. Commercialization in support of COVID-19 related activities and also remote area deliveries would commence for 2021 projects once DDC has completed testing. Flight approvals would be requested through Transport Canada following the straightforward and well-established Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) process that DDC has successfully used in the past.
The Condor is currently the Company’s largest drone with an expected range of 200km (124mi) and a payload capacity of 180kg (396lb) and is fully integrated with the Company’s patented FLYTE software system. The turnkey solution is marketed in a managed service SaaS business model in Canada and as a licensed managed service internationally.
“We are very pleased with the ongoing successful testing of our Condor delivery drone. The Sparrow, Robin XL and Condor all have unique use-case applications based on range and payload capabilities, and we are excited to have the two additional models coming to market. The Sparrow continues to operate successfully at current customer projects. Robin XL & Condor solution pre-selling efforts are underway and market response has been very favourable in Canada and internationally, and we are working to close a number of specific prospective opportunities,” said Michael Zahra, President & CEO of DDC.
For a previously released video of the Condor in flight, please visit: https://youtu.be/z6alNN-Uaxk
About Drone Delivery Canada Corp.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a drone technology company focused on the design, development, and implementation of its proprietary logistics software platform, using drones. The Company’s platform will be used as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for government and corporate organizations globally.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX.V Exchange under the symbol FLT, on the U.S. OTC Q B market under the symbol TAKOF and on the Frankfurt exchange in Germany under the symbol A2AMGZ or ABB.F .
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