Drone Delivery Canada to begin commercialization of Condor UAS

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced that it will begin the commercialization of its cargo delivery drone, the Condor.

According to DDC, this phase of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight testing will take place at the Foremost UAS Test Range in Alberta, Canada this summer under a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), which is anticipated in Q2 2020.

“Market response to the Condor has been overwhelmingly strong. The capabilities of the Condor simply address many social (medical, pharmaceutical, remote communities, humanitarian aid, etc) and economic (mining, oil & gas, courier, etc) use-cases being requested by DDC’s customers,” explains Michael Zahra, president and CEO.

“Based on direct market feedback, this will be a game-changer for the Company, our customers and the industry overall.”

With a lifting capability of 400 pounds of payload, the Condor’s multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately 20 cubic feet of cargo. The UAS has a travel range of 200 kilometers and an operating speed of 120 kilometers per hour.

Capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), the Condor is equipped with DDC’s proprietary FLYTE management system, which is used in all of DDC’s cargo delivery drones.