Drone Delivery Canada begins testing its newest cargo delivery drone

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After receiving approvals from Transport Canada to begin testing its newest cargo delivery drone, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has begun testing the Falcon UAS within Southern Ontario.

DDC notes that the Falcon, which has been in development for almost a year, is the big brother of the company’s Sparrow UAS, which is also designed for cargo delivery.

“In response to market demand driven by the burgeoning e-commerce industry, our engineering team was given the task of building out our fleet of cargo drones to address the need for a multi-package payload compartment solution which is applicable in many different geographies,” explains Tony Di Benedetto, CEO.

“The Falcon is the newest edition to DDC’s fleet and meets this particular niche which is being requested by DDC’s customers.”

Capable of lifting 50 pounds of payload, the Falcon is anticipated to travel 60 kilometers at a speed of 50 kilometers per hour. With a wing span of approximately 12 feet, the Falcon’s multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately five cubic feet of cargo, and will be weather resistant.

“Our engineering team is very proud of the development and approvals now for the Falcon,” says Paul Di Benedetto, CTO. “We continue to push the envelope in building bigger, larger cargo capabilities within our drone fleet of vehicles.”