World’s first airport drone delivery hub coming to Edmonton

Oct 29 2019, 10:03 am

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) and Air Canada have reached a commercial agreement with Edmonton Regional Airports Authority establishing the world’s first airport drone delivery hub at Edmonton International Airport.

The agreement marks uncharted territory, to modernize airport logistics in ways that haven’t been seen before.

“EIA is proud to partner with industry leader DDC to establish Canada’s first airport drone delivery site and drastically modernize cargo logistics and supply chain solutions,”  said Myron Keehn, EIA VP of Air Service and Commercial Development in a release.

“Together with our long-standing partnership with Air Canada, we look forward to expanding DDC’s network of customers at EIA’s Airport City, the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and other strategic partners.”

Using DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority and DDC will build out flight routes from Edmonton International Airport to promote and market drone delivery services to a multitude of new and existing customers.

“With ERAA, we will develop a drone logistics network centered at this world-class airport as a hub for numerous drone routes for our customers,” said Michael Zahra, President and CEO of DDC.

The initial term of the agreement is five years with additional one-year terms to follow unless the agreement is terminated.