June 22, 2022

DDC reaches Care by Air agreement with Halton Healthcare, DSV

Jon Robinson

Drone Delivery Canada, with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, entered into agreements dated June 17, 2022, with each of DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada and Halton Healthcare Services Corporation to deploy its drone delivery platform to establish an additional transportation link for Oakville Hospital.

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) explains this initiative was developed in collaboration with McMaster University through DSV Air & Sea (DSV) as their current logistics partner. McMaster ‘s expertise in the medical field, explains DDC, will benefit from the learnings collected throughout the project, ultimately interested in integrating drones into the nuclear isotope supply chain.

The anticipated route for this revenue generating pilot project will be between DSV Canada’s head office in Milton, Ontario, and the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Flight will leverage DSV’s existing DroneSpot takeoff and landing infrastructure with additional infrastructure at the hospital. Operations are expected to commence in Q3 2022 for a project duration of six months. DSV’s intra-site route will continue to be operational in parallel.

“We are excited to be on the forefront of this innovative delivery system and look forward to working with our partners to further develop this technology for healthcare,” said Hilary Rodrigues, SVP Corporate Services, Performance & CFO, Halton Healthcare.

(Photo: Drone Delivery Canada)