Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has purchased from Canadian UAVs the first Sparrowhawk radar ground based detect and avoid system for deployment on DDC’s Care by Air delivery route. Sparrowhawk has been previously approved by Transport Ca
DDC has integrated Sparrowhawk at the DSV facility in Milton to support the Care by Air route initially, with plans to expand the use of Sparrowhawk to additional delivery routes in the future. Sparrowhawk has also been integrated into DDC’s proprietary FLYTE software, which will allow for all operations to be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorizations. Flights will continue to be remotely monitored by DDC from its Operations Control Centre located in Vaughan, Ontario.
DDC plans to work with Canadian UAVs and Transport Canada to obtain BVLOS approval for the Care by Air route initially and then seek to expand the approval to cover the entire range of the Sparrowhawk to support multiple routes developed in partnership with DSV and Air Canada.