Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced a commercial agreement with Napa Auto Parts, which operates as United Auto Parts (UAP) and NAPA Autopro repair facilities in Canada, to test a drone delivery platform for nationwide use. DDC noted that development initiatives will be focused on a custom solution for “depot to depot” and “depot to customer” delivery.
Testing will initially take place at a site in Southern Ontario, followed by an anticipated period of testing in Foremost, Alberta and Alma, Quebec to test beyond the visual line of sight.
“We are delighted to be working with NAPA Canada,” said Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada in a press statement. “We are the first and only drone delivery company in Canada and to now be able to work with one of Canada’s largest auto parts distributor is a major opportunity for us. We are focusing on many areas which are game changing for us and the automotive industry.”
Recently, the company also announced a partnership with Staples and received a Special Flight Operations Certificate in order to speed up testing.