Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced the appointment of James (Jim) Williams to the newly created position of director of regulatory affairs, USA, as the company grows its management team advancing its drone delivery technology into the U.S.
“As we move ahead to solidify the roll out in international markets, Jim’s industry knowledge and experience in the United States of America will assist DDC greatly. We are very pleased to have Jim join the team and look forward to his contribution with our American expansion,” said Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada.
Presently, DDC’s Sparrow Drone, its proprietary software FLYTE, and the company are deemed compliant by the Canadian regulator, Transport Canada, within Canadian airspace.
DDC, through its newly-formed American subsidiary, Drone Delivery USA, looks to export its technology to the USA to enable its larger American clients to harness and deploy DDC’s drone technology in American airspace.
As director of regulatory affairs, USA, Williams will oversee the company’s regulatory compliance and coordinate with the Federal Aviation Administration at Drone Delivery USA, to expedite the export of its drone delivery technology.
The company has also reported that much progress is being made with both its Raven and Condor drones, which are expected to complement our Sparrow drone with greater payloads and distance capabilities.
The Raven is expected to have a payload capacity of 20 pounds and a distance of over 20 kilometers, and the Condor will have a payload capacity of 400 lbs. and a distance of over 100 km.
These new aircraft will substantially enhance DDC’s service offering to customers and are seen as potential game-changers for the deployment of highly automated drones in a variety of industries and geographies. The company said it will report further detailed technical progress on these initiatives later in Q3, 2018.