During the week of March 5th, 2018, Drone Delivery Canada managed to complete successful test flights at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York in the United States.
"Testing at Griffiss was a natural extension for continued progress with our platform in a BVLOS non-segregated airspace environment. An active runway with large aircraft, helicopters, and general aviation aircraft is the latest advancement to our operations team airspace integration efforts and a progression from the knowledge learned during DDC's Moosonee operations, which remain ongoing.
We are pleased to report 100% success rate with all our test fights and look forward to our expansion into the USA which has now begun in earnest," said Paul Di Benedetto, Chief Technology Officer of Drone Delivery Canada.
Griffiss International Airport is one of seven FAA designated UAS test sites that provide BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) R&D possibilities and long-distance testing corridors within active airspace.
"I am pleased that Drone Delivery Canada's testing at Griffiss International Airport was a success and that the company chose our test site for its first ever operation in the United States," said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.
"This partnership is further evidence of how Oneida County is leading the way in the advancement and development of the UAS industry.", he added.
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