Canada’s drone delivery industry is set to enter a new era when it comes to international deliveries, with the first Canadian drones to enter the UAE’s skies.
The new Canada-built drones will fly in and out of Dubai’s airports and on the ground for the first time in 2018.
They’ll be tested by the UAE, the country that signed a $20-million deal with Canadian company Daimler AG in 2015 to test the country’s drone fleet.
A Daimledec drone, one of the drones on display in Dubai’s Emirates International Airport, is shown on the left.
Dubai is home to a major drone delivery hub, and the UAE is the world’s largest drone exporter.
Dublin’s airport has been busy this year with the launch of more than a dozen new drone delivery services, including drone-friendly deliveries for local companies like the Emirates Airline, Emirates Air Cargo and Dubai Air Cargo, as well as for multinational firms like Google, Uber, and Amazon.
Dubay, which is the capital of the UAE and the country with the most drone-related business activity, has been a haven for many Canadian drone companies, including Canadian drone startup Bombardier Inc. Bombardiers, which has been operating drones in the UAE for more than five years, said it would be the first of its kind in the region.
“I am excited to be a part of a global company that brings to market the technology that enables our team to deliver goods safely and efficiently, while protecting the environment and supporting the Canadian economy,” Bombardiere CEO David McIlroy said in a statement.
Drones will also be used to transport goods between the U.S. and the Middle East, which can take several days.
Daimlers’ drone delivery service, Bombardi, has already been flying its drones to the Middle Eastern country, but has not yet been able to deliver packages, which could be a sign of how fast the technology will develop.
The drone delivery business is expected to grow in the U and Asia.
In addition to the new Canadian drones, Bombards’ Dubai drone delivery company will fly drones for international clients like FedEx Corp. and DHL, among others.
The company will also use drones for private-sector customers like airlines.
In the UAE — the UAE capital — Daimleys Dubai Air Delivery Service, which will be launched later this year, will fly small, lightweight drones, like the Daimles D1 drone, and will fly them in and around the UAE.
The company will be based at Dubai’s Air Show and will be the countrys first drone delivery fleet, Daimléys said in an interview.
Dubais Air Delivery Services’ drone deliveries will be for small- and medium-sized businesses and local residents.
The Daimlezd Air Delivery service will have a fleet of up to 15 drones, according to Daimletys, with a fleet size of about 30.
The Daimelys D1 will have an unmanned capability, which allows the company to fly drones with passengers and crew, which are smaller than drones.
The drone delivery drones are powered by three-axis accelerometers, which the company says will improve its drones’ performance and safety.
The sensors measure altitude, speed, distance and position and can be used for more precise tracking of drones, the company said.
Dectoys on the drone can also be programmed to deliver, like a driver for a truck.
The drones will be able to carry passengers, cargo and other goods.
They will also carry cameras and other sensors, and are equipped with GPS and inertial navigation.
The delivery drones can carry about 100 kilograms (250 pounds), which is more than enough for a small delivery or small package.
The drones can also deliver goods like toilet paper, baby formula, and coffee, the Dectyas website says.
The U.K.-based Daimels, which was founded in 2014, has its roots in Canada and is based in Toronto, Ont.
The technology was initially developed in the United Kingdom, and Daimellys says the technology has been used in some of Canada’s largest airports.
The Dubai company is a partnership between Bombardair, which Daimleckys will also test drone deliveries for in 2018, and Airbus Group.
Airbus Group said the drone delivery deal would be its first international one.
The deal with Bombardies comes just weeks after Daimers said it was testing its drone delivery system in Dubai.
Bombardiers said the Dubai-based drone delivery will be part of its fleet of small drones, but will not be able fly as large cargo planes.
Daimler’s Dubai Air delivery service is also testing the technology for small and medium sized businesses and residents, which have a capacity of up the company, and for private sector customers.