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Air Canada is leveraging its knowledge moving cargo to support drone deliveries and expand business in the fertile e-commerce sector. Japan Airlines is also involved in a drone delivery project and Astral Aviation in Kenya has set up a drone division.  Air Canada officials said during a Nov. 9, 2020 call with analysts to discuss third quarter earnings that the entry into e-commerce will take Air Canada Cargo “to the next level.” The statement, which didn’t come with any details, most likely referred to the airline’s partnership with Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) and several early-stage projects it has brokered. 

(November 15, 2020, www.freightwaves.com)