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January 31, 2024
Judy Xie says the drones could be used to enhance urban and forest firefighting capabilities, and could be used for medical emergency response.
The City of Dawson Creek has received a letter from Judy Xie, founder of Aero Future Canada, who’s partnered with EHang Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd. to conduct test flights in of drones in northern BC.
She explained that their Passenger Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (AAVs) are designed for transporting food and other goods, have urban and forest firefighting capabilities, and could be used for medical emergency response.
“Given the need for this type of technology in Canada, particularly in remote and Indigenous communities that need reliable access to goods and the current need for firefighting capabilities, we have contacted Transport Canada to obtain special certification to begin testing these vehicles in Canada,” Xie explains.