Canary, a Canadian project to send mail by airplane, is in the final stages of its first round of design trials.
The project is one of many in Canada aimed at delivering mail by mail that has been gaining traction since President Donald Trump called for the mail to be “totally automated.”
The project has received significant support from Trump, and his team has pledged to deliver mail in 2019.
Canary said that while the U.S. is behind in the mail delivery arena, it is catching up with Canada.
“Our mail delivery has been faster than anyone has ever seen it,” Canary CEO Robert Kavcic said in a statement.
“Our mail is delivered on a fraction of the time that it takes in the U, and the Canadians have been ahead of us for a long time.
Canary is looking forward to delivering mail in Canada in 2019.”
Trump’s comments prompted a flurry of comments on social media, with many people saying they expected mail delivery to be automated by the end of the year.
As of Tuesday, Canary had raised $1.5 million from the private sector and $1 million from foundations, the Canadian government and a private equity firm.
It has also raised $3.5 m in the last few weeks, the company said.
The company said the first batch of mail will be delivered in 2019, and it expects to start delivering mail around 2020.
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