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Don’t Miss Drone Safety Awareness Day – Nov. 13

Transport Canada is holding a National Drone Safety Awareness Day-Nov. 13, 2020 TC’s Drone Safety Day is aimed at educating the public about safe drone practices and highlighting the interesting and innovative ways drones are being used across Canada. As a valued member of the industry, we would like to extend an invitation to you […]

Open Board of Director Seats filled by Acclamation

In accordance with the By-Laws, as modified in 2019, USC-STC is holding an Election process for current openings on the USC-STC’s Board of Directors (BoD). As of the close of Nominations at 11:59 PM on September 15th, there were 8 candidates proposed by the USC-STC Nominations Committee as part of the Board recommended slate. No member supported Nominations […]

UPDATED: Nominations for the USC-STC Annual Awards: Deadline Oct 7th

UPDATED: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7th, 2020 Every year, USC-STC asks association members to nominate community champions who deserve recognition for their work to advance Canada’s Unmanned and Remotely Piloted Vehicles Systems sector. Our Annual Achievement Awards celebrate the work of individual and organizational leaders in the aerial, ground and/or marine sectors of our industry. […]

USC-STC Announces Peraton Canada as Platinum Sponsor for #UC20Remote

Ottawa: September 14th, 2020 Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that Peraton has signed on as the Platinum premiere sponsor for this fall’s global Unmanned Canada.20 Conference and Exhibition. “We’re thrilled to have Peraton on board as our Platinum Sponsor,” says Declan Sweeney, USC-STC’s Executive Director. “The support from Peraton will […]

TC Warning to Industry on Bogus Pilot and Drone ID Cards

Ottawa, August 31st, 2020 French FOLLOWS Transport Canada released this note to Canadian Training Schools and the RPAS Industry earlier today: Briefing to the RPAS Training Provider Community: Subject:  Unauthorized RPAS Pilot Certificate and Drone Registration Cards in Circulation Transport Canada (TC) recently became aware of wallet-sized “Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate” and “Transport Canada […]

Notice: 2020 USC-STC Elections Coming this Fall

To: All Members of Unmanned Systems Canada and Stakeholders in the Unmanned Industry in Canada.   In accordance with the By-Laws, as modified in 2019, USC-STC is starting the Election process for current openings on the USC-STC Board of Directors (BoD). This election process gives members an opportunity to shape the leadership and current and future directions of USC-STC. Voting for your […]

Mise à jour de la conférence en ligne : Projet des systèmes d’aéronefs télépilotés — Défense nationale

Comme identifié dans la politique de défense du Canada — Protection, Sécurité, Engagement (PSE) — le ministère de la Défense nationale s’engage à acquérir des systèmes d’aéronefs télépilotés (SATP). Ce projet acquerra des SATP d’altitude moyenne et armés ainsi que leur équipement, leur armement, et le soutien en service requis. Le 22 juin, Systèmes Télécommandés Canada […]

TC Issues Essential Services Letter to Aviation Industry

Transport Canada has published guidance to the Aviation Industry on what TC deems as Essential Services and Essential Workers for the COVID-19 outbreak. In the “COVID-19 Letter to Aviation Industry – Essential Services”, Transport Canada has published a list of key Workers and Services. The category of interest to RPAS Operations may be “Aerial Services […]

NPA for Simplified BVLOS Operations issued by Transport Canada

BREAKING CARAC has issued a new NPA, or Notice of Proposed Amendment, from Transport Canada. There is a 60 day comment period, ending June 22. Here are the details: Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Lower-Risk Beyond Visual Line-of Sight Through this Notice of Proposed Amendment, Transport Canada is looking for […]