Category Archives: Regulations & Policy

Federal RFI Invites Industry Input

In another sign that the role of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems will only continue to grow, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking opinions from those active in the Industry. Specifically, PSPC is looking for input on the development of a proposed procurement for surveillance and inspection services that use RPAS capabilities. This RFI […]

RPAS “SAFE” Safety Assurance Advisory Circular 922 Released

In the new RPAS 900 CARs, the intent of the “SAFE” rating for aircraft (A/C) under 25 kg was to provide manufacturers and operators with a path to be able to fly their RPAS in three higher risk situations that had previously been covered by either SFOC or with Compliant A/C. The new categories of […]

New RPAS/Drone Regulations Released for Canada

Montreal, QC – On Wednesday, Transport Canada released new regulations for the rapidly-growing Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) or industry in Canada. Published in Canada Gazette II, the new rules govern all aspects of Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) operations for all operators flying RPAS (commonly known as ‘drones’ or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/UAV’s) in the […]

Media Release: Canada’s National Drone Association Condemns Gatwick Incident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UNMANNED SYSTEMS CANADA CONDEMNS GATWICK AIRPORT DRONE INTRUSION (OTTAWA): Unmanned Systems Canada/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC), the national industry association representing the unmanned vehicle systems sector, condemns the deliberate, illegal and irresponsible use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to disrupt commercial flights at Britain’s Gatwick Airport. On Wednesday, December 19th close to 9 pm […]

Canadian Automated Vehicles Institute Launched

USC Board Member Barrie Kirk, is a co-founder and the Executive Director of CAVCOE (formerly the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence). In his capacity as a consultant and speaker, he has assisted many public and private sector organizations prepare for the AV era. This led to the creation of The Canadian Automated Vehicle Institute […]

Conference Board of Canada Report: “The arrival of automated vehicles (AV’s) is imminent”

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TC’s RPAS Task Force Releases Consultation Summary

Transport Canada’s RPAS Task Force has just released a summary of an information meeting held with UAS Industry members, on May 23 in Ottawa with both in-person attendance as well as participation across Canada via teleconference. The Task Force provided an overview of the almost 700 submissions that it received from consultion submissions received as […]