Category Archives: Regulations & Policy

UC 18 Call For Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED to 15 June

Call for Papers Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for Conference Technical Papers to be presented at this year’s UC18, being held in Vancouver, BC this fall, Oct 30 – Nov 1st, 2018. Abstracts for Technical Presentations are sought regarding all subject areas related to unmanned vehicle systems, research […]

Apply soon for funding with Canada’s National BVLOS Testbed Program

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) and partners LOOKNorth are encouraging Canadian companies, academia and R&D organizations in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) sector to apply for funding to advance Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. USC and LOOKNorth worked together to secure funding and support from Transport Canada for projects that will shape the regulatory […]

USC Chair to Testify at Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities -Wed 28 Mar 3:30pm

UPDATE – 5 Minute address attached The Chairman of USC Mark Aruja, will testify to the House of Commons Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Wed 28 Mar at 3:30 pm.  Listen live on: [wpdm_package id=4475 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”] Call to action – Help support your association’s advocacy.  Become a USC member now.   Membership […]

CBC Covers BVLOS in Canada – Thursday 22 March

Updated Friday Mar 22. The segment on BVLOS has been published. You can see the segment here. Ashely Burke, CBC Ottawa, has aired a segment on BVLOS in Canada,   Tune into and 91.5 fm in the morning. The TV piece is on the 6 pm Ottawa news and is expected to also air on CBC News Network.  

USC – Look North BVLOS Workshop Presentations 18-02-15

USC and LOOKNorth hosted a BVLOS workshop at Transport Canada facilities on 15 February. The 80 participants were provided the opportunity to discuss with TC the call for BVLOS Concept of  Operations. USC/LN briefed the availability of funding support for BVLOS demonstrations, including support for the implementation of a national risk model. The value of […]

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Publishes Proposed UAS Regulations

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its proposed UAS regulations for the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories. This document is recommended reading as it is likely to be considered by TC as input to their finalization of CG2, and the way-ahead for large UAS and BVLOS. USC is recommending a similar risk-based approach considering […]

TC Calls for BVLOS Proof of Concept Proposals

TC is pleased to follow-up on its November 2017 commitment to publish documentation on its approach to BVLOS, and is inviting industry to create Concepts of Operation (ConOps) and apply to qualify to be one of up to four BVLOS proof-of-concept trials in 2018 . These trials will allow industry to conduct proof-of-concept testing to validate research […]

Updated: BVLOS Workshop – 15 Feb, Montreal

This is the updated version of the announcement posted 20 January. TC and USC will be announcing next steps for BVLOS at a Workshop  to be held in Montreal and via teleconference on 15 February commencing at 1300EST. The venue is the TC conference room at Dorval. Details for registration and a draft agenda are […]

Get Your MP’s Support for Regulatory Changes – Here’s How

Get your MP’s support for what you do and why regulatory changes are critical for your business.  Engage, Educate and Excite! The attached is a guide to assist you. [wpdm_package id=4353 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”]

Transport Canada – Grandfathering Date in CG1

At the most recent meeting of the USC Regulatory Commitee and Transport Canada, TC noted concerns regarding the 15th of December grandfathering date referenced in CG1. Accordingly, they have provided the following guidance. Transport Canada is currently reviewing stakeholder comments on the regulatory proposal for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 25 kg or less, operated within […]