Category Archives: Regulations & Policy

CARAC Plenary 22 Feb 2018

Notice to UAV stakeholders, We are pleased to announce that the CARAC Plenary will take place on February 22, 2018. Please save the date in your calendar. More details to follow. Sincerely, Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council  Transport Canada / Government of Canada [email protected] / TTY:  1-888-675-6863 ************************************************************************* Avis aux intervenants des systèmes de véhicules aériens […]

DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help For Safety Quiz For New Drone Pilots

UnmannedCanada 2017: November 7, 2017 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, on Thursday asked Transport Canada to help improve Canadian drone safety by working with DJI to develop a mandatory Knowledge Quiz for people before they fly a DJI drone for the first time.

USC Response to Proposed UAS Regulations

USC has submitted its recommendations on the proposed Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. This is another milestone in a process which is now a decade-long, with much work yet ahead. We are collectively indebted to the USC regulatory committee who have taken on this substantial review task. We look forward […]

Transport Canada Adds Multiple senseFly Drones to List of Compliant Systems

senseFly’s eBee Plus, eBee SQ and albris drones have been added to Transport Canada’s list of “Compliant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)”, a distinction that allows Canadian organisations using senseFly drones to apply for Compliant Operator status. The new designation, held by only a few drone producers, mirrors that of senseFly’s original eBee drone, which became […]

International UAS Operator Survey – Request for Participation

Canadian companies are encouraged to take a few moments to complete this UVSI survey. This survey is not only important to develop a better international perspective on the state of the UAS industry today, but also is a mechanism for Canadian companies to promote their capabilities to an international audience. All respondents will receive the […]

UAS Stakeholder Engagement: Summer & Fall 2017 / UAS, Engagement des intervenants : été et automne 2017

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Stakeholder Engagement:  Summer & Fall 2017 Registration is now open! In support of the proposed regulatory framework for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) published in Canada Gazette, Part I on July 15, 2017, Transport Canada (TC) is hosting a series of stakeholder engagement sessions in select cities across the country from August 1 […]

CG 1 Released – sUAS Regulations

Eleven years of joint effort by Unmanned Systems Canada and Tranport Canada has reached the milestone announcement in Canada Gazette One of the proposed regulations for small UAS operating in Visual Line of Sight. Unmanned Systems Canada will be seeking industry input to provide Transport Canada with a collated response during the period open […]

Arctic UAV Awarded BVLOS Project

July 6th, 2017, Iqaluit. Arctic UAV Inc. was recently awarded a 2 year contract from Transport Canada to ‘Conduct Concept of Northern Operations for Unmanned Aerial Systems’. The trials will provide hands-on experience operating sophisticated drones and will help develop procedures, training, and risk assessment tools for operations in Northern Canada. [wpdm_package id=3687 template=”link-template-calltoaction3.php”]

Transport Canada Approves Drone Test Range in Alma QC

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) congratulates the UAS Centre of Excellence in Alma Quebec for having gained the approval of the Minister of Transport as a UAS Test Range able to support extensive Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing. In a recent industry survey conducted by USC, 65% of Canadian companies identified BVLOS capabilities as […]

New Interim Order Refines Drone Usage Restrictions

An amended interim order has modified the restrictions pertaining to operations of model aircraft (recreational UAVs). Previously stated distances for operations from animals, and other fixed entities have been deleted. Amended paragraphs follow: (3) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total weight of more 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than […]