Category Archives: Regulations & Policy

Release of Report: Canadian Civil UAS 2014

Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to release the report Canadian Civil UAS 2014.  The report, developed with funding from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), provides insight into the growth and potential of the UAS sector in Canada. Included in the report are: An evaluation of the market readiness of various UAS applications A […]

Revisions to Transport Canada Processes for UAV Authorizations

During the 2014 Unmanned Systems Canada Annual Conference and in the weeks surrounding it, Transport Canada unveiled new approaches for authorizing UAV operations.  These included: Two types of operations that were exempted from the requirement to have an SFOC Clarification of the criteria for SFOC applications A safety campaign on the details of the regulations […]

Transport Canada Small UAV Pilot Knowledge Requirements

In August 2014, Transport Canada published the results of an industry led committee tasked with developing the knowledge requirements for Small UAS pilots operating within line of sight.  These requirements, and the associated material published as an Annex by Unmanned Systems Canada, are expected to form the basis for future Small UAV VLOS Pilot Permits. […]

Development of UAV Regulations A Transport Canada – Unmanned Systems Canada Joint Program An Update

Background Within Canada, aviation regulations are approved for development under the auspices of the Canadian Aviation Regulatory Committee (CARC) – a Transport Canada (TC) body – based on recommendations from the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) Technical Committee – a committee whose membership consists of TC and interested stakeholders. This committee is open to […]