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Arctic RPAS RFP Extended to October 17

Do you manufacture or operate a long-range RPAS suitable for Beyond Visual Line of Sight surveillance in the Arctic?  If so, you may well be interested in an RFP that’s still open (and, in fact, has just been extended), from Public Works and Government Service Canada. In a nutshell, the details read like this: “Transport […]

Flying Drones in CLASS C Airspace – You mean they’ll let you?

There are procedures now to fly UAVs in any controlled airspace as long as you have an advanced RPAS license and an aircraft declared “SAFE” by the manufacturer. Simple. Now you just go on the NavCanada website and file a request.  This all started back in AUG 2018, with a simple request from the Jet […]

#UC19Ottawa Registration Now OPEN!

Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference is now open. This year’s conference will take place in the nation’s capital from October 30 to November 1, and promises to be USC-STC’s biggest and most ambitious gathering to date. We’ll be announcing speakers and the full […]

TC Releases AC 903-001 RPAS BVLOS Risk Assessment for Comment

Transport Canada has just released a Draft version of AC 903-001: Operational Risk Assessment, supporting complex and Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Operations. This draft AC will be published in the coming months; however, TC is asking for  industry feedback, which will be incorporated in a future revision. TC states: You can expect future versions of […]

Two Canadian Teams Win @ AUVSI Competition

Congratulations to the ETS Dronolab team from Montreal’s ÉTS – École de Technologie Supérieure. It placed FIRST at the AUVSI student competition this month, which had 75 global entries, of which 47 competed. Dronolab also placed First at this year’s earlier USC-STC Student UAS Competition, an incredible accomplishment and a testament to the talent and […]

TC RPAS Procurement Draft RFP issued – Short Deadline – July 18

Public Works and Government Service Canada (PWGSC) is seeking to engage further with Industry through consultation on a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for the Government of Canada, Transport Canada (TC). Transport Canada (TC) requires a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) that is capable of […]