Safety Alert on Unmanned Air Vehicles / Alerte à la sécurité au sujet des aéronefs non habités

Please read the Alert below as there are legal implications for those contravening regulations pertaining to the use of unmanned aircraft. Transport Canada issued a Civil Aviation Safety Alert to remind all persons operating unmanned aircraft (model aircraft and unmanned air vehicles or UAVs), for any purpose, about the safety impacts and consequences of interfering […]

US Government Accountability Office Reviews FAA Progress on UAS

Published last month, this report describes the GAO’s judgements of FAA progress towards the objectives defined in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.  It is a fairly lengthy report (44 pages) – the bottom line seems to be indicated in Appendix 2: the 2012 Act identified 17 specific requirements, of which 9 were […]

Member Announcement

Dear Unmanned Systems Canada Member As you may have noticed, our association is undergoing rapid growth and change.  Spurred on by growth in the Unmanned Vehicle Sector, we are working hard to update old systems, refine and improve our traditional offerings, and incorporate new and exciting ideas into our program.  To do this requires an […]

Deadline for UAV NPA Comments is Rapidly Approaching – August 28th !

On May 28th the Hon. Minister Lisa Raitt announced Transport Canada’s Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to the Civil Aviation Regulations concerning the operation of Unmanned Aircraft under 25 kg within Visual Line of Sight. The deadline for public comments on the UAV NPA is August 28th. This is your chance to have your voice […]

General Export Permit No.41 – Government of Canada

General Export Permit No. 41 – Dual-use Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations Background The Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) authorizes the Governor in Council to establish a list of goods and technologies called the Export Control List (ECL), which identifies goods and technology that are controlled for export or transfer from Canada to […]

Draganfly Innovations Inc. has been acquired by TRACE Live Networks

As some of you may have heard, we’ve just announced some big news and we’re very excited to share it with all of you! The Big News! Draganfly Innovations Inc. has been acquired by TRACE Live Networks, a California-based tech company that has the majority of their operations in Calgary and Toronto. TRACE is the […]

eBee Becomes Canadas First Compliant Fixed-Wing Drone

“According to a press release issued by Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland / Canada, on 21 July, 2015 – Swiss professional drone manufacturer, senseFly, has announced that its eBee has become the first fixed-wing system to be designated a ‘compliant small UAV’ in accordance with Transport Canada’s Staff Instruction 623-001. Please see the Cheseaux Lausanne press release (link […]

Comments on Transport Canada’s NPA

Four individuals from Unmanned Systems Canada have developed a series of opinions regarding the Transport Canada NPA on UAVs.  Your comments on these opinions are requested (via the associated comment section of this article) to ensure that the final USC-STC submission reflects the needs and opinions of the membership of our organization.  You can also […]