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  • Share your feedback in a new National Drone/RPAS Industry Survey

    Professional drone/UAV/RPAS operators, manufacturers, software developers, trainers, industry suppliers, students and academia are encouraged to respond before March 30th, 2019 to the new national ‘RPAS Environmental Study.’ March 19, 2019 – Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is encouraging our members and industry contacts to participate in a national

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  • Transport Canada Updates at Manitoba Precision Ag Workshop

    March 6, 2019 – USC-STC Industry Event Update USC-STC’s Mark Aruja and many of our national association members attended the Manitoba Precision Agricultural Workshop held at Southport, MB on March 5th. Representatives from Transport Canada provided some updates on the status of the new regulations. Thanks to USC-STC’ member Matthew

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  • Industry Events: Meet-ups, Workshops & More!

    Our Marketing and Communications Committee heard your requests to help share event notices more regularly with our community. Through 2019, our Committee’s immediate and longer-term goals are to: Update this page every few weeks to add industry workshops, industry conferences, webinars, etc. Highlight in monthly issues of USC-STC News any

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  • Ornithology & Drones Workshop April 9-12 Hastings Reserve, Monterey County

    The application of drones to bird research and conservation is essentially ground-breaking and game-changing technology.   The more ornithologists we introduce this technology to, the better for them and for the birds.   This particular workshop is absolutely the tops!    Not only do ‘students’ acquire information from top specialists in the field,

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  • RPAS Project – Draft ITQ (W847A-190247/A)

    The Project will provide Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) information and deliver precision strike effects to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) commanders. The Project’s medium-altitude, long-endurance ISTAR and precision strike capabilities will be integrated as part of a networked, joint system-of-systems, in support of the Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE)

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  • USC-STC Submission on AC922 – RPAS Safety Assurance

    TL:DR Transport Canada (TC) Released Advisory Circular 922 on RPAS Safety Assurance to outline RPA requirements for Advanced Operations. USC-STC met with TC to better understand the AC, and has prepared a white paper on suggestions for changes and improvements. You can get a copy at the bottom of this

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  • Student UAS Competition Phase 1 Winners

    Unmanned Systems Canada conducts a student UAS competition, open to teams from colleges and universities across Canada. Sixteen teams presented Design Papers in January. A team of seven judges representing a cross section of the UAS sector, were impressed by the quality of the reports and are ready to proudly

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  • Survey on Impact of new RPAS Safety Assurance Design Rules in Canada

    In January, 2019, Transport Canada announced new rules for RPAS Operations starting June 1st. They cover new Pilot Certificates and Exams, new Flight Rules as well as the introduction of a new Safety Assurance Standard and Advisory Circular AC922 for RPAS, known as “SAFE”, covering RPAS Designs to be used

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  • USC-STC’s 2019 Webinar Series

    USC-STC is launching a new monthly webinar series in 2019! We’re excited to partner with media experts like Yifei Zhao at AlteX UAV to host and record monthly webinars led by USC-STC Directors.  We’ll cover informative topics across Canada’s aerial, ground and marine sectors to: Share industry insights and best

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  • RPAS “SAFE” Safety Assurance Advisory Circular 922 Released

    In the new RPAS 900 CARs, the intent of the “SAFE” rating for aircraft (A/C) under 25 kg was to provide manufacturers and operators with a path to be able to fly their RPAS in three higher risk situations that had previously been covered by either SFOC or with Compliant

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