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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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  • New RPAS/Drone Regulations Released for Canada

    Montreal, QC – On Wednesday, Transport Canada released new regulations for the rapidly-growing Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) industry in Canada. Published in Canada Gazette II, the new rules govern all aspects of Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) operations for all operators flying RPAS (commonly known as ‘drones’) that weigh

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  • Open Call for Proposals: Apply by Feb. 1, 2019 for BVLOS Capability Development Support

    Contribute to Canada’s Innovation! FEBRUARY 1, 2019 Deadline for next round of funding proposals for LookNorth-USC/STC Projects that support for Unmanned Aerial Systems BVLOS Capability Development Program DescriptionLOOKNorth and Unmanned Systems Canada are partnering to build a national cluster of industry and academia to develop the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

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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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  • Canada is the ‘Country of Honour’ at FAMEX 2019

    Unmanned Systems/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada encourages companies to apply for CanExport funding to attend FAMEX in Mexico this April If your company is looking to build your international network of suppliers and buyers and export products, services or expertise…consider applying now for CanExport funding to attend FAMEX as part of the

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  • Media Release: Canada’s National Drone Association Condemns Gatwick Incident

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UNMANNED SYSTEMS CANADA CONDEMNS GATWICK AIRPORT DRONE INTRUSION (OTTAWA): Unmanned Systems Canada/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC), the national industry association representing the unmanned vehicle systems sector, condemns the deliberate, illegal and irresponsible use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to disrupt commercial flights at Britain’s Gatwick Airport. On Wednesday,

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  • Student UAS Competition Attracts 16 Teams from Across Canada

    There is a power struggle shaping  up in the Lac Saint-Jean region of Quebec.  It is between the UAS teams representing 16 colleges and universities from across Canada who will be put to the test identifying the damage to and proposing solutions for a solar field. CED Alma will host

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  • Drone Education Program Launches in Manitoba School Division – Enabling Students’ Learning Using UAV Technology

    Several northern and remote communities are getting a technological transformation using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) as a learning tool in the classroom. The UAV Pilot Program, designed by Frontier School Division Science Coach Arif Kassum, is a teaching and implementation guide filled with curricular connections for teachers throughout the division.

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