• International UAS Operator Survey – Request for Participation

    Canadian companies are encouraged to take a few moments to complete this UVSI survey. This survey is not only important to develop a better international perspective on the state of the UAS industry today, but also is a mechanism for Canadian companies to promote their capabilities to an international audience. All respondents will receive the […]

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  • Mexico Canada UAS Joint Declaration of Intent

    The Ministers of Mexican and Canadian aviation regulatory departments (DGAC and Transport Canada respectively) have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on UAS co-operation. This agreement has resulted from initial meetings held at UC2016 in Edmonton, and subsequently in Mexico City in April this year. This signed agreement enables Canadian and Mexican companies to conduct […]

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  • X-Ships and BCIP Info

    Unmanned Systems Canada participated in the recently-held Royal Canadian Navy X-Ship industry day. This program is formally linked with the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to provide funds to Canadian companies interested in demonstrating their capabilities. The presentations and follow-up material from the industry day is available to members. Program website: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/initiatives-and-programs/build-in-canada-innovation-program-bcip BCIP Presentation […]

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  • UAS Stakeholder Engagement: Summer & Fall 2017 / UAS, Engagement des intervenants : été et automne 2017

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems Stakeholder Engagement:  Summer & Fall 2017 Registration is now open! In support of the proposed regulatory framework for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) published in Canada Gazette, Part I on July 15, 2017, Transport Canada (TC) is hosting a series of stakeholder engagement sessions in select cities across the country from August 1 […]

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  • CG 1 Released – sUAS Regulations

    Eleven years of joint effort by Unmanned Systems Canada and Tranport Canada has reached the milestone announcement in Canada Gazette One of the proposed regulations for small UAS operating in Visual Line of Sight. http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-07-15/html/reg2-eng.php Unmanned Systems Canada will be seeking industry input to provide Transport Canada with a collated response during the period open […]

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  • Arctic UAV Awarded BVLOS Project

    July 6th, 2017, Iqaluit. Arctic UAV Inc. was recently awarded a 2 year contract from Transport Canada to ‘Conduct Concept of Northern Operations for Unmanned Aerial Systems’. The trials will provide hands-on experience operating sophisticated drones and will help develop procedures, training, and risk assessment tools for operations in Northern Canada.

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  • Transport Canada Approves Drone Test Range in Alma QC

    Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) congratulates the UAS Centre of Excellence in Alma Quebec for having gained the approval of the Minister of Transport as a UAS Test Range able to support extensive Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) testing. In a recent industry survey conducted by USC, 65% of Canadian companies identified BVLOS capabilities as […]

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  • New Interim Order Refines Drone Usage Restrictions

    An amended interim order has modified the restrictions pertaining to operations of model aircraft (recreational UAVs). Previously stated distances for operations from animals, and other fixed entities have been deleted. Amended paragraphs follow: (3) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total weight of more 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than […]

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  • Université de Sherbrooke wins AUVSI Student Competition

    Congratulations to team VAMUdeS from the Université de Sherbrooke! For the second consecutive year they are the champion at the AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition. They also took home  the Best Mission Demonstration award. Teams from 59 universities worldwide were selected to compete, with 38 teams able to get airborne in Patuxent River Naval Air Station Maryland, home of […]

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  • Fisheries and Oceans UAS P&A

    Fisheries and Oceans has issued a Price and Availability request for research  UAS platforms and technology available now, or upcoming technology that can meet their requirements. Feedback on their draft requirements is also requested. Bilingual copies of the documents are available for download. Response deadline is 7 July. https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-WPG-006-10247

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