• 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 post. AC922 Submission Transport Canada […]

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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 Johnson from M3 Aerial for […]

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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 in higher risk situations. TL;DR […]

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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 A/C. The new categories of […]

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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) or 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’ or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/UAV’s) in the […]

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  • Small/Medium Aerial (UAV) Operator Webcast

    Back again this year,  USC-STC announces the 3rd Annual Small/Medium Aerial Operator Webinar, broadcast live from the floor of the #UC18VANCOUVER Unmanned Canada Conference. This years’ webinar will be broadcast live from Vancouver, Tuesday, Oct 30th from 5:30EDT to 8:30 EDT (2:30PDT to 5:30 PDT). There will be a short intermission in the session. This […]

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  • UC18 Vancouver Media Accreditation

    USC-STC is welcoming applications from accredited journalists to attend #UC18VANCOUVER from October 30 – November 1, taking place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver, BC.

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  • USC 2018 Elections Notice

    USC 2018 Board of Directors Election now open… see the Candidates on our website…

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  • 2018 Election Notice for Unmanned Systems Canada’s Board of Directors

    Call for candidates is open for nominations for USC-STC’s Board of Directors To: All Members of Unmanned Systems Canada and interested individuals from the unmanned vehicle community  Unmanned Systems Canada/Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) is the national non-profit industry association representing Canada’s innovative community of aerial, ground and marine unmanned vehicle systems.  We have a volunteer Board of […]

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  • USC’s Autonomous Ground Student Competition gains Financial Support from Transport Canada

    The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Garneau, Minister of Transport Canada, announced the Advanced Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS) program and Clean Rail Academic Grant Program on August 29, 2018 at Carleton University in Ottawa.          Of the […]

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