• New UAV exemptions come into effect today

    On December 21st, 2016 Transport Canada (TC) released the new criteria for exemptions from SFOC requirements for operations of UAV’s with a max takeoff weight of 25 kilograms. These exemption requirements are in effect as of today, and all operators are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the changes. Specific details regarding the requirements, including rationales […]

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  • SESAR JU – Call for Demonstrations/Live Testing

    The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking has informed us that it has just published a call which aims at performing demonstration/live testing activities for identifying quick-win solutions enabling the safe integration of drones, in all kinds of airspace. This call is framed in the context of the recent “Warsaw Declaration” which acknowledged […]

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  • Drone Delivery Canada and Staples Team Up For Drone Delivery Development, Implementation and Commercialization

    Toronto, Ontario—November 29, 2016 USC member Drone Delivery Canada is pleased to announce it is working with Staples (NASDAQ – SPLS), the country’s leading provider of business solutions, to collaborate and explore the feasibility of developing, implementing and commercializing a drone delivery logistics platform for Staples’ commercial requirements nationwide in Canada.

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  • USC Small RPAS BVLOS Best Practices

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  • USC Releases Small RPAS BVLOS Best Practices Document to Members

    The Small RPAS BVLOS Best Practices is a best practices document for the operation of unmanned aircraft beyond visual line of sight that was developed by Unmanned Systems Canada for it’s membership and to advance BVLOS possibilities in Canada. This document is released to all registered members of Unmanned Systems Canada (including corporate, and student […]

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  • Nomination for the 2016 Pip Rudkin Individual Achievement and Organizational Awards

    Once again it is time to nominate an individual and a corporation that you think are deserving of receiving the USC-STC achievement awards recognizing their work in the advancement of UVS activities during the past year. The Pip Rudkin Individual Achievement Award was named in honour of Pip Rudkin who passed away last year.  Pip was a key member […]

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  • Canadian Space Agency’s Bid for UAV Data Analysis

    Canadian Space Agency (CSA) located in St-Hubert, (Quebec), plans to award several contracts through the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA’s) Earth Observation (EO) Applications Development Program (EOADP) to: Highlight the added value of using UAS technology for civilian applications that currently use EO satellite data. Assess the potential viability of and provide a proof-of-concept for the […]

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  • A message from USC’s Chairman

    Five months have already passed since our annual conference, and the first meeting of our newly elected Board of Directors. 2015 certainly ended on a high note, with the UAV community anticipating the regulatory framework for Visual Line of Sight operations to be enacted, the culmination of years of leadership and the investment of countless hours […]

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  • 7 Steps to starting a UAV company in Canada

    Far too often I have customers sending links to drone service company websites that have advertising and content that make me cringe. We mostly see what will eventually become evidence for Transport Canada to shut them down or fine them. We see them post half-truths about regulation and downright moronic claims that they are operating safely […]

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  • SkySquirrel Technologies Closes $1 Million Investment Round

    The round includes a $500,000 investment from Innovacorp, Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization, and$500,000 from an undisclosed Ontario-based private investor. “This investment will let us ramp up to launch the next-generation of our product before the current year’s growing season is in full swing,” said Richard Van der Put, SkySquirrel co-founder and CEO. […]

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