Category Archives: Industry Insight

USC-STC and LOOKNorth Announce Funding Support for Four New Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Projects for Canada’s Drone/Remotely Piloted Vehicles

April 25, 2019 – Ottawa, ON Four new Canadian companies and innovative research projects will be funded by LOOKNorth and Unmanned Systems Canada – Systèmes Télécommandés Canada (USC-STC) as part a national ‘testbed project’ in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems ‘RPAS’ (also known as UAV’s or drones) industry. The Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) […]

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 […]

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 Canadian delgation. FAMEX is monstrous […]

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.

LOOKNorth BVLOS Call For Proposals Issued

As announced at Unmanned Canada 18, LOOKNorth BVLOS call for proposals has been released.  The CFP and proposal template are attached.  For the latest updates please go to https://www.looknorth.org/. For further information contact  Neil Cater – Project Manager. T 709-864-7808 | C 709-687-2050 [email protected]  

Want your work featured on our national stage?

SEND US YOUR BEST PICS & VIDEO CLIPS – WE’LL PROMOTE YOU! As we announced in USC News, we are excited to offer all USC-STC members and #UC18Vancouver conference attendees, exhibitors sponsors and speakers with a unique marketing opportunity…submit your best shots to be featured in a series of ‘industry promo’ videos and slideshows. As part […]

Canadian Automated Vehicles Institute Launched

USC Board Member Barrie Kirk, is a co-founder and the Executive Director of CAVCOE (formerly the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence). In his capacity as a consultant and speaker, he has assisted many public and private sector organizations prepare for the AV era. This led to the creation of The Canadian Automated Vehicle Institute […]

Congratulations to Drone Delivery Canada on Receiving TC Approval for BVLOS Trials

USC congratulates Drone Delivery Canada on their announcement of gaining Transport Canada approval to commence BVLOS trials. These trials, conducted in close co-ordination with Transport Canada’s RPAS Task Force and three other selected consortia, will help pave the way for the commencement of commercial BVLOS operations in Canada. USC in partnership with LOOKNorth is pleased […]

Free Rides! Calgary and Edmonton to test 12-seat electric, autonomous vehicle shuttle bus system

Free Rides! Calgary and Edmonton to test 12-seat electric, autonomous vehicle shuttle bus system Two Alberta cities will offer free test-rides in autonomous, electric shuttles this fall! City planners in Alberta announced on June 6, 2018 that two AV projects will allow the public to ‘test-ride’ in Autonomous Vehicles (AV’s) in the fall of 2018. […]