In ongoing efforts by Unmanned Systems Canada to promote Canadian exports, a highly successful event series of events were recently held in Mexico City during the week of 24-29 April.
The week kicked off with a meeting between Transport Canada, the Mexican aviation regulator DGAC, with Unmanned Systems Canada invited to participate and represented by Mark Aruja, the Chairman. Mexican UAS regulations will come into effect this year, enabling commercial operations to commence. TC and DGAC agreed to move forward with an MOU to enable Canadian operators to conduct training in Mexico, a key concern of DGAC. USC’s presentation was focused on Canadian industry’s training experience, highlighting that last year 2300 UAV pilots were trained to the TC Knowledge Requirements for complex operations. Mexican law requires that in order for foreign companies to operate in Mexico, there must be a bilateral agreement in place.
On day 2, a series of presentations were held at the Canadian embassy on ‘how to do business in Mexico’.
Days 3-5 were at the FAMEX air show, with a significant Canadian presence in the collocated Canadian and Alberta pavilions. USC presented a shortened version of the DGAC presentation to highlight to the emerging Mexican industry how partnering with Canadian companies will leverage our experience to reduce their business risk.
The presentations, along with the Mexican UAS regulations are now posted on our website for members. USC wishes to acknowledge the support of the Alberta Government and Transport Canada in facilitating document and presentation translation.
Mexico offers exciting new opportunities. Our appreciation is extended to Canadian embassy in Mexico, the Trade Commissioner service, the Government of Alberta and Transport Canada in making this event a great success.
Documents are available for members on the Members/Resources tab.