2015 Competition Results

Alma, QC – May 1-3, 2015 – Thirteen university student teams from across Canada competed in the Operational Phase of the 7th Unmanned Systems CanadaUAV Student Competition hosted by, Centre d’excellence des drones– CED Alma  QC. Congratulations to VAMUdeS – Université de Sherbrooke for winning 1st Place on May 3, 2015.  Phase 1, the design paper, […]

Unmanned Systems Canada Develops a Summary of the TC NPA

On May 28th, the Minister of Transport announced a Notice of Proposed Amendment, which solicits comments on proposed regulation for Small UAVs (below 25 Kg operated within Visual Line of Sight).  To assist our members in understanding the NPA, we have spent some time performing a detailed review and have developed a “simplified summary” of the document. […]

Intertask joins the Team to Develop Unmanned Canada 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our conference and event planning capacity by engaging the services of Ottawa-based Intertask Conferences. The Intertask team has over 40 years of experience planning conferences and related business events Canada-wide. Their expertise is needed now more than ever before to help us position the conference and […]

Unmanned Systems Canada Represents the Membership at the Minister of Transport’s UAV Round Table

At 11:00 AM EST today in Ottawa the Hon. Minister Lisa Raitt convened a UAV Roundtable with a broad sample of industry stakeholders in attendance. A key element of the discussion was Transport Canada’s announcement of the Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to the Civil Aviation Regulations concerning the operation of Unmanned Aircraft under 25 […]

Transport Canada Announces NPA for Small UAV within Visual Line of Sight

At a round table meeting with industry stakeholders, the Honorable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations that would focus on Small UAV (under 25 Kg) for visual line of sight operations. Quick Facts The current rules will remain in effect until the new regulations are […]

Release of Report: Canadian Civil UAS 2014

Unmanned Systems Canada is pleased to release the report Canadian Civil UAS 2014.  The report, developed with funding from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), provides insight into the growth and potential of the UAS sector in Canada. Included in the report are: An evaluation of the market readiness of various UAS applications A […]

Revisions to Transport Canada Processes for UAV Authorizations

During the 2014 Unmanned Systems Canada Annual Conference and in the weeks surrounding it, Transport Canada unveiled new approaches for authorizing UAV operations.  These included: Two types of operations that were exempted from the requirement to have an SFOC Clarification of the criteria for SFOC applications A safety campaign on the details of the regulations […]

Transport Canada Small UAV Pilot Knowledge Requirements

In August 2014, Transport Canada published the results of an industry led committee tasked with developing the knowledge requirements for Small UAS pilots operating within line of sight.  These requirements, and the associated material published as an Annex by Unmanned Systems Canada, are expected to form the basis for future Small UAV VLOS Pilot Permits. […]

Development of UAV Regulations A Transport Canada – Unmanned Systems Canada Joint Program An Update

Background Within Canada, aviation regulations are approved for development under the auspices of the Canadian Aviation Regulatory Committee (CARC) – a Transport Canada (TC) body – based on recommendations from the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) Technical Committee – a committee whose membership consists of TC and interested stakeholders. This committee is open to […]