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Canadian Trio Developing Vision-Based Navigation for UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) recently established a partnership with the University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to jointly develop a vision-based navigation solution for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) so that they can safely navigate without the [Read More]

Canada Puts ‘Sudden Regulations’ in Place for Hobbyist Drone Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Citing a tripling of “incidents” involving recreational drones since 2014, Transport Canada has introduced new rules for hobbyist unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators. According to a press release from Transport Canada, Marc Garneau, the minister of transport, announced the immediate [Read More]

Canadians Fly Multi-Rotor Drone Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Unmanned Systems Canada has announced what it says is the country’s first federally approved unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight taking place beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). Flying at the Foremost UAS Range in Alberta, Ventus Geospatial – based [Read More]

International UAV Show Arriving Soon in Toronto

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

The Sky Guys Ltd. and trade show producer Cambridge House International have revealed more details on the The International UAV Show, taking place in Toronto, Ontario, on Dec. 6-7. The two-day show, held at the Enercare Centre, will host over [Read More]

Draganfly Gets Green Light for UAV Flights Across Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

Draganfly Innovations – a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company – has received Standing Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOCs) for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations across Canada (except for Quebec). Draganfly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, [Read More]

International UAV Show Comes to Toronto in December

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2016

The Sky Guys Ltd., an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company based in Toronto, and Cambridge House International, a Canadian trade show producer, are hosting the International UAV Show in Toronto on Dec. 6-7. Located at the Enercare Center in Toronto, [Read More]

Several Draganfly UAVs Obtain Compliant Status from Transport Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2016

Saskatchewan-based Draganfly Innovations Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, says Transport Canada now considers Draganfly’s declaration of compliance for four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be complete. This status allows Draganfly to issue statements of conformity to [Read More]

Canadian Government Trials UAVs in Support of Coast Guard Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2016

The Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, the National Research Council and the Royal Canadian Navy recently flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near Fogo Island – off the northeast coast of Newfoundland – to assess the aircraft’s potential to support [Read More]

Government of Canada Invests in UAVs for Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 03, 2015

Thanks to funding from the Canadian government, students in Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask Polytech) Natural Resource Technology (NRT) programs will have access to skills training for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, on behalf of [Read More]

UAS Development Panel Brings Together U.S. and Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 23, 2015

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer, co-chairman of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, hosted a July 22 panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on unmanned aircraft system (UAS) advancements and regulations in Canada and the U.S. ‘[Wednesday's] meeting was an opportunity for [Read More]