Archive for canada

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]

Aeryon SkyRanger Designated by Transport Canada as First Compliant sUAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 16, 2015

Waterloo, Ontario-based Aeryon Labs Inc. says its Aeryon SkyRanger is the first small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAV) to conform to the requirements established by Transport Canada for UAS system airworthiness and design. Companies using UAVs for any civilian application in [Read More]

Canada Explores Changes to UAV Regulations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 28, 2015

Transport Canada has published a Notice of Proposed Amendment that highlights several proposed changes to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regulations, including new flight rules, aircraft marking and registration requirements, knowledge testing, minimum age limits, and pilot permits for certain UAV [Read More]

‘Unique Insurance Solution’ for Drones Launching in Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 01, 2015

Global Aerospace, a London-headquartered provider of aerospace insurance, has entered into a partnership with Zurich Canada to provide unmanned aerial systems (UAS) underwriting expertise and risk management support to Zurich's customers in Canada. Zurich Canada, a property and casualty insurer, [Read More]

UAV Pilot Training Academy Launching in Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 22, 2015

A next-generation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot training academy is launching in British Columbia in February. Offered jointly by Aerobotika Aerial Intelligence and Pacific Rim Aviation Academy, the school is the first to offer classes designed specifically to meet Transport [Read More]

UAS Company Conducting Wildlife Surveys for Environment Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2014

Canada-based ING Robotic Aviation says it has been awarded a $170,000 Built in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract to provide services with its Responder unmanned aerial system (UAS) to a Government of Canada department. The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment [Read More]

Canada Streamlines Rules for Commercial UAV Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 06, 2014

Simpler rules for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are coming to Canada, as announced by Transport Canada at the Unmanned Systems Canada conference in Montreal. Transport Canada, a department of the country's government, says it is adding two exemptions to [Read More]

Canada Updates UAV Safety Guidelines, Launches New Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 22, 2014

The Canadian government's Transport Canada has launched a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) safety-awareness campaign, which includes updated guidelines for operations. Lisa Raitt, the minister of transport, launched the campaign for both recreational and commercial UAV users. The first phase [Read More]

UAV Flies Close to Commercial Passenger Jet in Canada

Posted by UAO Staff on April 24, 2014

Canadian officials are investigating incidents in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, which hosts commercial floatplane operations. Transport Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police became aware of the flights via [Read More]

UAS Center of Excellence Is Open for Business in Canada

Posted by UAO Staff on March 04, 2014

The new Unmanned Aerial System Center of Excellence (UAS CE) has been officially inaugurated in Quebec. According to Canada Economic Development, the facilities are located at Alma Airport, which is striving to establish itself as a hub in the unmanned [Read More]