DJI has announced that nine of its drone models comply with the latest Transport Canada regulations for advanced drone operations in controlled airspace.
Transport Canada announced its new regulatory framework for certain types of advanced civilian drone operations in January, requiring the use of drones whose manufacturer has declared compliance with reliability and operational characteristics under a safety assurance framework. DJI’s compliant drones are the M600 Series, M200 Series, M200 V2 Series, Inspire 2, Mavic 2 series, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Phantom 4 series and Spark.
The company explains that DJI customers can continue using these drones in these operations after June 1, when Transport Canada’s new regulatory framework takes effect across the country.
“A self-declaration compliance regime is yet another innovative approach by Transport Canada to lead the way in enhancing safety while integrating advanced operations,” says Javier Caina, DJI’s director of technical standards. “Allowing manufacturers to declare their equipment compliant with requirements and standards is preferable to requiring an aviation authority to certify each product. This approach enables DJI to continue providing new products for our professional customers in Canada so they may continue to innovate, save lives, and develop new use cases while flying safely and responsibly.”
DJI says it continues to review the process of declaring its drones compliant for other advanced operations under Transport Canada’s safety assurance program.