Microdrones has announced the addition of its md4-1000 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Transport Canada’s (TC) list of Compliant Unmanned Air Systems.
“This approval from Transport Canada for our md4-1000 drone has great meaning for users everywhere. A compliance certificate from TC implies a certain level of safety and quality,” says Sebastien Long, Microdrones’ sales manager for Canada. “We are proud to have achieved compliance, and it is especially meaningful that it was granted by Transport Canada.”
To earn compliance, Microdrones was required to submit a variety of application materials, including flight, maintenance, and systems design manuals.
“Users who choose a compliant UAV, like the Microdrones md4-1000, will be able to apply for a Compliant Operator Certificate from Transport Canada that comes with important benefits,” explains Jocelyne Bois, Microdrones flight operations manager.
According to Transport Canada, operators deemed compliant may be granted greater geographic flexibility, like flying in restricted areas, closer to airports or cities, and beyond the visual line of sight. They may also benefit from extended validity, streamlined renewal, and priority processing of Special Flight Operations Certificates.
According to Microdrones, its mdMapper1000 and mdMapper1000DG package solutions for aerial surveying and mapping include the compliant md4-1000 aircraft, sensors and software. Users can increase the functionality of these systems by purchasing accessory kits. Some of the available options include inspection, multispectral, thermal and, soon, LiDAR and methane gas detection kits.