Albuquerque, N.M.-based Silent Falcon UAS Technologies says its solar-electric, fixed-wing, long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been added to Transport Canada’s list of compliant UAVs.
This allows Silent Falcon to issue statements of conformity to its Canadian customers seeking to become Compliant UAV operators. The Silent Falcon drone is now one of a limited number of fixed-wing Compliant UAVs in Canada.
In Canada, companies using drones must have a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), unless they qualify for an exemption. If an organization has an SFOC and is granted Compliant Operator status, it gains the additional benefits of greater geographical flexibility, including Canada-wide; a longer SFOC-validity period of up to three years; streamlined SFOC renewals; and priority placement in the SFOC application queue.
John Brown, president and CEO of the company, explains, “This will allow us to work closely with our customers and operators in Canada to assist them in gaining regulatory compliant operational status. Silent Falcon is the only solar-electric, long-range, long-endurance UAS able to do this in the very important Canadian market. We look forward to seeing Silent Falcon flying commercial missions of all types throughout the skies of Canada.”