Tag: Transport Canada

Transport Minister Unveils New Recreational Drone Rules

New rules for the recreational use of drones in Canada were announced by Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, according to Transport Canada. The changes immediately apply to model aircraft and drones that weigh between 250g and 35kg. “I take very seriously the… Read more »

Transport Canada Elevating Enforcement of Drone Rules

Transport Canada has launched a new drone safety campaign, while at the same time working on simplifying regulations to focus on minimizing the risks with unmanned aerial vehicles. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transportation, was joined by representatives from law enforcement and the aviation industry at the Ottawa Airport on Monday to unveil the initiative —… Read more »

Transport Canada Announces Exemptions for UAVs

Transport Canada has announced a pair of exemptions that should make it easier for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be used for commercial purposes. There’s been growing excitement about using UAVs in agriculture, but until now, a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada has been required for non-recreational flights. To accommodate commercial opportunities, Ottawa… Read more »