Transport Canada defines the aviation regulations that support the safe use of drones and other remotely-piloted vehicles. They work with other authorities (NAV Canada, airport associations, etc.) to guide the safe integration of drones into Canadian airspaces. InDro Robotics works as a technical advisor to Transport Canada and other government agencies by providing policy input and training various Transport Canada Inspectors on the use and operation of drones.
Transport Canada Minister Honourable Marc Garneau announced much-awaited new regulations today in Ottawa for the rapidly-growing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) industry. Highlights include a mandatory drone registration system and knowledge tests that all pilots will have to take to earn a permit/certificates to fly drones in the ‘small RPAS’ weight category (between 250g and 25 kg). Learn more about the regulations announced in Canada Gazette II, the Transport Canada testing portal and details of the Basic Operations and the Advance Operations categories through our InDro response and press release, here.
December 2018 - InDro Robotics was one of only four companies approved by Transport Canada in 2018 to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Trials. InDro hosted members of Transport Canada’s UAS Task Force at our R&D office on Salt Spring Island for a full week. We collaborated with six other Canadian companies to demonstrate various airframes, payloads, safety accessories, and software systems. The results provided key insights to shape future regulations that will enable long-distance flights. A public report will be released in Q1 2019.