On january 9th 2019, the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau announced the publication of the new regulations for remotely piloted aircraft systerms (RPAS), commonly known as drones. This new part (IX) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) will reduce the administrative burdens on businesses caused by the requirement of the […]

New regulation to fly drones in Canada

The American company Workhorse Group recently received the authorization from the FAA to test its hybrid octocopter design helicopter, the SureFly. Indeed, the American company, a pioneer in sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions, will soon start testing its two-seater helicopter propelled by electric motors. The SureFly The SureFly’s electric motors […]

SureFly, the new passenger drone

 Update 17/11/17: On November 17 2017, Transport Canada issued a new SFOC to expand the area of operation to the rest of Canada. Consequently, Arpentage Parleciel becomes one of the first companies, if not the first company, to obtain a compliant SFOC valid in all Canadian provinces and territories.  Transport […]

The first compliant SFOC issued in Quebec – Upadate 17/11/17

Last July, Transport Canada published the outline of what could be the new regulation regarding the use of UAVs operated within visual range in Canada. The new regulation framework is based on the weight of the aircraft and the complexity of the operation instead of the type of operation (recreational […]

Summary of new drone regulation

Research on the impacts of a collision between a drone and a human being are progressing in the United States. Indeed, several american universities and research centres are carrying out tests in order to know in which measure a collision between a person and a drone can cause wounds, or […]

Testing collisions between drones and humans

Interim Order March 16, 2017, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport introduced a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. This Interim Order regarding the use of model aircrafts, including recreational drones, is taking effect immediately and will remain in […]

New rules for recreational drones

With an aim of increasing aviation and public safety and for stimulating the innovation of this field, Transport Canada just announced the availability of a tool to report an imprudent or illegal use of a drone. The form to be filled online on Transport Canada’s website makes it possible to […]

A new tool to report unsafe drone operations

As we know it, the two exemptions to articles 602.41 and 603.66, which allowed the use of a UAV without having to obtain an SFOC, expired on December 21st. Although the idea not to have to await the authorization of Transport Canada to carry out an operation is attractive, the […]

Update on the new exemptions for UAV operations

In the past, the data acquisition on large scales, for a topographical survey, the gathering of agricultural information or for any other use, could require alot of time and labor. For larger surfaces, it was not rare to call upon several teams of workers, sometimes coming from different companies. The […]

Why are UAVs ideal for large scale surveys

The final report of the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) on the development of phase 2 of the regulation, UAVs of 25 kg or less operated beyond visual range, is now available. The CARAC’s prime objective is to assess and recommend potential regulatory changes through cooperative rulemaking activities. The […]

A glimpse at what could be BVLOS regulation