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Canadian Drone News So Far For 2019

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Canadian Drone News So Far For 2019

Drone News in Canada: 2019 The drone industry in Canada has been growing substantially over the past several months. From new technological announcements to key partnerships to Transport Canada’s new drone regulations, drone companies have been rapidly expanding and adjusting their businesses to better suit the needs of Canadians. There were an estimated 337,468 drones in use in 2017, with 74 per cent being used for recreational reasons and 26 for non-recreation purposes, according to the Canadian Parliament. Regardless of how many drones are being used in Canadian airspace today, that number has been predicted to grow substantially. Price Waterhouse Cooper...

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Drone Jobs in Canada

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Drone Jobs in Canada

Congratulations to Drone Delivery Canada on creating drone jobs in Canada! 400 lbs. of potential capability for heavy payload shipments into Indigenous and Isolated northern communities were made possibly by Drone Delivery Canada. While flying as a Bush pilot in Ft. Providence NWT myself back in 1978 I was paying $8.00 for a frozen steak from Edmonton. On a personal level, I am very happy to see what Drone Delivery Canada is potentially doing for our Northern Communities. Reducing The Cost of Medical Equipment Deliveries Obviously, this will help to help reduce the costs of Medical equipment deliveries, Medicines, and...

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The UAS Exam and Drone Pilot Certification Transport Canada is Coming

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The UAS Exam and Drone Pilot Certification Transport Canada is Coming

For those interested in the UAS Exam and Pilot Certification Transport Canada this info was taken from The Transport Canada Website for the Upcoming Transport Canada Knowledge Test and Pilot Permit:   “Under the proposed rules, pilots of very small drones or small drones for limited operations will have to pass an online examination to ensure they have enough knowledge to operate safely.   Pilots who intend to fly in the complex operations category — which includes flying in urban areas or within controlled airspace or close to airports — will need to pass a written knowledge test to get...

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Transport Canada “Proposed Rules for Drones in Canada”

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Transport Canada “Proposed Rules for Drones in Canada”

Transport Canada Proposed Drone Rules in Canada taken from the Transport Canada Website. BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Site) is being studied by Transport Canada in conjunction with the Private sector and Unmanned Systems Canada, a great organization, by the way, to move the UAS industry forward from the current VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) regulatory regulations. That is where your jobs will come from in 2019. Companies that require a BVLOS environment are Pipeline, Energy Systems, Mining etc., who currently do not participate in any great extent in a VLOS environment. Students and Companies will benefit from BVLOS. Stay...

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Teamsters Tell UPS: No Drones or Driverless Trucks

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Teamsters Tell UPS: No Drones or Driverless Trucks

The Teamsters union wants to prohibit United Parcel Service Inc. from using drones or driverless vehicles to deliver packages. That was one of the labor union’s initial demands as it kicked off high-stakes contract talks with UPS this week. The Teamsters also want the parcel giant to eliminate late-night deliveries and add another 10,000 workers to the ranks, among other things. The two sides are starting to negotiate one of the largest collective bargaining agreements in the U.S., which covers around 260,000 UPS employees and expires in July. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ National Negotiating Committee this week submitted to...

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