The use of Unmanned Air Vehicles – or drones as they are more commonly known – represents a tremendous opportunity for Canada’s commercial sector to increase efficiency and competitiveness.

Canada can strengthen its position as an important player in the anticipated multi-billion-dollar drone industry by considering requests from industry to expand the beyond-the-line-of sight drone testing facility in Foremost, Alberta. And, secondly, Canada should consider moving from a class and weight regulatory framework to a “risk-based” approach. Together, these proposals will allow the industry to to remain agile, to innovate and continue to grow while maintaining high civil aviation safety standards.

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