Transport Canada approves drone test range in Alma, QC
“Transport Canada is proud of the progress we are making to support innovation and research in Canada’s drone sector. By partnering with the industry and our communities, we are making great strides as we continue to facilitate research and development and leverage technology to fulfil our mandate.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
On June 21, Minister Garneau granted the UAS Centre of Excellence approval to begin operations at their test site. Transport Canada will be one of the first to operate at the new test range on June 26.
Transport Canada has awarded a contract to Arctic UAV Inc., an Iqaluit-based professional aerial drone imagery company. Two, week-long test activities per year have been planned with the option to add two more if needed.
On March 28, 2016, the Government of Canada successfully completed its first drone trial off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in order to assess the potential of drones to support Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking operations.
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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