As part of the recent Transport Canada regulatory engagement sessions on the proposed new UAV regulations was also the introduction of the newly created UAS Task Force. It was noted during the session that this new group was formed as a result of new budget in 2017.
As per the presentation the Task Force is described as follows:
Introduction to the Task Force
Budget 2017 committed to modernize Canada’s transportation system, with funding for UAS to:
“Develop regulations for the safe adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles and unmanned air vehicles… Work with industry, provinces, territories and municipalities to establish pilot projects… [and] Provide the standards and certifications that industry will need to safely use these new technologies”
TC will implement Budget 2017 commitments through a dedicated UAS Task Force.
Mandated to address safety and regulatory gaps, proactively address UAS as a disruptive technology, and foster economic success for the industry.
Will deliver regulations, certifications, and standards to lay the foundation for the future of UAS in Canada, support innovative pilot projects and test sites, and work with industry to integrate UAS into Canada’s air transportation system.