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This note is to share – for general information – the summary report from a recent workshop that Transport Canada (TC) held with industry stakeholders on May 29-30, 2019.

Drone Talks: Planning for Success, was a two-day facilitated workshop event in Ottawa that focused on tackling key RPAS issues and challenges and planning for future success in Canada and abroad through early, meaningful discussion with stakeholders. Approximately 125 stakeholders participated, which included representatives cross-cutting different segments of the industry. The event featured workshops on the following topics: 

  • Airspace and RPAS Traffic Management (RTM)
  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations
  • RPAS airworthiness and certification
  • RPAS pilot licensing and training

For each of these topics, TC officials presented a proposed approach and sought input through a series of discussion questions. Working in groups, stakeholders provided their feedback in real time through the use of a digital tool. The attached report is a summary of what we heard from stakeholders at the event.

We hope that you find the contents of the report informative. TC will be using the feedback in the report to guide future work on RPAS.

Please direct any questions directly to the RPAS Task Force at the following email address: TC.RPASInfo-InfoSATP.TC@tc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,
Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council
Transport Canada / Government of Canada
carrac@tc.gc.ca / TTY:  1-888-675-6863