TRAN Committee News Release
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Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
For immediate release
Study of Unmanned Air Vehicles Regulations: an Interim Report
Ottawa, February 21, 2017 -
Today, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities tabled its report entitled Study of Unmanned Air Vehicles Regulations: an Interim Report. Although the Committee may continue its study in 2017, it has decided to table a report in the interim with recommendations to the Government of Canada that are intended to improve safety and foster the Canadian unmanned air vehicles (drone) industry.
To date, the Committee has heard testimony from 22 witnesses. These witnesses represented a range of stakeholders including the aviation industry, drone manufacturers and users, Transport Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
In its report, the Committee makes 24 recommendations to tackle issues relating to the safe operation of drones, the qualifications of users, the safe sharing of Canadian airspace between drones and other aircraft, as well as other risks and concerns on the use of drones for commercial and recreational purposes.
To learn more about the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, or to read the report, as well as transcripts from previous meetings, please visit the Committee’s website.
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