Drone Safety Risk: An Assessment

Educating drone users so that they understand how to operate their drone in line with current legislation is also a key activity. The CAA is committed to continuing its work in this area working with a range of partners and promoting the Drone Code.

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Vaughn GouwsComment
Air Transportation Safety Investigation Report A17Q0162 - Transportation Safety Board of Canada

In 2016, TC issued 4381 SFOCs for UAVs, as compared to 66 in 2010. Given this increase in the use of UAVs and in SFOC applications, TC's administrative system is no longer able to meet the usual 20-day service standard for processing and issuing SFOCs. As a result, there have been negative effects for UAV operators, such as delays to business operations and industry's ability to plan activities.

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