Microdrones has announced that the company’s md4-1000 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been added to Transport Canada’s (TC) exclusive list of Compliant Unmanned Air Systems. Only eight companies worldwide have earned this distinction.
“This approval from Transport Canada (TC) for our md4-1000 drone has great meaning for users everywhere. A compliance certificate from TC implies a certain level of safety and quality,” said Sebastien Long, Microdrones’ Sales Manager for Canada. “We are proud to have achieved compliance and it is especially meaningful that it was granted by Transport Canada.”
Canada is recognized as having one of the safest, most successful civil aviation programs in the world, and that is largely due to the efforts of Transport Canada. TC works diligently with domestic and international partners to maintain their safety and security record. To earn compliance, Microdrones was required to submit a variety of application materials, including flight, maintenance, and systems design manuals.
“Users who choose a compliant UAV, like the Microdrones md4-1000, will be able to apply for a Compliant Operator Certificate from Transport Canada that comes with important benefits,” explained Jocelyne Bois, Microdrones Flight Operations Manager.
According to Transport Canada, operators deemed compliant may be granted greater geographic flexibility, like flying in restricted areas, closer to airports or cities, and beyond the visual line of sight. They may also benefit from extended validity, streamlined renewal, and priority processing of Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOC).
“This compliance means that our platform meets a certain level of safety and will provide users with the opportunity to become a TC-compliant organization, gaining access to all the related advantages,” said Long. “Our certificate shows that we are in the highest class and adds another item to the long list of reasons surveying and mapping professionals should choose Microdrones UAS.”