IATA welcomes Canada’s new drone basic safety regulations

IATA welcomes Canada’s new drone basic safety regulations



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The Worldwide Air Transport Association (IATA) made welcome the announcement by Canada’ t Minister of Transport, the Ethical Marc Garneau, to implement a good Interim Order restricting the use of leisure drones around airports and other high-risk areas.

The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near international airports and aircraft poses a security and safety risk. According to Transport Canada, the amount of reported drone incidents more than tripled from 41 when data selection began in 2014, to 148 last year (2016).

“ The introduction of this temporary order can help protect airspace users and the traveling public. It is particularly important to pull attention to the key role that the Regal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) plus local law enforcement agencies play within addressing the obvious safety risk presented by the reckless operation of UAVs. Looking ahead, advanced technology will provide brand new ways to appropriately regulate recreational, industrial and State UAV operations. Transportation Canada plays a critical role in assisting to develop these standards and rules, ” said Rob Eagles, IATA’ s Director, Air Traffic Administration and Infrastructure.

In the 39th Assembly of the International City Aviation Organization (ICAO) last drop, IATA and industry partners required the development of standards and definitions to make sure global harmonization of regulations just for UAVs and safe and efficient incorporation of UAVs into existing plus new airspace.

To help states in defining and applying unmanned vehicle regulations, IATA, important industry stakeholders and civil aviators authorities worked with ICAO to develop the toolkit to provide states with functional guidance and regulations to enable procedures in a safe manner. “ When confronted with an industry that is moving at an unparalleled pace, a smart approach to regulation as well as a pragmatic and firm method of adjustment is needed, ” said Eagles.

 

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