Cheseaux, Switzerland (August 23, 2017) senseFlys eBee Plus, eBee SQ and albris drones have been added to Transport Canadas list of Compliant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), a distinction that allows Canadian organisations using senseFly drones to apply for Compliant Operator status.
The new designation, held by only a few drone producers, mirrors that of senseFlys original eBee drone, which became Canadas first compliant fixed-wing drone in 2015.
In Canada, companies that employ drones for civilian applications must have a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), unless qualifying for an exemption. If an organisation has a SFOC and is granted Compliant Operator status, it gains the additional benefit of:
Greater geographical flexibility, including Canada-wide
A longer SFOC validity period of up to three years
Streamlined SFOC renewals
Priority placement in the SFOC application queue
Currently, senseFly is the only company offering compliant fixed-wing drones.
Canadian operators using senseFly products can now work towards their full compliant operation status, explained Felix Weber, CEO at Ag Business & Crop/UKKO, a senseFly Canadian distribution partner. Compliance means applications are streamlined and can be used nationwide. Our business supports this effort through our FlySmart UAV Compliant Ground School Training program with a commercial flight instructor.
Transport Canada, the governmental department responsible for transportation policies and programs, promotes safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation.
senseFlys full line of solutions now officially meet Transport Canadas standards of safety and efficiency, meaning we will be able to help even more Canadian operators boost their business, said Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO at senseFly. Were proud of this achievement and enthusiastic about whats ahead.
"This is another defining development from senseFly and its complete commitment to forwarding the development of safe, responsible and accountable UAV platforms and operations for professionals in Canada, added Peter Willis, UAV Technical Sales Representative at Spatial Technologies, a senseFly Canadian distribution partner. A truly legitimate benefit and advantage for existing professional operators and future users alike."
At senseFly, we believe in using technology to make work safer and more efficient. Our proven drone solutions simplify the collection and analysis of geospatial data, allowing professionals in surveying, agriculture, engineering and humanitarian aid to make better decisions, faster. senseFly was founded in 2009 and quickly became the leader in mapping drones. The company is a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group. For more information, go to www.sensefly.com.