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Canadian UAVS Makes Aviation History By Completing The First Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) UAV Flight In Unrestricted Airspace


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CALGARY, Alberta – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Canadian UAVs (CUAVS), Canada’s leading unmanned aviation solutions provider for enterprise and military applications, is proud to announce that is has complete the first phase of it Transport Canada approved Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations. CUAVS was granted the first permit in Canadian history to conduct such operations outside of restricted airspace under the oversight of six Transport Canada field inspectors.

The project, which is based at Canadian UAVs testing facility west of Calgary Alberta, will enable CUAVS to validate it proprietary technology and advanced ‘airline grade’ safety infrastructure at scale. This novel project is in collaboration with Canada’s largest oil and gas companies which will provide direct feedback on data output from the trials.

“It is a huge milestone for our team to be granted the first BVLOS permit outside of the UAV test range in Foremost. The operations which lasted about a week put our UAVs and airspace management technologies through a series of extreme tests and I’m very proud to announce they performed without incident. Our next steps are to increase the range of the UAV communications links and conduct a final test at a heavy oil sands site next month.” said Sean Greenwood, President, and CEO of Canadian UAVs (“CUAVs”).

Project Highlights:

  • The first of it’s kind Transport Canada permitted civilian airspace BVLOS trials
  • The Largest up-stream and mid-stream oil and gas companies as stakeholders
  • Industry wide standard operating procedures for BVLOS oil and Gas operations
  • Industry inspection data output standardization

Canadian UAVs is a Calgary-based solutions provider focused on safety-first data acquisition for unmanned aerial vehicle applications.  CUAVs provides a range of custom and innovative UAV solutions for industrial environments where advanced imaging is necessary for surveying on an iterative or fixed point basis. Using advanced technology to monitor and acquire data about industrial assets, the company provides a viable advantage for clients and enterprises seeking to mitigate risk.

http://CanadianUAVs.ca

Contact: Sean Greenwood (403) 796-5102



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