The md4-1000 from Microdrones on Transport Canada’s list of Compliant UAS

The Microdrones team in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada.(PRNewsfoto/Microdrones)

The md4-1000 unmanned aerial system (UAS) from Microdrones was recently added to Transport Canada’s list of compliant UAS.

Microdrones is one of eight companies with a UAS on this list, according to a news release. To earn compliance, Microdrones was required to submit a variety of application materials, including flight, maintenance, and systems design manuals.

“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, according to the release. “We are proud to have achieved compliance and it is especially meaningful that it was granted by Transport Canada.”

Operators who fly a compliant UAS can apply for a Compliant Operator Certificate from Transport Canada, according to the release. Compliant operators may be granted greater geographic flexibility, like flying in restricted areas, closer to airports or cities, and beyond visual line of sight. They can also benefit from extended validity, streamlined renewal, and priority processing of Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOC).

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