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Flightglobal quotes Martin Sheehan in an article about Transport Canada introducing new guidelines for the operation of unmanned air vehicles

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“Canada mulls new UAV guidelines” by Beth Stevenson, Flightglobal Flightglobal quotes Martin Sheehan in an article about Transport Canada introducing new guidelines for the operation of unmanned air vehicles similar to those being proposed in Europe.

It is now proposed classification will be based on risk, Martin Sheehan, partner at the Fasken Martineau law firm in Montreal, tells Flightglobal.

Aircraft will be categorised as either small UAVs used for complex operations, small UAVs for simple operations, and a “very small” category for those weighing 2kg or less.

“Small aircraft” will now be categorised as under 25kg, and those that fall into the “complex” category will need to be registered with Transport Canada. Additionally, an age restriction on the operator will be introduced, with those flying complex missions having to be 16 years or older – or 14 if supervised – with a permit.