In big progress for urban air mobility in North America, EHang announces that they will soon start testing passenger drones in Canada. EHang announced that their flagship passenger drone, the EHang 216, has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada View original article at Drone Life

One of Canada’s top drone delivery companies is “Coming to America” (FYI: Not an Eddie Murphy sequel). This week, Drone Delivery Canada launched the first steps to soar into the U View original article at Drone Life

A Canadian non-profit is helping indigenous peoples of Alberta soar – as drone pilots. Project Safe Canada, a group that includes security professionals, has so far empowered 71 pilots on eight reserves to obtain advanced certification from Transport Canada to help monitor indigenous territories and document any encroachment by developers View original article at Drone Life

Two Canadian drone companies are celebrating the new year by merging in a multi-million-dollar deal. Saskatchewan-based Draganfly is acquiring Dronelogics in a agreement that includes a $1 View original article at Drone Life

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is partnering with Canadian UAVs to develop an unmanned traffic management solution for below-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) in Canada. Lockheed Martin’s Canada CDL Systems subsidiary will work with the Calgary-based, military-grade drone services company to optimize airspace situational awareness for UAV pilots and support crew via the new UTM View original article at Drone Life

Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with Air Canada and the Edmonton International Airport to launch the world’s first airport-based, drone-delivery hub. Edmonton Regional Airports Authority and DDC will build flight routes from EIA using the drone firm’s DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones utilizing DDC’s drone flight infrastructure View original article at Drone Life

Some drone delivery operations seem rather crude in their execution, but Drone Delivery Canada is building a comprehensive platform that’s aiming to take drone delivery to the next level. The post Full-fledged drone delivery service set to land in remote Canadian community appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

On Edge is a series about stress in 2017.On a warm, drizzly August weekend in the quiet town of Meaford, Ontario, musicians prepared to take the stage. This past summer marked the twelfth year of Electric Eclectics, a festival celebrating experimental music on a farm two hours outside of Toronto. A short distance away from the main performance area, Kristel Jax administered drone therapy under the sprawling branches of a large tree. To her left, a stark white sheet printed with jagged block letters fluttered in the wind…

Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines. Original article at nytimes.com