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EIA supports new safety rules for recreational drone use

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Transport Canada strikes good balance between safety and recreation

(Edmonton, AB) Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is supportive of Transport Canada’s rules protecting the safety of travellers in Canada. The newly announced rules https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2017/03/new_safety_rulesforrecreationaldroneusetakeimmediateeffect.html prohibit the operation of drones within nine kilometres of any airport, which is a prudent measure.

“This is a sensible move. Drones are readily available to the public so they are now part of our airspace, and that means they need to be regulated for safety like any other flying vehicles,” said Steve Maybee, EIA Vice President, Operations. “We want people to be able to enjoy using their drones or model aircraft and these rules will allow them to do that within a safe area.”

Transport Canada strikes good balance between safety and recreation
Contact Name: 
Chris Chodan
Contact Title: 
Communications
Organization: 
Edmonton Airports
Phone Number: 
780 700 3596
Email: 
cchodan@flyeia.com