light snow
March 16, 2017 | Safety and Security, YEG News Releases

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 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.”