**Postponed ** OAC RPAS Workshop at SkyX
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**Postponed **  OAC RPAS Workshop at SkyX

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Industry is growing rapidly, learn about trends, regulations and innovations on September 12th!

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Where: 3-8001 Weston Road
Woodbridge, Ontario  L4L 9C8
Contact: Marlene Conway-Diels
(905) 536-1371‬

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OAC Workshop – RPAS Trends, Regulations & Opportunities 2019

September 12th, 2019  -  8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by SkyX

3-8001 Weston Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9C8



The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Industry is growing rapidly. Autonomous systems are expanding globally in communities and transportation systems. Exciting innovation and market opportunities are expanding for the RPAS Industry. Come learn about global trends, Transport Canada regulations, global standards, innovations and Industry peer examples of challenges and opportunities!


1. To give a global perspective of the RPAS market, trends, impact on skills

2. To give a Canadian perspective as it relates to RPAS business and regulatory environment

3. To give Canadian regulatory perspective and current work undertaken by Transport Canada (TC)

4. To discuss the role of standards in RPAS and work undertaken by Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

5. To discuss current research undertaken by the National Research Council (NRC)

6. To discuss Industry examples, challenges and opportunities for growth


You Will Get:

  • A demonstration of SkyX RPAS technologies
  • An understanding of the current global trends, regulations, standards and innovations
  • Peer Industry (including RPAS Manufacturer, Data Collection & Analytics, Customer and Technology provider), examples of challenges and opportunities

Workshop AGENDA:  September 12, 2019

8:00 am

Registration & Networking

8:15 am

   Program Start – Opening Remarks

Moira Harvey, Executive Director

Ontario Aerospace Council

Didi Horn, CEO


8:20 am

   Regulatory Overview

Sandeep Atwal, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector- Flight Operations, RPAS Centre for Expertise

Transport Canada

8:50 am

   Demonstration by SkyX

David Platt, Head of Flight Systems


9:30 am

   Global RPAS Overview

Michael Cohen, Vice Chair, Strategy

Unmanned Systems Canada

10:00 am


   Standards & Certification Overview

Alex Heroux, Sector Specialist, Aerospace Lead, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement Branch

Standards Council of Canada

10:30 am

  Networking Break

10:55 am

  Research & Innovation Overview

Dr. Iraj Mantegh

National Research Council

11:25 am

   Industry Panel

Manufacturer, Data Collection & Analytics: SkyX

Canadian Customer: Ontario Power Generation

International Customer: E'Kabel

Technology Provider: Darwin AI


12:25 pm

   Q&A and Wrap up

12:45 pm

   Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

   Workshop end


(Click the Register Button above left corner)

Space is limited. Please register early.

For more information please contact:

Marlene Conway Diels at 905 536 1371 or marlene.conway-diels@caric.aero