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More use of aircraft voice and data recorders would ‘help identify hazards:’ TSB chair

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is calling on the federal government to make cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders mandatory on more aircraft and to allow use of the data in safety management systems. “In Canada, only multi-engine,

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Unlicensed operators responsible for more near misses involving drones: study

June 6, 2017 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A new study says there are more drones in the air than piloted aircraft and the numbers of close calls between the two continue to rise. The University of Calgary study, published online in the Journal of Unmanned

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FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year

August 29, 2016 Joan Lowy - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules

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Frank Cowan introduces drone endorsements for liability and property policies

August 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Frank Cowan Company announced on Friday that its liability and property policies can now be enhanced with endorsements to cover drones. The Princeton, Ont.-based managing general agent said in a statement that the drone/unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coverage “is intended

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Up in the Air

July 1, 2016 Lisha Li, Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

The December 31, 2015 deadline and the six-month extension for the federal government to provide war risk indemnity under the Aviation War Risk Liability Program, meant to provide war risk indemnity to the Canadian air industry, has
passed. All Canadian air carriers and aircraft operators need to obtain war risk coverage on the commercial insurance market if required under leases and/or financing documents.