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Ottawa considered speeding up new seatbelt rule after Broncos crash: documents

July 30, 2018 Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The father of a teen who died in a crash that killed 16 people on a junior hockey team bus is questioning why Ottawa is waiting two years to make seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory. Documents obtained by The

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Locomotive recorder legislation law takes aim at railway risk managers

May 29, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A new federal law passed Thursday is intended to mandate the videotaping of locomotive crews in order to let railway risk managers help prevent accidents. Bill C-49, The Transportation Modernization Act, was signed Thursday into law by Governor General Julie

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When drone damage could trigger a home insurance claim

February 8, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

When consumers fly unmanned aerial vehicles as a hobby, will their home insurance policies cover them for any lawsuits arising from property damage or personal injury caused by the drones? For the most part, aircraft is excluded in the wording

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Plane suffered minor damage after hitting drone near Quebec City

October 17, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

QUEBEC – A collision between a commercial aircraft and a drone near Quebec City’s airport last week highlights the potential danger posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, authorities and aircraft experts said Sunday. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he was “extremely

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TSB calls for mandatory stall warning devices in commercial de Havilland DHC-2 airplanes

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday it is recommending that stall warning systems be mandated for all de Havilland DHC-2 single-engine Beaver airplanes, a recommendation the Federal Aviation Administration made in 2008 after six tourists died in a floatplane

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Third-party drone services developing, immediate post-incident use still a challenge

September 8, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A trend seems poised to take flight whereby companies in need of drone services to gain specific insights will increasingly tap the expertise of third-party providers. “I think third-party companies who provide services utilizing drones will be more common than

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Tug vessels that collided had no formal safety management systems: TSB

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A May, 2016 collision between two logging tugs near Nanaimo, British Columbia demonstrates that some marine firms are “not effectively managing their safety risks,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a report released Thursday. On May 24, 2016,

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Dash 8 crew erroneously thought convective activity was not a factor in Mont-Joli approach incident: TSB

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A combination wind shear and turbulence was one factor in a 2016 incident in Quebec in which a pilot had “temporary difficulty” controlling a Dash 8 below 2,000 feet, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a recent investigation

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TSB urges fishing industry to recognize ‘interdependency among safety issues’

August 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The frequency of fatal accidents involving Canadian fishing vessels is too high and crew members will continue to be at risk until “the complex relationship and interdependency among safety issues is recognized and addressed,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada

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Lack of safety management systems found in “numerous” marine, aviation accident investigations: TSB

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fifteen years after four passengers drowned in an accident aboard an amphibious sightseeing vehicle across the Ottawa River from the nation’s capital, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned Thursday that there has “been only limited progress” on expanding the

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Proposed new pilot rest regulations published for public comment until Sept. 29

July 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s aviation regulator is proposing new regulations that would reduce the maximum number of hours that pilots would be allowed to be on flight duty and mandate a “holistic risk management approach” in some cases, to addressing the problem of

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TSB reiterates call for federal regulator to audit safety management systems of Canada’s railways ‘in sufficient depth and frequency’

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite efforts by Transport Canada to audit safety management systems of federally-regulated railways, the risk associated with weak railway safety management systems is sufficient to warrant continued involvement from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the board suggested Tuesday. In