The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today launched a national safety campaign and reiterated the Government of Canada’s intention to develop new regulations for drones. The Minister unveiled a ‘No Drone Zone’ sign to remind users to only operate their drones in approved areas. The “No Drone Zone” signs will be distributed to a number of airports and other organizations to promote the safe use of drones and to deter operators from flying in areas that put aviation safety at risk.
“As the number of drones sharing our skies continues to grow, increasing awareness of the potential consequences of operating them illegally and perilously is critical to the safety of our airlines and passengers”, added O’Rourke. “Our member airlines look forward to working with Transport Canada to establish new drone-operating regulations”.