Just in from NavCan via our local NC contact… NavCan is implementing new online processes and procedures to allow RPAS Operators to request and receive Controlled Airspace access. This comes into effect the same time as the new General RPAS Rules become effective June 1st.
We would like to inform you of some important changes that may impact the operation of your remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). As of June 1, 2019, new Transport Canada regulations will apply to all RPA operating in Canadian airspace. For more information on these new regulations, visit Transport Canada’s Drone Safety page.
If you plan to operate your RPA in controlled airspace (Classes C, D or E), you must have a Transport Canada Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations, and you must now obtain a written RPAS Flight Authorization from NAV CANADA, by submitting an RPAS Flight Authorization Request. This written authorization process replaces any previous email or telephone method and is now the only way to receive NAV CANADA authorization to fly your RPA in controlled airspace.
For more information or to submit an RPAS Flight Authorization Request, please visit our new RPAS webpage.NAVCAN email,, May 30th, 2019