Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Draganfly Innovations Inc.

March 31, 2016 07:00 ET

Draganfly Innovations, First to Obtain Transport Canada's Compliant Status for Multiple UAV Systems

Canadian UAV operators of compliant Draganflyer systems can now apply for compliant operator status to benefit their business.

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. announced today that Transport Canada now considers Draganfly's Declaration of Compliance for all four current production Draganflyer UAVs to be complete. This allows Draganfly to issue Statements of Conformity to clients seeking to become Compliant Operators in accordance with Staff Instruction 623-001.

Companies flying UAVs for civilian applications in Canada must hold a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) or qualifying exemption from Transport Canada. An SFOC is issued on a regional basis and can be approved for up to a one year term. By meeting additional requirements, including operating a compliant UAV, clients can now apply to become Compliant Operators. This creates the opportunity for greater national flexibility and a longer SFOC term, including Canada-wide and terms of up to 3 years.

The following Draganfly models are considered compliant by Transport Canada:

- Draganflyer X4-P

- Draganflyer X4-ES

- Draganflyer Guardian

- Draganflyer Commander

"This is great news for our Canadian customers as it will allow them to seek out Compliant Operator status," said Zenon Dragan, President of Draganfly. "Operators can conduct their work with confidence knowing that their Draganflyer has met Transport Canada's compliancy requirements. Having the compliant status for our UAVs reinforces their quality and reliability over other systems available on the market."

Only six UAV systems have received this designation from Transport Canada since the compliancy process began. Draganfly is the first company to obtain compliant status for multiple UAVs, having four of the six approved systems.

About Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Draganfly Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, is a recognized technology and industry leader within the commercial UAV industry. Its devices have helped establish the commercial market and adoption of multi-rotor helicopters for aerial imaging and public safety.

Further information on Draganfly Innovations can be found at www.draganfly.com

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