Canfly Drones is able to assist with all aspects of the Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) process. An SFOC is the current (as of 2018) tool that Transport Canada uses to track commercial UAV users. In most cases, a commercial UAV operator will need to have an SFOC in place. The application process varies slightly region to region, and has also varied year to year as Transport Canada has gained experience in managing the evolving technology of UAVs. Each SFOC is unique to a given operator, and then essentially becomes a list of ‘do’s and don’ts’.
With an upcoming regulation change, the processes involved for regulating UAV operations will also change; some applications will get easier, some will get more complex. Transport Canada is already looking to the future for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, which will also bring an entire new set of regulations. Canfly Drones can assist a clients with navigating the maze of rules and regulations to help keep operations compliant, and leave for time for clients to actually ‘operate’.