TOP 5 DRONE SERVICE ESSENTIALS

Example of Transport Canada Drone Certification

Drones are playing an increasingly important role in multiple industries in Canada, and this trend is likely to continue. Many companies that are not ready to implement their own drone program turn to third party drone service providers (DSPs). When deciding which DSP to trust with your projects, there are some fundamental things to consider. In this blog post I’ll discus my top 5 essentials to consider when shopping for a drone service provider. 1) Transport Canada Certification In most cases, if you are hiring someone (internally or externally) to operate a drone for you or your company, then your drone pilot must have either a Basic or Advanced operations certificate for drone operations. A pilot can work for pay with either of those certificates, however the Basic qualification is more limiting. There are two exceptions to the requirement for a Basic or Advanced operations certificate and they are both …

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DRONES, CONSTRUCTION & INDUSTRY 4.0

Diagram showing the progression of the four Industrial Refolutions

Definition and a Brief History What is Industry 4.0, and how do drones and the construction industry fit in? Let’s step back for a minute and look at the history of industrialization to see how we got here. Industry 4.0 is the buzzword that people use to describe the fourth industrial revolution. The first industrial revolution was marked by the mechanization of production using water and steam power. The second industrial revolution, also known as the technological revolution, saw the implementation of electric power systems, assembly lines and railroads. This revolution further improved the scale and automation of our production as well as the distribution of goods. The third industrial revolution, also called the digital revolution, was marked by the implementation of computer systems and further automation. We are currently moving into the fourth industrial revolution with intelligent systems that increase data acquisition, sharing and processing to facilitate more streamlined …

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