Drones: Democratizing Aviation – The past, present, and future of the Canadian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry

125 m
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Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

Synopsis:

The Canadian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry has roots stretching back to the Canadair CL89 program. Today, the industry has grown to about a thousand companies, and has doubled in size every two years for the past decade. The presentation will describe the recent growth in the Canadian UAV industry, its characteristics, and what is anticipated to happen over the next few years.

Presenter: Mark Aruja

Mark Aruja is the Chairman of Unmanned Systems Canada (USC), a national not-for-profit association which promotes the interests of the unmanned systems community. Mark is a 32-year veteran of the Canadian Forces and spent 12 years in industry at Thales. In his final appointment in the Canadian Forces, he was the first Commandant of the Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre which undertook the first comprehensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) trials. He joined USC as an industrialist upon its inception in 2003, and has been involved in championing unmanned systems and its economic potential since then.

The Canadian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry has roots stretching back to the Canadair CL89 program. Today, the industry has grown to about a thousand companies, and has doubled in size every two years for the past decade. The presentation will describe the recent growth in the Canadian UAV industry, its characteristics, and what is anticipated to happen over the next few years.

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Sonia Mendes

Sonia Mendes is the English Writer/Editor for Ingenium. She loves digging behind the scenes to tell the quirky, colourful stories of museum life and all things related to science and innovation.