On Friday, July 11th Peak 3 Technical Services provided support and expertise to the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aircraft Test Range Complex and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Peak 3 was an integral part of the mission planning and concept of operations development. They also acted as Pilot in Command (PIC) for the training missions that involved the Alaska State Troopers, the Fairbanks Police Department, and the Fairbanks Fire Department at the Fairbanks Regional Fire Training Center.
The Aeryon Scout was used to support four training activities, which included a mock Police Standoff, State Trooper accident scene forensics and fire demonstrations.
The federal government selected a fast-growing technology company in Waterloo — Aeryon Labs — to announce funding Monday in support of efforts to open up new foreign markets to Canadian goods.
Erin O'Toole, parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade, and Kitchener-Waterloo MP Peter Braid were at Aeryon's facility on Kumpf Drive to announce funding of $20,000 to Unmanned Systems Canada, the association representing the unmanned vehicle industry. It is among 39 industry associations who will receive a combined total of $3 million this year.
Unmanned aerial systems technology was in its infancy back in 2007, when three University of Waterloo graduates founded Aeryon Labs, Inc. Like so many small business start-ups, the company was born in a home office—moving from a backyard to a basement, and then to a living room—before settling into office space in Waterloo, Ont., in the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle.
As Dave Kroetsch walks through the lobby of Aeryon Labs' new home on Kumpf Drive, the president and chief executive officer pauses for a moment to think about the tech company's growth.
Aeryon Labs is featured in a recent Financial Post article that discusses the growth of the UAV market in Canada and how there are many commercial applications that are benefiting from the technology, including the oil and gas industry.
The following is an excerpt from the article:
Transport Canada says it is watching the FAA’s regulations closely. And by September, the federal regulator is planning to put out its own “guidance document” on commercial drones under 25 kilograms as well, said Martin Eley, Transport Canada’s director general of civil aviation.