Drone-based businesses soar in Canada, as FAA grounds US entrepreneurs


Hundreds of companies in Canada are putting drones to work in industries like farming and TV filming. They are getting a leg-up in an important new aviation industry as US rules continue to forbid commercial drone use.

Drones on set and on the farm

Canada’s decision to set up a green-light system for commercial drone use came in 2010 as the government came to recognize an emerging aviation-based economy. Since then, companies large and small are gaining expertise in drone-related technology.

A startup called Resson Aerospace, for instance, is transforming drone footage into customized images and analytics for large agriculture companies:


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