Moose Cree First Nation signs ground-breaking Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) technical skills training agreement with Volatus Aerospace on 27 June 2022.
The training activity will take place in the Moose Cree community and Volatus will mentor to develop critical skills and infrastructure for a robust RPAS business servicing the community.
“Working with Moose Cree First Nation to establish an in-community base of trained RPAS operators is a very important first step in forming a foundation for a successful RPAS business” states Rob Walker, Volatus COO. “We envisage Moose Cree’s RPAS capability developing into future cargo delivery, hot spot fire mapping, ice flow surveillance, search and rescue activities, and various infrastructure inspection capabilities.”
Moose Cree Director of Economic Development, Stan Kapashesit stated: “We chose to work with Volatus and Indigenous Aerospace because of their broad knowledge base in all things RPAS. Their demonstrated expertise in pilot training, regulatory obligations and safety systems will prove invaluable as we look at our future growth into cargo operations, mapping, inspections, and search and rescue missions. We are proud to launch our RPAS initiative which will serve our community and build our knowledge and capacity to support growth and economic success.”
Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, and Latin America. Operating a vast pilot network, Volatus serves commercial and defence markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, and design, manufacturing, and R&D. Through its subsidiary Volatus Aviation, Volatus carries on the business of aircraft management, charter sales, and cargo services using piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous aircraft.