Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design and NAV CANADA have teamed up to offer a joint Professional Short Course on uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones. The five-day course will be delivered at the NAV CENTRE facility in Cornwall, Ont., from June 20-24, 2016.

A broad assortment of topics pertaining to both fixed wing and rotary UAVs will be covered, including in-depth analysis of flight principles, functionality, application, detection, tracking and more. Potential opportunities and risks related to drone use will also be discussed, along with current and pending policy and regulations.

“The use of UAVs is increasing exponentially worldwide as people explore opportunities in a variety of different fields,” says Garry Brown, director of International Training Programs and Delivery for NAV CANADA. “This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of issues from flight principles and propulsion systems to safety and government regulation concerns.”

Course instructors will include members of Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, with additional expertise provided by NAV CANADA. Course participants will be presented with a Carleton University and NAV CANADA joint attendance certificate upon completion.

An enrolment fee of $2,000 per participant (plus applicable taxes) will be collected by NAV CANADA, which helps covers the academic and ancillary costs of the course, including instructors, accommodation and meals, classroom space and use of simulators, simulator support resources and supplies. People interested in registering are invited to contact Katherine MacLean at 613-936-5006 orkatherine.maclean@navcentre.ca.

This course is an example of the growing partnership between Carleton and NAV CANADA. In late 2015, an agreement was signed to work towards establishing an Aerospace Centre of Excellence in Cornwall that would integrate the expertise of NAV CANADA, the country’s air navigation services provider, and Carleton, home of Canada’s first Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering program.

About Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design

Carleton University’s research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design is recognized as a leader within Canada and beyond, offering one of the most extensive ranges of engineering and design programs in the country. Located in the nation’s capital, Carleton delivers real-world training through partnerships with industry and collaboration with government departments and agencies.


NAV CANADA is the country’s private sector civil air navigation services provider. With operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.

About the NAV Centre

The NAV Centre is a training and conference venue owned and operated by NAV CANADA. It offers access to 550 guest rooms, 70 state-of-the-art classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as an auditorium. Other amenities include a gymnasium and fitness facilities, as well as multiple dining options. The NAV Centre is also an accredited member of the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), provided for adhering to globally-recognized standards in hospitality service.

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Carleton University
613-520-2600 ext. 8718

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in
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