LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president of technology policy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM regarding today's announcement by the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport, on Canada's new drone safety regulations:
"Drones provide limitless possibilities for first responders, hobbyists and commercial users. These new rules by Canada are the first step in transforming the country's aviation industry and will allow many of its sectors that rely on drone technology to grow. We thank Transport Canada for working with the public and private sectors and reaching reasonable approaches to drone registration and pilot certification, altitude restrictions and rules for nighttime operations in its first permanent regulations for drones."
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.
SOURCE Consumer Technology Association
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