Temporary Installation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Detection Equipment

This project involves the temporary installation of a camera system and two Radio Frequency (RF) sensors. Three tripod type devices will be installed, beside the Field Electrical Centre (FEC), one on the northwest side of the airfield south of taxiway M, and one on the northeast side of the field south of taxiway M. Direct buried cable will be installed between the devices, resulting in minor ground disturbance.

Construction activities will generally occur during normal business hours.  Types of activity include locates, trenching, backfill, electrical, and general materials handling. The project is located on the airside in the North region of the airport. The project is fully contained on existing Victoria Airport Authority property and construction activities will not affect airport operations.

The project is for temporary installation and testing of a remotely piloted aircraft detection system, which will enhance aviation safety around Victoria International Airport.  Upon completion of the testing, the tripod style fixtures, and installed cabling will be removed and ground restored to previous elevations.


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The VAA has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • Impacts on the rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • Community knowledge;
  • Comments received from the public; and
  • Technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.



Margaret Marra, Environmental Officer
201 - 1640 Electra Blvd
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V4
Email: margaret.marra@victoriaairport.com

  • Location

    • Victoria International Airport (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Victoria Airport Authority
  • Authorities

    • Victoria Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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