Trevor BergmannCEO at AeroVision Canada Inc.
Trevor Bergmann is the Founder and CEO of AeroVision Canada Inc. His 20+ year background stems exclusively from civil aviation and aerospace & defence both in Canada and Internationally. Having completed his private and commercial pilot training, Trevor moved over to Aircraft Maintenance Engineering where he gained invaluable aviation experience with FedEx (Canada), Air Canada and the United Nations in Darfur, Sudan. His experience ranged from certifying maintenance on various aircraft and maintenance management.
Following his work overseas, Trevor accepted the Lead Field Service Representative position on Canada’s new Maritime Helicopter Project with General Dynamics Canada, supporting aircraft build and test at Sikorsky, procedures testing, and Canadian Air Force training on the new CH-148 Cyclone. His SME level experience combined with his role as a liaison between the various subsystem manufacturers and the Department of National Defence allowed him to expand his career in both a corporate and military contractor environment. In 2013, AVCI was created with minimal funding and the idea that drones could carry small cameras to provide a different view of the world. As this was still the grassroots level of what was not yet a commercial industry, it was an uphill climb for the 2-3 years that followed to gain traction in Eastern Canada with potential clients. Fast forward to 2021, very few businesses operate without either subcontracted or inhouse drone-based solutions.
Trevor has been heavily involved at the Federal level as a respected SME when it comes to drafting new drone policy and regulations and has been regularly interviewed and featured in print and TV media both at home and abroad. The Canadian Newfoundland Offshore Regulatory Board produced a set of guidelines for the major Oil & Gas operators to use when conducting drone operations at sea; much of which was co-written and edited by Trevor.
Trevor is a Director on the Board of Unmanned Systems Canada, a volunteer based not-for-profit with the purpose of providing a national voice for the drone industry. He sits on the Remote Traffic Management (RTM) Subcommittee, a working group managed by Transport Canada and NavCanada to support the development of safe airspace integration between drones and traditional manned aviation. More significantly, Trevor was invited to join a select group of industry specialists under the newly formed CanaDAC program, initiated and directed by Transport Canada’s RPAS (drone) Taskforce Director for future policy development surrounding beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) operations and Urban Air Mobility, to name a few. Trevor is a regular speaker at drone-based conferences and tradeshows as well as specialist events such as privacy and security conferences.