Thursday 15 October 2020

Virtual Q&A Session with Government on development of a National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy

When: 1100 – 1200 EDT on Thursday 15 October 2020

Where:  Zoom (invite will be sent to registered AAUS members)


Mr Simon Moore: Assistant Secretary, Safety and Future Technology at Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications 

Mr Benedict Lyons: Director, Airspace and Emerging Aviation Technologies at Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications 

Dr Reece Clothier: AAUS President will be the moderator

AAUS Members: You will be able to ask questions during the Zoom session


  • AAUS Members: Free*
  • Government: Free

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The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications have released a National Aviation Policy Issues Paper on Emerging Aviation Technologies.

The Issues Paper presents the initial position of Government on the development of policy for the drone/remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sectors. The scope is broad, reflecting the Government’s “whole-of-government” approach to the sector covering issues from safety regulation, airspace integration, noise, privacy, security, environment to the Government’s approach to industry engagement. The Issues Paper is open for public comment until the 31st October. A copy of the Issues Paper can be found on the Department website:

This is a landmark document – an important first step in the journey to define a comprehensive policy set that will guide all future Government decision making in relation to our industry. AAUS welcomes its release and the holistic and coordinated national approach that it reflects.

AAUS will be putting together a detailed response and is seeking input from all of its members. Stay tuned for further details on how to get involved and have your thoughts represented in our response.

In the meantime, Simon has recorded a short video for the release of the Emerging Aviation Technologies Issues paper.