CASA Consultation on Proposed Policy Amendments to Part 101 MOS

9 September 2020 CASA is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the rules for drones, also known as remotely piloted aircraft, including details on: the registration and accreditation scheme COVID pandemic relief transitional provisions for remote pilot licences (RePL) an extension to the commencement of RePL training instructor requirements The proposal amends the Part 101 […]

Government releases National Aviation Policy Issues Paper on Emerging Aviation Technologies

3 September 2020 The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications have released a National Aviation Policy Issues Paper on Emerging Aviation Technologies. You can find a copy of the AAUS’s corresponding media release here: AAUS Media Release The Issues Paper presents the initial position of Government on the development of policy for the […]

RPAS in Australian Skies 2021

  Canberra, March 10-11, 2020 The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems’ “RPAS in Australian Skies 2021” conference is an important strategic event aimed at the continuing discussion on the safe integration of RPAS into Australian Airspace.  It is supported by key government and industry participants and has established itself as a landmark event in the […]

CASA Consultation on Proposed Charges for Drone Services

25 August 2020 Last year the Australian Government passed legislation to introduce mandatory drone registration and accreditation.  CASA are now consulting on the proposed charges, including: an initial fee-free registration period for drones or RPA registered before 30 June 2021 introduction of a simplified fee structure, including fixed fees, for other regulatory services – providing […]

AAUS Seeks Greater Industry input for Australian UTM

25 August 2020 For those who missed the big announcement last week, Airservices Australia released a Request for Information (RFI) for the development of a Flight Information Management System (FIMS) Prototype  relating to the development and evaluation of a flight information management system for UAS Traffic Management.   AAUS welcomes steps to advance UTM in Australia, which […]

UTM commences with Airservices release of its requirements for a Flight Information Management System

19 August 2020 Airservices Australia has today released its Request for Information (RFI) for the development of a Flight Information Management System (FIMS) Prototype to be built with industry partners over coming months. FIMS is a data exchange gateway that connects UAS Traffic Management (UTM) participants with Australia’s air traffic management system. The objective is […]

Result from CASA ADS-B Consultation

31 July 2020 CASA Project AS 16/06 – Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment suitable for voluntary fitment and use in aircraft operated in accordance with the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) In March 2020, The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) made a submission to CASA Project AS16/06 supporting low cost options for VFR […]

QinetiQ Australia to design and construct Queensland UAS Flight Test Range

03 June 2020  QinetiQ News Release QinetiQ Australia has been awarded a contract to design and construct an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight test range (FTR) on behalf of the Queensland Government. The FTR will be located at Cloncurry Aerodrome in North West Queensland and will consist of access to a commercial quality runway, dedicated […]