Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Incorporated will be held at the AAUS Office in Melbourne (for limited participants) and virtually (for all AAUS members). Date: Thursday, November 26, 2019 Time: 4pm – 5pm EDT Address: Level 2, 44 Lakeview Drive, Scoresby Virtual Attendance: Details […]

Q&A with Government on National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy

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) Participants: Mr Simon Moore: Assistant Secretary, Safety and Future Technology at Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development […]

AAUS Submits Position Paper to Senate Inquiry on Unmanned Aircraft Levy Bill

30 September 2020 On 3 September 2020, the provisions of the Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Levy) Bill 2020, and the Civil Aviation Amendment (Unmanned Aircraft Levy Collection and Payment) Bill 2020 relating to drone registration were referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport for inquiry and report by 4 […]

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, 2021 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 Australian […]

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 […]