AAUS Seeks Relief Consideration for Drone Industry – COVID-19

20th March 2020 Dear Members, This week, the Deputy Prime Ministry announced a proposed relief package for the Australian Aviation industry relating to the impact of COVID-19.  Being an emerging sector primarily comprised of small-to-medium enterprises, we are well aware that the drone industry is particularly sensitive to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis. AAUS […]

AAUS Submits Response to CASA ADS-B Consultation

13th March 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) The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) fully supports CASA’s proposal to amend the standards and requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast […]

RPAS in Australian Skies Conference 2020 Postponement – Coronavirus (COVID19) Update

16th March 2020 Update on RPAS in Australian Skies 2020 from the AAUS President AAUS is committed to safety – this commitment extends beyond the safe operation of remotely piloted aircraft but also to the events and activities we provide as an organisation. In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the AAUS Executive have […]

RPAS in Australian Skies Conference – Coronavirus (COVID19) Update

10th March 2020 Update on RPAS in Australian Skies 2020 AAUS is constantly monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We continue to draw directly on current advice and information provided by both Federal and State government authorities. With all advice considered, AAUS intends to proceed with the RPAS […]

EPA Victoria RFQ on Evaluation of EPA’s RPAS Capability

March 6, 2020 EPA Victoria wishes to engage a suitable supplier to evaluate its remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) capability. The evaluation process will produce: an overview of the current status of the capability, its suitability to deliver on current organisational needs and foresight into future development to enable the capability to support EPA Victoria’s […]

AAUS Drone Industry Survey

AAUS is conducting research on what’s important for the growth of the Australian drone industry and we’d love to hear from you.  We plan on using the information to shape our advocacy strategy moving forward. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes, and your responses will be kept confidential. You can only complete the […]

AAUS Industry Champions Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

  Recognition of Australian Unmanned Systems Industry Champions 2020 AAUS is once again proud to be hosting an Industry Awards night to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry. Over 100 nominations were received for the 5 award categories highlighting the strength of our rapidly developing […]

AAUS Industry Champions Awards 2020

Recognition of Australian Unmanned Systems Industry Champions AAUS is proud to be hosting its second Industry Awards night to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry. Winners will be announced during the AAUS Gala Dinner that will be held in Canberra on the evening of Thursday […]

Results of AAUS AGM 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Incorporated was held at the AAUS Office in Melbourne and virtually via Zoom on Thursday, November 26, 2020 During the meeting, the Annual Report and Financials for 2020 were presented and accepted. The 2020 Annual Report can be accessed here. President’s Welcome AAUS President Reece […]

AAUS Noise Regulation Working Group Position Paper submitted

November 22, 2019 The Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS) acknowledges the potential intrusion drone/RPAS operations can have on the public and that it is an issue of important concern to the community. AAUS also acknowledges that as Australia’s peak national body for the RPAS and emerging urban air mobility sectors, it has a responsibility […]

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