ACUO and the ATSB join forces to make Australian skies safer

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO), the peak industry body for unmanned aviation, have joined forces in pursuit of their common goal to improve transport safety as the unmanned sector of aviation continues to grow.

ACUO Applauds the Senate Committee Report on Drones

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ACUO applauds the final Report of the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport, following its Inquiry into Regulatory requirements that impact on the safe use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems and associated systems.

QLD Unmanned Systems Strategy Consultation Highlights Need for National Approach

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The release of a consultation paper exploring development of a Queensland State unmanned systems industry strategy highlights the need for a corresponding national plan for the rapidly growing sector according to the association of Australian Certified UAV Operators (ACUO).

Time to Build an Australian National Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System

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The Association of Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) is calling for the Federal Government to launch a program to design, develop and implement a continent-wide unmanned traffic management (UTM) system as the only viable means of achieving the safe integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) – called drones by the general public – into national airspace.

Federal Transport Minister Announces New Drone Safety Review

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Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has today announced a review of aviation safety regulation in relation to the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones.

Drone Safety Review a Welcome Start – Doesn’t Address Immediate Safety Issues

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The association of Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. (ACUO) has welcomed today's announcement for a Drone Safety Review by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester MP. 

ACUO welcomes Defence plan for local RPAS design, development and rolling manufacture

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The association of Australian Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) welcomes today's announcement by senior Department of Defence capability planners of a plan for local design, development and rolling production of small military unmanned aircraft systems.

Australia’s New Drone Rules: New Devils in the Details

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Whilst the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has sought to widely promote its new drone rules as a boon for industry, devils reside in the detail and safety stands to be compromised. What wasn’t widely publicised by CASA are its ‘new’ Standard Operating Conditions, which all operators of drones (known in the industry as Remotely Piloted Aircraft) must abide by when the new regulations take effect at the end of September this year.

ACUO – CASA Executive Meeting Discusses Regulatory Enforcement

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The President of ACUO, Mr Joe Urli, met with CASA’s CEO & Director of Aviation Safety, Mr Mark Skidmore, on March 8th to discuss a raft of issues of high importance to certified UAV Operators. Top of ACUO’s list was visible and effective enforcement of current and future RPAS regulations.

Qld Meet & Greet

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The ACUO will be hosting an informal meet and greet gathering next Friday at a convenient location central to SEQ operators. The ACUO will provide a moderate bar and nibbles tab. We hope to see you there so that you can network with fellow RPAS Operators.