Call for launch of South Pacific airspace safety initiative
Posted by on 11 February 2015
The association of Australian Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) is calling for the establishment of a Federal multiagency working party to look at how Australia can aid South Pacific nations develop appropriate regulatory regimes allowing safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in their skies.
The call emerges directly out of emerging Australian Federal Government plans to provide South Pacific nations with Australian designed and manufactured UAS as an aid to maritime security arrangements across the region. The Australian government plan is being jointly developed by Defence, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.