Viewing entries posted in June 2014

'Eye's In the Sky' Report Is Timely But Confuses Impact of RPAS Deregulation With Opportunities for Enhanced Privacy Structures


ACUO notes today's release of the report 'Eyes in the Sky' by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (SPLA) and provisionally backs the six recommendations of the report, but is deeply concerned that the Committee has stepped outside its terms of reference in providing unqualified support for the proposed deregulation of the sub 2kg category of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), as is being sought by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) under its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) 1309OS.

Concern for aviation safety in a key proposal of CASA NPRM1309OS

ACUO believes a key proposal of CASA's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, NPRM 1309OS, may have significant safety and risk implications for all aviation interests in Australia. ACUO provides an alternative solution and makes 2 key recommendations to improve the safety and integrity of the RPAS industry in Australia.

Federal Government Aviation Safety Regulation Review Report Fails to Address Unmanned Aircraft Safety Matters

The Australian Certified UAV Operators Association (ACUO) provisionally welcomes yesterday's release of the report of the Aviation Safety Regulation Review, but expresses concern that a major opportunity to examine the broad range of challenges posed by the increasing numbers of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been missed.