Posted by on 19 October 2018
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.
Posted by on 23 August 2018
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.
Posted by on 31 August 2017
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).
Posted by on 24 January 2017
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.
Posted by on 10 October 2016
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.
Posted by on 10 October 2016
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.
Posted by on 8 September 2016
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.
Posted by secretary on 15 April 2016
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.
Posted by JUBM on 14 March 2016
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.
Posted by on 4 December 2015
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.