Senate Inquiry into RPAS

Senate Inquiry into the flying of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

On 13 October 2016, the the Australian Senate moved that the issue of safe commercial and recreational use of RPAS, UAS and associated systems  is referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 April 2017.  On 16 February 2017, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 6 December 2017.


Submissions to the  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee  ceased on 15 December 2016.

All submissions o the Transport References Committee, including the MAAA’s submission,  can be downloaded from the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee/Submissions page.

CASA Discussion Paper (DP 1708OS) – Review of RPAS operations

CASA have recognized the ongoing need for existing aviation safety requirements to be updated in response to new technologies, international regulatory developments, and the advice and views from other Government, industry and community stakeholders and have recently issued  Discussion Paper (DP 1708OS) for comment.

For more details got to the CASA Discussion Paper (DP 1708OS) page.




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