CASA drafts 10-year safety roadmap for drones

By on 5 April, 2022

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CASA has drafted a roadmap outlining its approach to aviation safety regulations for drones for the next 10 years and beyond.

It says the roadmap aims to provide a long-term plan to integrate these types of aircraft into Australia’s airspace and future regulatory system.

The roadmap is only a draft at this stage, with feedback being sought from the industry via the CASA Consultation Hub. The consultation closes on Tuesday, 19 April 2022.

Meanwhile, the federal government has agreed to defer mandatory recreational drone registration and operator accreditation until 1 July 2023.

Registration for recreational operators had been scheduled to commence in mid-2022, following the introduction of registration for commercial and excluded category operators on 30 September 2020.

The new rules for recreational drones will require operators to gain accreditation by watching an online video and successfully answering a short quiz to demonstrate they understand the drone safety rules.

The new registration and accreditation requirements will apply to all drones operated recreationally that weigh more than 250 grams.

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