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Australia – Tax to be levied for RPA and Model Aircraft

Drone taxes are coming! In late August 2020, the Parliament proposed 2 draft laws (Bills) concerning the levy for the registration of drones in Australia. The levy...

Morrison Government invests in new Unmanned Aircraft Systems development program

The Morrison Government is investing up to $1.3 billion in a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) development program to enhance situational awareness across Australia’s vast maritime environment.

Australia – Have we reached ‘Peak Drone’​? How will the drone...

James Rennie According to Goldman Sachs the drone industry will be worth US$100bn globally by 2020, and similar figures have been estimated by the other consulting...

Australia – New technical requirements for remotely piloted aircraft

There are new technical requirements for RPA, commonly known as drones. The new rules are contained in the Part 101 (Unmanned Aircraft and Rockets) Manual of Standards...

Shark Spotting drone trial begins in NSW, Australia

Surf Life Saving New South Wales Australia this week commenced RPA operational trials at 9 locations, using DJI P4P’s & M600’s and machine learning algorithms which analyse live video...

Drone banner towing Skyline UAV Australia

Skyline UAV based in Australia are now offering a UAV Banner Towing service. This is something a friend of mine has done with real helicopters over London and it's...
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UAVAIR launch Foundations of Aerial Mapping course

Major industrial adoption of drones is set to surge forward with an education partnership between Australian-based cloud platform Propeller Aero and Australia’s leading drone pilot training organisation, UAVAIR. Industries want...

UAS4RS conference 2017

We are taking the leap to move beyond pretty pictures to use drones as our workhorses for collecting real data and providing real information. We’d like to invite you...

Drone Complier selected by Australian CASA to develop the official drone...

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has teamed up with the specialist company, Drone Complier, to develop a smartphone, tablet and web-based app to help drone flyers fly safely...

South32 first to launch Airobotics automated drones in Australia

Airobotics' fully automated, industrial grade multi-purpose drone platform will soon be deployed for the first time at an Australian resources operation. The Airobotics platform will conduct programmed missions including inspecting...