Australian UAV Newsletter: September 2019

September 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

AUAV Newsletter for September 2019 Keep up with the drone industry: news and fun links from around the drone world, as well as some case studies and drone data articles from AUAV. https://tinyurl.com/auavnews-sep2019 Subscribe here to have the next edition delivered straight to your inbox: http://eepurl.com/Fb0XT

Australian UAV Newsletter: June 2019

June 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Australian UAV Newsletter for June 2019 Have we reached Peak Drone? Updates on some AUAV projects and software development, as well as the usual news and fun links from around the drone world. https://tinyurl.com/auavnews  Subscribe here to have the next edition delivered straight to your inbox: http://eepurl.com/Fb0XT

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

AUAV has an opening for a manager to work alongside me in the Sydney office, running the day-to-day operations for our drone projects in the region. https://www.auav.com.au/careers/2019_05_22-sydney_regional_manager_role/ If you have technical project management experience and want to join our growing team of amazing drone operators and data specialists, send your CV and cover letter to careers@auav.com.au  

AUAV inSite: 3D Drone Data Platform

March 29th, 2019|0 Comments

AUAV is excited to announce our inSite 3D drone data platform for digital twin asset inspection and 3D site capture. Many of our customers are already familiar, but today we're showing it off to the world. Watch a quick (3min) demonstration video here and you can find more information on the inSite page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgh3dTSEDyg  

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AUAV Response to CASA Drone Registration Proposal

February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

On Friday 25th January the Australian Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) proposed to introduce drone registration and an operator accreditation scheme https://consultation.casa.gov.au/regulatory-program/pp1816us/ James Rennie, AUAV’s Melbourne-based Director observes that “the previous relaxation of the rules, along with access to cheap and accessible drone technology has led to widespread unsafe practices and non-conformance to the regulations.” A lack of any practical flight training or demonstrable knowledge of the airspace or public safety rules for recreational and sub-2kg (Excluded) commercial operators has caused a spike in incidents and breaches of the regulations. “In our view we need more than just an on-line ‘tick and flick’ on-line course to address the basic flight competency and knowledge requirements for licensing” says Rennie. Registration The proposed registration of the drone will go some way to identifying the culprit when something has gone wrong, but more importantly should instill a greater sense of responsibility. This drone registration was recommended by Governmental review last year. However, we feel that the proposal is further tilting the playing field in favour of unlicensed and uninsured operators. As it stands the proposal is that a recreational drone attracts no annual fee (the drone owner has a $20 fee) while each commercial drone has a fee to CASA between $100 and $160 per drone per year. “This is a further imbalance against licensed professional operators and also encourages people to say they are only operating recreationally in [...]