New technologies and innovation survey

Closed 4 Jun 2022

Opened 19 Apr 2022


The aviation sector is constantly evolving. We’re looking at ways we can be ready to assist the Australian aviation industry when new technologies emerge.

By participating in this survey, you can help us gather information about emerging technologies and other new systems and capabilities we may not know about.

We’re gathering this information to ensure we’re prepared and able to respond to future changes that could affect the way we regulate civil aviation. The aim is to provide timely support to the industry as needed.  

We’re particularly interested in information relating to emerging technologies, systems and capabilities you expect to be deployed into the civil aviation environment in the next 3-10 years. We are seeking your feedback under the following 6 themes, depending on where you have an interest:

  • future airspace, including uncrewed traffic management (UTM)
  • future remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operations, including large RPAS
  • advanced air mobility, including vertiports and eVTOL certification
  • evolved conventional operations (for example, electrification, new propulsion systems, and fuel chemistries)
  • enabling capabilities (for example, autonomy assurance, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing)
  • high altitude operations (above FL600).

Please respond to as many of the themes as you like, depending on your interests. 

You'll note that throughout the survey we've listed technologies and capabilities we're already aware of relating to each theme. The aim of this activity is to identify technologies and capabilities we don't yet know about, however feel free to provide information about the technologies and capabilities we have mentioned if you still wish to do so.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.

Please note this survey is separate to our recent engagement with the public on our RPAS/advanced air mobility roadmap document.

A note about privacy

Please contact us if you would like to share information that is commercial in confidence. We will consider whether the information is useful for this activity and, if so, discuss with you how to best manage confidentiality issues.


What happens next

Thank you for sharing your information. Your input will help us plan and prepare for future future innovation.


  • CASA Staff
  • Aerodrome operator
  • Air operators
  • Airworthiness organisations
  • Flight instructors and flight examiners
  • Flight training operators
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Pilots
  • Sports aviation operators
  • Hot air balloon operators
  • Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME)
  • Air traffic controller/s
  • Drone operators
  • Foreign operator
  • Traveling public/passengers
  • Air traffic service provider
  • Part 173 of CASR Certified/Authorised Instrument Flight Procedure Designer Aerodrome
  • Part 175 of CASR Aeronautical information service providers
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Forecaster/Meteorological service provider
  • Operations Control/Flight Dispatch
  • School/Education/Aviation Theory Provider
  • Amateur/kit-built aircraft owners and builders
  • Self-administering aviation organisations
  • Part 147 of CASR Maintenance training organisations
  • Parachute operators
  • Parachuting sport aviation bodies
  • Pilots of parachuting aircraft
  • Parachute maintenance and manufacturing organisations
  • Balloon Instructors and flight examiners
  • Balloon manufacturers
  • Balloon Pilots
  • Balloon Sports aviation operators
  • Traveling public/passengers on balloon scenic flights
  • Tethered gas balloon operators
  • Balloon AOC holders and applicants
  • Balloon pilots holding a CP(B)L
  • Sport and recreational balloon owners and pilots
  • Sport and recreational aircraft maintainers
  • Sport aviation bodies & prospective ASAOs
  • Gliding clubs
  • Certified aerodrome owner/operator
  • Registered aerodrome owner/operator
  • Unregulated aerodrome owner/operator
  • Aerodrome owner/operators
  • CASA aerodrome inspector
  • Aerodrome industry consultant
  • Aircraft owner/operator
  • Part 145 of CASR approved maintenance organisations (AMO)
  • Regulation 30 of CAR maintenance organisations (CAR 30)
  • Licensed aircraft maintenance engineers (LAME)
  • Aircraft maintenance engineers (AME)
  • Aerial work operator
  • Part 142 of CASR operator
  • Part 141 of CASR operator
  • Floatplane operators
  • Rocketry Participants
  • High Power Rocket Operator
  • Rocketry organisation
  • Rocketry organisation member
  • Drone training organisation
  • Holder of RPAS remotely piloted aircraft operator’s certificate (ReOC)
  • Holder of RPAS and remote pilot licence (RePL)
  • Air transport operations – rotorcraft (Part 133)
  • Aerial work operator (Part 138)
  • Subpart 21.J of CASR approved design organisation
  • Subpart 21.M of CASR authorised persons
  • Drone manufacturers
  • Drone repairers
  • Unmanned balloon operators
  • Rocket operator
  • Commercial drone operator
  • Recreational drone flyer
  • Model aircraft enthusiast
  • Training organisation representative
  • Flight training organisations
  • School/educational institution
  • VET and tertiary sector organisations providing aviation theory training


  • Airworthiness / maintenance
  • Drones/uncrewed aircraft systems
  • Airspace and infrastructure
  • Sport and recreational aviation
  • Air travel
  • Dangerous goods
  • Emergencies and incident reporting
  • Fatigue management
  • Hazards
  • Health
  • Human factors
  • Safety management systems
  • Licensing
  • Operational standards
  • Aircraft certification and design
  • Flight training
  • Limited category aircraft
  • Cabin safety
  • Private operations
  • Amateur/kit-built aircraft
  • Airworthiness/maintenance (CAR 30 and CASR Part 145 maintenance orgs)
  • Equipment standards
  • Self administration aviation activities
  • Sport and recreational ballooning
  • Training and checking systems
  • Maintenance organisations
  • Safety promotion
  • Aircraft engineer licensing
  • Model rocket enthusiast/operator
  • Rocketry
  • Human External Cargo (HEC)
  • Unmanned balloons
  • First person view (FPV)
  • Model aircraft/remote control aeroplanes