RPAS and AAM Roadmap Consultation

Closed 19 Apr 2022

Opened 8 Mar 2022

Overview

The RPAS and AAM Roadmap has been developed as an initiative under the Australian Government’s National Emerging Aviation Technology (NEAT) Policy Statement, released by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in May 2021.

It is intended to provide a plan for the realisation of a long-term vision for the Australian remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) regulatory regime and the integration of these technologies into the civil aviation system.

CASA is now seeking comment on the draft RPAS and AAM Strategic Regulatory Roadmap (the Roadmap). The intent of the Roadmap is to provide clarity about Australia’s future approach to aviation safety regulation and safety oversight for RPAS and AAM.

The Roadmap is still in the drafting phase. It does not represent government policy, nor does it predetermine the options the government may consider when making final decisions.

Please note that we are not seeking comments on matters of existing CASA RPAS policy and legislation.

Why your views matter

CASA recognises the valuable contribution community and industry consultations make to the policy decision-making process and future regulatory change. Comments are sought from every sector of the community.

This includes the public, government agencies and all sectors of the aviation industry, whether as an aviator, aviation consumer and/or provider of related products and services.

At the end of the response period for public comment, we will review each comment and submission received.

All submissions will be made publicly available on our website, unless you request your submission remain confidential.

What happens next

At the end of the response period for public comment, we will review each comment and submission received.

All submissions will be made publicly available on our website, unless you request your submission remain confidential.

A summary of consultation will also be published, which summarises the feedback received, outlines any intended changes and details of the roadmap.

CASA intends to publish the final RPAS and AAM Roadmap by the end of June 2022.

Audiences

  • Drone operators

Interests

  • Owners of drones or model aircraft