ALL DRONE ACTIVITY BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.
Until a new University Chief Remote Pilot is recruited, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has confirmed that no operations involving drones, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), can be conducted. Penalties apply for breaches of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulation 1998 – Part 101.
The University is currently recruiting for the role of Chief Remote Pilot (CRP) following a restructure of the in-house drone operational support service provided by URAF.
The CRP is responsible for ensuring compliance with CASA’s obligations, industry best practice and insurance requirements on behalf of the University. Only the Chief Remote Pilot is authorised by CASA to approve drone operations. For more information on the regulation of drones please refer to the on-line summary: Drones and the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998
An update will be provided once the appointment has been approved and operations can recommence.