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CASA BVLOS drone operations in regional Australia survey

26 Oct 2023

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is undertaking a survey to build a snapshot of the use and benefits of beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations in Australia.

Drones are enabling an array of exciting advances across global industries and this new survey, BVLOS drone operations in regional Australia, will help inform regulatory changes for lower-risk BVLOS operations..

The survey is open to everybody and the objectives of the survey are to collect information to:

  • provide a picture of the use of, or intended use of drones for BVLOS operations across Australia
  • review demographic and geographic information of BVLOS activities in Australia
  • identify key benefits from, and challenges to, increased BVLOS drone operations
  • identify areas where regulatory improvements may be applied for lower-risk, low altitude BVLOS drone operations

The BVLOS drone operations in regional Australia survey is on CASA’s Consultation Hub. Submissions close on 17 November, 2023.