Under Round One of the Program, the Department has partnered with industry to test emerging aviation technology through pilot projects across five focus areas.
For Round Two of the Program, these focus areas have been adjusted to enhance emphasis on addressing regulatory barriers and the application of renewable, sustainable, low emission propulsion systems in emerging aviation technology. The five focus areas for Round Two are:
- Growing manufacturing in emerging aviation technology;
- Digital farming;
- Regional connectivity and supply chains;
- Improving outcomes for regional and remote Indigenous communities; and
- Addressing regulatory barriers.