The Program aims to expand employment in the aviation sector, improve supply chain and market efficiency, and improve connections with regional, remote and Indigenous communities.
The Program will also contribute to the digital transformation of Australian businesses, increased business efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions through new technology.
The Department is responsible for administering the Program as well as working with industry partners to deliver pilot projects, including through:
- Coordination and consultation with Commonwealth, state and local government agencies;
- Advice and assistance with navigation of regulatory processes;
- Development and testing of new policies and regulations where required to support the project; and
- Provision of funding to support project implementation (operational and capital expenditure).