The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
The department continues to lead, coordinate the ongoing development and oversee the governance and policy objectives of a whole-of-government UTM ecosystem. This includes leading consultation processes across government and industry on the development of policy objectives of system design and market operation.
Airservices Australia is responsible for the development, deployment and management of a Flight Information Management System (FIMS), consistent with government policies and regulations. The delivery of UTM services will necessitate amending legislation and approvals issued to Airservices. The Australian Government will review the Air Services Act 1995 and the Civil Aviation Act 1988 to ensure they are appropriate to enable UTM to meet the Australian Government’s policy objectives, enable effective safety regulatory oversight by CASA, and enable Airservices to continue to provide services for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Within the context of the development and management of the UTM ecosystem, CASA’s role as the independent aviation safety regulator will continue to have an important and evolving application to ensure the primacy of safety through continued regulatory oversight of the ATM system and the evolving UTM ecosystem. CASA will continue to work closely with Airservices and future UTM Service Suppliers (USS) to ensure the development and deployment of the UTM ecosystem and FIMS occurs consistent with the appropriate safety standards to meet government policy objectives. CASA continues to work closely with other government agencies and regulators that have responsibility for other requirements of the UTM ecosystem, such as security, policy, governance, market regulation, noise, privacy and competition to ensure consistency of applicable legal requirements.