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Drone safety apps
Drone registration and accreditation scheme
We’re finalising plans for the scheme. No action is required at this time. Read more about the proposed changes.
CASA is retiring our ‘Can I fly there?’ app. In the coming weeks, support for the app will be withdrawn.
Instead of ‘Can I fly there?’, we’ve built a remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) digital platform for app developers to connect their drone safety apps to. In time, you’ll be able to select from a range of CASA-approved apps from third-party app developers.
Digital RPAS platform
Industry and app developers can connect to the digital platform to develop their own drone safety apps within guidelines set by CASA. To connect to the platform, app developers will need to go through a robust approval and onboarding process that enables CASA to ensure the proposed app delivers accurate information and meets minimum technical requirements.
As third-party apps are approved by CASA, we will list them on this page—with a link to the developer’s website.
In the future, the new platform will also:
- integrate with our proposed drone registration system
- allow licenced operators to submit flight authorisation requests
- automate approvals to operate within 3 NM of a controlled aerodrome, where safe to do so
- provide the building blocks for a future RPA traffic management system.
CASA approved drone safety apps
The first CASA approved drone app listed below is available for immediate download and use.
CASA approved drone safety apps replace ‘Can I fly there?’ and provide customisable information on locations where it is lawful to operate your drone in accordance with aviation legislation. Remember, you’ll still need to comply with local and state government requirements before you fly.
OpenSky by Wing Aviation LLC
OpenSky by Wing Aviation LLC is a drone safety app that helps drone operators to easily identify where they can safely and lawfully fly in Australia.
Information for app developers
CASA has approved the first drone safety app that has connected to the RPAS digital platform.
Much interest has been generated by app developers and industry wanting to know more information about how the digital platform works, the onboarding and approval process, and when CASA will open be taking applications. CASA is excited about the interest the platform has generated and is working hard to open applications to developers in the coming months.
Check this webpage in the coming weeks for more information on how to register your interest.