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RPAS digital platform
The remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) digital platform was developed and introduced by CASA.
The platform provides a central source of trusted data, which includes:
- RPA-related advisories
- regulatory information.
Software developers can use this data to create third-party mobile and web-based apps, to help show users where it's safe and legal to fly a drone in Australia. As third-party apps are verified and released, we'll publish them on the drone safety apps page—with a link to the developer's website.
How to connect to the RPAS digital platform
Industry and software developers can apply to connect to the RPAS digital platform.
To connect to the platform, software developers will need to undergo a robust approval and onboarding process. This enables CASA to verify that proposed apps will deliver accurate information and meet the minimum technical requirements.
The requirements are set out in the following documents:
- RPAS platform – Concept of operations v2.0 (pdf 678.23 KB)
- RPAS platform – Operating rules v2.0 (pdf 749.7 KB)
- RPAS platform – Example test procedure v2.0 (pdf 1.19 MB)
- RPAS platform – Terms and conditions (pdf 836.4 KB)
The most recent application round closed on 20 April 2021.
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