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Project US 18/09 Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme
To establish a RPA accreditation scheme to set a minimum level of education for all remote pilots that intend to operate selective RPA. Additionally, a registration system would be used as a means to aid traceability of RPA to their owners.
By establishing an accreditation system, CASA and the Australian public would be reassured that all remote pilots in Australia and who propose to operate in Australia meet a minimum level of knowledge.
There are currently no minimum knowledge requirements in any existing legislation for remote pilots to operate in either in the existing excluded RPA or sport and recreation categories.
The RPA registration system is a keystone in the RPA ecosystem. Mandating a registration system for RPA, would provide traceability and accountability to operators of the majority of RPA. All Part 101 RPA are currently excluded from Part 45 and 47 unless they are considered large RPA (over 150kg).
CASR Part 101 and all AC101 documents will need to be modified to accommodate these changes. Along with all website content and amendments to a future Part 101 Manual of Standards.
Most of CASA would be affected in some way. Substantial impacts would be felt by RPAS Branch, Shared Services, IT Branch and Service Delivery Transformation team.
This project is associated with Part 101 of CASR.
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|Summary of consultation on PP 1816US - Proposed new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme (PP 1816US)||This Summary of consultation on PP 1816US has been published.||1 August 2019|
|PP 1816US Proposed new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme||Comments close 22 February 2019.||25 January 2019|
|Project US 18/09 - Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme||Project approved.||24 January 2019|
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Project lead: Andrew Ward, Manager RPAS Policy and Regulation
Policy manager: Manager, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems