Information on disallowance motion for drones
On 22 November 2016, Senator Nick Xenophon withdrew his motion to disallow Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016 in the Australian Senate.
This means that the recent changes to the safety regulations covering the operation of drones or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) remain in place.
The amendment, which commenced on 29 September 2016, includes updated terminology and introduces an excluded RPA category with reduced regulatory requirements for commercial operators flying RPA smaller than 2 kilograms and some landowners and leaseholders carrying out commercial-like operations on their land.
For details on the recent changes, guidance and general information on RPA operations in Australia, including an eLearning module suitable for all operators visit CASA website, phone 131 757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.