Drone Safety / Compliance
Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), more commonly referred to as drones, are a rising technology used by many organisations to increase efficiency and decrease the risk of safety incidents.
Drones can be used for a variety of functions, from photography and motion picture film making to remote sensing, commercial aerial surveillance, resources exploration and disaster relief.
While drones provide a unique service offering, they also pose a significant risk. Aviation, including drones, operate within an incredibly complex compliance environment which many new users are unfamiliar with or lack the aviation knowledge to understand fully.
With the increased appetite for drone use in Australia, hundreds of thousands of remote piloted aircraft are being used leading to a significant increase in drone encounters and near misses. Many people are investing in the technology and flying without considering the relevant risks and necessary precautions.
Given the complexity of drone incidents, and the serious risks posed to an organisation using a non compliant operator, it is essential that drone operator’s understand the industry they are working in, and an organisation engaging a drone supplier is confident in their services.