Image

Australia to introduce drone registration & accreditation

7 April 2020

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has announced that drone registration and accreditation will soon become a requirement to fly a drone unless you are in a CASA-verified model airfield and your drone weighs less than 250 grams.

In a newsletter sent out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), drone registrations and accreditation will soon be implemented in Australia, similar to car licenses.

Any drones that weigh over the 250-gram limit will be required to get registered on myCASA with the serial number, make, model, weight, and the type of drone. You are also required to be at least 16 years old and have an Aviation Reference Number (ARN). The exact price for registration is unknown at this point. This registration must be renewed every 12 months if you want to keep flying.

Along with registering your drone for flight, you will also have to prove you know the “standard operating conditions” for drones by getting accredited by CASA. You will be required to watch a short video and then take a quiz. You are allowed to take the quiz as many times as you want until you pass, where you will then receive a certificate. The certificate will last for three years and allows you to supervise others, including those flying that are under 16 years old.

If you already have a remote pilot license (RePL), you won’t be required to be accredited, but will still have to register your drones whether they are used recreationally or commercially. If you plan to only fly your drone indoors and it’s over 250 grams, you won’t be required to register your drone, either.

Source: DroneDJ

Read More
Image

Kea Aerospace achieves milestone in autonomous flight

Kea Aerospace has successfully completed a landmark BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flight, demonstrating the capabilities of their advanced autonomous flight technology. The milestone UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) flight, conducted within Kea Aerospace’s Special Use Airspace, marks significant growth ...
Read more
Image

€100 m investment in wood-based EV batteries

Stora Enso Oyj is preparing to invest about €100 million in a pioneering project to use wood in electric vehicle batteries and offer an alternative to components currently made in China, according to its chief executive officer. The funds would ...
Read more
Image

First long-range electric trucks to New Zealand

Windrose Technology will work with Auckland based Etrucks® to bring the first long-range electric trucks to New Zealand. The Windrose E1400 6×4 semi tractor features extreme aerodynamic efficiency, with an industry low coefficient of drag of 0.2755. Combined with the ...
Read more
Image

DC Equipment Canada return Madill to B.C.

DC Equipment has announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Prince George, marking the return of Madill equipment production to British Columbia. The first machines to be produced at this facility will be the Madill 3000B Log Loaders, ...
Read more
Image

QLD budget weak on future timber material needs for housing

Queensland’s peak body for the forest and timber industry is warning of a looming building materials crisis by a lack of policy and budget measures for increasing future timber supply to help meet the state’s rising housing demand. “While we ...
Read more
Image

Kenworth unveils futuristic SuperTruck 2

Kenworth showcased its SuperTruck 2 demonstrator vehicle at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Las Vegas last month, a project developed over six years in collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck programme. The aim of the project ...
Read more
Image

Key drivers to decarbonise heavy transport fleets

The industry was buzzing once again for the Wood Transport & Logistics 2024 event that ran last week in Rotorua, New Zealand. Well over 200 forestry and log transport companies from across Australasia, America and Europe, came to Rotorua to ...
Read more
Image

Rocket Lab launches climate science satellites

Rocket Lab, a global leader in launch services and space systems, today launched the first of two back-to-back launches for NASA’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) climate change-focused mission. ‘Ready, Aim, PREFIRE’ lifted-off from Rocket Lab Launch ...
Read more
Image

Hiringa launches hydrogen refuelling network

Taranaki-based green hydrogen developer Hiringa Energy has marked the opening of New Zealand’s first zero-emission green hydrogen refuelling network set to service heavy freight across the North Island. The initiative is the first of its kind in Australasia and was officially ...
Read more