In Australia, commercial drone operators saw new regulations put in place earlier this year. Australian commercial drone requirements are set out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The most important update involves a drone registry, which applies to all commercially flown drones, regardless of weight, that is used for common purposes, including surveying, aerial mapping, photo capture, and inspection of construction sites.
Operators who fail to register risk facing significant fines. Luckily, the new registration regulation isn’t tough to comply with. Registration can be completed entirely online through the myCASA portal. For construction and survey teams who rely on a fleet of drones for their operations, it’s smart to apply for an organization ARN, or Aviation Reference Number. Upon approval, the organization ARN allows one person (a contractor or employee) to act on behalf of the business in myCASA.
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