The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has extended the deadline for responses to an important drone discussion paper by one week to in sure people have a say on the future of Australia’s drone safety rules.

There’s one more week to have a say on the future of Australia’s drone safety rules.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has extended the deadline for responses to an important drone discussion paper.

Everyone with an interest in drones now has until 29 September 2017 to comment on five key drone safety issues.

The deadline was extended in response to requests from the aviation community. Already more than 800 responses to the paper have been lodged.

The key issues covered in the discussion paper are:

  • drone registration
  • mandatory training and experience for drone pilots
  • mandatory geo fencing
  • counter drone technology
  • the overall safety regulatory approach to drones.

The paper looks at overseas developments in drone regulation, the costs of various options and the questions that should be addressed in relation to the five key issues.

The discussion paper is limited to safety issues as CASA’s regulatory authority extends exclusively to matters of safety.

Issues related to the operation of drones such as security, privacy, importation and insurance are not covered by the review.

Comments on the discussion paper can be submitted using an easy-to-use online tool.

Everyone with an interest is drones is urged to have their say now.

Submit comments using the CASA consultation hub.