AAUS Seeks Larger Business enter for Australian UTM – Drones Information
For those who missed the big announcement last week, Airservices Australia released a Request for Information (RFI) to develop a prototype FIMS (Flight Information Management System) that focuses on developing and evaluating a flight information management system for the UAS Traffic management relates.
AAUS welcomes steps to further develop UTM in Australia, which we see as a critical factor in large-scale integrated operations, particularly UAS and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operating in our cities.
Following previous messages to the minister, AAUS believes it is essential that a policy and legal framework for UTM be developed before discussing specific implementations or technical solutions. Work to develop the necessary legal framework for UTM should start urgently. The industry is ready to support CASA in this endeavor.
AAUS firmly believes that a more proactive and transparent engagement of the stakeholders is essential and that this engagement should include all airspace users and not just the #drone / #RPAS sector.
The industry welcomes the opportunity to share and evaluate UTM innovations with Airservices Australia to bring this much needed discussion about how to safely and efficiently integrate UAS and AAM into Australian airspace.
AAUS has set up a UTM working group that includes a broad cross-section of end users, UTM suppliers and broader industry stakeholders. The working group welcomes input from AAUS members to provide an industry-wide response to the RFI and to inform about broader discussions with the government. Please contact us.