These Notices to Operators are intended as a courtesy to Australian certified UAV Operators in order to impart information of safety or operational significance, or to impart information to help certified UAV Operators stay abreast of regulatory and industry developments.

If you have information of this nature that you believe is important to all UAV Operators, please email the details to the: [email protected]

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NOTOP 01 – 16-06-14 NPRM 1309OS

ACUO response to the CASA NPRM1309OS was lodged today with CASA. This took a huge amount of effort by the Management Committee members to read & understand the changes being proposed by CASA before we could start formulating responses. The NPRM covered not just the 4 Key Proposals made by CASA but also more than 50 individual changes throughout the CASR101…
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NOTOP 02 – 11-07-14 Area Approvals

The Area Approval process seems to have many certified UAV Operators getting a little hot under the collar with the aviation regulators, due to the delays and costs in processing these approvals. We fully understand the anxiety & frustration from this and the imposition it has on people’s businesses, but there are safety implications to consider and the last thing we…
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NOTOP 03 – 11-07-14 Dangerous Goods

ACUO is advised there have been a spate of incidences lately of airline passengers either exceeding the limit for Lithium batteries on aircraft, or not declaring Lithium batteries in airline luggage. ACUO wish to remind UAV Operators of the aviation regulations relating to Dangerous Goods, which includes Lithium batteries. There are limits to the type, size & number of batteries you…
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NOTOP 06 – 19-10-14 Commercial operation of UAVS indoor

ACUO wish to advise the following information has been received from CASA in relation to the commercial operation of UAVs indoors. [e.g. Conference Centres, Exhibition Halls etc] CASR Part101.005 (3) states: Subparts 101.C to 101.I do not apply to the operation of: [in part] (b) a model aircraft indoors; (c) an unmanned balloon indoors However, the regulation is silent on the…
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