CASA releases terms of reference for drone safety review

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) released (15-Jun-2017) the terms of reference for its review of aviation safety regulation of remotely piloted aircraft systems, or drones. The terms of reference highlight details of matters CASA will consider as part of a formal review. This include the safety benefits and cost effectiveness of introducing mandatory registration, education and training for all drone operators, as well as the deployment of geofencing capabilities for these aircraft. CASA also announced a discussion paper for public comment on the range of safety issues to be examined during the review will be released.