Operators Can Utilize AirMap Application to Fly Safely and Lawfully in Australia

April 13, 2020, Santa Monica, CA—AirMap, the leading digital airspace and automation company serving the drone economy, is now an approved provider of geo-awareness services to operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Australia. As part of CASA’s RPAS platform, AirMap will deliver up-to-date, contextual airspace information to UAS operators so they can visualize airspace advisories and restrictions, plan safe flights that are compliant with CASA regulations, and maintain situational awareness throughout their missions.

AirMap works with Civil Aviation Authorities to digitize, contextualize, and distribute official aeronautical information to UAS operators via publicly available digital formats. With the AirMap for Drones application for web and mobile, UAS operators in Australia can access authoritative data, including controlled traffic regions (CTRs), updates from Australia’s Fire and Emergency Services, information regarding flights over Australia’s marine parks, and CASA advisories, notifications, and regulatory information.

AirMap is one of four initial participants in the RPAS digital platform.

“The RPAS platform gives drone operators access to an ecosystem of application providers and lets them choose which provider they want to connect to,” said Luke Gumley, Branch Manager RPAS at CASA. “AirMap meets our standards for drone safety applications, and we are pleased that the AirMap application is now available to drone operators in Australia.”

“We believe that operators should have a choice in selecting the drone safety app that best meets their needs,” added Peter Hogewoning, Vice President for Asia Pacific at AirMap. “We applaud CASA’s innovative approach to promoting airspace safety and look forward to working together to safely integrate drones into the Australian airspace system.”

For more information about how to operate your drone safely and lawfully in Australia, visit www.casa.gov.au/knowyourdrone/drone-safety-apps. To learn more and to use AirMap’s geo-awareness applications, visit www.airmap.com/operators/.

About AirMap
AirMap is the leading digital airspace and automation company serving the drone economy. Airspace authorities and enterprises rely on the AirMap platform to safely operate drones in low altitude airspace and deliver critical business insights. AirMap offers best-in-class mission planning, flight and capture, and dataflow automation solutions to enterprises and third-party solution providers, who can connect their applications to AirMap’s open developer platform. AirMap’s UTM and U-space products are deployed in the Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, and available in over 30 countries. The company serves a global community of over 300,000 operators and 3,000 registered developers. AirMap is committed to advancing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) through ongoing standards development work, global research initiatives, and industry collaboration. Learn more at www.airmap.com.

About CASA
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is a government body that regulates Australian aviation safety. CASA licenses pilots, registers aircraft, and oversees and promotes aviation safety. CASA is also responsible for the administration of all Australian airspace.

CASA was established as an independent statutory authority in July 1995 whose mission is to promote a positive and collaborative safety culture through a fair, effective and efficient aviation safety regulatory system that supports the aviation community.