CASA relaxing restrictions on commercial applications of drones in Australia

CASA relaxing restrictions on commercial applications of drones in Australia

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Australia’s governing body for UAVs, CASA, may be relaxing restrictions on commercial applications of drones.

A new rule would allow drones weighing less than 4.4 pounds to be operated commercially without the need for any certificates.

Right now, to operate an unmanned aircraft in Australia for any commercial purposes, an operating certificate and a remote pilot certificate are required.

But now, CASA spokesperson Peter Gibson has reportedly said that a drone under 4.4 pounds didn’t pose enough risk to require an extra layer of regulation.

Nonetheless, certain regulations stay in place, such as, drones cannot be operated within 3 miles of an airport.