Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. (ACUO): National not for profit association first started in 2009 and formally registered in Queensland on the 31 March 2010. Association is bound by a constitution to:
- Protect the interests of CASA Certified UAV Operators
- Establish the association as a responsible authority
- Promote the growth and expansion of the commercial UAS industry in Australia
Australian UAS Academy (AUSA): AUSA was established in November 2009 to support the professional growth of Australia's burgeoning civil unmanned aircraft systems industry. The Academy is a collaboration between a Brisbane based company, V-TOL Aerospace, and the University of Queensland. Both organizations bring together a wealth of skill and knowledge into the training and education experience. The Academy will offer 3 streams of UAS taining products:
- technical training in avionics, software, structures, payloads, complex systems in conjunction with the University of Queensland
- UAS pilot training - pilot and crew resource management
- UAS applications - professional development, enterprise and industry workshops designed to educate end-users in the use of unmanned technologies in a spatial environment
Library of Congress: Regulation of Drones: Australia
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