Aviation safety


Efficiency of the investigation of transport accidents and safety occurrences

The objective of this audit was to examine the efficiency of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s (ATSB’s) investigation of transport accidents and safety occurrences.

Current and future regulatory requirements that impact on the safe commercial and recreational use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated systems

This report recommends that the Australian government introduce a mandatory registration regime for all remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) weighing more than 250 grams. As part of registration requirements, RPAS operators should be required to successfully complete a basic competence test and demonstrate an understanding...
Discussion paper

Review of RPAS operations: discussion paper

As part of CASA’s review of drone regulations, this discussion paper has been released to engage the community and aviation industry on the issues and concerns which have been raised either directly with CASA, or indirectly through a number of forums
Journal article

Strategies for pre-emptive mid-air collision avoidance in Budgerigars

We have investigated how birds avoid mid-air collisions during head-on encounters. Trajectories of birds flying towards each other in a tunnel were recorded using high speed video cameras. Analysis and modelling of the data suggest two simple strategies for collision avoidance: (a) each bird veers...