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New drone app to help navigate rules

A new safety app launched this week aims to inform drone users of safety regulations and identify no-fly zones.

Speaking at the launch of the "Can I fly there" app this week, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said aviation safety was the Government's highest priority.

“Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) new mobile App “Can I fly there” displays information about the safety regulations to help drone operators fly safely and responsibly,” Mr Chester said.

“The app shows no-fly zones and fly with caution zones for drones operated in the under two kilogram commercial category.

“This information can also be used as guide for recreational flyers, identifying no-fly zones around major airports, the flight paths of smaller airports, helicopter landing areas, and restricted and military airspace.

Australia was one of the first countries to regulate drone operations
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester

“The Government is committed to fostering an environment that ensures the operation of drones are conducted safely, whilst also facilitating growth and innovation in the use of this exciting technology in Australia.

“Drones have the potential to improve productivity, reduce costs, and improve workplace safety, but must be operated safely.

“Drones are being engaged in industries such as agriculture, mining, infrastructure assessment, search and rescue, fire and policing operations, aerial mapping and scientific research.

“There is a lot of work being progressed globally on drone safety and security issues, and we are not alone in facing this emerging challenge,” Mr Chester said.

“Australia was one of the first countries to regulate drone operations.

“Strict operating rules have been in place for a number of years and, contrary to recent reports, the amendments made last year maintained these safety rules,” Mr Chester said.

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