Posts tagged as drones

Minister signs off on drone regulations

  South Africa’s drone regulations will be officially published and implementable on 1 July 2015. This was announced on 17 May 2015 by the director of civil aviation, Poppy Khoza, who revealed that the minister of transport has signed the RPAS regulations. The news follows months of amendments, refining and incorporating of requests from various […]

Managing the drone free-for-all

  Drones have been in the news lately, some for all the right reasons and in many cases for all the wrong reasons.  Drones are nothing more than a new technology – a tool in an ever increasing array of tools. Just as the discovery of fire facilitated human advancement, it also brought with it […]

UAVs in action at Geomatics Indaba 2015

  The Geomatics Indaba UAV Airshow 2015 is being held on 10 August 2015 at the Barnstormers Model Flying Club in Ekurhuleni. The event will showcase a diverse range of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) with manufacturers and service providers on hand to explain how the various UAVs are assembled, operated and used for accurate data […]

Looking at a drone-filled future

  What do drones mean to your business, where will you find the next growth opportunity and, more importantly, will you find them before your competitors do? This article discusses themes such as, commercial applications, regulations and widespread adoption, industry applications and the future sky. Some of these developments will force companies to rethink their […]

UAV Airshow at Geomatics Indaba 2015

  The Geomatics Indaba UAV Airshow 2015 is being held on 10 August 2015 at the Barnstormers Model Flying Club in Ekurhuleni. The event will showcase a diverse range of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) with manufacturers and service providers on hand to explain how the various UAVs are assembled, operated and used for accurate data […]

New US export policy for military and commercial UAVs

  The United States has established a new policy designed specifically for US-origin military and commercial commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) which governs the international sale, transfer and subsequent use of US-origin military UAS, supplements and builds upon the US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy and is consistent with the requirements of the Arms Export Control […]

South African RPAS Regulations – One giant leap for (un)manned kind

  This article provides an overview of the proposed remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) regulations which were published for public comment towards the end of 2014. The comments received by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) are currently being considered, and it is anticipated that the regulations will be promulgated towards the end of […]

Draft RPAS (drone) regulations published for comment

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has published for comment the proposed amendments to the Civil Aviation Regulations and Technical Standard, 2011 which relate to the regulatory requirements for the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” as they are more commonly known. Some important concessions affecting […]