Posts tagged as RPAS

Drone registration fees to be amended

As part of a various amendments under the “Twentieth Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2019”, Part 101: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) fees are being adjusted. The amendments follow recommendations made by the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. Also to be amended are the Technical Standards, including […]

Global RPAS specific operation risk assessment guidelines revised

The Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) has updated its guidelines on Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) for RPAS, which it published online at http://jarus-rpas.org/publications. JARUS Working Group 6 (Safety and Risk Management) along with Working Group 4 (Detect and Avoid) have been collaborating to consolidate the guidelines, taking into account the internal […]

IMSSA: Focus on resource operations will ensure professional survival for mine surveyors

The Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa (IMSSA) held their annual general meeting and colloquium at the Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark on 20 and 21 September 2017. Day one of the programme featured a series of presentations covering various technical aspects of mine surveying as well as ongoing issues of professional concern, while day […]

Calls for more flexible drone regulatory environment at DroneCon

  Some interesting statistics relating to the South African drone industry were presented at DroneCon 2017 which was held at VodaWorld in Midrand from 7 to 9 June 2017. Economist Dr. Roelof Botha gave an enlightening keynote address on drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and their role in the South African economy. […]