Posts tagged as UAS

SAGI workshop explores new technologies

  SAGI Northern Provinces Branch held an Introduction to New Technology Workshop on 24 October 2014. The intention of the workshop was to discuss the impact of new technologies such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), 3D terrestrial scanning and web-based SG solutions on the surveying profession. In his opening speech, SAGI’s Chris Kirchhoff said that […]

Gallery: RPAS demonstration day

  In preparation for the promulgation of the RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) regulations, major manufacturers and distributors of RPA systems demonstrated their aircrafts’ take-off, landing and maneuvering abilities on 7 November 2014 at the Cors-Air RC Flying Club east of Pretoria. To read article, click here

Draft “drone” regulations under discussion at CARCom

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) tabled the draft regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) before the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom) on 3 September 2014, and further discussions will take place during September. At a UAS regulations making workshop held on 14 and 15 August 2014, the SACAA’s General Manager for Aircraft […]

Geospatial industry needs to involve itself in “drone” regulatory process

  The South African geospatial industry needs to participate in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) regulatory process driven by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). This process seeks to govern the use of UAS in South Africa with the initial establishment of interim regulations in 2015. By participating in this process, the geospatial industry […]

Unmanned aerial operator body discusses way forward

  The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) held a well-attended member meeting at the offices of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) on 17 July 2014. CUAASA is a recently established voluntary organisation which aims to serve, promote, advance and protect the interests of the commercial unmanned aircraft industry. It […]

Drone interim regulations ready before March 2015

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it will have its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) interim guidance document ready before the end of March 2015. The interim guidance document is intended to be a provisional solution enabling restricted operational approval of UAS on a case-by-case basis, until maturity is attained by […]

Civil Aviation Authority sets record straight on drone “ban”

  The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) wishes to put the record straight regarding the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or so called drones, in South Africa. Reports that suggest that the SACAA has recently issued a notice banning the use of unmanned aircraft systems specifically in the film industry are beset with […]