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ACUO and the ATSB join forces to make Australian skies safer

By admin In UAV News

19

Oct
2018

ACUO and the ATSB join forces to make Australian skies safer

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO), the peak industry body for unmanned aviation, have joined forces in pursuit of their common goal to improve transport safety as the unmanned sector of aviation continues to grow.

Through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), ACUO and the ATSB, while acknowledging their independent roles, will use their collective expertise and resources to enhance safety outcomes within the aviation sector, aiming to reduce incidents involving RPAS.

ACUO, having the largest membership of certified UAV operators in Australia, will assist the ATSB to leverage industry expertise, and support a range of functions such as research, education, reporting and assistance with ATSB investigations.

“ACUO draws on a diverse group of members to provide invaluable insights into the operation of RPAS involved in commercial operations across Australia” says President Joe Urli. “It is through this collective knowledge and experience that we can provide the ATSB with the information and support needed to achieve better safety outcomes as the industry grows.”

ATSB Chief Commissioner, Greg Hood, said the MoU signing shows the commitment of both organisations to work together on improving transport safety.

“The ATSB and the ACUO are cognisant of the growth in the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles,” Mr Hood said. “We are both invested in enacting better safety outcomes in this rapidly growing area of aviation. Through a constructive and cooperative relationship, the MoU provides a platform for working in this space.”

The ACUO looks forward to working constructively with the ATSB to provide them with a calibre of trusted guidance and expertise. This collaborative approach will be integral in facilitating this next important stage of growth with the industry, safely and efficiently.

About ACUO:
The Association of Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. (ACUO) is a not-for-profit association launched in 2009 by seven of the first eight certified Australian UAV Operators. The association was formally registered in Queensland on the 31st March 2010.

ACUO is bound by its Constitution to:
• Establish the association as a responsible authority and;
• Promote the growth and expansion of the commercial UAV/UAS/RPAS industry in Australia
• Protect the interests of CASA Certified UAV/RPAS Operators

ACUO is a Non-Corporate Partner Organisation member of UVS International, the global unmanned systems industry associated headquartered in Paris. ACUO is Australia’s representative on the International RPAS Coordination Council, a prestigious industry body initiated by UVS International to coordinate RPAS standards globally. ACUO also participates in a variety of international RPAS committees focusing on issues of importance
to the commercial sector of unmanned aviation, including RPAS Insurance, RPAS Flight-Crew Training and RPAS Airworthiness and Maintenance.

ACUO regularly provides advice on UAS related issued to governments, public and private enterprise, businesses and organizations on the fundamentals of UAV/UAS/RPAS operations in the Australian national airspace, and associated issues.

For further information please contact:
For all Executive enquiries, Media Relations etc.:
President: Joe Urli
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0408 382 165
For all General Association, Administration and Membership enquiries:
Secretary: Brad Mason
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0408 772 571
Website: www.acuo.org.au

Published at Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:34:25 +0000

{articles|100|campaign}Federal Trade Commission to investigate Plexidrone and Indiegogo

Mark Johnson of the Plexidrone Coalition, a group stood up to find answers about the long-delayed, crowd-funded multirotor has informed sUAS News of a new initiative to find answers and refunds. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in America has stood up an investigation.

If you were a US-based Plexidrone backer and would like to get behind this initiative you need to make your voice heard using the following instructions.

Andrew Smith, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation of DreamQii and Indiegogo. We have very high hopes that the FTC will enter an enforcement order that will require refunds for those who want them. The FTC is very responsive to congressional offices and we’ve asked all members of the Coalition WHO ARE U.S. CITIZENS to send a simple e-mail to their congress members asking them to urge the FTC to enter an enforcement order. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A COALITION MEMBER TO HELP US IN THIS CAUSE. Simply go to this site and put in your zip code:

https://www.house.gov/representati…/find-your-representative

You’ll be given a link to your representative’s website and there you will find a CONTACT or EMAIL tab. All you have to do is send an e-mail advising your representative that the Plexidrone Coalition has an investigation pending with the FTC Division of Advertising Practices and that you, as a constituent, are in support of the investigation and that you’d like your representative to encourage the FTC to complete its investigation. 

Every constituent e-mail helps greatly.

2) For those of you who are U.S. Citizens willing to buy a stamp and take the effort to send an old-fashioned letter, PLEASE help us by sending a simple letter to:

Mr. Devin W. Domond
Chief of Staff
Division of Advertising Practices
Federal Trade Commission
Washington DC, 205080

You simply need to tell him that you are one of many who are supportive of the FTC investigation and enforcement against both DreamQii and Indiegogo.

3) We do have two civil actions prepared that will be used to conduct discovery in support of our efforts to enforce refunds. The first action should be filed by November 1st and the second before December 1st. We will report both filings when they occur.

4) We are aware that DreamQii has ignored several inquiries by state agencies and those agencies will be doing a followup. The process can be slow, but we have enough arrows in the quiver to reasonably expect success at the state level. Nevertheless, the FTC cudgel is, by far, the most powerful and the one we are pushing the hardest on currently.

Published at Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:05:23 +0000

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