Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

RPAS in Australian Skies 2017


Canberra, June 27-28, 2017

An Important Strategic Event on the Safe Integration of Drones into Australian Airspace

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Following the successful inaugural RPAS in Australian Skies conference in March, 2016, AAUS is proud to be continuing this very important discussion within the aviation community.   


  • ADF plans for RPAS use in domestic civil airspace
  • Lessons learned from Military RPAS operations in shared airspace
  • European & US approaches to RPAS operations in shared airspace
  • Australian Roadmap for regulatory development
  • Industry perspective and challenges
  • Training outlook for RPAS professionals 
  • Controlling illegal RPAS operators
  • Beyond Visual Line Of Sight operations for RPA
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Integration of RPAS into ATM and ATM procedures
  • Shared use of Aerodromes
  • Lower Airspace Concepts


  • Chris Monahan - CASA
  • Andrew Ward - CASA
  • Simon Young - Airservices Australia
  • SQNLDR Chris Lowe - Royal Australian Air Force
  • WO2 Steven Rappard - Australian Army
  • Dr Terry O’Bree – Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Brandon Suarez - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Matthew Bowers – Northrop Grumman
  • Mark Palmer - Thales
  • Dr Terry Martin – Nova Systems
  • Michel Roberts - Nova Systems
  • Andrew Bull - Nova Systems
  • Dr Reece Clothier - Boeing
  • Brendan Williams – Boeing / Insitu Pacific
  • Jon Resnick – DJI
  • Dr Graham Wild – RMIT University
  • John Murray - Edith Cowan University
  • Simon Hooper - QBE
  • Dr. Vamsi K Madasu - Systra Scott Lister
  • Tim MacPherson - Raedyne Systems
  • Steve Harley - Telstra
  • Peter Jones - Telstra
  • Dan Minton - Australian Industry Standards


National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra


There will be plenty of opportunity to network with key government and industry people during the event.  

Networking drinks will be held between 1700-1800 on Tuesday June 27

Our informal Sponsors & Speakers Dinner will be held from 1900 on Tuesday June 27 at Salotto Bar and Kitchen - 1/25 Kennedy St, Kingston ACT 2604.  (Anyone can attend the dinner by purchasing the dinner add-on option when registering).



Pricing details for the 2 day event are:





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Conference Dinner


Event registration includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a networking drinks session.  Sponsors and speakers attend the conference dinner as the guest of AAUS.  Other conference delegates can choose to pay to attend the dinner.

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Greg Tyrrell - AAUS Executive Director

Telephone 0458 850 202

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