NT - Regional NT proposed BVLOS drone operations

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    Closed consultation
    Start 02/06/2022
    AEST 10:00
    End 30/06/2022
    AEST 10:00

    Submit feedback to

    Rebecca  Ludgate
    Charles Darwin University

    To engage with NT air operators for feedback regarding BVLOS drone operations between Charles Darwin University Katherine and Pine Creek.

    The issue

    Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone operations will take place between SFC – 3500ft AMSL 
    Beyond Visual Line of Sight in the area outlined in the attachment.
    Seeking input from local airspace users on deconfliction arrangements or safety requirements.
    Operations will be ongoing and commence 1 August 2022.


    CDU will conduct testing and research to solving logistical challenges around long distance drone flying in very remote areas. The objective of this trial is to explore the use of uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) technology and understand the infrastructure requirements for future drone delivery of healthcare to remote communities.


    CDU aims to meet trial objectives utilising an area that covers the Charles Darwin University (CDU) Katherine Campus to Pine Creek. Objective is to land at Pine Creek.

    Distribution - CDU Katherine Campus 14°22'8.67"S, 132° 9'18.50"E
    Delivery - Pine Creek 13°49'36.35"S, 131°50'51.69"E

    In accordance with CASA approval, deconfliction requirements will be adhered to, including the use of NOTAMs, monitoring of the relevant aviation radio frequencies, and, if required, the use of electronic conspicuity devices.

    This information is provided as part of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to raise any safety concerns on the information provided. Specific stakeholder engagement will be conducted with those areas and operators more directly affected by this RPAS operation.

    Submitted by

    Nicola MacPhail
    Charles Darwin University

    Relevant documentation

    02 June 2022