Research Helps Insitu Pacific ScanEagle Take Flight in Australian Airspace

21-May-16 RUASRT research into the development of safety case templates for remotely piloted aircraft has been used by Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd in support of its beyond visual line of sight operations in Australian airspace ( An announcement of the successful BVLOS operations conducted by Insitu Pacific Ltd is available here.

The research, which was co-developed by Dr Reece Clothier (RMIT University), Mr Brendan Williams (Boeing Research & Technology – Australia) and Dr Neale Fulton, was published in Safety Science, and presented at the recent Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS), RPAS in Australian Skies Conference. The paper can be viewed here. The framework was also adapted by Nova Aerospace to support the safety case for RAAF Heron operations in North Queensland.

A great example of research having practical outcomes for the industry.