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New arrangements for remotely piloted aircraft systems - consultation 11/2021

We are consulting on new arrangements for remotely piloted aircraft systems in the 5030–5091 MHz band.

Consultation number
IFC 11/2021
Closing in 49 days (31 May 2021)
In progress

Key documents

The issue

Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) usage and technologies have expanded significantly in recent years. Safe operation and seamless interoperability of RPAS within controlled airspace is emerging as a key next step in the evolution of air freight and transport.

This discussion paper considers radiofrequency spectrum arrangements in the 5030–5091 MHz band for terrestrial line-of-sight RPAS control and non-payload communications in controlled airspace.

Have your say

We invite feedback on the issues raised in this discussion paper.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Spectrum Planning Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

Consultation enquiries can be emailed to

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