In an industry newsletter VTOL e-news Asia-Pacific June 2019 Report in Australia it states and I quote
‘Can I fly there?’ is retiring. CASA has stated they are
retiring our ‘Can I fly there?’ drone safety app, because
CASA is building a digital platform that will allow
industry and other app developers to connect to and
develop their own software apps. To connect to the
platform, app developers will need to go through a
robust approval and onboarding process that enables
CASA to ensure the proposed app delivers accurate
information and meets minimum technical requirements.
As third-party apps are approved by CASA, we will list
them on the webpage, with a link to the developer’s
website. In time, you can select which CASA-approved
app meets your needs.
In the future, the new platform will also: integrate with
our proposed drone registration system; allow licenced
operators to submit flight authorisation requests
automate approvals to operate within 3 NM of a
controlled aerodrome, where safe to do so; provide the
building blocks for a future RPA traffic management
CASA is in the processes of approving an app to
connect to the platform, along with a web-based version
This is expected to be live from early July 2019
The RPA traffic management system sounds interesting. Is this something Mission Planner would be able to be integrated with?