CASA has developed a suite of standard scenarios that may be used to apply for BVLOS operations.
To date, CASA has assessed BVLOS applications on a case-by-case basis according to the SORA process, with the process individually repeated for each new application. With increasing numbers of BVLOS applications being submitted, CASA has chosen to create standard scenarios for pre-defined operational characteristics to determine the likely mitigations and SORA assessment outcomes for operations that meet those characteristics. As these scenarios have been created according to specified operational characteristics, they can be applied to a wide range of use cases.
For each standard scenario, CASA has developed guidance material for operators to use when submitting a BVLOS application, including information about how to assess an area, and the mitigations and procedures required to support the application.
Standard scenarios have the following characteristics:
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These scenarios demonstrate CASA maturity within the drone industry.
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