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Aeroeye’s Director gives evidence at RPAS senate inquiry


On 16 Jun 17, Aeroeye’s Director and Chief Remote Pilot appeared as a witness at the Melbourne hearing of the senate inquiry – Regulatory requirements and the safe use of remotely piloted aircraft and unmanned aerial systems. Anthony (Aeroeye) joined Greg Tyrell (AAUS) and Chris Roberts (Parrot ANZ) on the panel, answering questions from the various senates about the safe use of drones in Australia.

Can I just congratulate the three of you on the quality of the presentations I have readSenator Chris Back

Read Aeroeye’s initial Submission and Supplementary Information here.

Read the Hansard from the Melbourne hearing on 16 June 2017.

Visit the RPAS Senate Inquiry website for additional information.


RPAS Senate Enquiry – Media Release

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee is conducting an inquiry into the regulatory requirements that impact on the safe use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, also known as UAVs or drones) and associated systems.

On 10 May 17 the committee published a media release listing recommendations made to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in April to strengthen regulation of RPAS, particularly surrounding the use of recreational drones.

You can read the media release here.

Cyclone Debbie – Drone Inspections & Mapping

In March-April 2017, Aeroeye’s Chief Remote Pilot (CRP) Anthony along with fellow CRP John from Morrison Aerial Robotics traveled to Northern Queensland in response to Cyclone Debbie. This operation was in partnership with Aerial by Drone, with Anthony and John deployed within hours, flying north in a light aircraft fully packed with drone equipment from Bankstown NSW. Their journey was met with harsh conditions, remote locations and even a ‘real’ engine failure on their light aircraft coming into Mackay, however they managed to organise a second aircraft and successfully mapped large areas and inspected numerous houses as part of a Damage Assessment Team.

See a short video of our journey (note, we were both knackered by this point!) 

Aeroeye flies at NIBA 2016

This year’s National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) convention opened with a twist, with the audience looking at a live stream of themselves on the big screen, filmed by 2 drones that were hovering on the main stage. Technology was a big focus of this year’s convention so drones were a great fit.

The drone display was provided by Aeroeye in partnership with Aerial by Drone.

For more information, check out the NIBA website or NIBA Convention website.


Aeroeye’s Director joins ACUO Management Committee

Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc

Aeroeye’s Director and Chief UAV Controller has joined the Australian Certified UAV Operators’ (ACUO) Management Committee.

The Management Committee meets regularly to make decisions on the strategies, policies & growth of the association, to discuss matters of importance to ACUO and its members, and to ensure the integrity of the association and its core values are being maintained.ACUO Website

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Aeroeye joins the CASA UASSC

Aeroeye is pleased to have been accepted onto the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standards sub-Committee (UASSC) as an industry member.

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standards sub-committee is a joint CASA/aviation community forum for the development of regulations and standards pertaining to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including UAS operations, remote pilot licensing and unmanned aircraft certification, manufacture and maintenance. CASA operates under the authority and limitations of the Civil Aviation Act 1988. The UASSC must therefore limit its scope to operational and safety issues. Its scope does not cover to privacy, ethical or security matters.CASA UASSC Website

If you would like to learn more about CASA UASSC, please contact Aeroeye at or visit


Aeroeye acquires IT services business


Aeroeye announced today that it has reached a deal to acquire Reachit, a Melbourne based IT services company. Reachit predominately provides online services to businesses, including domain name management, web application development and cloud services, in addition to IT consultancy. As a data driven business, the acquisition of Reachit enables Aeroeye to strengthen its position in IT integration (particularly cloud based solutions), software development and data analytics.

On 1 January 2016, Reachit’s operations will transfer to Aeroeye Pty Ltd, where the business will continue to trade separately under the ‘Reachit’ name.

While there’s a lot of hype about drones at the moment, they’re of little value if we can’t extract useful information from the data they capture. This acquisition enhances Aeroeye’s internal data capabilities and enables us to provide the best analysis possible. Not only that, but we’re now in a position to add further value to client projects through the provision of cloud-based data hosting, web application integration and rapid content delivery.Anthony Marsh, Managing Director

If you would like to learn more about Reachit, please contact Aeroeye at or visit

Aeroeye joins Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO)

ACUO Member

We’re please to announce that Aeroeye is now a member of Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc (ACUO), the peak industry body representing commercial unmanned aviation in Australia.

ACUO is a Non-Corporate Partner Organisation member of UVS International, the global unmanned systems industry association headquartered in Paris. ACUO is Australia’s representative on the International RPAS Coordination Council, a prestigious industry body initiated by UVS International to coordinate RPAS standards globally.

ACUO also participates in a variety of international RPAS committees focusing on issues of importance to the commercial sector of unmanned aviation, including Insurance, Flight-Crew Training & Licencing and Airworthiness & Maintenance.


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Aeroeye certified by CASA to conduct commercial UAV operations

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re proud to announce that Aeroeye has today been certified to conduct commercial UAV operations in Australia. The application process was a long but necessary step in ensuring the safe and professional use of UAVs in commercial applications. Our Managing Director Anthony Marsh, who is also Aeroeye’s Chief UAV Controller, passed the practical assessment and interview with flying colours (pardon the pun), resulting in Aeroeye being authorised to fly both fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs.

We’re very proud to finally get to this point, and are excited that we can now deliver real value to our clients with our intelligent aerial data solutionsAnthony Marsh, Managing Director

If you would like to learn how our intelligent aerial data solutions can help your business, contact Aeroeye at or call 1800 AEROEYE (237 639).

Aeroeye takes delivery of its first eBee UAV

Our First Map

Aeroeye has just completed training and taken delivery of its first eBee mapping and surveying drone. The eBee platform is capable of collecting high-resolution aerial photos in true colour (RGB) and near-infrared (NIR), enabling Aeroeye to produce quality maps for a range of applications and industries. Check out our first map above!

For more information about our mapping and surveying capabilities please contact Aeroeye at