Aviassist Takes Out AAUS Education & Safety Award

Avaissist is proud to announce, it has taken out the AAUS Education and Safety Award among some stiff competition (for the third time).

The win was announced at a Gala Dinner held in Canberra on Tuesday evening for the AAUS Industry Champion Awards (March 29). 

The Award recognises Aviassist’s recently developed SORA training workshop – created to help drone operators seek complex approvals from the industry regulator CASA, including Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations. 

Avaissist’s Founder and Director Ross Anderson said he is pleased to have been recognised at the AAUS Industry Champion Awards for the third time.

“The win is a big testament to the leadership and innovation the team at Aviassist shows in the drone training space,” said Ross.

“We’re proud of our achievements and are pleased to have the opportunity to recognise them on a national stage alongside other leaders and pioneers in the RPAS space.”

The Education & Safety Award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate leadership in educating the unmanned systems industry with particular emphasis on developing a safety-focussed culture.

Aviassist received the same award in 2019 and 2020 and was a finalist last year. 

The Newcastle-based drone training organisation was up against some steep competition from organisations across the country.  

Aviassist wins Education and Safety award

“To be perfectly honest, given the competition in the category this year, we weren’t confident we could come away with the win, but being recognised this week reaffirms to myself and the team that we certainly are achieving some great things in this space.”

The SORA (Specific Operation Risk Assessment) training that granted the company the win has been completed by over 70 individuals since July last year.

The training, undertaken over two days, offers drone operators a better understanding of risk methodology, including how to remove perceived barriers to complex operations – ensuring safety is maintained amid growing developments in the RPAS space. 

The win comes off the back of the company’s Director being named a finalist in the Business News Australia, Young Entrepreneur Awards last year. 

“The win for the company is certainly a win for the whole team. We wouldn’t be where we are without the contribution and commitment of those at Aviassist, and the passion they have for the services we deliver,” said Ross. 

“I look forward to continuing to lead innovation in the drone training space and seeing the great benefits this will have on the industry as a whole and in the company’s adopting our training.” 

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