Aviassist recognised as drone industry champion in safety and education

Aviassist was the winner of the Education and Safety category of the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems industry champion awards

The Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS) hosted an industry awards night during the annual RPAS in Australian Skies conference. The RPAS in Australian Skies conference, the best of its kind in Australia, had some great presentations, was well attended and the awards night sold-out. The awards night recognised individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian unmanned systems industry.


drone industry awards in conjunction with RPAS in Australian Skies conference

Panel discussion - Simon Moore (Dept of Infrastructure), Michelle Bennetts (Airservices Australia), Greg Hood (ATSB). Image courtesy AAUS

There were 5 categories for the drone industry awards

  • Leadership Award – The Leadership award recognises individuals or organisations that lead the way with advocacy work that strives to improve the commercial and/or technological viability of the unmanned system industry.
  • Innovation Award – The Innovation Award will go to organisations or individuals that have designed a new product, a new service, a new production or manufacturing process contributing to the advancement of the unmanned systems industry.
  • Education & Safety Award – The Education & Safety Award will recognise individuals or organisations who demonstrate leadership in educating the unmanned systems industry with a particular emphasis on developing a safety-focussed culture.
  • Humanitarian Achievement Award – The Humanitarian Achievement Award will recognise individuals or organisations that demonstrate the role unmanned technologies can play in bettering our world.
  • NextGen (Under 35yo) Achievement Award The NextGen Achievement Award will recognise young individuals that demonstrate elite capability and leadership in their field within the unmanned systems sector.

Over 120 nominations where received for the 5 categories.

drone industry award winners aviassist

Aviassist was nominated and won the education and safety category, recognised for:

  • Establishment of contextualised Remote Pilot Licence training package
  • Establishment of excluded category training package
  • Investment in training capabilities to suit future industry needs
  • Support and mentoring services improving the safety culture within the industry

Aviassist was in good company amongst the winners

  • LTCOL Keirin Joyce (Australian Army) took out the leadership category
  • Sypaq systems took out the innovation category
  • Team Rubicon Australia took out the humanitarian category
  • Anthony Marsh (AirAssess) took out the NextGen category

The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) is Australia’s largest industry advocacy group for drones: land, sea and air. AAUS’s objective is to promote a professional, safe and commercially viable unmanned systems industry. It was an honour for Aviassist to be acknowledged as the industry champion in education and safety.

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