Sydney Trains retained the services of the Asia-Pacific RPAS Consortium to assist in the establishment of a sustainable operating model for Sydney Trains RPAS operations with the ability to use a balance of internal and external RPAS services for inspections and maintenance use. This major project provided for the establishment of an operating environment and framework within Sydney Trains, whereby the business can operate RPAS for company use. The project further enabled the establishment of an operating environment and framework under which contractors and suppliers to Sydney Trains can operate. This project was delivered on time and on budget in December 2018.
ARC were retained by the Nine Network to establish their complete drone transition arrangements including the development of all documentation (including Operations Manual and Maintenance Manual) and applications to CASA for the issue of a Remote Operators’ Certificate (ReOC), selection of RPA requirements and training of Network Nine personnel. The project included establishing RPAS operations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and ensuring the integration of RPA with their existing rotary aircraft fleet.
NSW RFS was undertaking initial trials for small and medium sized RPAS to determine how they could be integrated into their services. To assist with these RPAS trials, the NSW RFS retained ARC to gain an understanding on what steps and processes are required to potentially utilise RPAS for their operations. The objective of the small and medium RPAS trials that are currently in progress, is to provide the pathway forward for implementation. NSW RFS engaged ARC through NAFC to provide specialist guidance, advice and development of agency compliance procedures.