CASA Authorization for FlyFreely in Australia

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today, Australia’s lead aviation body has verified software by Brisbane-based startup FlyFreely, which will make it easier for users to know where in the country they can fly drones. The Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) announced its authorization of the use of five new drone safety apps, with FlyFreely joining the ranks of only seven other companies to have been awarded the verification to date.

“This will make a huge difference to our customers,” said FlyFreely Founder Dr. David Cole. “No matter if they are in the field or office, our customers can instantly determine where they can and cannot fly. Previously they had to check multiple different data sources.”

Dr Cole stated that FlyFreely customers would be able to save as much as 80 percent of their time on their planning processes. “We now provide a fully integrated, end-to-end solution to meet all…