To initiate the process, the potential operator shall submit a "Letter of intent". Click Forms tab on the right for more to access a form.
Air Service License (ASL) issued by the Air Service License Council (which resides at the Department of Transport). Even though ASL is a pre-requisite before issuance of an ROC, both application processes (ASL and ROC) may run concurrently.
Corporate and Non-profit Operations:
The Applicant will have to follow the 5 Phase process.
Person Responsible: Flight Operations (Ideally have some experience in flying operations and hold a RPL)Person Responsible: Aircraft (Ideally have some experience in flying operations and maintenance experience)Safety Manager (to have completed an aviation safety management course)Quality Manager (experience/training in a quality system)Security Manager – this post is optional for the application and can be combined with one of the above posts, eg: safety manager
*** Depending on the size and complexity of your operation, the above posts may be combined, however, it is recommended that safety and quality remain independent ***
If an applicant is in position of a valid Class III license, Category A4 - Type G16, G4 or as applicable to the operation, he/she may begin the process from Phase 2.
What is issued at the end?
RPAS Pilot Licensing & Training
Sale and resale of RPAS
Registration of RPAS
Information for owners & operators
RPAS operators certificate
RPAS Operators (ROC/RTO)
Letter of approval for the RPA