Emerging aviation technology set to take off

Applications are now open for grants to trial cutting edge emerging aviation technology.

Emerging aviation technology has the potential to transform the way Australians move, how goods are transported and how better to connect us to critical services such as healthcare.

The $32.6 million Emerging Aviation Technology Partnerships Program aims to accelerate this important sector, which includes drones, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft and alternative propulsion systems.

The program will encourage partnerships between industry, local communities and all tiers of government to explore the application of new aviation technology.

Grants will support operational trials of new technology and enabling activities such as research and development, which are key to unlocking the benefits of this rapidly evolving Australian industry.

This may include:

  • how to best adopt and regulate the technology in our unique and varied regional communities
  • supporting the manufacturing of new parts
  • developing and testing new airframes and propulsion systems
  • reimagining how transport and freight services are delivered in our regional and remote communities.

Round 1 is now open for applications until 31 March 2022, with Round 2 expected to be announced in the second half of 2022.

For more information and to apply visit GrantConnect.