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RevAero celebrated another milestone year with our whole team at Stratton Newstead!

2022 brought RevAero numerous gifts, in the form of extraordinarily talented teammates and incredible problem spaces for us to sink our teeth into. Our people have developed an enviable team culture, and the dedication to achieving the vision of our founders has been unrelenting, which has contributed to the outcome of our year.

To recap on some of our successes, here is the 2022 RevAero year in review:

  • January – We were awarded a significant grant from the Queensland government, teaming with QUT (Queensland University of Technology) to build a low-cost cognitive electronic system hosted on an Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV), driven forward by our Zi, Fraser, Anju and Akila.

  • February – Amidst a world recovering from lockdown, RevAero represented Australia at the Singapore Airshow as a Team Defence Australia delegate, represented by Caelan, Mel and Terry.

  • March – Our first all company conference at AAUS, supporting the UAS industry as Platinum event sponsors and presenting on our Detect and Avoid technologies and Unified Traffic Management R&D threads.

  • April – Our co-founders, Terry and Kristian, led and presented at the UAS Xponential in Florida on capturing and mitigating air risk.

  • May

  • Our Terry Martin, attended the JARUS WG-SRM as the Qualitative Methods (QM) lead, held at the EASA - European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) headquarters in Cologne, Germany.

  • We became an ArduPilot Partner!

  • June

  • Our talented Rowan Carter presented at Rotortech sharing his experiences, as a former Royal Australian Air Force armaments engineer, providing insight to a century of overall aviation experience in this field, and how these can benefit the #RPAS community (through stores design certification, maintenance, and safe release).

  • RevAero received our ReOC to operate Sub-7kg Aeroplanes and Sub-25kg Multi-rotor and Powered Lift Remotely Piloted Aircraft.

  • July – Our talented Diego Rossotti, had a feature article in the Army’s CASbiz, showcasing his tremendous efforts on enabling cutting edge technologies in the UAS space.

  • August/September - Our inspiring Ali Duggan was a part of a RevAero contingent in Singapore, driving the evolvement of our UTM offerings.

  • October – Our PhD candidates, Zi and Fraser, attended the 59th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Washington and AOC event in Adelaide.

  • November – We were awarded a $5.3 million grant by the Australian Government for our Regional Aerial logistics and Air Taxi Operations with Unified Traffic Management project, with our partners (Thales, Volo and TAS), to be driven forward by our talented COO Mike Sampson, R&D Engineer Sarasi and Systems Engineer Angus.

  • December – We welcomed our Senior Operations and Capability advisor Dan Jachimowicz. We are also offering new opportunities to join the team. If you’re inspired to join us in our journey to enable revolutionary advances in autonomous systems technologies, reach out! Put your CV in to us ( and be a part of a team!

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We are so proud of our small team, their commitment to autonomous systems technologies and their drive to challenge and grow themselves every day.

We know 2023 is going to be an even bigger year, but we couldn’t be more ready!


Revolution Aerospace Australia (RevAero) were awarded a Round 1 - Emerging Aviation Technologies Partnership Program Grant.

On the 7th of November, Revolution Aerospace (RevAero) was awarded a Round 1 – Emerging Aviation Technologies Partnership (EATP) Program grant from the Commonwealth Government, to undertake a project that seeks to Enable Regional Aerial logistics and Air Taxi Operations with Unified Traffic Management. The value of the grant is approx. $5.3 million, and the project is scheduled to commence in November 2022 and be completed by June 2024.

The RevAero mission of “Benefitting society through revolutionary advances in autonomous systems technologies” is strongly aligned to the purpose of the EATP program, which was established to explore the utility of emerging aviation technologies to address community needs, particularly in regional Australia.

Through the collective experience of the RevAero team in the autonomous systems sector, particularly Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS – or drones) and UAS Traffic Management (UTM), RevAero has identified several enabling technologies that will be fundamental to the deployment and scaling of emerging aviation technology across regional Australia.

The project seeks to accelerate the maturity of two critical technological enablers that are necessary for the distribution of people and product at scale to benefit the Australian economy. These two enablers are:

1. Detect and Avoid (DAA) – an on or off-board capability that allows the detection, tracking, and avoidance of other aircraft within the vicinity of the drone.

2. Unified Traffic Management – a contemporary traffic management system that leverages global UTM innovations (focused on UAS) designed to separate and deconflict a mix of drones, air taxis, and crewed platforms in an integrated traffic environment (i.e., a Unified Traffic Management system).

These technologies are key to enabling scalable, safe, efficient, and equitable airspace use in an integrated manner (i.e., integration of all aircraft types in all classes of airspace). The project is designed to maximise opportunity for Australian emerging aviation technology researchers, developers, and manufacturers into the future by solving regulatory barriers through advanced, safe, and globally informed enabling technology – developed in Australia.

RevAero are leading a consortium of world-recognised industry partners in the emerging aviation technologies sector, including:

· Thales Group - A global leader in new technologies for aerospace, space, defence, security, and transportation markets.

· VolocopterThe pioneer of urban air mobility has eleven years of development experience and over 1,500 successful test flights to its name. Volocopter’s family of eVTOL aircraft will offer passengers (VoloCity and VoloRegion) and goods (VoloDrone) swift, secure, and emission-free connections to their destinations.

· Trusted Autonomous Systems- A leading autonomous and robotic cooperative research centre (CRC) in Australia facilitating trusted and effective cooperation between humans and machines.

The project will take place in the Whitsunday Coast, Melbourne and RevAero's headquarters in South-East Queensland.

For further information on the project, queries can be sent to

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