Terminology used in the drone sector

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

Australian national authority for the regulation of civil aviation, including drones and RPAS

beyond visual line of sight

Flying a drone without being able to see it

remote pilot licence (RePL)

individual licence to fly a drone

remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)

a drone

remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

a system of monitoring and management using drones and drone technology

RPA operators certificate (ReOC)

Allows holder of a licence (RePL) to operate commercially

unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

a drone (Australia uses the international terminology RPA rather than UAV)


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