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Drone Acronyms

30 05, 2019

ACAS

2019-05-30T13:44:45+00:00

Autonomous Collision Avoidance System (ACAS).  This allows the drone to detect obstacles and reroute or hold position to avoid them.

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20 04, 2019

PFCO

2019-04-20T10:42:38+00:00

Permission for Commercial Operations.  The CAA granted for a drone pilot to undertake UAV activity for commercial purposes and a legal requirement in the UK.

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20 04, 2019

ANO

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Air Navigation Order. An Act of Parliament detailing the law as it relates to civil aviation.

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20 04, 2019

RPM

2019-04-20T10:38:11+00:00

Revolutions Per Minute.  The amount of times a drone motor shaft rotates per minute.

RPM2019-04-20T10:38:11+00:00
20 04, 2019

OM

2019-04-20T10:37:08+00:00

Operations Manual.  The document that a pilot needs to produce and submit to the CAA annually in order to obtain their Permission for Commercial Operation.

OM2019-04-20T10:37:08+00:00
20 04, 2019

NQE

2019-04-20T10:35:45+00:00

National Qualified Entity.  This is an organisation that has been assessed by the Civil Aviation Authority and given the authority to make recommendations for a Permission for Commercial Operation which allows you to use drones commercially.

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20 04, 2019

ICAO

2019-04-20T10:34:47+00:00

International Civil Aviation Organisation. United Nations specialised group that codifies the principles of civil aviation and creates plans for safe and orderly growth.

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20 04, 2019

HIRTA

2019-04-20T10:32:23+00:00

High Intensity Radio Transmission Area. An area that can interfere with your drone electronics.

HIRTA2019-04-20T10:32:23+00:00
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