Glossary

Acronyms used in the RPAS and AAM strategic regulatory roadmap:

  • AAM – Advanced air mobility
  • ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority
  • AFAF – Australian Future Airspace Framework
  • AGL – Above ground level
  • AI – Artificial intelligence
  • AME – Aircraft maintenance engineer
  • AOC – Air operator's certificate
  • ATC – Air traffic control
  • ATSB – Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • BVLOS – Beyond visual line of sight
  • CASA – Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • CASR – Civil Aviation Safety Regulations
  • DASA – Defence Aviation Safety Authority
  • DITRDC – Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • DRMS – Drone rule management system
  • EASA – European Union Aviation Safety Agency
  • EVLOS – Extended visual line of sight
  • EVTOL – Electric vertical take-off and landing
  • FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
  • FIMS – Flight information management system
  • FPV – First-person view
  • ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization
  • JARUS – Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems
  • NDDN – National Drone Detection Network
  • NEAT – National Emerging Aviation Technologies
  • RAM – Regional air mobility
  • RePL – Remote pilot licence
  • RPA – Remotely piloted aircraft
  • RPAS – Remotely piloted aircraft systems
  • SAIL – Specific assurance and integrity levels
  • SMS – Safety management system
  • SORA – Specific operations risk assessment
  • STOL – Short take-off and landing
  • TWG – Technical working group
  • UAM – Urban air mobility
  • UTM – Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Traffic Management
  • VTOL – Vertical take-off and landing
Published date: 7 June 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/corporate-plans/rpas-and-aam-strategic-regulatory-roadmap/glossary
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