New DroneTalks Drone Standards Series

June 10, 2021 by Eszter Kovács

Drone standards are important, but how much do you know about:

How standards are made?

Who creates and approves them?

What standardization projects are currently brewing regarding unmanned aviation?,

Which ones do we still need to launch, and how could they relate to your operation?

At DroneTalks we want to help to answer these questions, which is why we have launched a new series, hosted by Lorenzo Murzilli, co-founder of DroneTalks, exploring the world of standards; looking into the projects, the processes, key players, timelines, and organizations working to achieve international industry harmonization.

The new standards series will introduce key standardization bodies and activities regarding unmanned aviation, and reveal the initiatives being developed by professional working groups and committees, so you understand how the work is carried out, what projects are underway and what they are looking to achieve.

The first episode of the series sees Lorenzo unravelling the key focus areas that he as a host will delve into, starting with the importance of standardization in the industry, which comes down to enabling an “open competitive market with portable products, both for the manufacturers and the operators.

Standards ensure the interoperability and portability of products”, says Lorenzo.

But in a world where there is no shortage of standards, given that we need standards for almost everything in aviation and  in the drone ecosystem, from the design of the drone itself to the design of the supporting components to the elaboration of UTM and so on, Lorenzo explains, “the desirable outcome is collaboration and coordination between all the different standard developing organizations (SDOs) with as little duplication as possible to minimize the waste of work”.

Did you know that standards are mostly created by volunteers? The time of these volunteers is provided pro-bono by the companies they work for, Lorenzo is in fact one of these volunteers dedicating his time to creating industry product standards and working towards achieving the recognition of the standard by the regulator.

Lorenzo explains that for a standard to become a reality the regulator must approve, recognize, and ultimately make a reference to the specific standard in the applicable regulation, so they are often involved in the creation process, and are the ultimate gatekeepers or facilitators.

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But most importantly, we want to hear from you. Which standard would you like Lorenzo to cover? What is the top priority for your industry? Contact us via info@dronetalks.online and let us know!

Watch the first episode of the series now.

About the author

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Eszter Kovács

Eszter is the CEO and founder of Manageld Ltd and DroneTalks.online and is a well-known drone influencer.
An expert in technical innovation in the drone sector, Eszter has contributed to the growth of several companies, leading complex implementations and mentoring and advising leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation. In 2020 Eszter successfully lead the Global UTM association with 40 + UTM ecosystem leaders through it's restructuring for 6 months.
From 2016 - 2019, Eszter successfully lead the GSMA Drone Interest Group, growing it from 10 mobile operator members to nearly 40 finding solutions to leverage cellular connectivity in the aviation environment. Following 10+ years of professional background, complemented by certificates in Agile coaching, Prince2 and a broad professional network, launching her own businesses seemed inevitable.
Eszter holds a BA in Military & Safety Engineering from the Hungarian National University of Public Services and is currently attending Boston University’s digital leadership studies. She was born in Hungary and, having travelled extensively, now resides in Bern, Switzerland. Eszter is an expert writer in multiple drone focused online magazines such as Commercial UAV news.

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