An Expert's Guide to Drone Terminology!

May 29, 2021

Navigating the drone industry requires an understanding of aviation terms and industry-specific concepts which are not common to other fields.

New starters come across a myriad of acronyms and terminology that can be overwhelming in the beginning, and seasoned professionals can sometimes find themselves in doubt of what a specific acronym stands for or requiring more information about an industry concept that's just slightly beyond their area of expertise.

A quick Google search won't always be the easiest way to find what you're looking for, as it is often the case that an acronym isn't necessarily specific to our industry.

This is why at DroneTalks we have started to compile a fully searchable drones glossary, with all of the industry-specific words, concepts, and drone terminology that any industry professional needs to know.

But, this is still a work in progress which is why if we have missed something we would love to know! so please do email our team at We know our industry is a rapidly changing environment so we really appreciate your contribution in helping us keep this free resource up to date.

The first version of the glossary is now ready. We hope this is a useful tool for you!

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Created by

Eszter Kovács

Eszter is the CEO and founder of Manageld and 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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