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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 info@dronetalks.online. 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!

Download the DroneTalks drone industry Glossary now.

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Eszter Kovács

Eszter is the CEO & co-founder of DroneTalks Group and Aerial Cities

Eszter Kovács is the CEO and co-founder of DroneTalks Group, which is a collection of services and platforms advancing the entirety of the drone industry ecosystem. Currently, members of the DroneTalks Group include DroneTalks, DroneTalks Jobs and Aerial Cities.

DroneTalks is an online platform created to spread ideas and educate professionals in the drone industry ecosystem. Our educational content empowers people of every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the industry and the innovative ideas within it.

DroneTalks Jobs is the first job portal tailored for the drone industry. The platform connects emerging organisations with skilled professionals seeking new opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.

Aerial Cities is an exclusive, invite-only event for decision-makers in the drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industries. The event enables governments, cities, CAAs, private drone organisations and users to collaborate and strategise the future of urban drone operations.

Eszter Kovács is also a drone industry expert and regularly contributes to major magazines about the latest trends; these include publications such as Commercial UAV News and Commercial Drone Professional. In addition to this, she is an advisor for several start-ups, such as Globhe. Her role as an advisor extends as well to her role on the advisory board of drone-related initiatives like AUVSI Xponential and Commercial UAV while also fulfilling her commitment as a Swiss Drone Industry Association board member.

These roles are backed by her extensive experience as a technical innovation expert where she contributed to the growth of several companies after leading and mentoring the implementation of complex projects in the drone industry. Eszter still continues to advise leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation initiatives. In 2020, she was also approached by the Global UTM Association to become the director of more than 40 UTM leaders through a 6-month restructuring initiative.

Eszter Kovács is also head of one of the largest diversity initiatives in the drone industry called Women behind the Drone Revolution, which was launched in 2020.

Learn more about Eszter Kovács at DroneTalks.online and follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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