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AIA

Aerospace Industries Association, USA

AMC

Air Mobility Comand

ASD

AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

ATC

Air Traffic Control

ATI

Air Traffic Insertion

ATM

Air traffic management:  increasingly handled at European level by Eurocontrol and an essential critical infrastructure service.

BLOS

Beyond Visual Line of Sight

C2

Command and Control

CS-LURS

Certification Specification for Light Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

D&A

Detect and Avoid avionic system

Drone aircraft

A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control

EASA

European Aviation Safety Agency

ETS

EU Emissions Trading Scheme

EUROCAE

European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment

FAA

Federal Aviation Authority, USA

FCL

Flight Crew Licensing

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organisation

ITU

ITU, based in Geneva, is the United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues. It associates governments and the private sector in helping the deployment of telecommunication networks and services. It has 191 Member States and more than 700 Sector Members and Associates. ITU also organizes worldwide and regional exhibitions and forums, bringing together all stakeholders and in particular the developing world.

Activities range from broadband Internet to latest-generation wireless technologies, from aeronautical and maritime navigation to radio astronomy and satellite-based meteorology, from convergenc

JARUS

Group of Joint national aviation Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned aircraft Systems

LIBE

Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament

LURS

Light Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

MALE

Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle)

MIDCAS

Mid Air Collision Avoidance System

MTOM

Maximum Take-off Mass

R&D

Research and Development

REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (Regulation 1907/2006/EC)

RPA

Remotely Piloted Aircraft

RPAS

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

S and A

Sense and Avoid avionic system

SARPs

Standards and Recommended Practices

SES

Single European Sky

SJU

SESAR Joint Undertaking

SME

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

UAPO

Unmanned Aircraft Program Office

UAS

Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

VLA

Very Light Aircraft

VLOS

Visual Line of Sight

VTOL

Vertical Take-Off and Landing

WTO (OMC)

World Trade Organisation

(Organisation Mondiale du Commerce)

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