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  • BSI Flex 1903 v2:2024-06 community preview

    This is an interactive version 2 of BSI Flex 1903. The aim of the standard is to create a lexicon of standard terms and acronyms used in this sector. Please note, content is still undergoing internal review and there may be minor changes at full publication.

    We welcome your engagement and comments on this version to help inform the development of the standard. We would also welcome general feedback including what terms could be considered for future versions and these can be made through our dedicated feedback page .

operational design domain (ODD)



  • Definition

    specific set of operating conditions and parameters under which an automated, semi-autonomous or remotely piloted system is designed and intended to operate safely and effectively


    NOTE 1 Applicable to advanced air mobility (AAM) (3.1.1) and uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) (3.1.137) technologies.

    NOTE 2 Considerations include, but are not limited to:
    a) environmental conditions;
    b) geographical area;
    c) operating altitude and speed;
    d) time of day;
    e) command and control infrastructure;
    f) airspace;
    g) and traffic density characteristics.

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