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  • BSI Flex 1903 v1:2023-08 formally released

    This is an interactive version 1 of BSI Flex 1903 v1.0:2023-08. The aim of the standard is to create a lexicon of standard terms and acronyms used in this sector.

    We welcome your engagement and comments on this version to help inform the development of the next version. Comments on clauses or terms in the standard should be made via the BSI Standards Development Portal. 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.

payload operator (PO)



  • Definition

    person who operates any payload attached to the uncrewed aircraft but is not involved directly in the control of the uncrewed aircraft’s flight path


    NOTE Typically, the role of the payload operator involves the operation of sensors or cameras and can also be referred to variously as a “camera operator” or as a “mission system operator”.

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