The Society of Flight Test Engineers 




Jesualdo Martinez Rodenas

Flight Test Operations, Airbus Military, Sevilla, Spain

Classic manned systems (payload) flight test techniques applied by Airbus Military Flight Operations & Test organization personnel in a daily basis, are directly applicable to UAS systems. But, NOT MANNED vehicles demand some unique approaches to UAV payload flight testing, which it is considered to be the bulk of UAS flight testing.

The paper seeks to examine unmanned payload systems unique flight testing aspects as an evolution from manned ones by presenting them for the most common used payloads.