Karim Benmeziane


Status of European Harmonized Standards for the “Open”Category UAS

Bureau de Normalisation de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (BNAe), France
On behalf of ASD STAN, European Union

Bio Data

Karim Benmeziane is currently the Technical Director of BNAE, the French Aerospace Standardization Organization. He is currently the secretary of ASD-STAN D5WG8 which is dealing with the development of UAS European standards in the open category. At French level, he’s member of the National Council of Civil UAS. Previously, he worked on space systems standards and was also coordinator for EU funded GPSTART project dedicated to the use of GNSS based positioning system for autonomous vehicles which led to the development of the EN 16803 series. He graduated from the University Pierre et Marie in Mathematics. He also holds a Masters in Business Intelligence and Analytics from EISTI (Ecole Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l’Information).


The intent of the presentation is to give an overview of the standardization work done within ASD-STAN on UAS in the Open Category (D5WG8). This overview will :

  • Explain the articulation of the regulatory framework and the standards developed by ASD-STAN D5WG8
  • Describe the work programme and workplan.
  • Explain the articulation between the standards developed and CE marking
  • Supply an update of the status on the standards being developed on product and verification requirements, direct remote Identificafition, Geo-Awareness and Lights.

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