ARPAS-UK is a trade association run by the members for the members

We are a non profit organisation which means that your membership fees go where they should: to help develop the industry and to provide credible representation to the various authorities that govern the industry.

ARPAS-UK works closely with various authorities such as the Civil Aviation Authority and the Department for Transport and through our membership we represent the industry as a whole. This gives us credibility and a genuine ability to influence how our working environment develops, something that could not be achieved by individual businesses working alone.

Latest News From ARPAS

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is backing a new drone training course that will train drone pilots for inspection of infrastructure.

Developed by ECITB in conjunction with employers and drone experts, the Industrial Drone Operations Training Standard will train operators to undertake drone activities safely across around industrial sites. As these sites often have specific operati

Wiltshire police drone department scoops top national award

The drone unit at Wiltshire Police has received a top national award following its operational support over the last twelve months. The Special Constabulary Drone team took home the Technical Innovation Award at the Home Office Lord Ferrers ceremo

The inspection of solar farms with drones opens a new market for small unmanned aerial systems

Their use has had a tremendous impact on regular inspections of photovoltaic panels The solar industry is growing exponentially, in fact faster than any other type of energy division in the world, with the global installed capacity now being ove

Drone Technology Improves Inspection of U.S. Offshore Wind Platforms

Deepwater Wind, ULC Robotics and Keystone Engineering Collaborate on Usage of Remote Piloted Aerial Systems Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind, who began commercial operation of the first U.S. offshore wind farm in 2016, recently authorized deploy