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ARPAS-UK is the professional trade association for Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Systems in the UK.This site contains information to support our members and those looking to enter the industry.

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All Operators on this page hold the mandatory “Permission for Commercial Operations” from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Operators also require a SAFETY CASE if operating closer than 50m from the public or in an urban area.

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Industry Information

Whether you are thinking about entering the industry or just looking for reference information, the following pages have been compiled to provide a broad overview on qualifications, regulations and terminology.

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Welcome to new ARPAS-UK Legislation Director

ARPAS-UK Committee Appoints new Legislation Director. Jon Parker, Legislation Director, ARPAS-UK, has stepped down due to friends and family health issues. Jon remains a...

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ARPAS-UK EASA Response Timetable

Please note the ARPAS-UK timetable for our consultation response to EASA on the 'Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones', running up...

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Emergency Services Permissions

ARPAS-UK is pleased to see the CAA’s recent publication regarding exemptions for the emergency services in short term reactive situations aimed at preventing the...

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Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

On 31 July 2017, the Joint Aviation Authorities on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) announced the publication of the first edition of the document: Specific Operations Risk Assessment...

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