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

Drones in the Energy Industry

by Michelle Froese | December 17, 2018  The Energy Drone Coalition (powered by InnovateEnergy) and DRONEII.COM have announced the release of their joint report, “Drones in the Energy Industry.”  This independent report on power

The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar

By Katie Prescott and Sarah Treanor BBC News, Tanzania 11/1/2019 Media captionAfrica's drone mapping experts A lack of accurate maps is a big problem in parts of Africa: for disaster relief ag

Can drones count gulls?

Minimal disturbance and semiautomated image processing with an unmanned aerial vehicle for colony‐nesting seabirds Graham P. Rush  Lucy E. Clarke  Meg Stone Matt J. Wood First published 4 December 2018 in Volume 8, issue 24 of Ecology &

Traffic Management research to open pathway to commercial drone operation in the UK

A new DfT research and development project led by the Transport Systems Catapult will lay the ground work for a safe working environment for commercial drone use in the UK, enabling safe sharing of airspace with traditional aircraft and beyond line o