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

Australian marine scientists use drones to collect dolphin snot

Australian marine scientists have achieved what could potentially be a world first, collecting dolphin snot from a drone. It was originally designed to collect whale samples, but the team shifted focus to the humpback dolphin which only became a r

Blue Bear Complete Second Phase of the 5GRIT project

Blue Bear has recently completed the second phase of the 18-month 5GRIT project, culminating in drone flights on an arable farm in Yorkshire and a livestock farm in Cumbria, controlled over 5G from hundreds of miles away in London and Bedford. Th

Rogue drones to be targeted by new hi-tech ‘detect and destroy’ unit set up by Home Office

Rogue drones will be brought down by “detect and destroy” technology under plans for a new national counter-drone force to prevent Gatwick-style disruption, ministers have announced. The new mobile special unit, to be set up

NATS launches online drone hobbyist training course

A new, free-to-use online training course for drone users is now available on the NATS website. Designed with new drone owners and hobbyists in mind, the animated course presents an overview of current UK flight safety rules and regulations gove