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

Legislating for the future: data privacy, drones and corporate espionage

As technology advances at an unprecedented rate, how well placed are our global and domestic regulations to deal with rapid change? Drones are taking to the skies in increasing numbers, companies across Europe are trying to interpret new data regu

Salisbury attack prompts MoD to test life-saving chemical detection drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time. The devices, which can also provide 3D mapping and identify casualties, were test

Blue Bear and Cranfield to create drone experiment corridor

Drones and unmanned aircraft will be able to fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft under plans announced by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd and Cranfield University.   The partners intend to create the NBEC (National Beyond visual line

Are drones the future of lifesaving?

If I had a pound for every time someone contacts the Future Lifesaving Team at the RNLI and says: ‘I have an excellent idea – you should use drones!’ I would probably be able to fund a drone, a lifeboat, or at least new kit for one of our volun