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

Mayor of Bedford opens Blue Bear’s 5G enabled Flight Test Facility

Blue Bear is pleased to announce the launch of its 5G enabled beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight test facilities in Bedfordshire by the Mayor of Bedford. David Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford said ‘’ I am delighted that Bedford Borough is ho

Operating in an Aerodrome’s ATZ / Restricted Zone

ARPAS-UK have raised the issue of the varying responses that are being received by PfCO holders to their requests to operate in an Aerodrome’s ATZ / restricted zone. We have had a formal response from the CAA’s Head of UAS policy that the CAA is

ARPAS-UK New Committee Announced

ARPAS-UK is delighted to welcome both old and new faces on to the Committee for 2019/20. The skills, expertise and talents of this Committee will be put to good use over the coming months and yearsor our Members and the Industry.  We are lucky to

Two looks at farmers using a new tool for herding sheep: drones

Maja Burry and Simon Rogers of Radio New Zealand reported on March 7th about farmers in New Zealand using drones to marshal sheep. This isn't necessarily a new development for  drones, as the BBC reported on a farmer in Ireland doing this back in 20