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

Snowdonia Aerospace: Airspace Change Proposals

Snowdonia Aerospace have a great opportunity for ARPAS Members, Supporters, Followers and others who are affected to influence the size, shape and height of new dedicated drone flying testing space at and around Llanbedr Airfield. Snowdonia Aerospace

Police drones: Impressive first 6 months for new Notts Police drone unit

Police drones – from fighting crime to saving lives, Nottinghamshire new police drone unit has had a busy first six months in operation. The team, established to give a readily-available and cost-effective “eye in the sky” to officers on the

Enabling Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management in the UK

A new report from Connected Places Catapult’s explores the steps the UK has taken to be at the forefront of commercial drone development and identifies the steps yet to be taken in order to remain in the global race towards Unmanned Traffic Managem

The UK Drones Pathfinder Programme announces new Pathfinder led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

A ground-breaking new project announced today (12th May) will allow the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to regularly and routinely use drones, to carry out its time critical, reactive search and rescue, and international counter pollution obliga