Arpas News

North England Members Meeting

Time: 9am-2pm, January 15th 2019 Venue: Huddersfield YMCA Draft Agenda 9am: Networking & Registration 9.30am: Update from ARPAS-UK CEO, Graham Brown 10am: Emergency Servide Drone and Us: a Boom with a View by Chris Rainford, Watch Manager (Retd), Lancashire Fire & Rescue 10.45am: Drones & Self-Repairing Cities by Professor Bob Richardson, Instistute of Design, Robotics…

Child receives world’s first drone-delivered vaccine

A one-month-old child has become the world’s first to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by drone. On a remote island in the South Pacific country of Vanuatu, the delivery, executed by Swoop Aero, covered almost 40km of rugged mountainous terrain to reach Cook’s Bay where 13 children and five pregnant women were vaccinated by…

Vodafone completes first ever drone delivery using mobile network

Vodafone has used a mobile network to complete a drone delivery for the first time. At Portland Bill Coastwatch in Dorset, Vodafone set its sights on replicating the work of Santa Claus to reward some of the volunteers’ hard work with Christmas treats by drone. Due to it being in a remote location, the island…

Drones and Low Flying Military Aircraft

  Whether you are flying your drone for fun or profit, the need to fly safely and legally is often discussed.  Height limits and airspace restrictions are set out in the Drone Code for all to follow and doing so will help to avoid conflict with manned aircraft and the risks that this poses.  Generally…

Drone Training Programme for Young People in Gwynedd, Wales

On the 15th of September, 2018, in the heart of Snowdonia, 23 youngsters met for the first time, to take part in the Snowdonia Drone Academy! Let me take you back briefly, to understand the background to this project. First allow me to introduce myself: I’m Zoe, and work for Menter Môn. Menter Môn is…

Africa’s Cities: can cartographers keep up?

Africa’s missing maps: Africa is urbanising at break-neck speed, so how do people keep track of where anything is or flood risks? It’s a job for cartographers, armed with drones. Listen to the BBC’s first mapping programme here. Listen here to Business Daily on the World Service. Katie Prescott on the BBC @kprescott

Inside EASA’s High Level Conference on Drones: the New European Regulatory Framework

Posted By: Miriam McNabb November 27, 2018   At Amsterdam Drone Week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is holding their high level conference on drones.  In two days of invitation-only sessions, top aviation and industry stakeholders discuss the future of drone regulations and the drone industry in Europe. During a plenary session on the New European Regulatory Framework, representatives…

Drones Amsterdam Declaration

Amsterdam – 28 November 2018 The below is a declaration made by EASA at the close of the Amsterdam Drone Week High Level Conference. It provides an indication of activity and focus in Europe. The conference welcomed:   the widespread efforts made since the High Level Drone Conference in Helsinki to open the drone services…