Arpas News

CAA awards UK’s most complex flight permissions to Texo

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection has announced it has been awarded the UK’s most comprehensive set of congested area commercial flight permissions by the UK Civil AviationAuthority (CAA). The Essex-based inspection company, and ARPAS-UK member, owns and operates a fleet of UAVs used to provide aerial surveys for industrial application. Given the large fleet of drones used by the company,…

Plowman Craven plays key role in VR drone project

ARPAS-UK Member, Plowman Craven is proud to have collaborated with BAM Nuttall and Network Rail on an innovative virtual reality project that showcases to rail users the extensive works taking place to upgrade the Aberdeen to Inverness line in Scotland. Using our industry-leading Vogel R3D drone survey system, fitted with a 4k, high-resolution 360-degree camera, our…

Drones for good: Mud-spraying UAVs help quickly construct emergency shelters

A French architect has showcased an experimental project in which drones spray layers of a mud mixture onto prefabricated frames, rapidly resulting in habitable structures suitable for emergency housing. Stephanie Chaltiel worked alongside a team of student’s from London’s architecture association and the team built a prototype to display at London’s Design Festival which ran from…

Priorities for Improving the Quality of Apprenticeships in England

Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar Date: Morning, Thursday, 17th January 2019 Venue: Central London ARPAS-UK supports apprenticeships in the UK, and in particular the drone industry. As a newly formed sector, ARPAS-UK is thinking and planning ahead for the future, its members and its industry.  We will be attending this conference and reporting back to our Members. Speakers Included  in…

The Diversity of Drones by Glyndwr University

DESCRIPTION Wrexham Glyndwr University is proud to host the first North Wales Drone Technology Conference The purpose of this event is to raise the profile of Drone Technology and to discuss its application and innovation in North Wales and beyond. Wednesday 24th October 2018, 9am-16.30 This FREE, one day, conference will welcome speakers from a wide…

Senate passes bill that lets the government destroy private drones

Rights groups have expressed concern over the legislation. This week, the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, which, among other things, renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and introduces new rules for airports and aircraft. But the bill, which now just needs to be signed by the president, also addresses drones. And while parts of the bill extend…

RPAS: The Global Perspective – 15th Edition Now Online

Today, the 2018 edition of the RPAS Yearbook (RPAS: The Global Perspective) went online and can now be viewed in flipbook format. The publication has 288 pages, features 1004 photos, and contains: Feature articles (including extensive articles on drone shows and the current non-military RPAS market segmentation); A comparative review of the drone regulatory situation in each of the European…

Drones Detect Radiation

Equipped with the right sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can help determine radiation levels after incidents in nuclear facilities as well as during routine monitoring. Over the last few years, drones have become a popular tool for a variety of applications at nuclear facilities, including both indoor and outdoor inspections and mapping. The industry is…

Blue Light Drones: from niche to mainstream

Drones are taking their place as one of a handful of technologies defining our futures. A recent PWC report highlighted that increased drone adoption across the economy could increase UK GDP by £42 billion (or 2%) by 2030. The market for drones is rapidly developing with new user cases emerging all the time. Of all…