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Drone training for Cranfield Airport staff in anticipation of future integrated airspace

Staff and students at Cranfield University and its Airport have completed a remote pilot course for flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of long-term planning for integrated airspace use by manned and unmanned aircraft. The commercial UAV remote pilot course incorporated a ground school element for flight planning – covering principles of flight, rules…

7 ways drones have been helping to combat the coronavirus

To date there have been over 1000 deaths attributed to the Coronavirus, which originated in Wu Han, China. When news of the virus, now renamed Covid 19 by the World Health Organisation, first emerged, the Chinese authorities were criticised for their poor handling of the situation and several senior health officials have been removed from…

RAeS Urban Air Mobility Conference March 24-25 2020

RAeS Urban Air Mobility Conference 24 March 2020 – 25 March 2020 No.4 Hamilton Place Is Urban Air Mobility deliverable? 09:00 – 17:00 The 2020’s heralds a new and exciting era in aviation with the adoption of autonomous system technologies, AI, digital systems, new propulsion systems, new materials, and new business operating models. None more so, than…

Coastguard to trial the use of drones in rescue missions

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is assessing whether drones could help in its rescue missions. Last year, the MCA’s civilian search and rescue helicopters responded to an average of seven call-outs a day, saving more than 1,600 people. Overall, the MCA co-ordinated more than 22,000 incidents and rescued more than 7,000 people across the…

Flock partners with African Drone Forum 2020 to enable the drone operations of tomorrow

Flock joins the World Bank, UK Aid, the World Economic Forum and the Government of Rwanda as the exclusive risk partner of the African Drone Forum 2020. The UK insurtech is providing the insurance needed to conduct beyond visible line of sight (BVLOS) flight competitions on Lake Kivu, Rwanda Flock’s data-driven approach to insurance allows…

New UAV integrated systems and software from Microdrones

With the launch of three new integrated systems, ARPAS-UK Member Microdrones has now completed the range of what its popular 3000 series of integrated drone systems can offer. The mdMapper3000DuoG VHR represents the biggest advancement of the three launches, giving users the opportunity to gather ultra-high-resolution photogrammetry from higher altitudes using the Phase One camera and direct…

Misuse of Civilian Drones

Drones (also known as unmanned aircraft) are flying systems that do not carry a pilot. As the technology has become cheaper and more sophisticated, the use of drones for recreational and commercial purposes has grown, with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reporting a significant increase in the number of permissions obtained for operating commercial drones…

ARPAS-UK brings Industry Insight to CPD for Teachers & Trainers for Construction T-Level

When: 27th January 2020   Part 1: 10.30am-12.30pm    Part 2: 1pm-3pm Where: Grimsby Institute, Nuns Corner, Grimsby, DN34 5BQ   CPD for teachers, trainers and managers These FREE two two-hour employer-led sessions will provide an update on Drone use within the Construction sector. This workshop will be delivered by experts from ARPAS-UK.   Part 1: Participants will…

How drones can save the public sector £1bn

The Nesta Flying High programme is a collaborative engagement between city leaders, regulators, public services, businesses and industry exploring the future of drones in cities. Download the new Flying High Report in collaboration with PwC They worked with five city-regions across the UK (Bradford, London, Preston, Southampton and the West Midland) to develop visions for…

SOARIZON launches across Europe

We are very proud to announce the launch of SOARIZON across Europe. ARPAS-UK Member, SOARIZON is designed to help drone operators scale by streamlining drone operations. We’ve combined all aspects of planning and flying drone missions, historically done using separate apps and manual processes, into one intuitive platform.   Since we started out in 2018…