Member News

DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

Simple, Low-Cost Solution Meets Government Expectations To Identify Airborne Drones DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology and ARPAS-UK member, today demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace…

Routescene UAV LiDAR system used to reconstruct WWII concentration camp

LiDAR vegetation penetration capability enables concentration camp visualisation The island of Alderney, a British crown dependency located 10 miles off the coast of France, was once home to a German SS concentration camp. Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University in the UK, Caroline Sturdy Colls travelled with her team to the…

IAWA European Leadership Forum

26-27 November 2019 London For more information, go to the IAWA website. And for more information on the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter, go to their website.  

Update: CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme

The CAA have just published the following update: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Our-role/Drone-and-model-aircraft-registration/ which is provided in full below: The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). There will be two elements to the online system. Anyone responsible for a drone or…

Skyports and Flock open up the skies for safe, fully-insured Drone Deliveries

2019 has been a good year for drone deliveries. Zipline has made over 10,000 drop offs of medical supplies in Rwanda, UPS gained FAA approval to operate a drone airline and now, Flock is working with Skyports to help safe and fully-insured global drone deliveries really take off. Today we’re excited to announce we’re working…

How 3D technology is capturing the world

London design studio Sample & Hold has been asked to scan all kinds of things: a shoe, a carrot, the heads of every member of the Barcelona FC team. The firm has even worked with a company in Knightsbridge, London, that makes casts of babies’ feet and heads. “Occasionally they have a client who wants…

Snowdonia space centre at Llanbedr given £500k funding

  QinetiQ has been testing commercial drones which can monitor coastal erosion Rocket launches in Snowdonia could be a step closer after the UK Space Agency announced £500,000 funding for a space centre. The money will go towards a facility at Llanbedr in Gwynedd for space research and launching satellites and drones. The Welsh Government…

Simon Stickland joins ARPAS-UK Committee

The ARPAS-UK Committee is delighted to welcome Simon Stickland to the Committee.  We are incredibly fortunate to have members ready to volunteer their time and experience to help the drone industry and our Members.   Simon has a wealth of experience in photography, a staggering 33 years in fact, which is only topped by him…

Airprox Stakeholder Engagement Event

Thursday 19th September 2019 In conjuction with the Royal Aeronautical Society, ARPAS–UK has arranged a meeting to bring together the key stakeholders to learn more about the AirproxIncident Reporting of Drones and to discuss the way ahead. Confirmed speakers are: UK Airprox Board Airprox Reality Checks CAA DJI A representative from GATCO (the Guild of Air Traffic Controllers)  and the BMFA will be attending too….