Arpas News

Operation Zenith: the UK’s most comprehensive drone trial

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset On Wednesday 21st November 2018, to an exclusive delegation of over 120 influential people involved in the drone industry, Altitude Angel, NATS, Manchester Airport and our delivery partners collectively and successfully staged “Operation Zenith”: the most comprehensive demonstration of a UTM platform’s ability to unlock the full potential of drones….

Cranfield Understanding Drone Accidents, and using Drones for Investigation

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required by personnel who may be involved with Autonomous Vehicle or UAS operations – investigating future occurrences involving these systems, and those exploring the potential application of drones for accident investigation purposes. This practical course benefits from significant participation by members of the RPAS industry, academics working…

I believe I can fly: meet the women drone pilots

From environmental campaigners and camera operators, to photojournalists and CEOs, women drone pilots are increasingly reaching for the skies when it comes to forging successful careers in a male-dominated sector. From environmental campaigners and camera operators, to photojournalists and CEOs, women drone pilots are increasingly reaching for the skies when it comes to forging successful…

Scottish Drone and UAV Expo, Forres, 8th November 2018

A Review – by Dr Sue Wolfe Following on from a previous collaboration between ARPAS-UK and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Drone and UAV Expo built on experience and feedback to present a one-day conference and workshop event. The restricted-number event proved highly popular, attended by well over 50 delegates from a wide range…

New ISO Draft Standards for Drone Operations released for comment

ISO Draft International Standards for Drone Operations are formally released today for a public consultation, with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public is invited to submit comments by 21 Jan 2019 with final adoption of these Standards expected in the US, UK and worldwide in 2019. Today’s announcement by ISO is the first…

CAA Update on DJI TB50 & TB55 Batteries.

SN-2018/011: Small Unmanned Aircraft DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures This Safety Notice provides updated instructions and guidance regarding the DJI TB50/55 series of batteries and supersedes SN-2018/010. The text highlights the updated battery firmware that has was released by the manufacturer on 16 November to correct previous instances where power has been…

5 ways to get funding for your start-up

How are you going to get the money you need for your company to grow? There are five main ways of funding a company.  You can use profits from sales, receive a grant, borrow money or receive investment. Sales, borrowing money or receiving investment can be from traditional sources or from “the crowd”.  I am…

Perspectives – the Art of Networking

Charlotte Thompson from KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance team shares her thoughts and tips on networking. I have to admit, I don’t like networking… well the thought of it anyway. So, I remind myself of all the wonderful people I have met and the stories that have been told and I promise you it’s…

Man fined for dangerous drone flying

Police and CAA welcome successful drone prosecution after police helicopter incident Drone user successfully prosecuted after flying close to Police helicopter Helicopter camera captured the moment the drone passed underneath The National Police Air Service (NPAS) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) welcome the successful prosecution of a drone user who was found guilty…

DJI Issues Firmware Updates For TB50 And TB55 Batteries

Updates Address Small Number Of Batteries Reporting Incorrect Power Levels The CAA have stated “Following the publication of the workaround from DJI to address the issue with TB50 and TB55 batteries, we have started our own internal review process at the CAA. We are encouraged by the content from DJI and plan on updating operators…