Arpas News

Further to the BBC’s Response to Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones?

ARPAS-UK has received a response from the BBC to the complaint we filed regarding their recent documentary – ‘Horizon: Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones’. We are disappointed that the BBC have not responded to the issues raised and have sent a generic letter to all of the complaints they received which defends their Horizon program without admitting any fault,…

Airport Drone Protection & Cybersecurity Summit 2019

Join the world’s only airport-dedicated event focused on airport drone protection!   Discuss the practical cases of the near misses, analyse the real life drone incursions, look at the non-standard flights procedures! Among already confirmed attendees are: • Airports are Paris Airport, Birmingham Airport, daa, Cork Airport, ADP Groupe, Prague Airport, Toronto Int. Airport, Luton Airport,…

British Grand Prix: Drones flown near Silverstone

Officers policing the British Grand Prix at Silverstone have located and seized two drones being flown illegally within the restricted zone around the circuit. Northamptonshire Police officers and drone specialists from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service detected the devices earlier today, Saturday, July 13, using drone detection and pilot detection software. The pilots were located…

New app aims to automate drones for good

Researchers at Cranfield University have developed a smartphone app which can connect with off-the-shelf drones and send them to autonomously inspect multiple locations using coordinates received by SMS text message. Controlling drones in this way could be useful for a variety of applications in the future including the collection of crop health data in specific…

Medical drones market expects to reach almost $400M by 2025

  The medical drones market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $88 million to over $399 million by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Technological advancements in medical drones will improve its efficiency that should increase its preference during emergency cases. Key industry players heavily invest…

SEAT and Grupo Sesé link up via drone

For the first time in Spain, two companies launch a parts delivery service using drones The drones will guarantee just in time delivery of parts in only 15 minutes This innovation will increase efficiency and flexibility at the Martorell plant The SEAT factory in Martorell is the first Spanish plant to receive components via drone…

How Trust Can Make Drones Better In Kenya And Around The World

The drone industry is sitting and waiting for regulations and guidance that make sense across the globe. Take Kenya for example. Currently, drone operations are illegal within the country for the average person and extremely limited otherwise, leaving both businesses and individuals in great need of practical and adequate drone regulations. While drone use is allowed in…

Science & Technology Committee Inquiry into Commercial & Receational Use of Drones

Scope of the Inquiry: This inquiry will look at the ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drones, of all sizes, across the UK. Drones have had a range of positive impacts across a variety of industries, from commercial photography and aerial surveying, through to crop spraying and parcel delivery. However, following increased…

Renault Trucks Adopts Drones for Inventory Management and Truck Photography

Renault Trucks has decided to start using drones in its Axle plant in Lyon to overcome challenges and increase efficiency in inventory taking. The vehicle manufacturer is also using drones in its used vehicle business to take better photographs of its trucks. Taking inventory is often a tedious task for employees and the repetitive non-ergonomic movements involved…

Met to become first UK force to deploy drone to monitor road users

UAV will focus on road users engaged in dangerous driving such as racing, say police.  An Aeryon Skyranger drone that the Met trialled in 2017. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA The Metropolitan police will become the first British force to deploy a drone to monitor road users later this month. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will focus on road…