Arpas News

Moonrock offer No Claims Discounts

ARPAS-UK Member, Moonrock Insurance, have started offering No Claims Discounts on their drone insurance. This is great news for the future of the drone industry and we are delighted to see this happening.   Any commercial pilot with 2 years of no claims can apply for this insurance and will receive a discount.    …

Special Business Readiness Bulletin 

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for businesses and employers   Business Support announced in the Budget   In today’s Budget the Chancellor announced a package of measures to provide support for public services, individuals and businesses affected by Covid-19.   The UK is extremely well prepared for these types of outbreaks and will continue to take all necessary precautions to…

Animal Dynamics Joins WeRobotics as Technology Partner

We’re delighted to announce that the cargo drone company Animal Dynamics is now a formal technology partner of WeRobotics and Flying Labs. There are many good reasons to be partnering with Animal Dynamics. Flying Labs in 25+ countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America are increasingly engaged in the use of cargo drones. This is the result…

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 impresses at Sulphur Sniffer Capability Test

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully completed a two-day test of its sniffer capability on board the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS in the shipping lane outside Gniben, Denmark. IMO 2020 regulation Ships operating in Europe’s busiest sea routes are permitted to emit exhaust fumes with a sulphur oxide content limited to no more than 0.1 percent….

UK search and rescue drone being tested in North Wales

The unmanned aerial vehicle is being tested for life-saving operations in maritime and land environments at Caernarfon Airport. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being tested at Caernarfon Airport A UK trial of a new search and rescue drone is taking place in North Wales. Bristow Search and Rescue, the provider of the HM Coastguard search…

Coverdrone Announce Partnership With Wingtra

As the leading commercial drone insurance provider, ARPAS-UK Member Coverdrone loves to work with the best in the business. That is why we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Wingtra in an arrangement to be their only UK & EU drone insurance partner. Who Are Wingtra? Wingtra, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is…

Unmanned Aircraft Systems — Developments in North Wales

Jointly with Wrexham Glyndwr University, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology Unmanned Aircraft Systems — Developments in North Wales 11 March 2020 Chester Branch Lecture This is a joint lecture held at an earlier time, and away from our usual venue. Exciting developments in Unmanned Aircraft System technology are happening in North Wales. This lecture…

RAF Shawbury appeal to local drone flyers for cooperation in Low Flying Areas

RAF Shawbury posted the following on Facebook. ARPAS-UK agrees and further notes that the Low Flying Booking cell is 0800 515544 for reference.   Due to the recent flooding there has been a noticeable increase in drone activity in Shropshire and the surrounding areas. Our Shropshire neighbours are capturing images and filming the extent of…

Drones to be an option instead of fireworks for 2021 NYE celebrations in Canberra

Canberra could welcome in 2021 with a futuristic twist with a drone light show one of the options considered as a fireworks alternative. Drone light shows are an option to replace fireworks in Canberra. Following the cancellation of this year’s New Year’s Eve pyrotechnics performance, the ACT government will join others around the world looking…

Dublin’s first fast food by drone service to begin within weeks

Europe’s first fast food delivery service by drone will start in south Dublin in a matter of weeks, according to Manna Aero founder, Bobby Healy. Speaking today on Independent.ie’s technology podcast, The Big Tech Show, Mr Healy said that the public service will be launched in a south Dublin suburb with 30,000 people in March. He said…