Arpas News

Building Trust in Drones

Drone technology presents an unprecedented opportunity for businesses and society. From reducing traffic on our roads, to speeding up the delivery of aid and urgent medical supplies, there is much drones can do. They are already proving an excellent tool for businesses, who are using drones to better manage and maintain their assets and reduce…

iRed appointed as first UK authorised DJI educational partner

  ARPAS-UK member, iRed has confirmed that it has been appointed as the first DJI educational partner in the UK. The collaboration grants exclusive access to the new Tello EDU drone and accessories, specifically designed for schools and educational centres. iRed said it was pleased to add DJI to a list which includes CITB, Lantra,…

IBM to give away 1500 Tello Drones

Over the next 5 weeks, IBM are giving away 1500 Tello Drones. How do you get your mitts on one? Pop over to their website and enter their competition, that’s how!   Willie Tejada, at IBM, has written a bit more about what to do too – here.    

The CAA’s Innovation Sandbox

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new virtual space in which new technology can be safely tested – the ‘Innovation Sandbox’. The Sandbox is offering innovative companies the chance to discuss, explore, trial and test emerging concepts, helping the UK’s aviation sector to continue to be at the forefront of technology. The new…

ARPAS-UK FRZ Survey

ARPAS-UK have put together a feedback form for people who have experiences requesting permission to fly in aerodrome FRZs. We are looking to capture both GOOD and BAD experiences and would appreciate your help. There are 3 main reasons for this form: 1) We plan to publish a league table of the best and the…

A Week in the Life of… Matt Greaves of Drones on Demand

“Wow, your job is cool!” Last Friday I went back to school to spend the day with Year 4 (8-9 year olds), talking about maps and drones, linking Geography and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable day talking about different kinds of maps, teaching basic grid references and how…

The hidden path leading Europe towards unmanned warfare

Marco de Angelis | Cartoon Movement The EU’s reliance on the private sector to steer the development of defence technology is rooted in almost 15 years of drone research conducted as part of its leading R&D programmes. Alexander Damiano Ricci for VoxEurop Talks about European defence strategies are all over the place, in the media and on…

CAA: Restricted Airspace over Oval Cricket Ground

Categories: Drones Alert for restricted airspace (Temporary) Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cricket World Cup matches at The Oval cricket ground, London, on 25, 27, 30 May, 2, 5, 9, 15 June.   For more details: EG_Circ_2019_M_042_en_2019-05-09