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UK Ministry of Defence Leads Innovation Autonomy Challenge

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that it is partnering with the Department for International Development (DFID) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to turn cutting-edge designs for drones and robots into reality. Experts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are leading the partnership as part of MOD’s Innovation Autonomy Challenge, with joint…

STOP PRESS – 50% Drone Insurance Discount For ARPAS Members

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Flock, Europe’s first ‘pay-as-you-fly’ drone insurer! The deal has unlocked an exclusive drone insurance discount to all ARPAS members:50% off your first four Flock policies*.  See below for more information, and details as to how you can redeem your discount. Ed Leon Klinger, Flock CEO…

South England Members’ Meeting

Thursday 20th September 2018 Venue: Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS Hosting: Dave Capstick of The Ordnance Survey Speakers: Dave Capstick, Matt Cheeseman from CallenLenz and ARPAS-UK Timings: tbc For more information and to register your attendance, email membership@arpas.uk

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s BVLOS Operations in the UK 2 day Conference

19 September 2018 – 20 September 2018 No.4 Hamilton Place, London Conference BVLOS Today Realising the potential of Beyond Visual Line of Sight operation of Unmanned Aircraft 09:00-17:00 Drones are now being used for a wide range of tasks, some new and some as a cost effective replacement of manned aircraft, But the true potential of unmanned…

Interdrone 2018

5-7 September 2018 at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, USA. ARPAS-UK is delighted to be supporting Interdrone 2018. Graham Brown, our CEO, will be attending. He will take part in the largest US commercial drone event of the year with more than 120 sessions, panels and keynotes, 150+ commercial vendors, and one-of-a-kind immersive drone experiences…

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Kent, 18-19 August 2018

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Biggin Hill Air Show, Kent, on 18 and 19 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M070/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/168 Keep up to date with the latest…

ARPAS-UK delighted to help H&S in schools

In January 2018, ARPAS-UK were approached by Dave Parry, the Design & Technology Advisor for CLEAPSS, who supports practical science and technology work in schools across England, Wales and NI, looking after 23,500 schools. Dave had become aware of the practice of drone flying in schools and predicted the need for some specialist Health &…

Heads Up: ANO Order 2018 (Amendments) from /7/2018

Just a reminder that from this coming Monday (30th July), two provisions of the Air Navigation (Amendments) Order 2018 come into effect. The relevant new provisions affect drone flights within 1km of aerodromes and impose a maximum height allowed for all flights of 400ft from the earth’s surface. The CAA have published a simplified verson of the…

Dept for Transport: Extra powers to prevent the misuse of drones

Consultation on the safe use and effective regulation of drones. The government is to consult on new measures to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a market set to grow rapidly over…

Women in Innovation Awards 2018

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is looking for women who are rising stars in business innovation and who, with the support of an award, are likely to make a significant impact towards one of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges: AI and Data, Healthy Ageing, Clean Growth, Future of Mobility.  Following the…

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