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Welcome to the news feed of ARPAS-UK.

Here you will find the following information:

  • CAA Information notices and releases
  • A digest of the Association’s activities
  • News stories that are of importance to UK operators
  • Details of key projects the Association is working on or toward
  • A monthly breakdown of the Associations Working Group activities

ARPAS-UK South-East Regional Meet 25/04/2017

ARPAS-UK South-East Regional Meeting ARPAS-UK invite you to the first regional meeting of 2017. ARPAS-UK is the professional body of the fast evolving RPAS industry working on behalf of its members, to influence regulation and promote safe operational best practice. The ARPAS-UK South-East regional meet is a great opportunity for members & non-members to meet, ...

Website Tender: close date 24/4/17

Reminder: Website Tender closes 24/4/17 ARPAS UK: Request for Website Tender

Member Benefit: ARPAS-UK achieves Approved Professional Body status

ARPAS-UK is the go to Professional Body for commercial UAV operators in the UK. ARPAS-UK is pleased to announce a new benefit for its members. As of 6th April 2017 ARPAS-UK has received Approved Professional Organisation status from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC only awards this status to Professional Organisations’ if their purpose meets ...

Moonrock Insurance CAA Requirement Update

Moonrock Insurance CAA Requirement Update As one of our ARPAS-UK Membership Benefits discount providers, Moonrock Insurance have provided the following Insurance Update: Moonrock Insurance CAA Requirement Update.  You would have received in the last 24 hours an email from the CAA with subject matter Urgent Communication, relating to insurance requirements and specifically EC Regulation No. 785/2004. ...

Transport Committee Inquiry into Civilian Drones

“The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry into civilian drones; drones inquiry launch. . The aim of the inquiry is to consider how the benefits of drone technology can be maximised within a robust safety framework. ARPAS-UK will be responding to the call for written submissions of evidence, deadline 29th May 2017. It also encourages its ...

Regulatory Landscape

REGULATORY LANDSCAPE: The “2017 – Year of Autonomy” initiative has the vision of bringing together innovators and users from across land, air and marine autonomy to address key challenges and share learning in a series of seminars and workshops to be held throughout 2017. This second workshop on the Regulatory Landscape will take place on ...

Coverdrone Insurance CAA Requirement Update

As one of our ARPAS-UK Membership Benefits discount providers, Stephen Heath from Coverdrone have provided the following Insurance Update: Re: CAA Insurance Form We are aware that the CAA have emailed all commercial SUA operators to remind them that they must have insurance cover in place that meets the requirements of EC Regulation No. 785/2004. Please ...

ARPAS UK: Request for Website Tender

ARPAS-UK is the professional trade association of the fast evolving Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) industry working on behalf of its members to influence regulation and promote safe operational best practice. We are a non-profit association with over 500 members. ARPAS-UK has a growing membership and our website is pivotal to the ongoing success or ...

UK value stream for remotely piloted civil aircraft systems (RPAS)

“The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BEIS) and the Government Office for Science published a literature review in February 2017 entitled ‘UK value stream for remotely piloted civil aircraft systems (RPAS): literature review’, together with a compendium of figures. The publications contain a wealth of data, and are an excellent information source. Ipsos MORI ...

Commercial UAV Expo: register by 30/3/17

The Commercial UAV Expo Europe, 20-22 June 2017 This pan-European UAV event focused exclusively on industrial applications of drones in the top industry segments for UAV/UAS integration, including Process, Power & Utilities; Civil Infrastructure; Construction; Surveying & Mapping; Mining & Aggregates; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Emergency Response and Search & Rescue (SAR). The Commercial UAV Expo ...

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