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Operating in an Aerodrome’s ATZ / Restricted Zone

ARPAS-UK have raised the issue of the varying responses that are being received by PfCO holders to their requests to operate in an Aerodrome’s ATZ / restricted zone. We have had a formal response from the CAA’s Head of UAS policy that the CAA is currently working on guidance for all aerodromes, with regards to…

ARPAS-UK New Committee Announced

ARPAS-UK is delighted to welcome both old and new faces on to the Committee for 2019/20. The skills, expertise and talents of this Committee will be put to good use over the coming months and yearsor our Members and the Industry.  We are lucky to have such a committed group of people in our industry. …

Two looks at farmers using a new tool for herding sheep: drones

Maja Burry and Simon Rogers of Radio New Zealand reported on March 7th about farmers in New Zealand using drones to marshal sheep. This isn’t necessarily a new development for  drones, as the BBC reported on a farmer in Ireland doing this back in 2015.  What is different is that these most recent drones bark…

CAP 1763

As a reminder to everyone the changes to the ANO announced in February come into effect today, 13th March 2019. Here is CAP1763 New UAS guidance Feb 2019 Please read.   ARPAS-UK in the media today, after the new legislation around drone flying near airports came into effect: James Dunthorne on BBC London at 6.30am  …

Take a peak at the people who want to represent ARPAS-UK next

We’ve had some truly awesome nominations for the Committee, so first of all, I want to thank them for standing up for their Industry: you’re amazing and we can’t do this without you. Angus Benson-Blair Angus started in the drone industry in January 2013 and was one of the founders of ARPAS. Having started as the…

ARPAS-UK AGM 19th March 2019

Date: 19th March 2019 Venue: Ideas Space at AIRC, Cranfield University Timings: 12.30 for a 1pm start   AGM business, including Elections to the Committee, update on Achievements. This will be followed by some great presentations by the following: Gail Orenstein on Droning in Humanitarian & Conflict Zones Simon Weeks, CTO of Aerospace Technology Institute…

ARPAS-UK welcomes PwC UK as a new member

ARPAS-UK is delighted to welcome PwC on board as a member. A report published last year by the PwC UK drones team predicted that drones could contribute as much as £42bn to the UK economy by 2030 and employ around 628,000 people working in related businesses. With significant opportunities for economic gains across all sectors, ARPAS-UK continues to advocate on…

New tree-planting drones can plant 100,000 trees in a single day

Company has a goal of planting 500 billion trees in the next 30 years While the traditional uses of drones are typically commercial or recreational, one UK-based company is using them to help the environment. BioCarbon Engineering has teamed up with drone manufacturer Parrot to create a system for autonomously planting trees to fight deforestation. According…

International Drone Competition Returns to North Wales

An international drone competition returns to north Wales June 16-18 with Welsh Government backing and a home team competing from Wrexham Glyndwr University. The UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Challenge is an international student drone design competition organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This year the event is attracting a record 32 teams comprising hundreds…