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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 participate in DfT consultation

ARPAS-UK was pleased to participate in the DfT consultation process on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK and submitted its response on 14th March. ARPAS-UK believes that the consultation document addresses the major issues facing the industry currently, and supports action which enables it to continue to successfully compete in a global marketplace. ...

RNLI Innovation: Brief to ARPAS-UK 2017 AGM

ARPAS-UK is working with the RNLI Innovation team through the AIRSTART project to help develop collaborative exploration of the future of aerial capability to enhance combined lifesaving. Will Roberts and Hannah Nobbs of RNLI Innovation prepared a short presentation specifically for the ARPAS-UK 2017 AGM to brief members on their vision, and to ask ARPAS ...

AGM Update

Updates from the retiring Committee, presented at the 2017 ARPAS-UK AGM on 3rd March, are now available for members to view here The newly elected ARPAS-UK Directors are: Chairman: Perran Bonner Vice-Chairman: Matt Harmsworth Legislation Director: Jon Parker Finance Director: Zoë Burnet Business Development & Strategy Director: Dr Sue Wolfe Membership Director: Bryan Stanislas PR ...

Opportunity for ARPAS-UK Members to participate in ICAReS

The University of Southampton is a partner in ICAReS, an EU-funded Interreg project in the 2 Seas region (http://www.interreg2seas.eu/en/ICAReS ). The aim of the project is to form cross-border business networks, build capacity and ultimately grow innovative business in the 2 Seas regions of England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. The technical focus will be ...

AGM 2017

All ARPAS-UK members received an invitation to the ARPAS-UK AGM on Friday 3rd February 2017. Friday 24th February is not only the deadline for Proxy Voting Forms to be submitted but members will receive documents including a list of Nominees and their Suitability Forms for your consideration. It is important you read these carefully, to ...

DfT Consultation – Members’ Responses

News of the current DfT consultation on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK was posted here recently https://www.arpas.uk/the-safe-use-of-drones-in-the-uk/ . ARPAS-UK is now in the process of preparing its response to the DfT document. We would welcome input from members on any of the specific consultation questions, and we will incorporate members’ inputs into ...

Drones and Digital Technology: What is the Potential for Farmers?

Drones and Digital Technology: What is the Potential for Farmers? Drones are increasingly being used in wide-ranging agricultural applications, from aerial imagery to crop vigour and weed mapping. Coleg Meirion Dwyfor is holding an event in Dolgellau, Meirionydd, on Monday evening 6th February where updates on recent innovative trials at Glynllifon College will be shared. ...

Workshop on Collaborative Autonomy – Integrating Land Sea and Air Operations

Following on from RNLI’s workshop on Exploitation of the 3rd Dimension, the Knowledge Transfer Network in conjunction with the South Coast Marine Cluster is staging a workshop on Collaborative Autonomy on 28 February at the QinetiQ site, Portsdown Technology Park, Cosham. The workshop will consider a range of Collaborative Autonomy topics: swarming, command & control, ...

Member Communications

Communicating with Members / Technical Forum As we approach the 2017 AGM, there are a series of important documents we’ll be sending out to members by email, so please keep an eye on your inboxes.  We would also encourage members to subscribe to the ARPAS-UK Technical Forum – just login to the website to access ...

Update from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Gordon Baker from the Derpartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gives us an update on the Governments’ Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Today the Government publishes its Industrial Strategy Green Paper that builds on the UK’s strengths and prepares us for the years ahead. The Strategy aims to deliver an economy that works for everyone; ...

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