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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 Response to US Court of Appeal FAA Registration Ruling.

ARPAS-UK Response to US Court of Appeal FAA Registration Ruling. ARPAS-UK has concern about the recent issues in the USA regarding registration of model aircraft, and is anxious that a similar situation is avoided in the UK. (Ruling HERE). We have already made clear that we believe that registration requirements should not apply for certain ...

Commercial UAV EXPO Europe – 20-22 June, Brussels

UPDATE: Reserve your stand for Brussels EXPO by Friday 19th May and get a free advert! Click for more details.    

UTM – Safely Enabling Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management

UTM – Safely Enabling Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management UTM – Safely Enabling Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management – a full day seminar at the Royal Aeronautical Society on Tuesday 16th May examining the challenges and opportunities for safely enabling low level beyond visual line of sight operation of unmanned aircraft. Full booking details HERE

ARPAS-UK Attend UVS International- Amsterdam

ARPAS-UK Attend UVS International- Amsterdam With very late notice ARPAS-UK were approached by UVS International to attend an exploratory meeting at the RAI Amsterdam (, a large conference facility in the Netherlands.  The purpose was to discuss the potential for creating a European drone event with worldwide impact. After multiple prior discussions, RAI Amsterdam took ...

ARPAS-UK: We’re Hiring

ARPAS-UK, a vibrant and growing trade body for the drone industry, is seeking an administrator for a part-time flexible role. Working from home, with paid leave and sickness benefits, you’ll be part of a committed team supporting the growth of a new industry, interacting with Association members and the management team. ARPAS-UK is looking for ...

ARPAS-UK invited to sit on BSi UAS Committee

ARPAS-UK invited to sit on BSi UAS Committee ARPAS-UK have been invited to sit on the British Standards Institute ACE/1/-/2 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Committee. The appointment is an important milestone for ARPAS-UK, working hard to protect the environment in which members can operate, having an influence on regulation & promoting safe operational best practice. Important to ...

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 ...

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