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Welcome to the ARPAS-UK News page, where we bring you the latest information from the industry, both inside and outside of ARPAS-UK.

CAA Announcement

20th April 2018

After due consideration by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority “CAA”, we are pleased to confirm that ARPAS-UK has been selected to attend the CAA Finance Advisory Committee “FAC”. At these FAC meetings, ARPAS-UK will be better able to assist in the discussion of general aviation matters and specifically in the provision of advice to the ...

‘Send in the drones’ to protect soil

6th April 2018

Squadrons of drones should be deployed to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.   A coalition of campaigners complains that the Environment Agency can only check soil on 0.5% of farms each year. Their report says drones can help to spot bad farming, which is said ...

Energy Innovation Centre

29th March 2018

CALL FOR DISRUPTIVE SMES TO JOIN THE EIC’S COLLABORATIVE STAND AT UTILITY WEEK LIVE   Preparations for Utility Week Live 2018 are well underway and this year the Energy Innovation Centre are hosting a large-scale collaborative stand with all of their network partners. They are looking for 8 SMEs to join them and showcase their ...

RAF Air Commodore tells Reaper Drone Pilots to “Be as professional as you can be.”

28th March 2018

Radio 4’s Today Programme Interviewer, Ross Hawkins, went to  RAF Waddington to talk about the pilots of the unmanned Reaper Drone Pilots. These men and women pilot drones on combat missions in Iraq and Syria. Air Commodore Dean Andrews says of his pilots that he doesn’t “see any difference between sitting here, and being as ...

Artificial intelligence for infrastructure systems

23rd March 2018

This event will bring together stakeholders from the construction sector, local authorities, infrastructure providers, thought leaders and innovators from the AI community in order to unpack the opportunity portfolio. Learn and share knowledge of challenges, understand the impact of AI implementation, showcase best practice and inspire the ‘art of the possible’. When: 28th March 2018 Where: ...

HS2 Invite ARPAS-UK Members to meet the Contractors

22nd March 2018

ARPAS-UK has been approached by HS2 to invite members to register their interest in meeting the HS2 Contractors on a 1-2-1 basis on Thursday 10th May 2018, 10-17.30 at the Vox, Birmingham. Construction of the London to Birmingham section of High Speed Two has begun and over the next three years billions of pounds worth ...

SESAR publishes its European Roadmap for the Safe Integration of Drones into all Classes of Airspace.

16th March 2018

This document forms the basis for further integration into the official European ATM Master Plan, which will be formally updated this year under the overall theme of “the digitalisation of aviation infrastructure”, in preparation for the upcoming ICAO Air Navigation Conference. SESAR_European-ATM-Master-Plan-Drone-Roadmap_180308 SESAR now has 10 projects in execution that are fully dedicated to U-Space. By ...

Counter Terror Awards and the Winner Is…

16th March 2018

ARPAS-UK was honored to sponsor the UAV PRODUCT AWARD, one the categories in the Counter Terror Awards at Olympia last week. Our newly elected Chair, Gavin Wishart was in attendance and met with the winner, James Cross. The Counter Terror Awards were staged to recognise the efforts of organisations in both the public and private ...

GDPR is looming on the horizon

16th March 2018

5 Things you Need to Know about GDPR. Be #GDPR ready! Here’s what you need to know before 25th May . https://www.xero.com/blog/2018/03/5-things-to-know-gdpr/  

New Market Report on Civil Drone Operations

16th March 2018

An international survey on the drone market sector has just been published. Thank you to Members for contributing to this world-wide survey, conducted by UVS International. The survey had inputs from 1004 drone operators from 66 countries.  The market report identifies & classifies 31 drone market sectors and 25 drone flight mission purposes, and organizes them in order of ...

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