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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

UAVS TO CLOSE: ARPAS-UK TO SUPPORT ITS MEMBERS

UAVS TO CLOSE: ARPAS-UK TO SUPPORT ITS MEMBERS Gary Clayton, Chairman of UAVS, has decided to step down from his role after a long and productive term in office, and has taken the decision that UAVS will cease to operate after he leaves office. ARPAS-UK recognises the pioneering work and value which UAVS has brought ...

DJI, the World’s Leader in Civilian Drones and Aerial Imaging Technology, Joins ARPAS-UK

DJI, the World’s Leader in Civilian Drones and Aerial Imaging Technology, Joins ARPAS-UK. July 14th, 2017 — ARPAS-UK, the professional trade association for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in the UK, is delighted to welcome DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, as a new member. Over the last few years, ARPAS-UK ...

ICAReS – INNOVATIONS IN REMOTE SENSING, 14TH JULY

ICAReS – INNOVATIONS IN REMOTE SENSING, 14TH JULY On Friday 14th July 2017 the Kent Downs AONB is hosting a conference at Eastgate Conference Centre, Northfleet,UK to kick off the Interreg 2 Seas project, ICAReS. Primarily focused on the use of remote sensing techniques in sectors of nature, agriculture, water and infrastructure, the conference will ...

Watch the EASA Drone Workshop Live Feed 5th July 2017

Watch the EASA Drone Workshop Live Feed 5th July 2017 Important discussions at the EASA workshop today in Cologne. ARPAS-UK is being represented by Paul Shelley – Education & Safety Director. The EASA Agency published its proposal (Notice of proposed amendment – NPA) for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the open and ...

RNLI – THE THIRD DIMENSION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE.

RNLI – THE THIRD DIMENSION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE. The RNLI report on the potential for unmanned air and other systems to enhance future Search and Rescue, “The 3rd Dimension for Search &Rescue” is now published. ARPAS-UK and other AIRSTART partners have been fully engaged in the consultation process and continue to work with RNLI. ...

UK businesses are passionate about their drone industry.

UK businesses are passionate about their drone industry UK businesses are passionate about their drone industry. In the face of changing regulation, the UK’s drone trade association, ARPAS-UK, is canvassing views from it members to help shape future regulation. 156 UK businesses participated in an ARPAS poll to gather industry statistics and views for future ...

Airport Operators’ Association Operations and Safety Conference 2017

Airport Operators’ Association Operations and Safety Conference 2017 ARPAS-UK was invited by AOA,  to present at their annual Operations and Safety Conference 2017 to help raise awareness with airport operators about the growth and nature of the drone industry. Sue Wolfe presented a talk about ARPAS-UK as a professional and trade body representing the industry. In many ways ...

EASA NPA Response Poll

EASA NPA Response Poll We are working hard to ensure we are representing our members in our response to the EASA consultation on the new European regulations and the forthcoming workshop on July 5th in Cologne on the topic. We would very much appreciate it if you could complete a short survey of only 16 ...

Autonomous systems in air, land and sea: Risks & Reliability

Autonomous systems in air, land and sea: Risks & Reliability As the technology behind autonomy gathers pace it is vital that we have a good understanding of the risks and reliability associated with these systems. This workshop looks at areas such as: Testing and Standards Safety Probability of mission success Fault analysis and diagnosis Maintenance ...

CAA Update Unmanned aircraft and drones Website

CAA Update Unmanned aircraft and drones Website Work is complete on the Unmanned aircraft and drones section of the CAA website. The new look site should be easier to navigate and find the relevant information : Our Role Recreational drones & private flights Model aircraft Commercial operations with small drones Larger unmanned aircraft Information for the public  

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