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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

CAA Publish EASA NPA Response

CAA Publish EASA NPA Response The CAA response to the EASA NPA 2017-05 (A) has now been published.  This is an extremely clear, unambiguous and comprehensive piece of work and ARPAS-UK is pleased that our own core concerns have all been addressed in the CAA document. We await EASA’s response to the comments received. Full CAA ...

ARPAS-UK Announce exclusive Pix4D offer.

ARPAS-UK Announce exclusive Pix4D offer. ARPAS-UK are delighted to announce a members’ exclusive offer with Pix4D! With Pix4D software, mapping & modelling from drone images has never been so accessible. ARPAS-UK members can now benefit from a 10% discount on the following Pix4D licenses: – Pix4Dmapper Pro – Yearly rental license – Pix4Dmapper Pro – ...

General Aviation community asked to help leisure drone users to share the sky safely

General Aviation community asked to help leisure drone users to share the sky safely. GA community asked to help leisure drone users to share the sky safely: CAA campaign launched on 31st August to help GA airfields, flying clubs and flying schools run events for their local leisure drone users. The CAA is running a ...

Welcome to new ARPAS-UK Legislation Director

ARPAS-UK Committee Appoints new Legislation Director. Jon Parker, Legislation Director, ARPAS-UK, has stepped down due to friends and family health issues. Jon remains a loyal member of ARPAS and we hope to see him at the next AGM.   The ARPAS-UK Committee would like to thank Jon for all his work and support during his tenure. ...

ARPAS-UK EASA Response Timetable

Please note the ARPAS-UK timetable for our consultation response to EASA on the ‘Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones’, running up to 15th September. The timeline includes the deadline for responses from ARPAS-UK members to ensure consideration for the consolidated response. ARPAS-UK recommends that all members, wherever possible, respond individually to this EASA ...

Emergency Services Permissions

ARPAS-UK is pleased to see the CAA’s recent publication regarding exemptions for the emergency services in short term reactive situations aimed at preventing the immediate risk to human life, or during a major incident. ARPAS-UK sees this as a very positive step in UAV regulation. Read more: https://www.arpas.uk/forum/legislation-uk/emergency-services-permissions/#p473

Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

On 31 July 2017, the Joint Aviation Authorities on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) announced the publication of the first edition of the document: Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) / Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) / Drones. This document recommends a risk assessment methodology to establish a sufficient level of confidence that ...

Innovate UK: Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition Round 3

Innovate UK’s third round of their Emerging and Enabling funding competition is set to open on the 4th September. KTN, alongside Technology Scotland, Invest Northern Ireland and the Welsh Government are organising a range of briefing events held during September in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow. The events will include: further details about the ...

ARPAS-UK Supports the Safe Use of Drones in the UK

ARPAS-UK Supports the Safe Use of Drones in the UK ARPAS-UK welcomes the Department for Transport’s publication released on 22nd July 2017, and is pleased to have participated in the consultation process directly, with its own response and consolidated members’ views, as well as through its membership of the UK Drone Industry Action Group.  ARPAS-UK ...

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 ...

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