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 Latest Library Additions

Information for the upcoming NATMAC 79 meeting including information on "drone airprox" reports

New Zealand Fire Service RFI

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has advertised the tender ITB/SMM/16/2016 

RUSTA has announced it is to offer the most cost effective route to achieve CAA Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) in the UK

 Upcoming Events

RAeS Registration and Identification Workshop 28th April

GEO Business 2016 24th-25th May

18th Annual Critical Communications World 1st-2nd June

RPAS 2016-Brussels, Belgium 22nd-23rd June

UAS Summit & Expo, 22nd-24th August. Grand Forks, North Dakota.

3rd Commercial UAV Show 2016 19th-20th October

 

Latest News

Resource Group launches its RPQ-S Course Online. 

Resource Group says its new online version of the Remote Pilot Qualification-small, the RPQ-s Online, is the quickest, easiest route to gaining permissions for aerial work (PFAW) for drone operators to work commercially.

To find out more visit http://www.resourcegroup.co.uk/what-we-do/training/unmanned-aviation-training/

EU Drone-Rules Project launches Survey on Drone Insurance

A survey on drone-related insurance matters is being conducted within the framework of the European Commission (COSME Work Programme) DroneRules.eu Programme (RPAS Rules regulation portal). The programme is co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union. Use the links below to participate.

EC-generated information on this programme

Additional information on the DroneRules Consortium and its members

Take Part in the Survey 

UAVS Represents all UAS/RPAS Interests

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS) is a not-for-profit organisation funded solely by membership subscriptions. It is independent and dedicated to promoting its members and their and the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry's interests and is the world's longest established trade association devoted exclusively to the UAS community. It represents the UAS manufacturing and system integration industry to UK government and UK regulators and works towards the safe, integrated and effective utilisation of these systems in civil and commercial roles. The influence the UK has on worldwide regulation and operation of UAS means that UAVS' role is both important and essential. More....

Drone Airprox debate scheduled at upcoming NATMAC 79 meeting.

The documents for the upcoming National Airtraffic Management Advisory Committee (NATMAC 79) meeting have been posted in the Members Library. The documents can be found by following the link HERE. There is scheduled to be a debate about “Drone Airprox” reports. This is especially significant considering the news of yet another incident at LHR. Please take a look at the documents and let us know if you have any information concerning the incidents listed. There is a .kmz file available but it cannot be uploaded, due to file type restrictions, to the library. If you require this file please contact us and we will be happy to send it to our members. I look forward to your comments. 

THE NEW ZEALAND FIRE SERVICE - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

We have been contacted by Charles Hatchwell, Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager of The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) who is seeking information (Request for Information – RFI) on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to understand how they can add value if incorporated into future emergency service strategy. Note RPAS is a term that also includes Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). 

The documents can be found on the New Zealand GETS service or in our Library and can be found here. 

Opportunity for UK companies to supply Unmanned systems and technology to the Ukraine.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has advertised the tender ITB/SMM/16/2016 - Supply and delivery of mid-range and mini UAVs for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). The subject of the tender are ten (10) small mid-range Unmanned/Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and twenty (20) Mini Unmanned/Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – Quad-copters, with sets of spare parts and repair tool kits. 

The bid documents have been included in to the Library and can be found here.

MAJOR CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON IMPROVEMENTS TO UK AIRSPACE CHANGE PROCESS

The CAA today launched a major consultation on how decisions are made on proposed changes to the UK’s airspace structure.

It seeks views from stakeholders, ranging from the aviation industry and general aviation to people affected by aircraft noise, on a series of proposals aimed at making the airspace change process more transparent and giving the CAA a more hands-on role.

For further information please visit the Consultations page of our website.

Why Join?

UAVS provides:

  • The means for active collaboration between UAVS members to form a stronger and more cohesive UAS industry
  • A professional framework for manufacturers and operators to work within
  • Access to information on best practice, accredited suppliers and services, certified aircraft, pilot comptence and the latest regulatory requirements
  • The positive interaction between civil, commercial and military manufacturers and operators and the transfer of skills between communities
  • A recognised voice for the UAS industry in the UK at the political level to government and to the UK airspace regulators: 
    • Formulating the future use of shared airspace both in the UK and worldwide
    • Addressing the public perception of UAS
    • Promoting of the ecological, environmental, societal and humanitarian benefits of these systems.
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Joining UAVS is easy.  Just follow the registration process on this website.

Membership categories are:

  • Large Companies
  • Medium Companies
  • Small Companies
  • Related Organisations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Sole Traders or Partnerships
  • Individuals
  • Students

Subscription rates reflect the size of the member organisation.  UAVS welcomes members from around the world. 

Information

UAVS' website and Library carries a host of freely available and restricted circulation information. To access restricted circulation information you do need to be signed in as a member.

 
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