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Welcome to UAVS

ASTRAEA Documents made available to UAVS and EUROCAE WG73 Members 

The ASTRAEA consortium has kindly agred to release a seriers of documents from the certification work undertaken in the last phase of the programme (ASTRAEA II). These documents can be found in the members library, the dedicated page attached to this welcome page which can also be accessed here.


Don't forget to check out the ongoing consultations and past responses here

Responses now available in the UAVS Library

Although UAVS makes the consultation public; unfortunately it must restrict its response to the Members it represents. If you have forgotten your Username or Password please Contact who will be happy to send you a reminder.

New CAA certification guidance for 7Kg to 20Kg 

Please find in the Members Library under CAA Documents important proposed changes to the certification of 7 to 20 Kg RPAS to come in to force later this year.

UAS Industry Events

The following events have been chosen as they may be of interest to both members, the wider UAS/RPAS community and those considering a future in this industry. If you know of another event you fel should be included please let us know.

For more information on all these events, please visit the Events page.

Can you help the University of Aberdeen to launch a Masters in GIS 

The University of Aberdeen has launched a Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).  The programme promotes the integrated study and application of geospatial technologies and prepares students for industry.   Building on 25 years of excellence it has been designed to make use of a wide range of state-of-the-art hardware and commercial and open-source software. 
To support the programme the University is seeking sponsorship of a multi-rotor UAV and associated image processing software.  In return you will:
•       Enhance your corporate profile within the University of Aberdeen
•       Gain exposure to our MSc GIS students
•       Access MSc GIS students for work placements and company projects
•       Fulfil worthwhile Corporate Social Responsibility and PR
Applications of GIS that benefit industry include: hydrocarbon exploration and management, offshore survey, environmental consultancy, civil and costal engineering projects, transport, marine and coastal management and marine studies, and precision agriculture.

For more information please contact Richard Stewart, Development Officer: t: 01224 273595 / 

Representing all UAS/RPAS Interests

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS) is a non-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....

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.

Join Now

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. 


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.

Latest Industry News

For the latest news in the UAS industry, UAVS recommends

UAS Vision is an independent global forum for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems community.  Its aim is to provide a daily news service covering all topics related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) & Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

A Good Read

As much as this website has some information on the history and evolution of UAS, there are more authoritive tomes on the subject. UAVS recommends two recent publications.  For more information on these books, click here.

Quick Links

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