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UAVS Member Resource Group launches 'RPAS Portal' 

Resource Group, a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) training organisation and member of UAVS, has launched RPAS Portal for Remote Pilot Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to Enhance and streamline RPAS Operations.

RPAS Portal is an integrated, web based, software solution created to dramatically streamline the day to day activities of RPAS pilots and operators. Designed to provide a central location, actively promoting airworthiness, safety and the maintenance of flight logs - the RPAS Portal functions on all mainstream technology platforms, giving users online access to the system anytime, anywhere.

To find out more click here 

News from Members Spring Event

On 31st March 2015 members of UAVS met at the Novotel, Tower Bridge, for the Members Spring Event. The event was a tremendous success with enthralling talks, and insightful discussions sessions.

The gathering heard from:-

  • James Johnstone from Willis Insurance,
  • Simon Phippard from Bird and Bird on aviation legal matters,
  • Steve Wright from the Information Commissioners Office on Data Protection and Privacy requirements,
  • Alistair Munro from the ICAO RPAS Panel on the work being done around the world, including ICAO, on spectrum and Security and
  • Gary Clayton on what is happening across Europe and the initiatives that are going to change regulation here in the UK. 

In addition to this there were ample chances to discuss the business with other members at the breaks and over lunch.

Our Chairman would like to thank all the members that attended and all the speakers for making it such an informative and interesting event. He would also like to thank all those that have sent him personnel messages outlining how much they enjoyed the day.

It was a pleasure to meet many of you for the first time.

The presentations can be found in the Members Library. For convenience they can be found below. If you are not a member you will only see the day's itinerary.

Publishing Body
2015 Spring Members Event
UAVS Presentation - Running Order - Gary Clayton
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We are working on our next event and hope to see you all again then. Keep watching these pages for details.


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

The CAA has published a draft revision to CAP722 (Issue 6) and IN 2014_044 (Small Unmanned Aircraft Qualified Entities) with a very short review cycle. All responses to the CAA must be provided by the 9th February 2015. UAVS will collate your responses but please visit the consulatations page and provide us with your thoughts by the 6th February.

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.

UAS Industry Events

Our Events page provides information on upcoming events so to find out what’s on.

Visit the Events page.

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....

ICAO RPAS Symposium Presentations

The presentations from the March 2015 ICAO RPAS Symposium are now available and can be downloaded from

ASTRAEA Documents have been made available to UAVS and EUROCAE WG73 members

These documents can be found in the members library, the dedicated page attached to this welcome page which can also be accessed here. 

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.

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