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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association

Welcome to UAVS

UAVS has negotiated free entry to INTERGEO 2015 in Stuttgart on the 15th to 17th September.

If you require an access code to use on the order form please contact who will be happy to help. Each code supplied is only valid for one day. Find more information on this and other UAS/RPAS events on the Events page. 


UVS-International 2015 RPAS Yearbook now available to view on-line here


CAA Consultation on Airspace Change Process

& EASA Consultation on A-NPA 2015-10

The CAA is conducting a consultation on the Airspace Change Process (CAP725) and EASA have published new guidance on UAS operation across the EU.

Through our representation at NATMAC we are constantly alerted of Airspace Change Proposals. These are posted on the Consultations page for your information.

Please visit the 'Consultations' page and get involved. 


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 

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.

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

Join UAVS : Member Directory : Member Contact Details : Membership Services :Events : Representation : Affiliations : Linked In : What is a UAS? : Civil UAS Applications : Library : A Good Read : UAS Regulation : CAP722 : Aerial Work : Light UAS Approval : ASTRAEA Programme

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