ARPAS-UK, United Kingdom
Matthew Lee is an aviation professional with 10+ years of experience as a pilot in the UKs leading airlines. He has transitioned his skills to the unmanned environment where he is both an operator and a founding Director at one of the UKs leading SUA training companies. Matthew has a wealth of regulatory knowledge on the UK landscape, he puts this to good use as the Standards Director for ARPAS-UK, the UKs trade body for RPAS which currently has over 500 companies in its membership. Matthew holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, an EASA ATPL (A320 and B747 ratings), UK Permission for Commercial Operations 0-20 kg and UK CAA National Qualified Entity status.
This presentation will cover established Permission for Commercial Operations system in the UK, its uptake and operational uses and how ARPAS-UK would like to see standards and safety maintained with the transition to EASA regulation.
In addition, an introduction of the newly formed UK National Drone Industry Action Group will be supplied (background, role, objectives, participants, actions).