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  • Small unmanned aircraft guidance – CAP1763

    We have published a document that covers the small unmanned aircraft related articles within the Air Navigation Order that will remain relevant after the 13 March 2019 amendment. It provides an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law, guidance on the effects of the two recent changes, and how they will […]

  • Arcadis Report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy

    We have published the Arcadis report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy. We asked Arcadis to carry out an initial assessment of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) procurement strategy for capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.  This was primarily an information gathering exercise but presented Arcadis with the opportunity to comment on the appropriateness of HAL’s procurement strategy and […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Aerospace maintenance organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace maintenance organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes a series of changes to address stakeholder queries about ongoing validity of approvals. SW2019/26

  • Update to EU exit information – Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers

    We have updated the information on our website concerning Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The update for Engineer training organisations includes information for those who have completed a portion of their modules at the point that the UK leaves the EU. The update for Licensed engineers […]

  • Blocking trials effecting UAS control

    Jamming activity will take place 11th – 22nd of February 2019 near the STANTA training area in Norfolk within 3NM of location 523230N 0004352E. The activity may affect UAV within 20NM (433-915MHz) and 13NM (2.5-5.8GHz) up to 40,000FT AMSL.  During the trials UAS command and control systems may suffer intermittent or total failure or give incorrect […]

  • Training Com – Winter 2019

    We have published Training Com Winter 2019 – news and advice for training professionals. This issue covers Part FCL vs FEH 3.23, Pre-Flight Preparation, Senior Examiner Certificates, Instructors’ Assessment of Competence, Refresher flight training with an instructor, Aeroplane PBN, PBN – IMCR & IR(R), Examiners and Instructors – Navigation Log Keeping, your Licence and Medical […]

  • Pre-Season Symposium 5 & 6 March 2019 – Closing Date

    Please note the closing date for applications for the Pre -Season Symposium on 5 & 6 March is 18th February 2019 and no applications can be made after this date. Civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website (this link will not work in Internet Explorer) and military personnel can apply through the MAA website. SW2019/23

  • Standardised European Rules of the Air Update

    The CAA has updated its consolidation of Regulation (EU) 923/2012, supporting EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM), The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015, supporting CAA Permissions and Exemptions plus related elements of the Air Navigation Order 2016 to reflect publication of EASA’s ‘Easy Access’ consolidation of the regulation, AMC and […]

  • Ex-military National Fly to Permit maintenance programmes

    Owners, operators and BCAR A8-25 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations are advised that the CAA has issued CAP 1740, ‘Guidance on Maintenance programmes for aircraft operating on a National Permit to Fly’. The CAP sets out in single document, what should be considered when compiling a maintenance programme primarily for ex-military types that require to be […]

  • Replacement ATZ Policy Statement

    The following document sets out Civil Aviation Authority policy and guidance regarding the establishment of ATZs. It supersedes the edition published 17 February 2016. Establishment and Dimensions of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ) SW2019/19

  • EASA Flight Crew Licensing regulation survey

    EASA has launched an external evaluation of the Flight Crew Licensing regulation related to the initial and recurrent training, licence issuance, competence assessment by instructors and checking by examiners. We would like to invite you to participate in the survey and to actively contribute to a successful outcome, an active contribution from the affected stakeholders […]

  • Unstable Approaches, a Clued Up special article

    This article from an experienced Flight Instructor looks at how to avoid making an unstable approach in a GA aircraft and how to execute a go-around if necessary. Please click here to access the article. SW2019/15

  • General Aviation Strategy 2018 – 2023

    We have published CAP1754 – General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 on our website. The updated 5-year General Aviation strategy compliments and supports both government and wider CAA strategy and is aimed at supporting and championing General Aviation in the UK. Please click here to access the report. SW2019/14

  • Infringement update: Causal factor analysis

    Analysis of airspace infringement reports from 2017 has shown that that correct use of a moving map could have helped avoid 85% of airspace infringements. Occurrence reports from private pilots were assessed against four key measures that could have helped prevent the infringement or reduced its impact on other air traffic or controllers. The report […]

  • New edition of CAP403 now published

    Following an earlier consultation, we have published edition 16 of CAP403 Flying Displays & Special Events. This focuses on organising and obtaining permissions for flying displays and includes the roles and responsibilities of Flying Display Directors. Display Authorised pilots (DAs ) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) will be covered in a new CAP (CAP1724 Display […]

  • Airprox data and analysis

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. UKAB has also published an in-depth statistical analysis of all […]

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes information about the CAA’s application process for UK DOA and provides further information following the publication of the European Commission’s draft regulations.   SW2019/10

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace production organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace production organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This provides further information following the publication of the European Commission’s draft regulations. SW2019/09

  • Update to EU exit information – Airlines and AOC holders

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning airlines and AOC holders in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes information about how EU27 and EFTA operators can apply for a Foreign Carrier Permit. We have also updated the Foreign Carrier Permit overview and charter and scheduled flights pages on the main CAA […]

  • Alert for Airspace Department Location Change

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority Airspace Regulation Department has moved from CAA House in London to Aviation House near Gatwick Airport. If you require to contact the Airspace Regulation Utilisation Department they have moved to a new phone number of 01293 768202. Their email remains AROps@caa.co.uk. SW2019/06

  • Helicopter Special Events Briefing 2019

    Following the positive response from industry to last year’s meeting, the British Helicopter Association with support from the Civil Aviation Authority will again be holding a Helicopter Special Events Briefing. The meeting will enable heliport operators to brief industry on their plans for the coming season and also facilitate an open exchange with industry with […]

  • Class A HTAWS Review of Alerting now published

    Class A HTAWS Warning Annunciation (CAP 1747) reports on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) alerts. It complements the development work on Class A HTAWS alert envelopes reported in CAP 1538 and CAP 1519 and addresses AAIB Safety Recommendations 2016-11 and […]