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  • Air operators requested to update dangerous goods manuals and training programmes

    The next edition of ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air becomes effective 1 January 2019 and introduces changes to both cargo and passenger operations. Operators must provide instructions concerning dangerous goods in their operations manuals and maintain dangerous goods training programmes. Specimen manual entries reflecting the changes are published […]

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace maintenance organisations and engineering training organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace maintenance organisations and engineering training organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The CAA will now accept third country applications from Part-145 and Part-147 organisations with their principle place of business outside the UK. This update sets this out, and links to our […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 78

    The latest edition of CHIRP’s GA Feedback bulletin features the usual range of confidential reports from pilots. Poor pre-flight planning and preparation is a strong theme running through this edition, with weight and balance; flights over water; the proximity of controlled airspace; and NOTAMs all examples of where more attention was required. The misunderstanding of […]

  • New aerodrome survey guidance

    We are introducing new aerodrome survey guidance for Aerodrome Operators and other data originators (including contracted activities), which supports compliance with the Regulation EU 139/2014, EU 73/2010 and ICAO Annex 4, Annex 11 and Annex 14. New aerodrome survey guidance can be found at www.caa.co.uk/cap1732.   SW2018/253

  • Consultation on draft CAP 403: Flying Displays and Special Events

    We are working on the new edition of CAP 403, Flying Displays & Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance. We have published a consultation and we welcome your comments by Friday 11 January 2019. Access and respond to this consultation. SW2018/252

  • Airspace design guidance: CAP 1616 second edition published

    We have published an updated edition of CAP 1616 Airspace design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements. It includes a revised process for the Secretary of State to ‘call-in’ an airspace change proposal as well as updates to the text to improve clarity and correct links.   SW2018/251

  • REGISTERED TRAINING FACILITIES (RTF) TO CEASE AFTER 8/4/19

    All Registered Training Facility (RTF) pilot training organisations are reminded that they must make the transition to either Declared Training Organisation (DTO) or Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status by 8th April 2019 if they wish to conduct flight training for the issue of an aeroplane or helicopter pilots licence. This is the date when RTF’s […]

  • Guidance regarding the introduction and use of Additive Layer Manufacturing technologies in Products, Parts and Appliances.

    Organisations adopting Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM/3-D printing) to produce aircraft parts are referred to EASA Certification Memorandum CM-S-008 which addresses Design, Production and Maintenance and confirms the need for organisations to communicate with their competent Authority ‘at the earliest opportunity’ to ensure any necessary investigation is concluded prior to parts release.   Previous CAA FAQ […]

  • Update to EU exit information – licensed engineers

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for licence transfers to another EU Member State need to be submitted to the CAA by […]

  • Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2019/20

    We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2019/20. For more information, and to submit comments, see www.consultations.caa.co.uk All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 7 February 2019.

  • Helicopter special events end of season review

    Following requests from industry the British Helicopter Association, with support from the Civil Aviation Authority, will be hosting a meeting to review helicopter operations at major events during 2018. The intention is to facilitate an open exchange of views between all parties with the aim of ensuring that safe operations remain a fundamental objective at […]

  • 21 November DJI battery update

    After reviewing evidence from DJI, we are in a place to remove some of the current restrictions if an operator can successfully apply the DJI workaround (and verify this). We do ask that all operators still proceed with caution and immediately return to home or hover if the device doesn’t behave as expected. We continue […]

  • Update to EU exit information – commercial pilots

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning commercial pilots in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for State of Licence Issue transfers from the receiving EU National Aviation Authority need to be […]

  • Drone registration consultation

    To enable us to build a drone registration service that meets drone user requirements we are running a consultation on how people currently use drones. To help us with this please fill out our survey at https://sparck.typeform.com/to/mlsBqT We’re also running workshops in London over the next few weeks where we will be looking to gain […]

  • Update: DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

    19 November update – Following the publication of the workaround from DJI to address the issue with TB50 and TB55 batteries, we are working with DJI on non-technical issues to make sure people can fly safely following the change. We will update operators on the status as soon as possible. The current Safety Notice remains […]

  • Airspace infringement statistics update

    Latest infringement statistics plus details of Barton ATZ Infringements and how to avoid them now available at https://airspacesafety.com/. Latest infringement statistics Barton ATZ infringments and how to avoid them  

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

    Following the publication of the workaround from DJI to address the issue with TB50 and TB55 batteries, we have started our own internal review process at the CAA. We are encouraged by the content from DJI and plan on updating operators early next week on how we will proceed regarding the Safety Notice SN-2018-010.  Read “Update: […]

  • Display Season 19 Pre-Season Symposium

    The Display Season 19 Pre-Season Symposium will be held on 5 & 6 March 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Closing date for applications 18 February 2019. Military personnel can apply through the MAA website, and civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website.   SW2018/239

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – November 2018

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has now published the details of recent airprox incidents. A monthly review has also been published which focuses in detail on one particular incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future.   SW2018/238

  • EU Regulation on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

    A draft Commission Implementing Regulation based on EASA Opinion 06/2017 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 as regards upset prevention and recovery training was discussed at the EASA Committee meeting on 24-25 October.  The revision of the Aircrew regulation was adopted by consensus, so will be implemented into legislation shortly.   SW2018/237

  • EU Operational Rules for Sailplanes

    A draft Commission Implementing Regulation regarding the revision of EU operational rules for sailplanes, amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 was discussed at the EASA Committee meeting on 24-25 October with a view to a possible vote. The proposal was welcomed by Member States and received a positive vote by consensus. This is another milestone […]

  • 8.33kHz Conversion – Offshore Operations

    All VHF radio frequency assignments used for offshore operations will convert to 8.33kHz from 3 January 2019. This means the way all channels are displayed and spoken will change. Depcom will also change and become 122.955. CAP1580 provides further detail on the change.  Associated AIP changes will be updated in AIRAC 01/2019 and AIP Supplement […]

  • Update to EU exit information – student pilots

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning student pilots in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This new page on the microsite can be found here: https://info.caa.co.uk/eu-exit/student-pilots/  SW2018/234

  • Update: DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

    This alert updates the CAA Safety Notice (SN-2018/010) regarding Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 in-flight power failures to incorporate DJI mitigations. Read “Update: DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures” in full. SW2018/233

  • New Airside Safety Management guidance published

    CAP 642 is guidance material discussing Airside Safety Management, it focuses primarily on providing the correct safety environment for stakeholders engaged in the turnround of aircraft to undertake their tasks. The CAP has been updated and discusses safety management, performance, compliance monitoring, aircraft turnround, apron design, vehicle standards for aerodrome operators, airlines and ground service […]

  • The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations

    The fifth edition, amendment 28 September 2018 of CAP 393 The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations has been published. Amendments to the Air Navigation Order are shown as explained in para 1.4 of the foreword.

  • Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz

    From 3 January 2019 Safetycom and other common sporting and recreational assignments used across the UK will transition to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. The new channel number for Safetycom will be 135.480. Depcom will become 122.955. All pilots and ground stations need to use the correct channel number to ensure effective communications when using […]