Alerts: Air traffic control

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SERA implementation

The UK is currently implementing the final part of the ‘Standardised European Rules of the Air’ (SERA – Regulation (EU) 923/2012), effective 12 October 2017. In addition to amending the key CAPs and the UK AIP, we have updated our consolidation of SERA, the ANO and The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 ahead of 12 […]

UK Airprox Board newsletter, July

UKAB’s July 2017 summary focuses largely on Airprox incidents resulting from sub-optimal airmanship. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at Biggin Hill where a PA28 conducting a downwind join came into conflict with a C152 ahead. The lesson is that pilots should make early decisions if things start going wrong with their plan, […]

Update to CAP 1032 Aerodrome FISO Licensing

This amendment to Edition 2 of CAP 1032 clarifies the requirement for aerodrome FISO licence applicants to have passed the examination and written assessment for the grant of a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence and amends the text relating to exempting qualifications as it applies to the holder of a Royal Air Force or Royal […]

EU 2017/373: Air Traffic Management Implementing Regulation

We have launched a new webpage (www.caa.co.uk/atmir) to help everyone involved in ANS provision understand how EU Regulation 2017/373 will affect them. The regulation and its 13 annexes lay down common requirements for air traffic management (ATM) service providers, and the oversight of ATM/air navigation services (ANS) and network functions. We will update the webpage […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Edinburgh, 28 August – 4 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for events in the vicinity of the Forth Road Crossings, Edinburgh between 28 August and 4 September 2017. Restricted airspace is detailed by NOTAM and in briefing sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in the ‘News’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/177

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Northamptonshire, 1-3 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for LAA Rally at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire between 1 and 3 September 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/176

Issue 2 of SI2017/01 to CAP 797 FISO Manual

Issue 2 of Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2017/01 to CAP 797 Edition 3 was published on 24 August 2017, effective 12 October 2017 and replaces Issue 1 which was notified in SW2017/161 on 17 August 2017. This SI details changes to CAP 797 resulting from the amendment of Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of […]

SI2017/01 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

Supplementary Instruction SI2017/01 details changes made to the Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual (CAP 797), relating to the amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) by Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 1185/2016. SW2017/161

UK ATM Vocabulary – CAP 1430 Edition 2 published

Edition 2 of the UK Air Traffic Management Vocabulary (CAP1430) has now been published. It becomes effective on 12 October 2017 and includes amendments introduced by the second phase of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C) which represents the final stage of SERA development. Further information on […]

CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 73

In this edition of CHIRP air transport Feedback: Know your ATCO from your FISO and A/G operator. Airspace infringements; how to avoid them and what to do in the event of infringing. Two examples of well-handled engine failures in the circuit. Transponders and the altitude facility; terminology and tolerances. Plus an unexpected source of FOD, […]

SI 2017/05 to MATS Part 1 published: SERA Part C Phase 2

Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2017/05 incorporates into CAP 493 Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 a number of air traffic service requirements introduced by the second phase of Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C). This represents the final stage of SERA development and follows MATS Part […]

Edition 123 of CHIRP air transport FEEDBACK

In this edition of CHIRP air transport Feedback: Are you fit to control/fly? Air Traffic Controllers working night shifts and flight crew feeling pressured to work overtime; Engineering manpower: what are the rules about the resources required?; A pilot shares a human error that resulted in a level bust – an honest report that contains […]

UK Airprox Board newsletter, June

UKAB’s June 2017 summary focuses on Airprox incidents resulting from stretched military ATC units and incidents in and around the visual circuit. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at North Wield where a C152 conducting a very wide downwind track came into conflict with a PA28 joining downwind/base leg. The lesson is that […]

Changes to birdstrike reporting procedures

The UK Birdstrike Reporting Portal and birdstrike reporting form SRG 2004 will be withdrawn on 1 August 2017. This follows the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 376/2014. Wildlife strikes, including bird strikes, will not be differentiated from other reportable occurrences. For information and advice on the reporting methods available from 1 August, please visit our […]

Requirements for providing recorded surveillance data by ANSPs to the CAA or AAIB

This Information Notice reminds ANSPs of their obligations for providing recorded surveillance data to the CAA or the AAIB following an accident or incident, and provides advance notification of changes to current CAP 670 policy statements affecting surveillance recording and replay systems. SW2017/96

Supplementary Instruction to CAP 493 – Surveillance Separation Minima: Unknown Traffic

This Supplementary Instruction to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) introduces a change to surveillance separation. SW2017/95

Updates on the implementation of Performance Based Navigation

This Information Notice gives further information on the implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) which amends Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 (the Aircrew Regulation). SW2017/94

Supplementary Instruction to CAP 493 – incident reporting

Our Supplementary Instruction (SI 2017/03) to CAP 493 updates Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 Section 6, a quick reference guide for Air Traffic Control officers concerning occurrence reporting. SW2017/93

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Swansea, 1-2 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Swansea on 1 and 2 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/86

Restricted airspace (temporary) – West Sussex, 29-30 June, 1 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Goodwood, West Sussex on 29, 30 June and 1 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/85

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Wiltshire, 20 and 21 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on 20 and 21 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M021/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/84

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Somerset, 18-26 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Glastonbury Music Festival 2017, Somerset, between 18 and 26 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M022/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/83

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Swansea, 30 June to 2 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wales National Air Show in the vicinity of Swansea between 30 June and 2 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M019/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/82

Edition 72 of CHIRP general aviation FEEDBACK

This edition of CHIRP FEEDBACK covers how a pilot’s seat sliding backwards after take-off very nearly resulted in an accident. Unfortunately, an accident did occur when a pilot was a victim of the condition known as ‘confirmation bias’. It also discusses transponders, how to get the best out of Air Traffic Control and how to get […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Scarborough, North Yorkshire, 24 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on 24 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/79

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cosford, Shropshire, 9-11 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for RAF Cosford Airshow between 9 and 11 June 2017. Restricted airspace at Cosford, Shropshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M026/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/78

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, 14-16 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for the rehearsals of HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast between 14 and 16 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M023/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/77

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Central London, 17 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Trooping the Colour on 17 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Central London. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M017/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/76

Guidance on future provisions for aeronautical information

This Information Notice is aimed at organisations and personnel who originate, exchange, validate, store or process aeronautical information and data published in the United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This must now meet requirements in EU regulations 73/2010 (ADQIR); 139/2014 (Aerodrome Regulation); and future EU 2017/373 Annex VI (Part AIS) – as set out in […]

NATS VOR replacement programme update

The Isle of Man VOR will be temporarily withdrawn to allow replacement of the equipment. For more information about the process and impact of the replacement, see our Information Notice. SW2017/71