Alerts: Airline safety

Here you can see details of all alerts issued during the last 12 months. Select a category to see the relevant headlines, sorted by date, and click on one to read the full alert. If you are looking for information about an older notification please email content@caa.co.uk including the reference number where possible e.g. SW2017/194.

Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 8 – 10 August

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 8 – 10 August 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0700-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Potential for airspace restrictions associated with uncontrolled re-entry of space debris

The European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking consortium has been tracking a large space rocket (Chinese originating Long March 5B rocket) and estimate it will re-enter earth atmosphere between Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July. The potential re-entry path does not bring any debris over the UK, but could impact flights planned through Bulgaria, France, […]

UK Civil Aviation Authority and US Federal Aviation Administration agree continuation of Maintenance Implementation Procedures beyond 2022

The Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration have provided an update on the planned changes to the Maintenance Implementation Procedures. The existing procedures were agreed between the UK and the USA in January 2021, which allowed for the continuation of maintenance organisation approvals between the UK and the USA post-EU Exit until 31 […]

Six weeks to apply for UK Part FCL Licence and/or Certificate paying only a £60 deposit

There are now just six weeks left to apply for a UK Part FCL Licence and/or Certificate using our deposit scheme. We strongly recommend that anyone seeking a UK licence submits their application to the CAA by 31 August 2022. The CAA cannot guarantee that applications submitted after this date will be completed before 1 […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 11 – 12 July

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 11th – 12th July 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0800-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – MOD West Freugh, 11 – 29 July

GNSS and licence exempt frequency jamming, impacting RPAS and electronic situational awareness devices, will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045549W. Activity expected 0830-1600 daily, as notified by NOTAM. GNSS (L1 & L2): 5000ft AMSL and below – Up to 7NM expected, 22NM […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 5th – 7th July 2022 – CANCELLED

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 5th – 7th July 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0900-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Update: EU-UK personnel licence conversion

The CAA has launched a simplified EU-UK conversion process for gaining a UK Part-FCL licence and UK Part-Med certificate, which can be held at the same time as an EASA Part-FCL licence/certificate. Licence holders will also be able to take advantage of a new deposit scheme when using our online form for the licence application […]

Helicopter flight in degraded visual conditions

The purpose of this notice is to remind helicopter pilots, operators and training schools of the advice and guidance that is available to assist in the management of flight in a degraded visual environment, including its recognition and avoidance, appropriate training, flight planning and action in the event of encountering deteriorating conditions. AIC P 137/2019 […]

UK AIP and chart format changes – AIRAC 07/2022

To comply with regulatory requirements changes will be made to the format of the UK AIP and Aeronautical Charts effective AIRAC 07/2022: • ENR 3 ATS Routes: Tables restructured. • ENR 5.5 Aerial Sporting/Recreational Activities: For easy reference all sites published in a single alphabetical list regardless of type. • AD 2 Aerodromes: New section […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 6 – 9 June 2022

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 6th – 9th June 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0900-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – Sennybridge, 23 – 27 May and 30 May – 3 June 2022

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P024/2022. Please refer to AIC for more information. During the trials impacted systems utilising GNSS and licence exempt frequencies used for RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated […]

Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 23 – 27 May, 13 – 17 June, 13 – 22 July, 14 – 23 September, 19 – 28 October, 16 – 25 November 2022

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P034/2022. Please refer to AIC for more information. During the trials impacted systems utilising GNSS and licence exempt frequencies used for RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 142

As the post-COVID airline industry transitions from survival to recovery, CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 142 reviews some of the key issues from the last 12 months that have recently focused on commercial pressures and rostering versus available resources and manning.  There are also reports discussing UPRT training, Approach Bans, maintenance quality concerns, and lack […]

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022 (SI No. 321) was laid in Parliament today, and comes into force on 13 April 2022, amending the Air Navigation Order 2016. The primary purpose of the Amending Order is to update references to the Basic Regulation, as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) pursuant to the European […]

NOTAM Q-Code change: Hang gliding and Paragliding

The Q-Code for Hang gliding/Paragliding activities is “WP” (parachute jumping exercise (PJE), paragliding and hang gliding). If a NOTAM relates to paragliding/hang gliding the use of “WP” can be misleading if taken to indicate a PJE instead of paragliding/hang gliding. The flight characteristics and risks associated with paragliding/hang gliding are closer to glider flying than […]

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022

This Skywise is to advise that The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022 was published in draft on the 24 January 2022.  It is expected to come into force on 13 April 2022. The primary purpose of the Amending Order is to update references to the Basic Regulation, as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) […]

CAP 1926- The use of RNAV Substitution

The CAA has published CAP 1926 containing general requirements and guidance material for the use of RNAV Substitution on UK routes and procedures. The CAP acknowledges the use of FMS Coded Overlays as an operating technique in lieu of primary reference to conventional ground-based navigation aids and as such, permits use of the technique on […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 141

CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 141 focuses on fatigue and tiredness resulting from maximised duty times as companies ramp up operations now that international COVID restrictions have been relaxed.  There are also reports describing normalised deviance in the engineering and flight crew environments where people have routinely cut corners in an attempt to meet the […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – MOD West Freugh, 10 January – 4 February 2022

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies, impacting RPAS and electronic situational awareness devices will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers will be located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045550W. Activity expected 0830-1600 daily. GNSS (L1 & L2):70m AMSL and below – Up to 22NM (Radius)5000ft AMSL and below – […]

Expired: CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 75

Edition 75 focuses on safety management systems and fatigue. Under ‘just safety culture’ you should feel confident to highlight safety concerns/issues without fear of negative consequences. Because its experience and perception are so subjective, there is no universally accepted definition of tiredness/fatigue. Sw2022/001

Maintenance Standards Posters

The CAA has published CAP2283, which contains a number of posters representing various sectors of industry, emphasising the responsibly of Certifying Staff when issuing a Certificate of Release to Service. Organisations may wish to use these to during their initial and continuation training and/or display within their organisations.

Change of Part 66 Aircraft Type Listing

This SkyWise is to highlight a recent change to the Part 66 Aircraft Type rating listing on the CAA website. The listing has now been replaced with SRG1782 with associated hyperlinks within the CAA website now updated to this document. This should now be considered the master listing for all UK Part 66 Aircraft Types. […]

Expired: Statutory charges FY22/23: Consultation

Our Statutory charges FY22/23 consultation has now been published and explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2022. We look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those we regulate. We welcome comments on all aspects of the proposals, including the […]

Deadline extension: Recognition of EASA Form 1

Update to the CAA website to change the deadline date for accepting EASA Form 1. From 1 April 2022, UK owners/operators can only accept an EASA Form 1from an EU/EASA approved maintenance organisation that has applied for a UK approval by 31 March 2022. SW2021/289

Expired: Confidential Aviation Safety Reporting to be Extended to Cover Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination and Victimisation.

From Wednesday 27th October, UK aviation’s Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) is to be extended to include reporting from commercial flight and cabin crews about bullying, harassment, discrimination and victimisation where the circumstances had, or could have had, a detrimental effect on flight safety. The CAA has provided funding for this extension to […]

New Aviation Safety Regulations published

This Skywise is to advise that The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021, SI 2021 No. 1203 have been published, making amendments to retained EU regulations. A table setting out the various dates upon which the amendments made by this SI will come into force can be found here: Details of retained EU law […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 140

Air Transport FEEDBACK 140 covers a wide-ranging set of issues reported to CHIRP during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic period.   The editorial focuses on the need to proactively report across the whole spectrum of safety concerns so that we can identify emerging themes before they become critical  – one such theme being the growing pressure […]

The UKAB Annual report 2020

The UK Airprox Board’s new annual report offers an historic overview of cases followed by a detailed breakdown of Airprox by sector, risk, altitude and airspace. Understanding Airprox and the factors behind them is a key step towards mitigating against mid-air collision and UKAB’s sole purpose is to share its work far and wide to […]

Upcoming changes to Aviation safety law

The CAA has updated its Safety Policy and Legislation tracker to include its Opinions to the Department for Transport on five packages of changes to Aviation safety law. The Department for Transport has accepted these Opinions and is taking the steps necessary to implement changes to the relevant regulations via an upcoming Statutory Instrument. We […]

Expired: CHIRP Drone/UAS FEEDBACK Edition 2

Drone/UAS FEEDBACK – Edition 2. As many of you will know, CHIRP is developing a confidential reporting programme for Human Factors “HF” and Just Culture occurrences arising from the operation of Drones, UAS or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The aim is for what are, in some cases, relatively new members to the world of […]

Extension of Part M Subpart G approval validity

Exemption E5500 (Official Record Series 4, No.1499) was introduced to assist organisations transitioning from a Part-MG approval to a Part-CAMO approval. It applies to the holders of Subpart G approvals once an application has been submitted to the CAA for an approval certificate in accordance with the requirements of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) by 24th September […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 139

Air Transport FEEDBACK 139 includes comments on themes from recent reports to CHIRP, many of which have focused on company/workforce relations, culture and trust.  Also mentioned is the need to make sure that recent publications that have been issued when many people and/or departments have been furloughed are properly understood and incorporated in return to […]

Expired: CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 74

This edition focuses on crew returning to flying during the pandemic, it’s important to start focusing back on the role, refamiliarise yourself. Crew understandably may be feeling nervous or apprehensive about returning to flying. It is therefore important that you prepare for this and refresh your knowledge before returning. CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK edition 74 […]

Expired: Notification of jamming trial – MOD West Freugh, 6 September – 4 October

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies, impacting common RPAS control and electronic situational awareness devices will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers will be located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045550W. GNSS (L1 & L2) impact as follows: 70m AMSL and below – Up to 22NM (Radius) 5000ft […]

The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK.

The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK. The process involves coordinated activity between the CAA and the DfT and will be used in the development of aviation legislation, certification specifications and other detailed specifications, acceptable means of compliance and guidance material. Information about […]

NATS AIS Internet Briefing System (IBS)

NATS will replace the AIS IBS with a new system on Thursday, 12th August 2021. The new system provides an improved user interface and enhanced functionality – Full details of changes are available via the NATS news item at www.nats.aero/ais including a new User Manual. Note: Users with existing Pre-flight Information Bulletin (PIB) accounts will […]