Hawker Hunter series aeroplanes on UK civil register

The CAA has withdrawn the Safety Directive which grounded all Hawker Hunter aircraft on the UK register.

This action is a result of the CAA concluding there were no airworthiness issues relating to the Hawker Hunter aircraft that caused or contributed to the accident. This is based on our own extensive review and the AAIB’s final accident report.

All Hawker Hunters will have to comply with enhanced maintenance and inspection requirements (MPD 2016-001/MPD 2016-002) and secure all relevant permits and approvals before they are allowed to fly again.

The restriction on aerobatic manoeuvres by ex-military jet aircraft at overland airshows remains in place.