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  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – June 2018

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future. SW2019/131

  • Infringement Coordination Group decisions

    The CAA has published decisions from the Infringement Coordination Group’s review of infringement Mandatory Occurrence Reports under CAP1404, the review and actions process for airspace infringements. Course of action, number and a short summary will be published monthly. Reported infringements from May are also available in the 2019 table.

  • New European UAS Regulations

    We have published an outline of the new EU unmanned aircraft regulations under CAP1789 It includes a simple explanation of the general intent behind the key parts of the regulations and our plans for their implementation within the UK next year. It is intended to be used as an aid to reading and understanding the […]

  • Plymouth – Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Plymouth, Devon on 29 June 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/128

  • Silverstone and Turweston – Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Silverstone and Turweston for British Grand Prix between 12 and 14 July 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M084/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/127  

  • Licensing – IR PBN privileges on aircraft not certified to conduct RNP APCH

    The latest guidance for examiners when conducting instrument rating (IR) revalidations or renewals to include performance based navigation (PBN) privileges when the aircraft type/class is not certified to conduct required navigation procedure approach (RNP APCH) is available on the CAA website. Performance based navigation licensing requirements SW2019/126

  • Critical part awareness and training

    We have published guidance for continuing airworthiness organisations managing and / or maintaining critical parts for additional training and raising awareness. This guidance supersedes IN 2016/026, broadens the scope of applicability to all rotorcraft and their operational types and provides further information relating to critical part management. This guidance on critical part awareness and training […]

  • Skyway Code: New edition now available

    Our guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice has been updated. Version 2 is now online, with printed copies available to buy direct from aviation supplier AFE. Condensing the must know information on UK GA flying into easy to navigate information and graphics, The SkyWay Code gives GA pilots a one stop shop […]

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Airspace Access Report Form

    Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO), we have launched an online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line with the guidance set out in CAP1788 and with consideration of the interests described below. Users […]

  • CAP670 amendment 1/2019 published

    CAP670 Air Traffic Services Safety Requirements amendment 1/2019 becomes effective 1 August 2019. A further update is planned for Quarter 4 2019 to reflect potential changes to the legislative landscape. Update at: www.caa.co.uk/CAP670 SW2019/122

  • Multi-Pilot Helicopter Type Ratings – prerequisite experience

    To obtain a multi-pilot type rating for helicopters, an applicant for their first multi pilot type rating must have a minimum amount of MCC experience or have completed the required MCC training in helicopters at an ATO as part of, or prior to starting, a multi-pilot helicopter type rating course. Applicants who have completed an […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK

    Edition 80 includes: Flight into controlled airspace; Go-around techniques; Drones operating near airfields; Loss of engine power; and Students’ preparedness for training.

  • Airspace infringements: April figures and moving map tips

    Figures for reported infringements in April are now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ Follow @airspacesafety on twitter for tips and guidance on best use of a moving map.  

  • Expired: Temporary Restricted Airspace for Head of State visit: 3 – 5 June 2019

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the visit of a Head of State between 3 and 5 June 2019. Restrictions established along Lea Valley, in Central and SW London, on a route between London and Southsea Common (Hants) and then to Southampton Airport. Details by NOTAM and in a briefing sheet at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at an Airshow at RAF Cosford, Shropshire Torbay Airshow on 10 June 2019 and Dunsfold, (Surrey) Wings and Wheels Airshow on 15 and 16 June 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2019 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/117

  • DJI Matrice 210 series drone

    On 22 March 2019 the CAA released a Skywise update regarding the DJI M210 series drone and a number of reported failures. The manufacturer has been unable to identify a common root cause and continues to investigate whether the failures are related. The CAA has received no further similar reports. No additional restrictions beyond those […]

  • Confusion over Channel airspace restrictions

    There has been some confusion over restrictions for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations over the Channel. This is partly due to the way the French produce NOTAMS and how the third party apps presents them. Manned and unmanned aircraft pilots seeing a large restricted airspace structure over the south east coast are only seeing […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays for the Torbay Airshow at Paignton, Devon on 1 and 2 June 2019. Also, Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Portsmouth, Hampshire on 5 June 2019 . Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2019 at https://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cricket World Cup matches at The County Ground cricket ground, Bristol on 1, 7, 11 June 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M043/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions only apply to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. SW2019/110

  • Continuation of the IMC or IR(R) rating

    With the implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (amendment) 2019/430 revising Article 4(8) to the EASA Aircrew Regulations, the CAA will continue to endorse the Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R)) rating on UK CAA issued EASA PPL(A), CPL(A), MPL(A) and ATPL(A) licences until 8 April 2021. The IR(R) may not be endorsed on Part-FCL licences issued by […]

  • Maintenance programme approval (up to 2730 Kg)

    Maintenance programmes for other than complex motor-powered aircraft, ELA2, aircraft up to 2730 Kg and piston engine aircraft (fixed wing and rotorcraft) Owners, operators, Part M subpart G (CAMO), Part 145 and Part M subpart F organisations must make sure approval of maintenance programmes complies with Part M, M.A.302 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – April 2019

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future. The latest version of UKAB’s App is now available for iOS devices. Search […]

  • ATCO licence grace period

    Do you need to revalidate or renew your ATCO licence, ratings or endorsements? Regulation 2015/340 states that the CAA MAY allow the privileges of a licence to be exercised for a period of eight weeks after successful completion of the applicable examination(s) and assessment(s), pending the issue of the licence, rating or endorsement. This is […]

  • Class E airspace ATS procedures amendment

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2019/03 has been published. The purpose of SI 2019/03 is to implement phase 1 changes to Class E Airspace ATS procedures within the to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493). SW2019/105

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a large formation of aircraft routing from Duxford to France via Sudbury, Colchester, Southend, Maidstone and Eastbourne on 5 June 2019 for D-Day 75 anniversary event in Normandy. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M037/2019. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2019/103

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations in the vicinity of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on 5 June 2019 for D-Day 75 anniversary event and associated Flypast . Details by NOTAM and in AIC M057/2019 and AIC M058/2019. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/102

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cricket World Cup matches at The Oval cricket ground, London, on 25, 27, 30 May, 2, 5, 9, 15 June. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M042/2019 at here.  Restrictions only apply to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. SW2019/101