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  • Expired: Consultation on outcome-based regulation at Heathrow

    This consultation sets out our latest thinking on how regulation of the quality of airport operation services provided by HAL can be improved by strengthening the link with consumer preferences and priorities. We would like the regulatory regime to be responsive to the outcomes that consumers value. Developing the current output-based approach to service quality […]

  • Expired: Electronic devices in seat mechanism fire hazard

    Recently there have been a small number of incidents of phones and tablets catching fire on board aircraft worldwide. Causes included crushing in the aircraft seat mechanism. Operators of aircraft with seats featuring electrical or mechanical means of adjusting position should consider briefing passengers to take care of their personal electronic devices. Passengers should also be […]

  • Expired: Statement of objections to East Midlands Airport

    Today we issued a formal statement of objections to East Midlands International Airport Ltd (EMIA), its parent company the Manchester Airports Group Plc, and Prestige Parking Ltd. This is following an investigation into a suspected breach of competition law. SW2016/180

  • Expired: Revised form for proposing airspace design activity

    We recently introduced a revised DAP 1916 form (Notification of Proposed Design Activity) to ensure that it covers all areas of the AIP for which the CAA’s Airspace Regulation section will be responsible for approving. DAP 1916 allows individuals and organisations to initiate the process of obtaining regulatory approval for proposed instrument flight procedure design activity. […]

  • Expired: Improved environmental complaints form

    We are required to provide a way to submit aircraft related environmental complaints from the general public, which we do via our recently updated airspace use form (FCS 1521). This new version of FCS 1521 provides a more robust and universally compatible solution, and addresses viewing/submission difficulties some users were having. SW2016/178

  • Expired: Drone safety targeted by new initiative

    In partnership with NATS, we have launched a new website, dronesafe.uk and revised Dronecode. The wider initiative, which looks at establishing a safe and responsible attitude toward drone usage to protect the safety and opportunities of the aviation industry and wider sectors, also includes our 400ft Britain drone photography and videography competition. SW2016/177

  • Expired: Wales and England airspace restrictions, 28-30 October

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wales Rally GB at various locations in Wales and England on 28, 29 and 30 October 2016. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M079/2016. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: EASA Developments – 9 August-17 November 2016

    We have provided details of EASA developments and related CAA activities, covering the period 9 August to 16 November 2016. See IN-2016/099 for more information: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=7612 SW 2016/1766

  • Expired: Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2017/18

    We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2017/18. For more information, and to submit comments, see consultations.caa.co.uk. All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 9 February 2017. SW2016/175

  • Expired: Emergency flying restriction, Portsmouth

    An Emergency Restriction of Flying (ERF) is in place over Portsmouth Harbour following the discovery of an un-exploded WWII bomb. Precise details below: Lateral Limits – a circle radius 1 nautical mile, centred on position 504851N 0010723W; Vertical Limits – surface to 2500 feet above mean sea level. The ERF is estimated to be finished […]

  • Expired: Airprox Board monthly report, October

    The UK Airprox Board October 2016 Director’s summary focuses on Airprox issues connected with electronic conspicuity, overflying glider sites, operating in poor weather, and pilot inaction.

  • Expired: Changes to SID/STAR phraseology

    Airspace users should be aware of changes to SID and STAR phraseology. These will be used overseas from 10 November 2016, but won’t be implemented in the UK until late in 2017. For more information, see our new information notice. SW2016/173

  • Expired: Recovery of Category B costs by Heathrow Airport

    The new document CAP 1469 sets out our final proposals on the recovery of costs associated with obtaining planning permission for new runway capacity at Heathrow Airport. We have also published CAP 1470, formal notice to allow Heathrow Airport Limited to recover £10 million of Category B costs per year for new runway expansion. More details and information […]

  • Expired: Aircraft maintenance licence e-exam UK venues

    Aircraft Maintenance Licencing e-exams are available to take at Gatwick, Luton, Ayr, Oxford and Coventry venues. The Perth and Leicester venues have been closed for the 2017 timetable. More details can be found in our new information notice. SW2016/169

  • Expired: Flight crew licence e-exam UK venues

    Flight Crew Licencing e-exams are available to take at Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Ayr, Oxford and Coventry venues. The Perth and Leicester venues have been closed for the 2017 timetable. More details can be found in our new information notice. SW2016/168

  • Expired: London airspace restrictions, 13 November

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Remembrance Day ceremony at London on 13 November 2016. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M075/2016. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones

  • Expired: Consultation on licensing guidance for Gyroplane pilots

    The CAA’s Standards Document for the licensing of Gyroplane pilots has been reviewed and updated. We are seeking the views of gyroplane pilots, instructors and other interested parties before formally publishing this document for use. The document now reflects the training requirements for the new CPL (Gyroplanes), night rating and associated requirements for instructors. Updates to reflect the […]

  • Expired: Change to notification process for telecom mast extensions

    The Government’s decision to update the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development (England) Order 2015 [No 596]), has resulted in changes to the notification process where telecommunication mast extensions are proposed. Aerodrome operators are asked to be diligent in their safeguarding processes and mindful of the fact that a telecom mast extension may appear without […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK 120 available

    A new edition containing a variety of topical issues. Cabin crew who report for duty when unwell are a hazard to themselves, flight crew and passengers; how the prospect of redundancies can create stress and affect performance; and a discussion of rules regarding social media and mobile phones. Also included are articles on engine failure, […]

  • Expired: Guidance on which documents to carry each flight

    We have released an information notice detailing advice for pilots and operators of aircraft on the documents, manuals and information they are required to carry on each flight. This is to aid compliance with EASA Ops Annex VII (Part-NCO) and Annex VIII (Part-SPO). SW2016/166

  • Expired: Winter operations guidance update

    We, along with the Industry Winter Information Group, have updated guidance material to include the runway assessment matrix. The revised information has been published in the “Operations in winter conditions” section of CAP 1168, Guidance Material for Organisation, Operations and Design Requirements for Aerodromes. Full details of the changes made can be found in our […]

  • Expired: Outcome of revised Airspace Change process consultation

    In March we consulted on improvements to our airspace change process to ensure that it meets modern standards for regulatory decision-making, and that it is seen as fair, transparent, consistent and proportionate. We have now published the changes we have decided to make which will come into effect next year. For full details, see CAP […]

  • Expired: Notice to extend Heathrow price control

    Formal notice to extend the current price control in Heathrow Airport’s economic licence by one year to the end of 2019. The proposal is to retain the RPI-1.5% price control in the additional year. Any representations on the proposals should be sent to economicregulation@caa.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 28 October 2016. SW2016/163

  • Expired: Consultation on training of rescue & firefighting personnel

    Following a comprehensive review of CAP 699, we will now be carrying out a short consultation seeking views from industry on the draft, revised CAP prior to publication. The consultation will close 18 November 2016. For further information, see the full information notice. SW2016/162  

  • Expired: Outage of Wallasey VOR beacon for replacement

    Wallasey 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. SW2016/161

  • Urgent: Expired: Changes to process for mobile network development

    Government changes to notification processes have effectively removed the opportunity for aerodrome consultation on extensions to existing mobile masts where the extension is up to 5m in height. Telecom Code Operators are required to ‘notify’ aerodrome operators, but not to act on any objections. Aerodrome operators should be mindful that a telecom mast extension may […]

  • Expired: Compliance monitoring for aerodromes

    Our new information notice describes our compliance monitoring system, and details both CAA and aerodrome operator obligations. We believe the new approach and change in responsibilities will make it easier for you to manage your compliance requirements and show us how you are meeting your obligations. In turn, we can develop oversight processes that focus more on your safety […]

  • Expired: Edition 61 of CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK available

    Of interest to all cabin crew and flight crew, this edition highlights why reporting safety concerns is so important. There are several ways of reporting concerns and it is important for reporters to know how they can do this. We have included four reports that discuss aircraft MEL restrictions, safety procedures at the overwing exit, […]

  • Expired: Brighton City airspace change proposal

    We have published the minutes relating to the Brighton City (Shoreham) GNSS Airspace Change Proposal framework briefing. A copy of the minutes can be found on our airspace change pages. SW2016/157