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  • Changes to the application process for night ratings

    A new online application form for night ratings (SRG1126) is now available and removes the requirement for applicants to submit their original logbooks unless specifically requested to do so. A new Night Rating Course Completion Certificate (CAA5017) is also available and should be completed by the ATO/DTO conducting the relevant training, then uploaded by applicants […]

  • CAP493 SI: ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM Amendment 8 and Vectoring to Final (V2)

    Version 2 of CAP493 SI2020-03 has now been published. The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to detail changes made to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) introduced by ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM Amendment 8, and to introduce amendments to vectoring to final practices.  Version 2 corrects a typographical […]

  • CORRECTION: Jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS): 17 – 28 August, Wales and SW England

    This is a corrected version of this alert. The original version had the wrong dates in the title: Jamming activity will take place 17 – 28 August 2020, affecting airspace above Wales and the SW of England. The activity may affect GNSS navigation and precision timing devices including electronic situational awareness devices and UAV’s (drones). […]

  • Expired: Jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS) and Short Range Devices: 8 September 2020, Gore Cross

    Jamming activity will take place 8 September 2020, affecting airspace in and around Gore Cross (SN10). The activity may affect GNSS based navigation and timing devices, electronic situational awareness devices (including FLARM) and UAV control. Jamming may impact systems up to 40,000FT AMSL within a radius of 7NM of N51° 15’ 29”, W001° 57’ 48” […]

  • Alert for Restricted Airspace – Old Warden Aerodrome (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying displays at Old Warden Aerodrome between 18 July and 18 October 2020. Details of each event by NOTAM. AIC M061/2020 refers at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. This notification replaces SW2020/148 SW2020/174

  • Covid-19 Exemption: Revalidation of Class Ratings endorsed on UK Flight Crew Licences

    ORS4 No. 1417 applies to UK CAA issued national pilot licences for aeroplanes. This COVID-19 recovery phase exemption amends the SEP, TMG, SSEA, SLMG and Microlight class rating(s) endorsed in a UK national pilots licence revalidation by experience requirements. Exemption Guidance for ORS4 No. 1417 (CAP1953)

  • Expired: Infringement update: Gamston and Netherthorpe

    This infringement update has been written by members of the Yorkshire Local Airspace Infringement Team including ATCSL at Doncaster Sheffield and Liverpool, and operators at Gamston and Netherthorpe. The twenty-first in the series of narratives focusing on identified infringement hot-spots in the UK highlights the Doncaster Sheffield Controlled Airspace to the south of the airport […]

  • Part-CAO Combined Airworthiness Exposition

    A Part-CAO Combined Airworthiness Exposition (CAE) document is now available to download. This example of a compliant CAE has been designed as a starting point for Part-CAO organisations considered as ‘small’. It can be used by existing Part-MG and Part-MF organisations as well as new applicants to either progress their transition or to apply for […]

  • COVID-19 Exemption: Amending Class Rating revalidation requirements

    This exemption is applicable to all holders of a UK CAA issued EASA pilot licence with a SEP or TMG class rating. ORS4 No. 1416 allows flexibility on the flight experience required to revalidate the class rating due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Exemption Guidance for ORS4 No. 1416 (CAP1946)

  • Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: working paper on capital expenditure efficiency incentives

    This working paper follows on from the June 2020 Consultation (CAP1940) and provides further details of our proposed approach to capital efficiency incentives for Heathrow Airport Limited. We welcome views on any of the issues raised in this working paper. The consultation will close on 9 October 2020.

  • GA Voices: Top Safety Tips

    In our series of GA Voices videos we asked for thoughts on safe flying and the future of general aviation post COVID-19. We’ve now mixed highlights from all our subjects into a two minute Safety Tips edit to help think about a safe return to the sky after a longer than usual break from recreational […]

  • Expired: Newcastle International Airport SIDs PIR feedback window open

    Following the publication of updated data and corrections to previous data a new opportunity for feedback has been opened. >Newcastle International Airport SIDs PIR Stakeholders have until 0900 4 September 2020 to submit any evidence or views on the updated data and corrections that they want the CAA to take into account. Submission by email […]

  • GA Safety: Landing issues

    Advice on safe landings for general aviation pilots following an extended break from flying: GA Safety – Landing issues

  • Updated Guidance to crane users (CAP 1096)

    A new edition of CAP 1096 has been published. Guidance to crane users on the crane notification process and obstacle lighting and marking (CAP 1096) provides guidance to crane users on the new crane notification process and lighting and marking requirements applicable to cranes. The guidance is relevant to users of all cranes exceeding a […]

  • COVID-19 – EASA licence holders within Aircraft Maintenance Organisations

    Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) holders should be aware that the exemption relating to validity has been amended, as the medical element for pilots and ATCOs have been removed. The exemption as applied to AMLs remains unchanged but the reference number has been updated: Licensing is now: ORS4 No. 1410 For more information refer to: COVID […]

  • COVID-19 – Balloon and Sailplane pilot licence holder exemptions

    Pilot licence holders should be aware that the medical element has been updated in licensing exemptions that relate to validity. The remaining content of the licensing exemptions has not changed but the reference numbers have been updated: EASA medical is now: ORS4 No. 1408National medical exemption is now: ORS4 No. 1413EASA Pilots is now: ORS4 […]

  • COVID-19 – EASA licence holders within Air Navigation Service Providers

    Air Traffic Control licence holders should be aware that the medical element has been updated in licensing exemptions that relate to validity. The remaining content of the licensing exemptions has not changed but the reference numbers have been updated: EASA medical is now: ORS4 No. 1408Licensing is now: ORS4 No. 1410 For more information refer […]

  • COVID-19 – EASA Aeroplane and helicopter pilot licence exemptions

    Pilot licence holders should be aware that the medical element has been updated in licensing exemptions that relate to validity. The remaining content of these licensing exemptions has not changed but the reference numbers have been updated: EASA medical is now: ORS4 No. 1408National medical exemption is now: ORS4 No. 1413Pilots within an EASA AOC […]

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – RAF Valley (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for fast jet flying display rehearsals will take place at Royal Air Force Valley on 13 August 2020. Daily display times published by NOTAM. Full detail in AIS Briefing Note M065/2020 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Silverstone and Turweston (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Silverstone and Turweston, Northamptonshire, for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix between 6 and 9 August 2020. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M048/2020 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/07 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 4 August 2020, effective 3 December 2020. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to amendment 8 to ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM and to reflect changes made to the UK’s SSR Code […]

  • CAP493 SI: ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM amendment 8 and vectoring to final

    CAP493 SI2020-03 has now been published. This Supplementary Instruction details changes made to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) introduced by ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM Amendment 8, and introduces amendments to vectoring to final practices.

  • Infringement Update: Prohibited and Restricted Airspace

    The latest infringement update covers Prohibited and Restricted Airspace. The twentieth in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series of narratives focusing on identified infringement hot-spots has been written by the airspace sponsors involved in the establishment of permanent and temporary prohibited and restricted airspace.

  • Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797)

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/06 to CAP 797 was published on 28 July 2020, effective 3 December 2020. A review of wake turbulence arrangements at AFIS aerodromes identified opportunities to reduce complexity and improve the quality of the guidance. This SI details changes made to the CAP 797 relating to warnings of wake turbulence provided by […]

  • Expired: Consultation: Safety Standards Acknowledgment & Consent

    We are consulting on a new edition of CAP1395 ‘Safety Standards Acknowledgment & Consent (SSAC)’. This is the guidance document for SSAC that contains information on how to prepare your application if applying to operate paid recreational flights. The current edition was published in March 2016 and since then we have had a new Air […]

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 135

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 135 covers a wide-ranging set of issues that were reported to CHIRP prior to the COVID-19 lockdown period. There are still many relevant lessons and topics of interest within that will be applicable as aviation starts its recovery to historic levels of activity. Topics include the effectiveness of reporting processes; fatigue in […]

  • Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas

    Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas was published on 21 July 2020 and replaces ‘DAP Policy: SARG Danger Areas’. This updated policy includes requirements for the establishment, notification and activation of permanent danger areas (DA) and temporary danger areas (TDA). 

  • New edition of CAP 746 – Requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes

    A new edition of CAP 746, which contains the requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes, has been published. The main changes to its content are: > Changes resulting from the introduction of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373> Additional information concerning AUTO METAR> Addition of guidance on achieving Basic Meteorological Observing competency.

  • Infringement update: Blackbushe Airport

    The latest infringement update is focused on preventing infringements of Farnborough Controlled Airspace in the vicinity of Blackbushe Airport. It has been written by the team at Blackbushe Airport, Farnborough Air Traffic Service Unit and members of the Wessex Local Airspace Infringement Team.