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  • Urgent: Expired: Failure of VLM Airlines

    VLM Airlines ceased operations on 22 June 2016. If you want a refund for unused tickets will need to contact the company directly. If you booked directly with the company via a credit, charge or debit card you may also be able to make a claim against your card provider. If you have already flown, you will need to make […]

  • Expired: Operating resilience of the UK’s aviation infrastructure

    We have today launched a consultation aimed at supporting the commitment in our strategic plan to think creatively about how existing capacity can be planned and operated to meet stakeholders’ expectations. The UK has some of the busiest and most productive airports in the world, facing many challenges in maintaining day to day operating resilience. […]

  • Expired: Wimbledon airspace restriction, 25 June to 11 July

    Restriction of Flying Regulations 25 June – 11 July 2016  at All England lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon as part of the safety and security arrangements for Wimbledon 2016. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M015/2016. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: Cleethorpes airspace restriction, 25 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations on 25 June 2016  at Cleethorpes as part of the arrangements for Armed Forces Day 2016 (National Event). Details by NOTAM and in AIC M037/2016. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: Glastonbury flying restriction, 20 to 27 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations 20 – 27 June 2016  at Glastonbury, Somerset as part of the safety and security arrangements for the Glastonbury Festival 2016. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M038/2016. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: Review of ATCSMAC policy and design criteria (CAP777)

    After a consultation with stakeholders, the revised ATCSMAC review and amendments have been incorporated into CAP 777. The revisions will improve data quality through the use of Approved Procedure Designers, clearly separate service provision from regulation, and further clarify the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder in the process. SW2016/112

  • Expired: Crediting training from before 17/09/12 towards a PPL

    New guidance has been released to clarify the process of crediting training experience gained before 17 September 2012 towards private pilot licences for aeroplanes and helicopters. It applies to student pilots who started their training under the requirements of JAR-FCL1 and 2. Pilots who started training for commercial licences should contact the Approved Training Organisation […]

  • Expired: EASA changes to rescue and firefighting services

    Remission factor, a common method for reducing the level of protection by rescue and firefighting services based on the frequency of aeroplane movements, is to be reintroduced following the publication of revised EASA acceptable means of compliance. These changes are expected to maintain a high level of safety, increase cost-effectiveness, and ensure EASA requirements alight […]

  • Expired: Update to CAP 774 UK Flight Information Services

    Amendment 4 to Edition 2 of CAP 774, UK Flight Information Services will become effective on 18 August 2016. A number of minor amendments have been made to CAP 774, UK Flight Information Services relating to the amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012, Standardised European Rules of the Air. SW2016/109

  • Expired: Restrictions for Red Arrows flying displays, June/July

    Restriction of Flying Regulations on 17 June (Weston-Super-Mare), 19 June (RAF Cosford), 23 and 24 June (Goodwood), 25 June (Cleethorpes), 2 July (RNAS Yeovilton), 2 and 3 July 2016 (Swansea Bay)  for displays by Jet Formation Display Teams. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M036/2016 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. SW2016/108

  • Expired: Launch of Edinburgh Airport flight path consultation

    Edinburgh Airport Limited has launched a consultation on their proposals to implement new departure/arrival procedures; the consultation will run for a total of 14-weeks and will close on the 12 September. For more information, see their press release or submit your response via their website. SW2016/107

  • Expired: Sutton Bank gliding competition, 12 to 18 June

    A gliding competition will take place from 12 – 18 Jun 16. A large number of gliders and tugs will operate from Sutton Bank Aerodrome. See the BGA’s website for daily routes. For full details read the airspace coordination notice. SW2016/105

  • Expired: Temporary withdrawal of St Abbs VOR

    Work on replacing the VOR equipment at St Abbs is due to begin on 16th June, lasting approximately three months, as part of the NATS VOR replacement programme. This will mean the temporary withdrawal of the St Abbs VHF Omni Digital Ranging. This information notice explains the replacement programme. Equipment at the sites will gradually be replaced, […]

  • Expired: Notice – Restrictions for displays, air races, contests

    The CAA has decided to remove flying displays, air races and contests from the scope of the General Permissions contained within ORS4 No 1124 (Exceptions to the Minimum Height Requirements). More information available in this Safety Notice. This follows publication on 10 March 2016 of Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) Special Bulletin S1-2016 and the […]

  • Expired: Part NCC of the EASA Air Operations Regulation

    On 25 August 2016 Part-NCC will be in effect and covers non-commercial operations being undertaken with complex motor-powered aircraft. If you are an operator based in the UK, you need to declare this to us. We have created an online form to make the declaration process as easy as possible. Declarations can be made from […]

  • Urgent: Expired: Airspace change process consultation in final weeks

    All interested parties are being invited to input into a CAA consultation on how decisions are made on future changes to the UK’s airspace structure. The consultation is based on a series of proposals aimed at making the UK’s airspace change process more transparent and effective. The consultation is closing 15 June so please respond as […]

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    SkyWise allows you to stay up-to-date with news, safety alerts, consultations, rule changes, airspace amendments and more from the CAA. You can do this in 3 ways: 1. Website – skywise.caa.co.uk allows you to see all of the alerts we have released in all of the categories. No registration is required, but you will be unable […]

  • Urgent: Expired: Safety directive for EC225LP/AS332L2 helicopters

    A new safety and operational directive covering EC225LP and AS332L2 helicopters has been issued to prohibit all flying by these helicopters (including search and rescue) until further information is available. This follows the publication of a preliminary report from Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) issued on the 1 June 2016 into the fatal accident in […]

  • Urgent: Expired: Change to display time RAF Valley 2 June

    RAF Valley, Anglesey – display by the Red Arrows now from 1500-1535 UTC.   Details by NOTAM and in AIC M0036/2016  at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

  • Expired: South-east England airspace restrictions, 11 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations – 11 June 2016  in East Anglia, the Home Counties and Oxforshire for HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M041/2016  at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all unmanned aircraft systems / drones.

  • Expired: Central London airspace restrictions, 10 to 12 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations 10 – 12 June 2016 in Central London, details at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all unmanned aircraft systems / drones. – 10 June, National Service of Thanksgiving, see NOTAM and Briefing Sheet – 11 June, Trooping the Colour, see NOTAM and AIC M010/2016 – 12 June, The Patrons’ Lunch, NOTAM and AIC […]

  • Expired: Torbay Air Show airspace restriction, 10 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations – 10 June 2016  in Torbay for Torbay Air Show 2016. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M021/2016  at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all unmanned aircraft systems / drones.

  • Expired: Eastern England airspace restrictions, 7 to 9 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations 7-9 June 2016  in East Anglia, Cambs and Lincs for rehearsals for HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M017/2016  at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all unmanned aircraft systems / drones.

  • Expired: Part 66 Licence: Acceptance of on the job training

    As part of the Part 66 licence assessment process, the CAA reviews on the job training work records/work sheets supplied by an applicant. A new Information Notice identifies the documentation that is required to be submitted to assist with these assessments. Its purpose is to set out the process for the UK CAA to receive and process […]