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  • CAA 2019/20 Statutory Schemes of Charges

    We have published today under CAA UK Official Record Series 5 our revised 13 Schemes of Charges that will be legally implemented with effect from 1 April 2019. The current 13 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31 March 2019. SW2019/053

  • Standards Document 19(H) updated

    Standards Document 19(H) provides notes for the guidance of applicants taking the PPL and LAPL Skill Test (Helicopters). Version 4  is available on the CAA website: Standards Document 19(H)

  • Standards Document 03(H) updated

    Standards Document 03(H) provides notes for the guidance of applicants taking the CPL Skill Test (Helicopters). Version 4  is available on the CAA website: Standards Document 03(H)  

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Air Navigation Order Amendments now in force. New Exemptions and Permissions issued

    Operators of small unmanned aircraft are reminded that the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) 2019 amendments announced previously are now in force. A summary of these changes can be found in CAP 1763. The following General Exemptions have been issued, which reflect these changes. ORS4- 1294: Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Airlines and AOC holders

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning airlines and AOC holders in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This information relates to the Department for Transport’s policy statement on air services from the EU to the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government’s full policy statement can be found […]

  • Engineer licence application form update

    The UK CAA has re-issued application form SRG1014 (EASA Form 19) to reflect Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1142 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. The new version of this form is to be used with immediate effect; the UK CAA will no longer accept any previous versions of this form from 22nd March 2019. SRG1014 Issue 11 […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Commercial Pilots

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning flight crew licences in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. Please visit our Commercial Pilots page for more information. SW2019/046

  • Expired: Registered Training Facilities (RTF) to cease after 8 April 2019

    All Registered Training Facility (RTF) pilot training organisations are reminded that they must make the transition to either Declared Training Organisation (DTO) or Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status by 8th April 2019 if they wish to continue operating. This is the date when RTF’s cease to be recognised in law and after which RTF’s will […]

  • Multiple Luton infringements

    On 5 March 2019, a pilot pleaded guilty to four infringements of Luton Controlled Airspace in 2018. The pilot was ordered to pay £7,576 in fines. Background, flight details and learning points now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: 

  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation for Unmanned Aircraft Operations

    Proposals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a unified set of drone rules for all EU countries gained a final adoption (approval) at the end of February. Although substantially revised it follows the general principles published by EASA in February 2018 in its Opinion 2018-02.  The Implementing Regulation (rules) is expected to be […]

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Reissued First Person View General Exemption

    Operators of small unmanned aircraft (drones) using ‘first person view’ (FPV) equipment should note that the General Exemption which permits this activity has been amended in order to accommodate the changes to the Air Navigation Order 2016 (see CAP 1763 ) which come into force on Wednesday 13 March 2019.  Details of the new General […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 79

    This edition includes reports about 2 issues that have the potential to cause problems across the aviation sectors: GPS navigation – a useful tool when used appropriately Weight and balance – are we giving this enough attention? There are also 3 reports relating to ATC. Two of these demonstrate a need for dialogue and understanding […]

  • Foreign aircraft and pilots displaying in the UK

    Two new forms for Flying Display directors are now available. These forms allow assessments of foreign qualifying aircraft and pilots to attend UK displays. SRG1328 is to be submitted by the FDD if they plan on having any foreign registered civilian aircraft or foreign civilian display pilots participating in a flying display at their event. […]

  • Expired: January infringement statistics now published

    Airspace infringement statistics for January 2019 are now available: In January the Infringement Coordination Group provisionally suspended the licences of two pilots – one due to repeat infringements and one due to safety matters. An additional 21 pilots were referred to attend the Airspace Infringement Awareness Course.

  • Economic regulation at Heathrow: CAA proposals for the interim H7 price control

    The CAA is consulting on a number of issues relating to the regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) price control and in particular issues relating to new capacity. This working paper focuses on technical issues relating to the cost of capital and incentives for the next main H7 price control review of HAL. It is […]

  • New Flying Display Standards Document now published

    CAP1724 Flying Display Standards Document provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs). It includes regulatory guidance material to enable DAs/DAEs to perform their tasks, discharge their responsibilities and maintain compliance with applicable aviation law.

  • GPS Week Counter Rollover Event (6 April 2019)

    Navigation and timing information from the Global Positioning System (GPS) is used by many aircraft and ground-based aviation systems. The GPS navigation message contains date and time information in the form of a sequential week and seconds counter, which first started on 6th January 1980.  As the week counter rolls over every 1024 weeks, it […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – February 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.

  • Small unmanned aircraft guidance – CAP1763

    We have published a document that covers the small unmanned aircraft related articles within the Air Navigation Order that will remain relevant after the 13 March 2019 amendment. It provides an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law, guidance on the effects of the two recent changes, and how they will […]

  • Arcadis Report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy

    We have published the Arcadis report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy. We asked Arcadis to carry out an initial assessment of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) procurement strategy for capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.  This was primarily an information gathering exercise but presented Arcadis with the opportunity to comment on the appropriateness of HAL’s procurement strategy and […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Aerospace maintenance organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace maintenance organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes a series of changes to address stakeholder queries about ongoing validity of approvals. SW2019/26

  • Update to EU exit information – Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers

    We have updated the information on our website concerning Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The update for Engineer training organisations includes information for those who have completed a portion of their modules at the point that the UK leaves the EU. The update for Licensed engineers […]

  • Blocking trials effecting UAS control

    Jamming activity will take place 11th – 22nd of February 2019 near the STANTA training area in Norfolk within 3NM of location 523230N 0004352E. The activity may affect UAV within 20NM (433-915MHz) and 13NM (2.5-5.8GHz) up to 40,000FT AMSL.  During the trials UAS command and control systems may suffer intermittent or total failure or give incorrect […]

  • Training Com – Winter 2019

    We have published Training Com Winter 2019 – news and advice for training professionals. This issue covers Part FCL vs FEH 3.23, Pre-Flight Preparation, Senior Examiner Certificates, Instructors’ Assessment of Competence, Refresher flight training with an instructor, Aeroplane PBN, PBN – IMCR & IR(R), Examiners and Instructors – Navigation Log Keeping, your Licence and Medical […]