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  • Expired: Modifications to NATS (En Route) plc licence

    We’ve released our decision to amend the air traffic services licence of NERL to mitigate concerns that the current arrangements for governance and ring-fencing may need to be strengthened to ensure that users are adequately protected from risks which arise outside of the regulated business.

  • Expired: Major consultation launched on airspace change process

    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 open until 15 June and can […]

  • Expired: Cheltenham airspace restriction 15 to 18 March

    Restriction of flying regulations at Cheltenham  between 15 and 18 March 2016, both dates inclusive,  for Cheltenham Festival 2016.  Details in AIC M001/2016 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com and by NOTAM.

  • Urgent: Expired: 36th AAME Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

    If you have not already done so please register for this important meeting, taking place on the 16th April. The agenda will discuss the current ‘hot topic’ in Aviation Medicine which is ‘The Psychological Assessment of Pilots and Pilot Mental Health’. There will also be an update from the CAA about the recent announcement of major […]

  • Expired: Standards for helicopter landing areas at hospitals

    CAP1264 aims to promote design standards and options for heliports located at hospitals in the UK. Based on international design standards and recommended practice, a good heliport design will ensure it is ‘safe and friendly’ for helicopter operations, while accounting also for the clinical needs of a patient.

  • Expired: Changes to flying display applications and introduction of fitness assessment

    The CAA has introduced behavioural and attitudinal fitness assessment for flying display roles and will require additional information to be submitted as part of a flying display notification. More information and the new application form can be found here. If you have already submitted an application for a 2016 event we will contact you to […]

  • Expired: London Oxford gets listening out squawk

    From 1 March London Oxford Airport will have a listening out (frequency monitoring) squawk. The code 4517 to be used when monitoring 127.750 MHz (Oxford Approach/Oxford Radar). Under the system pilots add the code to their transponder and then listen on the frequency. Controllers can then contact any aircraft that they want to check or pass information to. […]

  • Expired: Update to arrival procedures using RNAV

    We’ve now published a revised policy on the introduction of new or revised airport standard arrival procedures that will use RNAV satellite based navigation. You can see the policy at.

  • Expired: Red Arrows rehearsal airspace restrictions

    Airspace restriction of flying regulations in place on 26 February (RAF Coningsby), 1 March (RAF Valley) and 3 March (RAF Linton-on-Ouse)  for rehearsals by jet formation display teams. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M005/2016 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com  

  • Expired: Scottish low level frequency trial

    The RAF is currently trialling a frequency to allow civil and military pilots operating low level in Scotland to share location information. You can find out more and complete a feedback survey at http://www.raf.mod.uk/organisation/vhflowlevelfrequencytrialinscotland.cfm

  • Expired: Laser attacks self-assessment tool

    With the recent press coverage about aircraft being targeted with lasers, we would like to remind you about the Aviation laser exposure self-assessment (Alesa). This CAA tool is designed to assist pilots, other flight crew members and air traffic control officers with deciding whether or not to seek medical attention following an eye exposure to a laser. […]

  • Expired: Post implementation review on the replacement of class F airspace in UK FIRS

    We are currently undertaking a Post Implementation Review on the replacement of Class F airspace in the UK flight information regions. The effects of raising the base of N560 between FOYLE and INBAS as part of the Class F review will be incorporated into this PIR. If you have any views then please respond by Friday 8th […]

  • Expired: New display and flypast forms for airspace notification

    The DAP1920 form for notifying airspace users about events has now been replaced by two different forms: DAP1920D for flying displays DAP1920F for flypasts (Use this form to request Airspace Co-ordination and Notification for civil and military events which include flypasts by military aircraft) Please update your bookmarks.

  • Expired: Newcastle International Airport new Standard Instrument Departure

    The newly designed GIRLI 1X Standard Instrument Departure route from runway 25 at Newcastle International Airport has been approved for immediate use by the CAA. The change reduces workload for controllers and pilots and replicates the track currently flown but while moving to PRNAV.

  • Expired: London restriction of flying 4 February 2016

    Restriction of flying regulations in London on 4 February 2016 as part of overall security arrangements for Supporting Syria and the Regions Conference. Details by NOTAM and at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com

  • Expired: New policy on mounting cameras to GA aircraft

    If you wish to attach a small camera (such as a GoPro) to a non EASA certified GA aircraft then the attachment needs to be inspected by a Part66 licensed aircraft engineer or via the CAA as a minor modification to the aircraft. To approve any installation the engineer will need to complete a maintenance […]

  • Expired: Revised policy on wind turbine guidance

    Revised guidance on wind turbines and their effect on aviation for aviation stakeholders, wind energy developers and LPAs when assessing the viability of wind turbine developments. 

  • Expired: Consultation on CAA charges

    We’re currently consulting on proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges, which are planned to be effective as from 1 June 2016.

  • Expired: UK Transition Altitude consultation to close

    This is a reminder to all organisations and individuals affected, that the Consultation for a Harmonised UK Transition Altitude (TA) of 18,000ft will end in four weeks time. All stakeholders who have not yet responded must ensure that their responses are with the CAA by 4pm on Wednesday 24th February 2016. View the consultation Respond

  • Expired: Air display review action report published

    The CAA has announced a series of measures to further enhance safety at UK civil air shows. The new measures are detailed in the CAA’s action report from its ongoing review of civil air display safety in the UK. The review is considering all aspects of the safety oversight of UK civil air displays. The […]

  • Expired: Farnborough LARS boundary change

    From 3 March 2016 the Farnborough LARS boundary changes near Southend CTR and CTAs, where Southend is in a better position to work traffic. The new layout can be seen at http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/InformationNotice2016012.pdf (PDF)

  • Expired: Edinburgh Airport trial

    From 25 January until 25 June 2016 Edinburgh Airport is trialling a change to aircraft departing from Runway 06 to reduce the separation times between departing aircraft to one minute intervals.

  • Expired: Update on Class F airspace rationalisation PIR

    As part of our post implementation review of the rationalisation of Class F airspace we will be seeking the views of aviation stakeholders on the change in early February. Although the initial change was made in November 2014, following assessments of traffic levels on the N560 route, the base levels between INBAS and FOYLE were […]

  • Expired: EASA proposal for new approach to private pilot training

    EASA is proposing to introduce a new category of training organisation – a Basic Training Organisation (BTO). This is a more proportionate approach for organisations wishing to offer some private pilot training. You can view and comment on the proposal here.

  • Expired: LAMP phase 1A decisions published

    Our decisions about changes to airspace as part of the London Airspace Management Programme phase 1A (LAMP), as well as all supporting evidence, has now been published on our website.