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  • 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 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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  • 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  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 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 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 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 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 […]

  • Expired: Update to radiotelephony manual (CAP413)

    Edition 22 of CAP413 has been updated to come in line with EU 923/2012 (SERA C), as well as including some editorial changes and minor corrections. More details on changes to edition 22 can be found in our new information notice.

  • Expired: Lasham & Pocklington gliding competitions, 28 May to 5 June

    ACNs have been issued for the Lasham Regionals Gliding Competition and Club Class Nationals (Pocklington). This means a large number of gliders and tugs will be operating from both the Lasham and Pocklington aerodromes. See for daily routes.

  • Expired: Response to ANO review consultation published

    Today we published our response to the ANO review consultation. To view the consultation documents, please visit: or to view our response:

  • Expired: Upset prevention/recovery training on FSTDs

    The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide guidance for fixed-wing FSTD operators, AOC holders and ATO’s regarding the conduct of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training on Flight Simulation Training Devices in compliance with Part-ORO.

  • Expired: Duxford airshow restrictions, 27 to 29 May

    Restriction of Flying Regulations from 27 to 29 May 2016  at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire for air show. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M027/2016  at Restrictions also apply to the operation of all Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Additional restrictions will be subject to NOTAM action throughout the period for jet formation display teams.

  • Expired: Licences to be provisionally suspended for some infringing pilots

    Under a new process, pilots identified as having infringed controlled airspace, Danger Areas or Restricted Areas, could have their licences provisionally suspended while the details of the incident are investigated and follow-up action considered. Details of infringement events will be are assessed by a team of experts made up of in-house pilots, investigators and air traffic […]

  • Expired: Restrictions for Red Arrows flying displays – June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations on 2 June (RAF Valley), 4 June (Arbroath), 4 June (RAF Lossiemouth), 11 June (Biggin Hill), 12 June (Torbay), 12 June (Barry Island), 17 June (Folkestone) for displays by Jet Formation Display Teams. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M036/2016 at

  • Expired: Access to the ground handling market at UK airports

    We are seeking views and relevant factual information from those with an interest in the provision of ground handling services at UK airports. We are looking for facts, examples, information and stakeholders’ views on the factors we should take into account when carrying out our functions under the Airports (Groundhandling) Regulations 1997. As part of […]