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  • Pre-Season Symposium 5 & 6 March 2019 – Closing Date

    Please note the closing date for applications for the Pre -Season Symposium on 5 & 6 March is 18th February 2019 and no applications can be made after this date. Civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website (this link will not work in Internet Explorer) and military personnel can apply through the MAA website. SW2019/23

  • Standardised European Rules of the Air Update

    The CAA has updated its consolidation of Regulation (EU) 923/2012, supporting EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM), The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015, supporting CAA Permissions and Exemptions plus related elements of the Air Navigation Order 2016 to reflect publication of EASA’s ‘Easy Access’ consolidation of the regulation, AMC and […]

  • Ex-military National Fly to Permit maintenance programmes

    Owners, operators and BCAR A8-25 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations are advised that the CAA has issued CAP 1740, ‘Guidance on Maintenance programmes for aircraft operating on a National Permit to Fly’. The CAP sets out in single document, what should be considered when compiling a maintenance programme primarily for ex-military types that require to be […]

  • Replacement ATZ Policy Statement

    The following document sets out Civil Aviation Authority policy and guidance regarding the establishment of ATZs. It supersedes the edition published 17 February 2016. Establishment and Dimensions of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ) SW2019/19

  • Expired: EASA Flight Crew Licensing regulation survey

    EASA has launched an external evaluation of the Flight Crew Licensing regulation related to the initial and recurrent training, licence issuance, competence assessment by instructors and checking by examiners. We would like to invite you to participate in the survey and to actively contribute to a successful outcome, an active contribution from the affected stakeholders […]

  • Unstable Approaches, a Clued Up special article

    This article from an experienced Flight Instructor looks at how to avoid making an unstable approach in a GA aircraft and how to execute a go-around if necessary. Please click here to access the article. SW2019/15

  • General Aviation Strategy 2018 – 2023

    We have published CAP1754 – General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 on our website. The updated 5-year General Aviation strategy compliments and supports both government and wider CAA strategy and is aimed at supporting and championing General Aviation in the UK. Please click here to access the report. SW2019/14

  • Infringement update: Causal factor analysis

    Analysis of airspace infringement reports from 2017 has shown that that correct use of a moving map could have helped avoid 85% of airspace infringements. Occurrence reports from private pilots were assessed against four key measures that could have helped prevent the infringement or reduced its impact on other air traffic or controllers. The report […]

  • New edition of CAP403 now published

    Following an earlier consultation, we have published edition 16 of CAP403 Flying Displays & Special Events. This focuses on organising and obtaining permissions for flying displays and includes the roles and responsibilities of Flying Display Directors. Display Authorised pilots (DAs ) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) will be covered in a new CAP (CAP1724 Display […]

  • Airprox data and analysis

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. UKAB has also published an in-depth statistical analysis of all […]

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes information about the CAA’s application process for UK DOA and provides further information following the publication of the European Commission’s draft regulations.   SW2019/10

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace production organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace production organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This provides further information following the publication of the European Commission’s draft regulations. SW2019/09

  • 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 includes information about how EU27 and EFTA operators can apply for a Foreign Carrier Permit. We have also updated the Foreign Carrier Permit overview and charter and scheduled flights pages on the main CAA […]

  • Alert for Airspace Department Location Change

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority Airspace Regulation Department has moved from CAA House in London to Aviation House near Gatwick Airport. If you require to contact the Airspace Regulation Utilisation Department they have moved to a new phone number of 01293 768202. Their email remains AROps@caa.co.uk. SW2019/06

  • Helicopter Special Events Briefing 2019

    Following the positive response from industry to last year’s meeting, the British Helicopter Association with support from the Civil Aviation Authority will again be holding a Helicopter Special Events Briefing. The meeting will enable heliport operators to brief industry on their plans for the coming season and also facilitate an open exchange with industry with […]

  • Class A HTAWS Review of Alerting now published

    Class A HTAWS Warning Annunciation (CAP 1747) reports on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) alerts. It complements the development work on Class A HTAWS alert envelopes reported in CAP 1538 and CAP 1519 and addresses AAIB Safety Recommendations 2016-11 and […]

  • EU exit update: aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The CAA has opened advanced applications for organisations wishing to seek a UK design organisation approval as part of their no-deal contingency plans. For how to apply, see here. Organisation wishing to have their UK […]

  • CAP 1251 ATCO Licensing manual updated – Edition 2

    CAP 1251 Edition 2 contains a significant rewrite, incorporating new EU Legislation, including the introduction of (EU) 2017/373 requirements. ATCO licence holders advised to familiarise themselves with the updated legislation and standard practices contained within the manual. > CAP 1251 Air Traffic Controllers – Licensing

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Edinburgh on 30 December 2018 to 1 January 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M100/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/263  

  • Amendment to BCAR Section S (Small Light Aeroplanes)

    New requirements for microlight design to introduce the marking and placarding of Ballistic Parachute Recovery Systems. The CAA General Aviation Unit has published an amendment to British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) Section S. Sub-Section K now includes requirements for microlight design to introduce the marking and placarding of Ballistic Parachute Recovery Systems (BPRS) on small […]

  • Aerodrome rescue and firefighting services

    EASA has published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2018-15 for consultation with a deadline of 18 March 2019. The NPA proposes guidance material for aerodrome operators in order to verify the suitability of their existing medical and physical medical requirements for rescue and firefighting services (RFFS) personnel. The NPA also proposes that alternative fuel types […]

  • A31 Industry collaboration guidance for continuation training

    We have published guidance on the format and content of continuation training (CT) for organisations that hold an approval. The aim of this CT framework is to assist all organisations, including training, maintenance, continued airworthiness and production, in design and delivery of their own CT programmes. Download A31 Continuation Training Guidance (CAP 1742) SW2018/260