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  • Expired: GAL economic regulation consultation extended

    The deadline for responses to our initial consultation on the process and timetable for reviewing the economic regulation of Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL), and on possible issues to be addressed during this process, has been extended to 28 September 2018. SW2018/184

  • Urgent: PBN Update – Aircrew General Exemption

    From 25 August 2018 all pilots operating on PBN routes or PBN procedures are required to be suitably qualified. The DfT, EASA and the UK CAA have agreed a general exemption for specific operators who are unable to meet these requirements. To apply for the exemption relevant Operators should follow the application process on ORS4 […]

  • Aircrew guide to gastroenteritis

    Gastroenteritis is the most common cause of aircrew impairment with symptoms that include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. Most cases are caused by a virus or a bacterial infection in contaminated food or drink, both of which can easily spread to others. The greatest risk of contamination is down-route. Incidents of gastroenteritis in inflight […]

  • Automatic validation of flight crew licences issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended

    We have published information on the automatic validation of EASA Part-FCL licences for those individuals operating aircraft on the register of non-UK EU Member States. This contains a link to the validation document required to operate those aircraft. The holding of the validation document is required as of 19 August 2018. SW2018/176

  • Declared Training Organisations

    The European Commission has adopted and published, in their Official Journal, the text to enable Declared Training Organisations (DTO) in law. This new category of pilot training organisations offering training towards basic licences and rating for private pilots will be available with effect from Sunday 2nd September 2018. No Declarations can legally be made before […]

  • Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements for pilots

    The new Performance Based Naviation (PBN) Regulations require that: Pilots must have been granted PBN privileges as an endorsement to their Instrument Rating (IR), in order to fly in accordance with PBN routes and procedures with effect from 25 August 2018. All pilots with an IR or En-route Instrument Rating (EIR) will require PBN privileges […]

  • Change notification form SRG 1430

    As a result of consultation with industry, issue 2 of change notification form SRG1430 has been published. The guidance notes attached to the SRG1430 form and the associated information provided on the CAA page Change management and change notification process has also been amended to provide greater clarity on the use of the form. Organisations […]

  • Restricted airspace (temporary) – Whitby, North Yorkshire, 12 August 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the Red Arrows display at Whitby, North Yorkshire, on 12 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M071/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/171

  • Sustained high temperatures and flying weather Safety Alert

    Attention all Balloon Operators and Balloon Pilots We have received several whistleblower reports and MOR submissions that would seem to indicate during this period of prolonged good weather, Commercial Pilots are breaching Flight Time Limitations (FTL). Please communicate to all Pilots the need to comply with FTL, and to ensure that appropriate rest periods are […]

  • Flight Planning and General Navigation examinations

    We have updated our Pilot Licences exam pages regarding Flight Planning (033) and General Navigation (061) examinations. Please visit our website for more information http://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Pilot-licences/Applications/Exams/Register-for-a-professional-pilot-exam/  SW2018/169

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Kent, 18-19 August 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Biggin Hill Air Show, Kent, on 18 and 19 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M070/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/168

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Eastbourne, 15-19 August 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Eastbourne for Airbourne 2018 Airshow between 15 and 19 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M062/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/167

  • Expired: Consultation open – Combat Training Airspace ACP

    The consultation for the Combat Air Training Airspace airspace change proposal has commenced, with views invited until 10 September 2018. Further documentation related to this proposal can be found on our website. SW2018/165

  • Managing partial loss of engine power

    We are sharing the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s booklet on managing partial loss of engine power on take-off in single engine aircraft, following its inclusion in the AAIB’s report into the accident to Europa G-NDOL. We have also added this to the guidance available on our website. SW2018/162

  • 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 which come into force on Monday 30 July 2018. Details of the new General Exemption, which also takes […]

  • CAA requirements for check flights

    Safety Notice SN-2016/006 “CAA Requirements for Check Flights”, dated 27 July 2016, has been withdrawn. Guidance on check flights is available on the CAA website. SW2018/160  

  • Human factors in air displays: transfer of behaviours and error path study

    We have published the Health and Safety Laboratory’s final report into Human Factors in Air Displays: Transfer of Behaviours and Error Path Study, which we commissioned. The research aims to enhance understanding of the error paths that lead to flying display accidents, focusing on SEP and JP aeroplanes. SW2018/159

  • Recording of Rating Endorsements and Date of First Issue on ATCO licences

    Page IX of the regulation 2015/340 ATCO licence contains space for recording Rating Endorsements and Date of First issue. Currently the CAA does not record all Rating Endorsements, only ADI (TWR). It is now the intention to enter all Rating Endorsements. To facilitate this and to minimise the workload, the date of first issue for […]