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  • Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797)

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/06 to CAP 797 was published on 28 July 2020, effective 3 December 2020. A review of wake turbulence arrangements at AFIS aerodromes identified opportunities to reduce complexity and improve the quality of the guidance. This SI details changes made to the CAP 797 relating to warnings of wake turbulence provided by […]

  • Expired: Consultation: Safety Standards Acknowledgment & Consent

    We are consulting on a new edition of CAP1395 ‘Safety Standards Acknowledgment & Consent (SSAC)’. This is the guidance document for SSAC that contains information on how to prepare your application if applying to operate paid recreational flights. The current edition was published in March 2016 and since then we have had a new Air […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 135

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 135 covers a wide-ranging set of issues that were reported to CHIRP prior to the COVID-19 lockdown period. There are still many relevant lessons and topics of interest within that will be applicable as aviation starts its recovery to historic levels of activity. Topics include the effectiveness of reporting processes; fatigue in […]

  • Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas

    Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas was published on 21 July 2020 and replaces ‘DAP Policy: SARG Danger Areas’. This updated policy includes requirements for the establishment, notification and activation of permanent danger areas (DA) and temporary danger areas (TDA). 

  • New edition of CAP 746 – Requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes

    A new edition of CAP 746, which contains the requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes, has been published. The main changes to its content are: > Changes resulting from the introduction of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373> Additional information concerning AUTO METAR> Addition of guidance on achieving Basic Meteorological Observing competency.

  • Infringement update: Blackbushe Airport

    The latest infringement update is focused on preventing infringements of Farnborough Controlled Airspace in the vicinity of Blackbushe Airport. It has been written by the team at Blackbushe Airport, Farnborough Air Traffic Service Unit and members of the Wessex Local Airspace Infringement Team.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Old Warden Aerodrome (Temporary)

    This notification has been replaced by SW2020/174 Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying displays at Old Warden Aerodrome between 18 July and 18 October 2020. Details of each event by NOTAM. AIC M014/2020 refers at  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • CAP 797 FISO Manual Supplementary Instruction

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/05 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 16 July 2020, effective 14 September 2020. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to a FISOs authority to permit the movement of aircrafton the manoeuvring area of an uncontrolled aerodrome.

  • COVID-19 – Extension of six month test validity

    Exemption ORS4 1386 applies to applicants for the issue of a UK licence, rating or certificate. It provides alleviation from the six month limit between the completion of a test or assessment and submission of an application for the appropriate licence, and is applicable for a UK-issued EASA licence, rating or certificate to those who […]

  • CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 02/2020 to CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual ED 23 (Corr) was published on 14 July 2020, effective 10 September 2020. The advent of performance-based navigation (PBN) is having a major impact on all aspects of the aviation industry, with PBN routes and procedures being introduced more widely. As part of a continuing effort to […]

  • CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/04 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 14 July 2020, effective 10 September 2020. ICAO has introduced measures to align the performance-based navigation (PBN) procedure approach chart identification with the designation of the navigation specification, transitioning from the RNAV(GNSS) Runway XX naming convention, to […]

  • Unmanned Aircraft – Responses to abnormal operations and in-flight failures

    The purpose of this safety notice is to provide recommendations and guidance that will enable all remote pilots, UA operators and Recognised Assessment Entities (RAEs) to act to reduce the likelihood of in-flight emergencies occurring and developing into incidents or accidents. The remote pilot’s ability to identify and respond correctly to unexpected in-flight emergencies, system […]

  • Stay in Control: GA safety campaign

    Loss of control (LOC) is one of the leading safety issues in general aviation. We have just released the first part of our Stay in Control safety campaign which focuses on Loss of Control in the Circuit. Everything we develop will be published at

  • Policy for ATS Provision within Controlled Airspace by Units not Notified as the Controlling Authority

    The CAA publishes airspace policy statements on a variety of topics; one of these details requirements and provides guidance regarding the approval of air traffic services (ATS) units (ATSUs) seeking to provide ATS within controlled airspace (CAS), where such units are not notified as the controlling authority for such airspace. The CAA’s triennial review of […]

  • Infringement update: Southend

    The latest infringement update has been written by the team at Southend Airport Air Traffic Control and sets out tips for avoiding Controlled Airspace infringements at Southend,

  • Reviewing airspace classification

    On 1 December 2020 the CAA will introduce a new procedure to review and, where appropriate, amend the classification of airspace. The classification determines the flight rules that apply in that airspace and the procedures that must be followed. Give us your views on a draft of this new procedure by visiting our consultation website […]

  • CAA charge proposal delay

    The CAA recognises the enormous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation and aerospace industries. For this reason, we delayed the increase to our scheme of charges for an initial period of three months, to 30 June 2020. Having reviewed this decision in light of the ongoing challenges faced by the sector, […]

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Syerston, Nottinghamshire (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for fast jet display practice at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire on 30 June 2020. Details of display times by NOTAM and on the AIS website (M047/2020) at Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2020/134

  • Expired: Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: Policy update and consultation

    This consultation document deals with the following main issues: > the responses we received to the April 2020 Update and our approach to protecting the interests of consumers;> requirements for HAL’s revised business plan (“RBP”), which it is due to publish in the autumn of 2020;> improving the efficiency incentives and capital expenditure governance arrangements […]

  • Infringement update: Controlled Airspace Deactivation NOTAM

    This infringement update is the seventeenth in a series of narratives focusing on helping pilots avoid airspace infringements in the UK. It has been written by a number of industry partners to help pilots understand NOTAM relating to the deactivation of controlled airspace.

  • Amendments to the Aircrew Regulation (EU) 2011/1178

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware of changes to the Aircrew regulation that comes into effect on 22 June 2020, affecting the acceptance of Third Country ICAO licences and certificates. CAP 1939 provides a summary of the main changes and can be downloaded from the CAA website.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Hyde Park (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Hyde Park Demonstrations.  Airspace restrictions will apply to the airspace directly above EGR157 and to Helicopter Route H4 on 20 June 2020. Details by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Recommencement of CPL and IR tests

    The CAA is now recommencing the designation of examiners for Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Instrument Rating (IR) tests. Authorised Training Organisations (ATO) may contact CAA Flight Test Bookings to arrange dates and allocations of appropriate examiners. Before a test date is confirmed the allocated examiner will be completing a COVID-19 focussed risk assessment and […]

  • Expired: Isle of Man/Antrim Post Implementation Review

    Future Airspace Strategy Implementation (North) (formerly Prestwick Lower Airspace Systemisation) – Isle of Man/Antrim sectors systemisation and introduction of RNAV1 route structure The Post Implementation Review Sponsor’s Report has now been published. This opens a 28 day window for any feedback which should be sent to: This airspace change proposal is being conducted under […]

  • Bringing sub-600kg aircraft into national regulation

    In October-November 2019, we consulted on moving new designs of light aircraft 450-600kg from EASA certification to UK national regulations. We received over 1,350 responses to this consultation, one of the largest responses to a general aviation consultation in recent years. Having completed a detailed analysis and consulted key community representatives and the Department for […]

  • Unmanned Aircraft: EU UAS Regulations update

    We have published a new edition of CAP 1789 The New European UAS Regulations: General Outline. This document has been updated following the delay to the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation which will now become applicable in the UK on 31 December 2020.