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  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire on either 27, or 28 March 2018. Details by NOTAM can be found at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all Drones. SW2018/052

  • Guidance on Self Declared Maintenance Programmes

    All ELA1 aircraft operated privately should have had their EASA MIP based Self Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) or Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) in place since 30 September 2017. The deadline for ELA1 aircraft to have a SDMP or approved AMP in place is now 31 May 2018. ELA1 privately operated aircraft that have not transferred after this extended deadline […]

  • Training Com – Spring 2017

    We have published TrainingCom Spring 2018 – news and advice for the training professional: knowledge, best practice and standardisation. This issue covers: CESSNA 150 vs 152 Flaps; instructor assessment of competences; examiner responsibilities; PBN privileges; senior examiners; CAP 804; Flight Examiner insurance cover; medicals for examiners and instructors and aircraft documentation and equipment. SW2018/051

  • Pre-Season Symposium Presentations 2018

    Presentations delivered at the Pre-Season Symposium are now available via the CAA General Aviation Website. The presentations cover CAP 403, a briefing from the MAA and human factors and are available at the following link: http://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Displays,-events-and-activities/Display-symposia-events/ SW2018/049

  • CAA response on NPA 2017-22 – Updating Part-MED and related AMC and GM

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-22 which relates to updating Part-MED and related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM). Read our response to the NPA Read EASA NPA 2017-22 SW2018/48

  • Exposition version control

    During recent CAA audits of organisations it has been noted that some organisations have implemented new / draft versions of the organisation’s exposition as their working document before receiving acceptance / approval from the CAA or being approved under an organisation exposition indirect approval. When found this leads to a Non-Compliance against the applicable regulations. […]

  • CAA Scheme of Charges 2018/19

    The revised CAA Schemes of Charges, effective as from 1 April 2018, are now available. We asked for comments on the charge proposals. We are grateful for the submissions received and have published our response (CAP 1626). SW2018/046

  • Testing of English Language Proficiency by Flight and Radiotelephony Examiners

    This notice provides clarification to examiners about the English Language Proficiency assessment process. All examiners should read the English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing guidance on our website and the section called ‘Testing by Flight and Radiotelephony Examiners’. SW2018/44

  • English Language Proficiency for pilots

    This notification provides clarification to licence holders about the English Language Proficiency assessment process. Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) holders who have not converted to Part-FCL, new FRTOL applicants, those holding level 4 or 5 Language Proficiency should be aware that they must hold a valid Language Proficiency validation to operate such equipment. If you […]

  • Low visibility (LV) licence endorsement

    The low visibility (LV) qualification endorsement on UK CAA issued part-FCL licences has not been consistently implemented by Member States and does not indicate if all requirements of operators LVO training are completed. Therefore, from 15 March 2018 the requirement for LV to be endorsed or signed on the ‘ratings, certificates and privileges’ section or […]

  • Airline pilot standards MCC course

    There’s a new multi-crew cooperation course known as the airline pilot standards multi-crew cooperation course, or APS MCC for short. Pilots seeking to take the new course will need to apply to an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) certified by the CAA to deliver it. There will be a final assessment at the end of the […]

  • Airline pilot standards MCC course

    There’s a new multi-crew cooperation course known as the airline pilot standards multi-crew cooperation course or APS MCC for short. Training organisations seeking to gain approval to conduct the new course will need to apply for CAA approval with site floor plans (for new sites only), an approval certificate of the Flight Simulation Training Devices […]

  • Update: Access to Government Aerodromes Aeronautical Information

    This notification updates the information sent on 12 March 2018 as SW2018/038. The CAA has been in dialogue with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regarding open access to all users wishing to acquire aeronautical information relating to government aerodromes. Resulting from these discussions the MAA has now made available for download, free of charge, the […]

  • CAP 403 Publication notification

    CAP 403 2018 Edition 15 is now published. It can be found on the CAA Publications site here: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=32 SW2018/039

  • Access to Government Aerodromes Aeronautical Information

    The CAA has been in dialogue with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regarding open access to all users wishing to acquire aeronautical information relating to government aerodromes. Resulting from these discussions the MAA has now made available for download, free of charge, the latest version of the UK Military Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This can […]

  • Test notification requirements

    From 1 April 2018 the CAA will require test notification to be requested in any instance before an applicant completes a skill test, or a proficiency check or assessment of competence with a non-UK CAA EASA examiner, in accordance with ARA.FCL.205 and section 2.4 of the EASA Examiner Differences Document. The test notification email return must be […]

  • Test notification requirements

    From 1 April 2018 the CAA will require test notification to be requested in any instance before an applicant completes a skill test, or a proficiency check or assessment of competence with a non-UK CAA EASA examiner, in accordance with ARA.FCL.205 and section 2.4 of the EASA Examiner Differences Document. The test notification email return must be […]

  • Notification of ANSP, TO and ITO changes to the CAA

    The CAA is implementing a formal process for the notification of changes to Air Navigational Service Provision and the training of Air Traffic Controllers. The purpose is to ensure continued compliance with the current EU regulations 1035/2011 and 2015/340 and prepare in advance for the forthcoming regulation 2017/373. This process will also affect the way […]

  • Automatic validation of flight crew licences and multi-crew pilot licence take-off and landing

    At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinions 03/2017 and 16/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as regards automatic validation of flight crew licences and multi-crew pilot licence take-off and landing. Introduction of the automatic validation of flight […]

  • Terrain awareness warning systems (TAWS) for newly manufactured aircraft

    At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinion 15/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012. The changes to the requirements for the installation of TAWS align the implementing rules with ICAO provisions contained in Annex 6. SW2018/33

  • Aircrew medical fitness

    At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinion 14/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012. The changes to the Air OPS implementing rules will introduce preventive measures that will require EU airlines to carry out a psychological assessment […]

  • Guidance for pilots on type rating differences courses

    The EASA Type Ratings and Licence endorsement lists show where additional ‘differences’ training is required, if you are to operate certain variants within a type endorsement. For example, if you have a Type Endorsement B757/767, you can fly one of the aircraft within the endorsement, i.e. the B767, but will require additional training to fly the […]

  • Guidance for training organisations on type rating differences courses

    The EASA Type Ratings and Licence endorsement lists show where additional ‘differences’ training is required for a pilot to operate certain variants within a type endorsement.  For example, if a pilot has a Type Endorsement B757/767, they can fly one of the aircraft within the endorsement, i.e. the B767, but will require additional training to fly […]

  • Expositions, listings and associated procedures (Part 145, 147, MF, MG)

    For those organisations that have been granted an indirect approval procedure for their exposition amendments, associated listings (e.g. Capability List, Managed Aircraft Listing, etc) and procedures which are referenced within the exposition, please note that there is a requirement to submit these documents to the CAA as soon as they have been approved within your […]

  • Declared Training Organisations – guidance material

    The General Aviation Unit of the CAA has produced a Guidance Document to help Training Organisations take advantage of the incoming European regulations for Declared Training Organisations (DTOs). It is envisaged that the new regulations will come into force on 8 April 2018 with a 12 month transitional period. The document (CAP1637) is designed to […]

  • CAA response on NPA 2017-18 – Unintended or inappropriate rudder use

    The CAA has published a response supporting the revisions proposed in the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-18 which relates to unintended or inappropriate rudder usage — rudder reversals. Read our response to the NPA Read EASA NPA 2017-18 See our website for details of other responses we have made to EASA’s Notices of Proposed Amendments. […]

  • Straight wing / swept wing ex-military jet air display restrictions

    Restrictions on swept wing ex-military jet aircraft, introduced after the Shoreham airshow accident, will remain in place. Precautionary restrictions on straight wing ex-military jet aircraft will be lifted. See Safety Notice SN-2018/001 SW2018/025

  • Converting to an EASA Licence from a UK National/JAR licence

    To fly EASA certified aircraft from 8 April 2018 pilots will need to hold an EASA licence. Please note that the following exceptions apply: 1. National licences for microlights and gyroplanes do not have an equivalent EASA licence to convert to. 2. EASA Balloon and Sailplane licensing is subject to delays in the drafting of […]

  • UK Airprox Board newsletter, February

    UKAB’s February 2018 summary focuses largely on Airprox incidents resulting from sub-optimal airmanship. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at Compton Abbas where two C42 Ikarus aircraft were both joining for a right-hand circuit on runway 26. SW2018/024