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  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport ACP decision

    The Civil Aviation Authority has published its decision document approving Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s proposal to introduce RNAV Standard Instrument Departure and Instrument Approach Procedures: Doncaster Sheffield Airport DSA – RNAV SIDs, IAPs

  • Consultation on CAA charges

    We’re consulting on proposed amendments to our statutory charges, due to take effect from 1 April 2020. The online consultation will close on 7 February 2020.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Edinburgh (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for New Year’s events in Edinburgh during the period 30 December – 1 January. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M131/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/. Restrictions also apply to the operations of all drones.

  • CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 70

    Information for cabin crew on where to send roster related concerns within a company and an explanation of how CHIRP handles reported concerns.  Six reports are included in this edition of CCFB; subjects include safety concerns about cabin crew disarming doors during taxi, whether de-icing should be completed after passengers board the aircraft and take-off […]

  • Confidential drone safety reporting system now available

    Drone users and enthusiasts can now report safety concerns and incidents online using a confidential drone reporting service. CHIRP, a charitable organisation that has been providing independent, confidential reporting facilities for the aviation since 1982, has extended its online reporting system to include drone-related incidents. The service is free to use, and CHIRP guarantees to […]

  • Guidance for the UAS Recognised Assessment Entity scheme

    Requirements, administrative processes, instructions and guidance related to the operation of the Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) scheme within the United Kingdom have been updated.  Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – The UK Recognised Assessment Entity (CAP722B) is intended for organisations that are, or wish to be, approved as an RAE. This new edition […]

  • Expired: Temporary Danger Areas: English Channel, 2 December 2019 – 31 March 2020

    A Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will carry out operational flights in the area of the English Channel between 2 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. As the aircraft will be operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight and has no Detect and Avoid capability a number of Temporary Dangers Areas (TDA) will be established. Required […]

  • Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Sandtoft Aerodrome

    The fifth in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ focusses on preventing infringements in the vicinity of Sandtoft Aerodrome. This update has been written by members of the Yorkshire LAIT including ATCSL at Doncaster Sheffield and Liverpool, operators at Humberside, Yorkshire Aero Club and Sandtoft Aerodrome.

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace – London and vicinity of Watford (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for the NATO summit and the associated visit by Heads of State to London and the vicinity of Watford between 2 and 4 December 2019. Details by NOTAM and in briefing sheet at: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/226

  • UK Airspace Management Policy update

    UK Airspace Management Policy (CAP 740) has been updated. This minor amendment removes reference to Regulation (EU) 691/2010 which is no longer in force, and includes textual changes and references to Regulation (EU) 2017/373.

  • ELA1 aircraft maintenance

    Guidance for implementing Self-Declared Maintenance Programmes for use with ELA1 aircraft (CAP1454) has been updated. More information: https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/Self-Declared-Maintenance-Programme/

  • Flying Display Director Accreditation – 2020

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) have developed a joint Flying Display Director (FDD) accreditation course for both civilian and military flying displays. To obtain or revalidate their FDD accreditation, applicants are required to demonstrate their experience in a number of competences and attend an FDD accreditation course. For 2020 […]

  • TrainingCom Update – Autumn 2019

    This TrainingCom Update update highlight’s details of recent changes to Part-FCL and includes a comprehensive guide covering the content of refresher flight training exercises. It also sets out an amendment to an item presented in the recent Autumn 2019 issue.

  • Establishment of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) at Lee-On-Solent: Post implementation review published

    The CAA has completed the post implementation review (PIR) of the Establishment of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) at Lee-On-Solent airspace change proposal. As a result of our analysis, the CAA has concluded that the Establishment of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) at Lee-On-Solent PIR does show that the proposal has been implemented and operated […]

  • Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Solent

    The fourth in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement ‘hot-spots’ in the UK has been published. This update has been written by members of the Solent Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT), Southampton Airport and Southampton Air Traffic Control.

  • Amendments to the Aircrew Regulation

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware of changes to the Aircrew regulation that came into effect on 11 November 2019. CAP 1855 provides a summary of the main changes and can be downloaded from the CAA website. SW2019/217

  • Amendment to Flight Instructor privileges and conditions

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware of changes to the Aircrew Regulation that into force on 11 November 2019. FI privileges (FCL.905.FI) have been amended and renumbered but your licence does not have to be re-issued. Please see CAP 1854 for details. SW2019/216

  • Expired: Alert for restricted Airspace – Portsmouth (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the first entry into Portsmouth Harbour by the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales 16 November 2019 Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Note at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Engineer Licensing – Signing your licence

    The CAA has recently been in receipt of licence renewal and variation applications where the original licence returned to the CAA was not signed by the licence holder. By not signing the licence, the privileges of the licence cannot be exercised. Any maintenance and associated Certificate to Release to Service issued using an unsigned licence […]

  • Operating experimental aircraft under E conditions

    Guidance and information for operating experimental aircraft under E conditions has been updated. Following a review, we have published a new edition of the guidance. This now includes requirements for ferry flight and A to B operations.

  • CAA Heathrow interim price control

    CAP1852 gives notice under section 22(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 (CAA12) of our decision to modify Heathrow Airport Limited’s Licence granted under section 15 CAA12. These modifications are to: extend the current price control by a two year interim period, up to 31 December 2021, taking account of the commercial arrangements between HAL […]

  • Drone and model aircraft registration

    The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme is now live at Register-drones.caa.co.uk The requirements for registration and education become law on 30 November 2019. Also launched today is the new drones reunited service for lost drones at dronesreunited.uk

  • Expired: Consultation opens for next edition of CAP403

    We are working on the new edition of CAP403 Flying Displays & Special Events. We aim to publish this as edition 17 early in the new year. The consultation and online response form is now available: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/ga/cap403-flying-displays-and-special-events/ We welcome your comments by Friday 29 November.

  • Highlighting infringement hotspots: Warwick

    The third in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ focusses on preventing infringements in the vicinity of Warwick. This update has been written by members of the Midlands Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT): Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Limited, the Flight Information Service Officers at Coventry Airport and Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome.

  • Call for evidence on assistance dogs

    We are seeking evidence to help our understanding of the issues faced by assistance dog users when travelling by air. We are also requesting evidence from airlines and airports, which are required by law to facilitate the carriage of recognised assistance dogs. The call for evidence is open until 10 January 2020 and is available at: consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/assistance-dogs-call-for-evidence

  • Changes to Flight Crew Licensing Legislation

    All training providers and pilots should to be aware that Amendment (EU) 2019/1747 to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, has been published, which will come into force on 11 November 2019. The Official Journal of the European Union and the legislation concerned are available to view here. 

  • Night Rating completion time FCL.810

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware that Amendment (EU) 2019/1747 to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, has been published, which will come into force on 11 November 2019. The Night Rating (FCL.810) has been amended as below: ‘Applicants shall have completed a training course within a period of up to 6 months’ The […]

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 132

    This edition returns to the subject of passengers boarding before flight crew with a well-written argument from a reader and a rap on the knuckles for CHIRP. Also, passengers boarding before security checks are complete and anti-smoking policies. Two reports from ATCOs: aircraft not achieving their ‘level by’ restrictions and the use of ‘overload’ and […]