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  • Part 145 overseas OJT approval application

    Organisations who wish to apply for UK CAA Part 145 overseas approval of their OJT in support of type rating issue can now do so, via this application form, available on the CAA website. SW2017/197

  • Expired: Guidance for NERL in preparing its Business Plan for Reference Period 3: consultation document

    We are seeking views on the CAA’s proposed guidance to NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3 (RP3). For more information, and to submit comments, see consultations.caa.co.uk. All comments must be received before 10 November 2017. SW2017/196

  • Expired: New Aircraft Maintenance Licence Part 66 examination delivery system

    In line with the recent change to the Flight Crew Licensing examinations, all AML Part 66 examinations will transition from the LAMP system to the Quadrant system. The first module exams delivered via the new Quadrant system will be on the 14 October with all modules and part module exams transitioned to Quadrant by the […]

  • Cost sharing flights

    We have published information intended to provide guidance for when the actual direct costs of a passenger transport flight may be shared between the occupants of an aircraft without having to comply with the regulations applicable to Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport flights. Our website contains updated information, also available in PDF format, alongside […]

  • CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-13 – Update of flight simulation training devices requirements

    The CAA has published a response on EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-13 Update of flight simulation training devices requirements – Upset prevention and recovery training, FSTD inspector competencies framework, training matrix. You can read the response on our website. SW2017/193  

  • CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-05 (A) & (B) – UAS operations

    The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-05 (A) & (B) titled ‘Unmanned aircraft system operations in the open and specific category’. You can read the response on our website. SW2017/191  

  • Applications for a Part FCL PPL licence that include JAR training

    Please note that applications for the issue of a Part FCL PPL where an exemption has been issued to enable JAR training to be used towards the training requirements for the Part FCL PPL licence must be received by the UK CAA by close of business on 29 September 2017. Any applications received after this date […]

  • Expired: Listen up: CAA announces changes to airspace squawks

    The latest listening-out squawks, designed to help general aviation pilots steer safely clear of controlled airspace, are today being updated. New codes are being introduced (Liverpool, Brize Norton and Southend) along with changes to several existing ones. For access to the new codes, as well as a handy downloadable chart including all the changes, go […]

  • SERA implementation

    The UK is currently implementing the final part of the ‘Standardised European Rules of the Air’ (SERA – Regulation (EU) 923/2012), effective 12 October 2017. In addition to amending the key CAPs and the UK AIP, we have updated our consolidation of SERA, the ANO and The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 ahead of 12 […]

  • Electrical powered sailplanes EASA Emergency AD 2017-0167-E

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2017-0167-E due to occurrences of fire in the front electric sustainer battery packs affecting  Glasflügel 304 eS, Discus-2c FES and LAK-17B FES powered sailplanes. This requires modification of the battery packs before next flight. Removal of the battery packs is an acceptable alternative […]

  • UK Airprox Board newsletter, July

    UKAB’s July 2017 summary focuses largely on Airprox incidents resulting from sub-optimal airmanship. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at Biggin Hill where a PA28 conducting a downwind join came into conflict with a C152 ahead. The lesson is that pilots should make early decisions if things start going wrong with their plan, […]

  • Skyway Code updated and available to buy in hard copy

    The CAA’s guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice has been updated and is available to download  at www.caa.co.uk/skywaycode. Printed copies are now available to buy direct from aviation supplier AFE online. SW2017/185

  • Update to CAP 1032 Aerodrome FISO Licensing

    This amendment to Edition 2 of CAP 1032 clarifies the requirement for aerodrome FISO licence applicants to have passed the examination and written assessment for the grant of a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence and amends the text relating to exempting qualifications as it applies to the holder of a Royal Air Force or Royal […]

  • EU 2017/373: Air Traffic Management Implementing Regulation

    We have launched a new webpage (www.caa.co.uk/atmir) to help everyone involved in ANS provision understand how EU Regulation 2017/373 will affect them. The regulation and its 13 annexes lay down common requirements for air traffic management (ATM) service providers, and the oversight of ATM/air navigation services (ANS) and network functions. We will update the webpage […]

  • Guidance of portable electronic devices

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority keeps all rules and regulations under constant review to ensure they remain current and based on the latest research and information available. Our priority is always the safety of passengers and crew and we continue to work with airlines, manufacturers and international regulators to drive improvements in safety standards across […]

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Edinburgh, 28 August – 4 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for events in the vicinity of the Forth Road Crossings, Edinburgh between 28 August and 4 September 2017. Restricted airspace is detailed by NOTAM and in briefing sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in the ‘News’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/177

  • Issue 2 of SI2017/01 to CAP 797 FISO Manual

    Issue 2 of Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2017/01 to CAP 797 Edition 3 was published on 24 August 2017, effective 12 October 2017 and replaces Issue 1 which was notified in SW2017/161 on 17 August 2017. This SI details changes to CAP 797 resulting from the amendment of Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of […]

  • CAA decision published for FASI(N) airspace change proposal

    The CAA has published its decision relating to the NATS – Revised ATS route structure over the Irish Sea (Isle of Man and Antrim Sectors) Airspace Change Proposal.  A copy of the decision document, along with other documentation related to the Proposal and our assessment of it, can be found on our airspace change page. […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Rhyl, 27 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Rhyl, Denbighshire on 27 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/173

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Ayr, 2-3 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Scottish Air Show at Ayr on 2 and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M074/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows on 3 September 2017; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/172

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Portrush, County Antrim, 2-3 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Portrush, County Antrim for airshow on 2 and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M073/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/171