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  • Change of Part 66 Aircraft Type Listing

    This SkyWise is to highlight a recent change to the Part 66 Aircraft Type rating listing on the CAA website. The listing has now been replaced with SRG1782 with associated hyperlinks within the CAA website now updated to this document. This should now be considered the master listing for all UK Part 66 Aircraft Types. […]

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Portsmouth Harbour, 09 December – DRONE ONLY

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for unmanned aircraft only for Portsmouth Harbour on 09 December 2021. This is in addition to the Restriction of Flying Regulations for Portsmouth Harbour on 10 December 2021 (Skywise alert number: SW2021/310) Details by NOTAM and in an AIS Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. SW2021/313

  • ATUMA: Enforcement Guidance and Draft Statement of Policy on Penalties

    The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft (ATMUA) Act in April 2021. As part of this, the CAA has new roles and powers in relation to the Secretary of State’s powers to direct “a person involved in airspace change” to progress or cooperate in an airspace change. We have now published our Enforcement Guidance covering […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 90

    Hopefully, most of the GA community will have managed to get at least some flying in over the summer period and pilots were able to brush up on their flying skills.  There will undoubtedly have been many things that didn’t go quite as well as planned, and plenty of good saves when things started to […]

  • Consultation on cost sharing regulations for private pilots

    We have launched a consultation on proposed changes to the current cost sharing regulations for private pilots. We welcome your views. Responses can be submitted via our online consultation: UK Cost Shared Flights The consultation will close on 12 January 2022.

  • MATS Part 1: Supplementary Instructions published

    Two Supplementary Instructions to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 were published on 29 November 2021, effective 28 January 2022. MATS Pt 1 SI 2021/05: Reduction in longitudinal separation Supplementary Instruction SI 2021/05 introduces an amendment to note 3 to section 1, chapter 3, paragraph 8A.1, table 1 entitled longitudinal separation based […]

  • REMINDER: AMS Support Fund

    The call for submissions for the AMS Support Fund (ASF) will be closing at the end of 2021. The ASF, which is different from the FASI Grant, is intended to aid projects in support of the delivery of airspace modernisation where delivery benefits multiple stakeholders and or research will enable wider industry deployment.  The CAA is therefore inviting […]

  • New Safety Sense: VFR Moving Maps

    The second in the revised series of the popular General Aviation Safety Sense Leaflets covers VFR moving map devices. Download Safety Sense: VFR Moving Map Devices This quick guide covers the minimum levels of proficiency you should have when using a moving map and set out benefits and common issues.

  • Amendment to CAP632 Operation of Permit-to-Fly ex-military aircraft

    CAP632: Operation of Permit-to-Fly ex-military aircraft on the UK register This amendment has been published to reflect an alteration to the Official Record Series 9 Decision referred to in Chapter 5 and Appendix F. The red underlining from amendment 1 has been retained for clarity. Amendment 1 was published in September to reflect a revision […]

  • Statutory charges FY22/23: Consultation

    Our Statutory charges FY22/23 consultation has now been published and explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2022. We look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those we regulate. We welcome comments on all aspects of the proposals, including the […]

  • The UK regulation (EU) 2015/340 (Air Traffic Controllers Licensing and Certification) Compliance Matrix.

    The UK regulation (EU) 2015/340 Compliance Matrix has been amended to include the requirements of Statutory Instrument 2019/645. The changes made do not significantly impact on the content of the regulation but manly relate changes from EU to UK terminology Issue 3 of the compliance matrix has now been published on the CAA web site […]

  • The UK regulation (EU) 376/2014 (Occurrence Reporting and Just Culture) Compliance Matrix.

    The UK regulation (EU) 376/2014 Compliance Matrix has been amended to include the requirements of Statutory Instrument 2019/645. The changes made do not significantly impact on the content of the regulation but manly relate changes from EU to UK terminology Issue 3 of the compliance matrix has now been published on the CAA web site […]

  • Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 Approved

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved an airspace change including changes relating to London Luton Airport’s arrival routes. The revised airspace will become effective on 24 February 2022. Further information can be found on the CAA’s airspace change portal. Full reasons for the CAA’s decision, including technical assessment will shortly be available on the […]

  • Economic regulation of Heathrow: H7 Draft Licence Proposals

    This consultation sets out draft modifications to Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) licence to show how the CAA proposes to implement the policy proposals in the October 2021 Initial Proposals for HAL’s H7 price control review. Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: H7 Initial Proposals – Draft Licence Modifications (CAP2275, November 2021)

  • Flying Heritage: A deep dive into historic aircraft

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Department for Transport (DfT) have published Flying Heritage, a joint, one-off special magazine taking a closer look at the role of the CAA and DfT in relation to the nation’s historic aircraft. Flying Heritage is available to read now. SW2021/297

  • REMINDER: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK

    The exemption to provide additional time for FAA Airman Certificate holders who permanently reside in the UK using the declaration process, to be able to convert to a UK Part-FCL licence, expires on 21 December 2021 (midnight). No extension or change of legislation is expected. A UK Part-FCL licence or a short-term validation certificate (maximum of […]

  • Upcoming changes to Flight Crew Licensing rating application forms

    Please be advised the PDF (paper) versions of the following six Flight Crew Licensing rating application forms will be withdrawn on 13 January 2022 and replaced with a single online form: SRG1119ASRG1119BSRG1119CSRG1119ESRG1173SRG1161 We have also updated the following course / landing completion certificates SRG1107SRG1112SRG5011 Online application form SRG3108 is now live and can be used […]

  • Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: H7 Initial Proposals – Working paper on outcome based regulation

    This working paper follows on from the October 2021 Initial Proposals consultation and provides further details of the CAA’s proposed approach to implementing outcome based regulation (OBR) in the H7 price control for Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL). It sets out the CAA’s Initial Proposals on targets, rebates and bonuses and summarises the key proposed changes […]

  • Decision on NERL’s licence modifications for 2022

    We are issuing a decision on exceptional measures for the economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc for the purpose of 2022 price control licence conditions. Exceptional measures for the economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc: decision on licence modifications (CAP2279, November 2021)

  • Aberdeen hot-spot narrative and infringement avoidance seminar

    New hot-spot narrative written by local pilots and the Air Traffic Service Unit at Aberdeen. Issued by the Airspace & Safety Initiative to provide pilots operating the area with useful information on airspace and infringement prevention practices.  “Fantastic presentation and some really useful points!” GASCo’s infringement avoidance webinar on Monday 15 November at 7pm includes […]

  • AAC Workshop: Inadvertent IMC

    Astral Aviation Consulting (AAC) has produced a new article “actions on entry to inadvertent IMC” and is holding a supporting workshop on the subject on 17 November at 19:30 GMT Register now. AAC is a third-party supplier to the CAA, providing support on GA Safety promotion SW2021/291

  • ATCO Level 6 English language proficiency endorsements

    UK Regulation (EU) 2015/340 sets the validity period for level 6 English Language Proficiency (ELP) endorsement for ATCOs at 9 years.Level 6 licence endorsements currently held are from either the date of original ELP assessment, or the date of Regulation (EU) 2015/340 ATCO licence issue. To lessen the impact of revalidating a considerable number of […]

  • Deadline extension: Recognition of EASA Form 1

    Update to the CAA website to change the deadline date for accepting EASA Form 1. From 1 April 2022, UK owners/operators can only accept an EASA Form 1from an EU/EASA approved maintenance organisation that has applied for a UK approval by 31 March 2022. SW2021/289

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 9 November

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Sandringham and Windsor on 9 November 2021. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/288

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 4 November

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Windsor and Sandringham on 4 November 2021. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/286

  • MATS Pt 1 SI 2021/04: Operating at the lower or upper limit of controlled airspace

    Supplementary Instruction SI 2021/04 to the Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 was published on 29 October 2021, effective 27 January 2022. The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to detail changes made to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) relating to aircraft operating at the lower or […]