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  • 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 caa.co.uk/stay-in-control

  • 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 http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2020/134

  • 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 […]

  • 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: airspace.policy@caa.co.uk 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.

  • Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797)

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/03 to CAP 797 was published on 9 June 2020 and will become effective on 8 July 2020. This SI details changes made to the Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797) Edition 3, to update Chapter 21 Aeronautical Information Service and Appendix D Directory.

  • Helping to have the safest return to flying

    While some elements of GA are still restricted by COVID requirements we know that much of the community has returned to flying. We have received many reports of how the sector has safely and thoughtfully started flying but also, unfortunately, we have been asked to investigate a larger than normal set of incidents. This includes […]

  • Radiotelephony Manual (CAP413): Revised edition

    A new edition of CAP413 has been published today (8 June 2020) with an effective date of 17 August 2020. Edition 23 Corr (dated 8 June 2020), replaces Edition 23 (published 9 April 2020) in its entirety. www.caa.co.uk/CAP413

  • COVID-19: Government guidance for recreational flying

    The Department for Transport has updated it’s COVID-19 guidance for recreational flying to include clarification of social distancing and link to Scottish Guidance. You can see the new guidance at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation

  • EU Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation delayed

    The European Commission has delayed the applicability date of the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation 2019/947 until 31 December 2020. The Implementing Regulation will now become applicable in the UK on Thursday 31 December 2020. The EU UAS Regulatory Package – Outline (CAP 1789) will be updated to reflect the new applicability date […]

  • Preparing to prevent infringements: Focus on Stansted

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • Expired: Corrected issue of CAP 413

    Stakeholder feedback concerning Edition 23 of CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual has highlighted the need to address a number of issues. As a result CAP 413 ED 23 will be withdrawn on 8 June 2020 and replaced with a corrected edition, ED 23 Corr, to take effect 17 August 2020. 

  • COVID-19 – Continuation training and human factor refresher training

    Part 21, Part M, Part 145 and Part 147 organisations should look to carry out continuation training and human factor refresher training via online methods, in line with CAP 1742 due to COVID-19. CAP 1742 is available to download from the CAA website. SW2020/118

  • New number for Airspace Regulation Operations

    The contact telephone number for Airspace Regulation Operations (AR Ops) and Airspace Regulation (Utilisation) (AR(U)) has changed to 01293 983 880. AR Ops and AR(U) can be contacted for the purposes of, but not limited to, notification and coordination of Unusual Aerial Activity and promulgation of NOTAMs. See UK AIP ENR 1 for references to […]

  • Payment Plan for Annual Charges

    We are constantly looking at ways to support the aviation sector in these unprecedented times. Our funding principles are underpinned by statute and legal obligation so we have not been able to waive any charges and are still required to issue invoices. But we are now able offer a payment plan to cover 2020/2021 annual […]

  • Part 147 Distance Learning Guidance

    Guidance for approved Part 147 organisations wishing to conduct distance learning is available on the CAA website. This new guidance material is intended to assist existing approved organisations under Part 147 who wish to incorporate new technologies and training methods for delivery of their approved courses. It defines the Authority’s expectations on how to meet […]

  • COVID-19 – Exemption from the requirement for rigid outer packaging of biological substances, Category B, UN3373 samples

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. The replaces ORS4 No 1372. Exemption from the requirement for rigid outer packaging for biological substances, Category B, UN3373 samples (ORS4 No 1391) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website.