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  • Airspace infringements: March figures and pre-flight planning

    A breakdown of reported infringements in March is now available on the Airspace & Safety Iniative website: airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ Updated resources on preparing R/T transmissions for transit and flying within an ATZ have also been added under Pre-flight planning: airspacesafety.com/pre-flight-planning/

  • SERA VMC Minima Consultation

    The CAA is consulting on changes to VMC minima in class D airspace and the means to best mitigate these. We are proposing changes to Special VFR procedures in order to support UK compliance with SERA.5001. The change will mean that SERA.5001 will be adopted in full. The consultation provides more details of the proposed changes […]

  • Granting Permission for SUA operating in FRZs

    Guidance for Aerodrome Operators of protected aerodromes to more fully inform decisions to grant or deny permission for small unmanned aircraft to operate within their Flight Restriction Zones (FRZs) has now been published: CAP1788 SUA Permission Guidance SW2019/081

  • Summer 2019 English Channel airspace restrictions

    Between 2 May and 30 August 2019 a number of airspace restrictions and a temporary danger area will be put in place over the English Channel to accommodate a large Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) conducting atmospheric research. Please visit our news alert for more information. SW2019/080

  • OJTI, STDI and Assessor Revalidation period

    Revalidation of Air Traffic Control licence endorsements The phased transition to EU2015/340 licences was completed at the end of 2016. On-the-job training instructor (OJTI), Synthetic training device instructor (STDI) and Assessor licence endorsements are valid for 36 months. Revalidation can be completed up to 90 days prior to the expiry date. Licence holders must submit […]

  • Birmingham Airport VFR Pilot Guide

    Birmingham Airport Air Traffic has created a dedicated website to help pilots identify the visual reference points (VRPs) around its airspace and help reduce airspace infringements. The website includes information on VRPs and guidance on how to fly safely near controlled airspace. We’ve added a link to this resource on airspacesafety.com under Pre-flight planning: Birmingham […]

  • The Display Season 19 Post-Season Symposium

    The Display Season 19 Post-Season Symposium will be held on 12 & 13 November 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Closing date for applications 25 October 2019. Military personnel can apply through the MAA website, and civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website. Pre season Symposium DS19 Slides are on the CAA/GAU Website. SW2019/075

  • Consultation: Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Training & Competence

    A new publication for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), Training Organisations and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) is now available for comment. It aims to help interpret Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs. We welcome a review […]

  • Airspace infringements: February figures and controller’s stories

    February saw 78 reported airspace infringements. A breakdown of figures is now available: Airspace & Safety Initiative – Facts, stats and incidents NATS have published the first in a series of controller’s stories. Amanda Rhodes, NATS air traffic controller at Swanwick Centre, talks about her experience with airspace infringements: Airspace Infringement Series: A controller’s story  

  • Further consultation on Heathrow expansion

    This consultation follows on from the consultations that we published on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow airport in January, June and December 2017 and April and October 2018. It consults further on the development of the regulatory framework in the areas of financeability, capital efficiency incentives, a proposed licence condition on […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Airlines and AOC holders

    We have updated our EU exit microsite for colleagues working in aviation security. This is to inform them of details of the UK-ACC3 in-bound cargo scheme. To access the update, please visit our Airlines and AOC holders page. SW2019/068

  • DJI Matrice 210 series drone

    The CAA has received six Mandatory Occurrence Reports in the last three months affecting the DJI Matrice 210 series drone. The reports have indicated that on each occasion the DJI M210 has malfunctioned resulting in rapid uncontrolled descent and consequent damage to the airframe upon impact with the ground. Reports suggest the issue may lie […]

  • The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations

    The fifth edition, amendment 13 March 2019 of CAP 393 The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations has been published. Amendments to the Air Navigation Order are shown as explained in para 1.4 of the foreword. SW2019/066

  • CANCELLED: ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    The Red Arrows display at RAF Coningsby on 22 March 2019 has been cancelled and therefore there will be not be restricted airspace because of this. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. SW2019/065

  • Expired: ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows flying display rehearsal at RAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire on 1 or 2 April 2019. Details by NOTAM at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all Drones.

  • CHIRP Cabin Crew feedback Edition 68

    We have received numerous reports of events that should have been questioned or raised with the senior cabin crew member or Captain, on the day. However, they were not reported at the time and only reported afterwards. Three of the reports included in this edition of Feedback highlight the importance of raising concerns at the time. […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Occurrence Reporting

    We have created a new tab on occurrence reporting on our website in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. Organisations that are required to provide mandatory occurrence reports should read this page. SW2019/061  

  • Helicopter Safety Seminar

    The CAA is holding another helicopter safety seminar in collaboration with the British Helicopter Association (BHA) at The Stafford Cripps Building, Cranfield University  on 8 May 2019. The seminar will run from 10:00-16:00 with a light lunch provided. The event will include presentations on UAV and UTM, the CAA Onshore Safety Review, AAIB, and P […]

  • Update to EU exit information – CAMOs

    We have updated the information on our website concerning continued airworthiness management organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the introduction of the CAA Form 1 post EU exit. Please visit the Continued Airworthiness Management Organisations page for more information. SW2019/059

  • New Balloon Operating Rules for Private and Commercial Ballooning

    EASA has established simpler and proportionate rules for balloons and has restructured them into one document. This document is called the Balloon Rule Book and the ‘first chapter’ of the Balloon Rulebook, contains the rules for air operations with balloons. European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2018/395) is applicable in the UK from 8th April 2019. All […]

  • Electronic Conspicuity: Call for evidence

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority is calling for evidence over Electronic Conspicuity (EC). EC has the potential to unlock safety benefits and save lives by reducing the likelihood of infringements and mid-air collisions. We would like you to consider the suggested approach and provide responses to six core questions: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/e-conspicuity-solutions/ SW2019/057  

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace production organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace production organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the publication of the updated bilateral air safety agreement with the US and to provide a template UK CAA Form 1. SW2019/056

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the publication of the updated bilateral air safety agreement with the US. SW2019/055

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace maintenance organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace maintenance organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the publication of the updated bilateral air safety agreement with the US and to provide a template UK CAA Form 1. SW2019/054

  • CAA 2019/20 Statutory Schemes of Charges

    We have published today under CAA UK Official Record Series 5 our revised 13 Schemes of Charges that will be legally implemented with effect from 1 April 2019. The current 13 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31 March 2019. SW2019/053