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  • CAP 2248: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by RPAS

    The CAA Innovation Hub has published CAP 2248, which provides guidance to RPAS operators on the requirements and application process to gain approval from the CAA to carry dangerous goods in the UK, including a case study on dangerous goods related to COVID-19 relief efforts. The CAA is currently refining its approach for assessing dangerous […]

  • Safety Events

    GAsCo Regional Safety Officers provide information on how to avoid having an airspace infringement on Monday 20 September at 19:00. An hour and a half of information, tips, suggestions and quizzes. A perfect refresher to prepare for when COVID-19 restrictions can be lifted. Register now for free: Airspace Infringement Avoidance Webinar Join Matt Lane, recent […]

  • CAA launch autumn Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit

    Please join us for Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, brought to you by the UK Civil Aviation Authority on 6, 7 and 11 October 2021. Here are full details of event dates, times and live Q&A details. SW2021/246

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, 17 – 19 September

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire on 17,18 and 19 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2021 at Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2021/245

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 89

    GA FEEDBACK 89 includes a number of topics that will have relevance to the GA community as we return to flying over the summer period.  Having suffered from an extended period of not flying due to COVID-19 restrictions, the key messages are to take care to follow procedures and check lists properly, beware task-fixation and […]

  • Sir Stephen attends LAA Rally

    To mark the attendance of Sir Stephen Hillier, Chair of the CAA at the LAA Rally last Friday, please read his latest blog. My visit to the LAA Rally | UK Civil Aviation Authority ( SW2021/241

  • CHIRP Drone/UAS FEEDBACK Edition 2

    Drone/UAS FEEDBACK – Edition 2. As many of you will know, CHIRP is developing a confidential reporting programme for Human Factors “HF” and Just Culture occurrences arising from the operation of Drones, UAS or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The aim is for what are, in some cases, relatively new members to the world of […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Permanent) Raymill House, Lacock, Wiltshire – 9 September

    Restricted Airspace (EG R106) has been established effective 9 September 2021 at Raymill House, Lacock, Wiltshire. Details are in UK Statutory Instrument 2021 No. 703 (The Air Navigation (Restriction of flying) Raymill House, Lacock) Regulations 2021 and AIC M064/21.

  • Extension of Part M Subpart G approval validity

    Exemption E5500 (Official Record Series 4, No.1499) was introduced to assist organisations transitioning from a Part-MG approval to a Part-CAMO approval. It applies to the holders of Subpart G approvals once an application has been submitted to the CAA for an approval certificate in accordance with the requirements of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) by 24th September […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 139

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 139 includes comments on themes from recent reports to CHIRP, many of which have focused on company/workforce relations, culture and trust.  Also mentioned is the need to make sure that recent publications that have been issued when many people and/or departments have been furloughed are properly understood and incorporated in return to […]

  • CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 74

    This edition focuses on crew returning to flying during the pandemic, it’s important to start focusing back on the role, refamiliarise yourself. Crew understandably may be feeling nervous or apprehensive about returning to flying. It is therefore important that you prepare for this and refresh your knowledge before returning. CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK edition 74 […]

  • Infringement narrative: Manchester Low Level Route procedures

    The Manchester Low-level Route (LLR) procedures in the UK AIP at EGCC AD 2.22.7 are being revised effective with AIRAC 9/2021 on 9 September 2021 so the Northwest LAIT has updated narrative number 2 to help pilots understand the changes and requirements of the LLR use. SW2021/235

  • Definition of Category D for Minimum Standards for Noise Modelling

    The CAA has published its decision on defining Category D for our Minimum Noise Modelling Requirements. This follows its consultation on this issue which was published in January 2021. This document should be read in conjunction with the consultation document and our interim assessment of the consultation responses to CAP 1875, and our Policy on […]

  • (UK) ATM/ANS IR New AMC & GM

    The CAA has published ORS9 CAA Decisions to promulgate new and revised AMC and GM to Annex Annex I ‘Definitions’ and Annex IV ‘Part-ATS’ to the (UK) ATM/ANS IR. The new AMC and GM relate to ATS.OR.305 ‘Responsibilities of air traffic control service providers with regard to the problematic use of psychoactive substances by air […]

  • Expired: Notification of jamming trial – MOD West Freugh, 6 September – 4 October

    Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies, impacting common RPAS control and electronic situational awareness devices will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers will be located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045550W. GNSS (L1 & L2) impact as follows: 70m AMSL and below – Up to 22NM (Radius) 5000ft […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Old Warden, 5 September

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on Sunday 5 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M012/2021 at Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/226

  • Publication of CAA noise databases

    Following UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the CAA has published 6 databases of CAA approved noise certification levels. These databases include noise levels approved by EASA up to and including 31 December 2020, and additionally, any new or amended records approved by the UK CAA since. Periodic updates to the databases will be published. These […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 3 September

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a helicopter flight between Balmoral and Edinburgh on 3 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in a briefing sheet at Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/225

  • Policy for the approval of remote aerodrome air traffic services V4.0

    Version 4.0 of the policy for the approval of remote air traffic services expands on previous policy to include the evolution of the concept into Multiple mode of operation and provision of remote aerodrome ATS from multiple aerodromes both sequentially and simultaneously.  It also includes technical updates in Appendix B and ATC training requirements in […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, 5 – 17 September

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for tethered unlit balloons exercise at Topcliffe, North Yorkshire from 5 September to 17 September 2021. Full details in AIS Briefing Note at and associated NOTAM.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2021/223