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  • The Air Traffic Services

    The Air Traffic Services (ATS) licensing application forms have been updated with a host of improvements and to provide greater guidance for applicants. Following a four-week transition period, the latest versions must be used from 09 August 2021; older forms submitted after this date will be rejected. The following forms have been amended and published […]

  • CAP 1781 – DVOR/DME/NDB Rationalisation

    The CAA has published CAP 1781 and CAP 1781b as guidance in support of how airports might mitigate the effect of the removal of conventional navigation aids from December 2022. From this date, NATS plan to commence decommissioning of DVOR, DME and NDB sites. The two CAPs offer the use of RNAV Substitution as one […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Old Warden, 4 July

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on Sunday 4 July 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M012/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/149

  • CAA Comment on NPA 2021-07 – Regular update of CS-ETSO

    The CAA has published a comment on EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2021-07, ‘Regular update of CS-ETSO’.   Read our response to the NPA 2021-07: CAA comments on NPA 2021-07. Read NPA 2021-07 on the EASA website SW2021/148

  • New infringement narrative: Newcastle CTA

    The latest infringement occurrence narrative from the Airspace & Safety Initiative looks at an infringement of the Newcastle Control Area (CTA). It includes air traffic control and pilot perspectives, causal and human factors and threat and error management analysis – as well as links to pre-flight planning resources. Read Infringement of the Class D Newcastle […]

  • Radio Operators Certificate of Competence update

    The Radio Operators Certificate of Competence (ROCC) certificate has been updated to include the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 and Ofcom requirements. Previously issued ROCC certificates will remain valid and holders do not require re-issue of this certificate unless it has been lost, (for which a fee will be incurred). There will be new procedures coming […]

  • (UK) Part-MG Approved Organisations transitioning to a (UK) Part-CAMO approval

    The UK CAA will release an exemption, pursuant to Article 71(1) of UK Reg (EU) No. 2018/1139 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, applicable to CAMO’s currently approved under (UK)Part-MG who have submitted their application to the CAA for a (UK)Part-CAMO approval by 24 September 2021. […]

  • Type responsibility agreement surrenders

    Two organisations have surrendered their Type Responsibility Agreements (TRAs). The aircraft that were covered by these TRAs will be unable to maintain their Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) unless a new TRA is agreed.   The aircraft types affected are: Miles aircraftAuster and Beagle aircraft (not Pup)   The CAA will assess an individual or organisation […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) Helicopter flight, 29 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Edinburgh and Stirling on 29 June 2021. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing sheet at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/143

  • Clued Up Update: GPS Approaches

    GPS (or Required Navigation Performance) approaches in the UK change today (25 June) as the UK is leaving membership of the European EGNOS and Galileo programmes. Please view our Clued Up: GPS Approaches article that explains the changes and implications. SW2021/142

  • Update to CAP 747 – Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness

    Issue 4 of CAP 747 Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness has been amended to include CAA ADs G-2021-0001 R1, G-2021-0002 R1, G-2021-0003 and G-2021-0004 in Section 2, Part 1 and to include the Decision not to Adopt FAA AD 2020-26-16 in Section 2, Part 2. Section 1, Part 1 of CAP 747 provides flowcharts to assist […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Headcorn Aerodrome, 25,25 and 27 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Battle of Britain Airshow, at Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent on 25,26 and 27 June 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M034/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/137

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lashenden/Headcorn, 25 and 27 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Lashenden/Headcorn, Kent on 25 and 27 June 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M042/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/136

  • The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

    This SkyWise is to advise that The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021 No. 614) came into force on 16th July 2021. SI 2021 No. 614 makes amendments to: UK Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Air operations); UK Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/723 (Acceptance of third country certification of pilots); and UK Regulation (EU) […]

  • Expired: ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on 20 and 21 June 2021. Details by NOTAM and a Briefing Sheet at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Licences issued in accordance with the ANO flying UK Part 21 aeroplanes

    This SkyWise is to highlight a change to the UK (EU) Aircrew Regulations so that pilots with a licence issued under the Air Navigation Order and who hold a valid SEP, SLMG, SSEA or TMG Class Rating(s) can now fly UK (G) registered Part 21 aeroplanes. Holders of a licence with a SEP Class Rating […]

  • Professional Pilot Licence applications

    Changes in application process – Professional Licence issue (CPL, CPL(A)/IR, CPL(H), CPL(H)/IR, and ATPL(A)/ATPL(H). A new Professional Issue Online Application form for CPL,CPL IR and ATPL issue is now available to use for applicants who have not previously used our eLicensing system. Please note that from 16 June all applications for professional licence issue must […]

  • Aeronautical Data Policy 5.0

    The Aeronautical Data Policy and associated Aeronautical Data Template have been updated (release 5.0). Read Aeronautical Data Policy Minor clarifications have been added to the policy document whilst numerous improvements to the data template should assist the completion process. Originators are advised to use the new format immediately, but projects already in the older sheet […]

  • Aircraft pitot blockages

    Following a number of recent events at Heathrow where aircraft have experienced pitot blockages after a period of inactivity, we have issued advice to industry on aircraft checks and crew awareness. See Safety Notices:SN-2021/014SN-2020/013SN-2021/012 SW2021/130

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Old Warden, 19 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on Saturday 19 June 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M012/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/129

  • Pre-flight planning – What happens when it all goes wrong?

    Added guidance from the Airspace Infringement Working Group covers more aspects of successful pre-flight preparation and planning: Contingency planning, UK FIS and incorporating Frequency Monitoring Codes. Read Pre-flight planning – Airspace Safety

  • Infringement hot-spot: RAF Halton ATZ

    The Luton Local Airspace Infringement Team and RAF Halton and have written a new hot-spot narrative to help prevent infringements of the RAF Halton ATZ. Read more: airspacesafety.com/hot-spot-narratives/ The Flight Hub Join Rachael Caston (head of the Airprox board) and GA pilots Matt Lane and Ellie Carter for an online panel discussion on Wednesday 16 […]

  • Economic regulation of NATS En Route plc: further update

    We have published Economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc: further update on approach to the next price control review (NR23) (CAP2160). This document follows on from the December 2020 Consultation (CAP1944) and March 2021 Update (CAP2119) and provides further details in relation to the next NERL price control review (NR23), including: our current view on the timetable; guidance for NERL […]

  • PPL e-Exams Flight Planning (A) Workbook

    PPL e-Exams Flight Planning and Performance (Aeroplanes) Workbook Revision 2 will be available in the PPL e-Exams system ‘Documents tab’ under ‘Workbooks’ from AM Thursday 10 June 2021. Rationale for minor changes to Workbook: Part of continuous improvement and stakeholder feedback. Makes performance graphs easier to use by changing their page orientation/size to provide more […]