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  • Criteria for accepting the airspace change masterplan

    The airspace change masterplan is a single coordinated implementation plan of interdependent airspace change proposals modernising airspace out to 2040. To ensure the masterplan is consistent with government policy and CAA statutory functions, the CAA must ‘accept’ it into our Airspace Modernisation Strategy.  Today we publish the criteria that must be met for acceptance as […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bournemouth Air Festival, 1 – 5 September

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Bournemouth Air Show between 1 and 5 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M073/2021 at  www.nats.aero/ais  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be promulgated separately. SW2021/220

  • Infringement hot-spot: Edinburgh

    The Airspace & Safety Initiative’s latest hot-spot narrative looks at preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of Edinburgh Airport. It includes details on how using the Frequency Monitoring Code can be of great benefit to pilots and controllers as well as other tips to avoid infringements. Read more airspacesafety.com/hot-spot-narratives/ SW2021/219

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Clacton, Essex, 26 and 27 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Clacton, Essex on 26 and 27 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/217

  • Public evidence session – Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65)

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be holding a Public evidence session on the airspace change proposal (ACP) Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65). This ACP affects London Luton Airport’s arrival routes. To register to speak at the Public evidence session, please complete the form found on the Airspace Change Portal. […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Sidmouth, Devon, 27 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Sidmouth, Devon 27 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/215

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Wyton, Cambridgeshire, 26 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Wyton, Cambridgeshire on 26 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/213

  • CAA assessment of the criteria for call-in by the Secretary of State of Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6

    The CAA has received a request for the final decision on the Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 to be called-in. This document reports CAA’s assessment of the criteria for call-in by the Secretary of State. SW2021/212

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Creamfields Music Festival, Cheshire, 26-30 August – DRONE ONLY

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Creamfields Music Festival, Daresbury, Cheshire between 26 and 30 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in an AIS Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions only apply to the operation of drones. SW2021/211

  • New 600kg Microlight Aeroplane classification becomes Law

    Today, 19 August 2021, the new 600kg Microlight classification has been incorporated into law. Please see the full details in CAP2163: Reforming the microlight aeroplane category: Implementation and key decisions and on the CAA website. SW2021/209

  • CAP 722F – Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance

    The CAA has published CAP 722F – Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance as part of the CAP 722 suite of RPAS documents, on the operation of model aircraft. CAP 722F sets out the applicable regulatory requirements and introduces the new Article 16 authorisation scheme. SW2021/206

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – RAF Marham, Norfolk, 25 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at RAF Marham, Norfolk on 25 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/205

  • CAP 1789A Update – Consolidated version of US IR

    The CAA has updated CAP 1789A- (Consolidated version of Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) with the removal of some parts of the regulation that were not applicable at the time of EU exit, and therefore not carried across into UK domestic law. […]

  • The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK.

    The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK. The process involves coordinated activity between the CAA and the DfT and will be used in the development of aviation legislation, certification specifications and other detailed specifications, acceptable means of compliance and guidance material. Information about […]

  • Loss of Control: What you need to know

    Astral Aviation Consulting join Kanchana Gamage, founder of the Aviatrix Project, as she talks through Loss of Control, what it is, how it can happen, and what you can do to avoid it. Astral Aviation Consulting Ltd. are a UK based consultancy, and are contracted by the CAA to provide a bespoke, targeted safety campaign […]

  • Flying display symposium, display authorisation evaluator seminar and flying display director dates for 2021/2022

    Dates for the Flying Display Season Symposiums and Flying Director Courses (FDD) for 2021/2022 as follows: Symposiums at Defence Academy Shrivenham: 2021 Post Season – 9/10 November 2021 2022 Pre-Season – 15/16 March 2022 2022 Post-Season – 11/12 Oct 2022 Further details available at: Display symposia events | UK Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk) Flying Display […]

  • Planning resources and infringement avoidance

    Pre-flight planning guidance Pre-flight planning in a low-stress environment helps produce a safe strategy for the flight and reduces workload once airborne. Collaborative decision-making with ATC, weather services, and other pilots also helps size things up. The Airspace Infringement Working Group’s guidance, covering key aspects of successful pre-flight preparation and planning, is available on the […]

  • Updated guidance letter on the recognition of EASA Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued an update to its guidance letter for Continued Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO) with an EASA Part M Subpart G approval to manage UK registered aircraft and issue or extend the validity of their Airworthiness Review Certificates. The guidance applies to CAMOs which have their principal place of business […]

  • RPAS Loss of Control – propeller detachment recommendations

    The CAA has issued a number of recommendations to reduce the likelihood of RPAS propeller detachment.   This guidance can be found on the CAA website, and will be added to CAP 722 in due course .   UAS Operators and remote pilots in the Open and Specific category of operation should familiarise themselves with this […]

  • Airspace Classification Review – Cotswold Report 2021

    As part of the Airspace Classification Review procedure, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has published a report that provides a factual overview of the intelligence we have gathered to date on the Cotswold Region and are now inviting those stakeholders familiar with this region to provide feedback on our initial findings through an online survey […]

  • NATS AIS Internet Briefing System (IBS)

    NATS will replace the AIS IBS with a new system on Thursday, 12th August 2021. The new system provides an improved user interface and enhanced functionality – Full details of changes are available via the NATS news item at www.nats.aero/ais including a new User Manual. Note: Users with existing Pre-flight Information Bulletin (PIB) accounts will […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Falmouth, Cornwall, 11 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at Falmouth, Cornwall on 11 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/193

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Carnoustie, Angus, 15-23 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Womens Open Golf Championships, Carnoustie, Angus, 15-23 August. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/192