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  • Expired: Changes to the AFISO syllabus

    The CAA released a Supplementary Instruction today for CAP 1032 Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing ‘Appendix A’ which comes into effect from 4th April. It contains minor changes to the syllabus and is available at:

  • Expired: Performance based navigation and noise mitigation

    Our new publication, CAP1378, explores the impacts and possibilities of using PBN routes to mitigate noise impacts. This is accompanied by CAP1379, which aims to support engagement between industry experts and those not engaged in the aviation industry but who are interested or affected by operations by describing some of the techniques used to manage air traffic in the […]

  • Expired: New easy process to enable electronic identification of light aircraft announced

    Yesterday we released proposals for how GA aircraft and airspace users in uncontrolled UK airspace can use low cost and low power electronic devices (known as electronic conspicuity) to be more visible to each other. The aim is to make it significantly easier and cheaper for pilots to be able to electronically show other aircraft their […]

  • Expired: Administrative update of CAP 725: Guidance on the application of the airspace change process

    An administrative update of our guidance on the application of the airspace change process is now available at  It reflects changes that have been made to the various policies that underpin the process and the reorganisation of the CAA. This re-issue does not prejudice the outcome of the CAA’s consultation on its proposals to […]

  • Expired: Modifications to NATS (En Route) plc licence

    We’ve released our decision to amend the air traffic services licence of NERL to mitigate concerns that the current arrangements for governance and ring-fencing may need to be strengthened to ensure that users are adequately protected from risks which arise outside of the regulated business.

  • Expired: Major consultation launched on airspace change process

    All interested parties are being invited to input into a CAA consultation on how decisions are made on future changes to the UK’s airspace structure. The consultation is based on a series of proposals aimed at making the UK’s airspace change process more transparent and effective. The consultation is open until 15 June and can […]

  • Expired: Cheltenham airspace restriction 15 to 18 March

    Restriction of flying regulations at Cheltenham  between 15 and 18 March 2016, both dates inclusive,  for Cheltenham Festival 2016.  Details in AIC M001/2016 at and by NOTAM.

  • Urgent: Expired: 36th AAME Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

    If you have not already done so please register for this important meeting, taking place on the 16th April. The agenda will discuss the current ‘hot topic’ in Aviation Medicine which is ‘The Psychological Assessment of Pilots and Pilot Mental Health’. There will also be an update from the CAA about the recent announcement of major […]

  • Expired: Standards for helicopter landing areas at hospitals

    CAP1264 aims to promote design standards and options for heliports located at hospitals in the UK. Based on international design standards and recommended practice, a good heliport design will ensure it is ‘safe and friendly’ for helicopter operations, while accounting also for the clinical needs of a patient.

  • Expired: Changes to flying display applications and introduction of fitness assessment

    The CAA has introduced behavioural and attitudinal fitness assessment for flying display roles and will require additional information to be submitted as part of a flying display notification. More information and the new application form can be found here. If you have already submitted an application for a 2016 event we will contact you to […]

  • Expired: London Oxford gets listening out squawk

    From 1 March London Oxford Airport will have a listening out (frequency monitoring) squawk. The code 4517 to be used when monitoring 127.750 MHz (Oxford Approach/Oxford Radar). Under the system pilots add the code to their transponder and then listen on the frequency. Controllers can then contact any aircraft that they want to check or pass information to. […]

  • Expired: Update to arrival procedures using RNAV

    We’ve now published a revised policy on the introduction of new or revised airport standard arrival procedures that will use RNAV satellite based navigation. You can see the policy at.

  • Expired: Red Arrows rehearsal airspace restrictions

    Airspace restriction of flying regulations in place on 26 February (RAF Coningsby), 1 March (RAF Valley) and 3 March (RAF Linton-on-Ouse)  for rehearsals by jet formation display teams. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M005/2016 at  

  • Expired: Scottish low level frequency trial

    The RAF is currently trialling a frequency to allow civil and military pilots operating low level in Scotland to share location information. You can find out more and complete a feedback survey at

  • Expired: Laser attacks self-assessment tool

    With the recent press coverage about aircraft being targeted with lasers, we would like to remind you about the Aviation laser exposure self-assessment (Alesa). This CAA tool is designed to assist pilots, other flight crew members and air traffic control officers with deciding whether or not to seek medical attention following an eye exposure to a laser. […]

  • Expired: Post implementation review on the replacement of class F airspace in UK FIRS

    We are currently undertaking a Post Implementation Review on the replacement of Class F airspace in the UK flight information regions. The effects of raising the base of N560 between FOYLE and INBAS as part of the Class F review will be incorporated into this PIR. If you have any views then please respond by Friday 8th […]

  • Expired: New display and flypast forms for airspace notification

    The DAP1920 form for notifying airspace users about events has now been replaced by two different forms: DAP1920D for flying displays DAP1920F for flypasts (Use this form to request Airspace Co-ordination and Notification for civil and military events which include flypasts by military aircraft) Please update your bookmarks.

  • Expired: Newcastle International Airport new Standard Instrument Departure

    The newly designed GIRLI 1X Standard Instrument Departure route from runway 25 at Newcastle International Airport has been approved for immediate use by the CAA. The change reduces workload for controllers and pilots and replicates the track currently flown but while moving to PRNAV.

  • Expired: London restriction of flying 4 February 2016

    Restriction of flying regulations in London on 4 February 2016 as part of overall security arrangements for Supporting Syria and the Regions Conference. Details by NOTAM and at

  • Expired: New policy on mounting cameras to GA aircraft

    If you wish to attach a small camera (such as a GoPro) to a non EASA certified GA aircraft then the attachment needs to be inspected by a Part66 licensed aircraft engineer or via the CAA as a minor modification to the aircraft. To approve any installation the engineer will need to complete a maintenance […]

  • Expired: Revised policy on wind turbine guidance

    Revised guidance on wind turbines and their effect on aviation for aviation stakeholders, wind energy developers and LPAs when assessing the viability of wind turbine developments. 

  • Expired: Consultation on CAA charges

    We’re currently consulting on proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges, which are planned to be effective as from 1 June 2016.

  • Expired: UK Transition Altitude consultation to close

    This is a reminder to all organisations and individuals affected, that the Consultation for a Harmonised UK Transition Altitude (TA) of 18,000ft will end in four weeks time. All stakeholders who have not yet responded must ensure that their responses are with the CAA by 4pm on Wednesday 24th February 2016. View the consultation Respond

  • Expired: Air display review action report published

    The CAA has announced a series of measures to further enhance safety at UK civil air shows. The new measures are detailed in the CAA’s action report from its ongoing review of civil air display safety in the UK. The review is considering all aspects of the safety oversight of UK civil air displays. The […]

  • Expired: Farnborough LARS boundary change

    From 3 March 2016 the Farnborough LARS boundary changes near Southend CTR and CTAs, where Southend is in a better position to work traffic. The new layout can be seen at (PDF)