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 traffic controllers ’ and ATS.OR.320 ‘Air traffic controllers’ rostering system(s)’; the AMC and GM come into effect on 7 March 2022.  On this date, the Scheme for the Regulation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Hours (SRATCOH) will be withdrawn and CAP 1685 will no longer apply to ATC service providers.

In addition, the CAA has published revised web content on the implementation of the ATM/ANS IR alongside policy statements relating to ‘the problematic use of psychoactive substances ’ and ‘ATCO rostering’ .  These two policy statements place the AMC and GM into their wider UK Regulatory context and explain the CAA’s expectations vis a vis industry implementation of the Rule, AMC and GM.