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  • Update to EU exit information

    We have updated our EU exit microsite for licensed engineers, CAMOs, ETSO approval holders, aerospace production organisations, aerospace design organisations and aerospace maintenance organisations. Go to info.caa.co.uk/Brexit for further information. SW2019/176

  • Winter Operations 2019 / 2020

    During Winter 2018 / 2019 de-icing MOR data showed primary error factors as 65% ramp services and 30% aerodrome. Of these errors 70% were detected by the pilot, 14% by ground crew, and 11% by cabin crew. Considerations when preparing for Winter operations: Sources of information to use, particularly for hold-over times Specific issues associated […]

  • Updated requirements for UAS PfCO applications

    From 1 October 2019 a rejection / assessment fee will be introduced for applications which do not meet the required standard. Operations Manuals will require reference to the latest version of CAP 722. Insurance is no longer required to be submitted as part of the application process. Please refer to our website for more information […]

  • SERA.5001 exemption remains in effect to March 2020

    The general exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 will remain in place until 25 March 2020. This means that until 25 March 2020 pilots can continue to fly VFR: at or below 3000 ft AMSL within Class D airspace; during day only; indicated airspeed of 140 kts or less; clear of cloud, with surface and: […]

  • Infringement update: Textbook application of listening squawk

    New infringement report published on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website shows how the textbook application of an Frequency Monitoring Code (FMC) allowed the early resolution of an airspace infringement in a busy volume of airspace. SW2019/172

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – CAP 722 Amendment

    CAP 722 Seventh Edition has been re-published with a number of editorial and other minor amendments. An amendment record has been added to the CAP 722 publication page, which details all the changes made since original publication. The current published version of CAP 722 has been updated and contains all amendments. SW2019/171

  • CAA comment on NPA 2019-05 – Safety Management System Requirements

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2019-05 – Embodiment of safety management system (SMS) requirements into Part-145 and Part 21. Read our response to the NPA: CAA comments on NPA 2019-05 Read NPA 2019-05 on the EASA website SW2019/170

  • CAP 1649 – Post Consultation Report

    CAP 1649 – Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Training & Competence (Edition March 2019) was issued for industry consultation on 4th April 2019 and closed on 31st May 2019. The CAA received 68 comments from 18 different stakeholders during the consultation period. A Post Consultation Report has now been compiled to address & answer […]

  • Airworthiness Seminar in Derby – 14 October

    Following previous successful Airworthiness Seminars on Effective Problem Solving and Root Cause Identification in February 2019, the CAA is organising an identical event on 14 October 2019 in Derby. The seminar presents the opportunity for the CAA to communicate current thinking on this subject while providing a forum for Industry Stakeholders to share their experience […]

  • Avoiding airspace infringements

    Think, plan, avoid and enjoy your flight. Key tips to help avoid airspace infringements produced in collaboration with the Airspace Infringement Working Group has been published on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website.

  • Jamming trial affecting UAS command & control and GNSS reception

    Jamming activity will take place 22nd – 23rd  August 2019 near the Sennybridge  training area, South Wales. The activity may affect UAV command and control (433MHz, 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz) up to 1000FT AMSL within the area bounded by 522112N 0045975W – 522112N 0025925W – 514405N 0025925W – 514405N 0045975W (South Powys, South Ceredigion, Carmathenshire, and Pembrokeshire). During […]

  • CAA will be at the LAA Rally 2019 – 30 Aug – 1 Sept

    The CAA, including the General Aviation Unit, will be at the LAA Rally 2019, taking place at Sywell Aerodrome, and will be in a marquee ready to answer your questions. The team will be covering the following areas: Licensing – general queries, including assistance in completing EASA conversions, certifying original documents and submission of flight […]

  • Gatwick office becomes the official CAA Headquarters

    Following the relocation of our central London office from Holborn to Canary Wharf, our official corporate headquarters is now Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport. The official registered address is Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0YR. More information is available on our website.

  • Infringement update: Birmingham CTA/CTR

    59% of reported Birmingham CTA/CTR infringements so far this year have been inside CTA2, the Control Area immediately to the south of the CTR. Main causal factors and a reminder of tips to avoid infringing CTA2 now published at airspacesafety.com

  • Working paper on resilience of HAL

    CAP1832 focuses on options the CAA is considering to provide further assurance that Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) operates in a financially resilient manner and risks to consumers arising from financial distress are appropriately mitigated. It considers possible changes to the financial resilience and ring fencing provisions in HAL’s licence that may be appropriate given the […]

  • Guidance for Flight Examiners and Senior Examiners (Single Pilot Aircraft)

    We have published two new Standards Documents. Standards Document 21 Policy and Guidance for Examiners (Single Pilot Aircraft) defines the UK policy and means of compliance with EASA Part FCL, Subpart K and oversight of the conduct and performance of CAA certified examiners in accordance with Part ARA.FCL.205. Standards Document 22 Policy and Guidance for […]

  • Part 145 – Applicability of AMC2 145.A.50(d) and Certification of Used Aircraft Components

    We have published guidance on the applicability of AMC2 145.A.50(d) and Certification of Used Aircraft Components for Part 145 holders. The purpose of this policy is to clarify the use of AMC2 145.A.50(d) so that the competent authority, installers and operators have confidence that used aircraft components have been satisfactorily removed from the aircraft, inspected, […]

  • GA Continuing Airworthiness Management Workshops

    The General Aviation Unit (GAU) recognises the challenges faced by industry when introducing new or amended regulation and are keen to provide GA specific training relating to Continuing Airworthiness Management. As part of its collaborative approach to improve consistency across the industry, the GAU is planning to deliver Continuing Airworthiness Management workshops at locations throughout the […]

  • Identification requirement for aircraft maintenance licensing applications

    This notification updates and replaces the information sent on 17 May 2018 as SW2018/84 Please note that you are required to submit a certified true copy of photographic ID (such as passport or driving licence) when applying for the initial issue of a Part-66 licence and all applications submitted online via the CAA portal. The […]

  • Identification requirement for flight crew licensing applications

    This notification updates and replaces the information sent on 4 May 2018 as SW2018/75. Pilots should be aware that for some applications you are required to submit proof of identity (ID) to support your applications. A certified copy of a passport or photo driving licence will be accepted. Please refer to our website for more […]

  • Identification requirement for ATS licensing applications

    This notification updates and replaces the information sent on 4 May 2018 as SW2018/76 Applicants for the Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (ROCC), are required to provide proof of identity (ID), when making their initial application. The provided documentation must be certified by an approved UK CAA Authorised Examiner, or an official body such as […]

  • Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited from January 2020: notice of proposed licence modifications

    CAP1825 gives formal notice under section 22(2) of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 (CAA12) of our proposal to modify Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) economic licence to: •  extend the current price control by a two year interim period, up to 31 December 2021, taking account of the commercial arrangement between HAL and certain airlines for this […]

  • New Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Regulations

    From the 9th July 2019, new rules came into effect on the use of EFB for CAT, NCC, SPO and NCO operators. The CAA instigated a new approval process which can be found on the CAA website. CAT operators must seek prior approval, and complete the EFB compliance checklist found in SRG1849. NCC, SPO and […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – July 2019

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident. UKAB is dedicated to improving aviation safety and is keen to ensure lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers from the publication of these monthly reviews. The latest version of UKAB’s App […]

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft: Guidance & Policy Update

    A new edition of CAP 722 has been published. The update follows amendments to the Air Navigation Order and splits the content into three separate documents: CAP722: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Guidance & Policy CAP722A: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Operating Safety Cases CAP722B: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations […]

  • Using your National licence to fly G-reg EASA aircraft in the UK

    Pilots that hold a LAPL may continue to fly a UK registered aeroplane or Touring Motor Glider (TMG) with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Permit to Fly. An exemption set out in ORS4 1293 has been replaced by derogation ORS4 1309. This continues to allow holders of an appropriate UK National licence to […]

  • Component strip reports

    We have published Safety Notice SN 2019/006 to advise owners and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs), responsible for an Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP), to request component strip reports from maintenance organisations and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) so that they can review the effectiveness of their AMP. A strip report is a common term used for […]

  • Standards Document No. 29 Version 8

    Standards Document No. 29 Version 8 – Guidance on the requirements for the training and testing of Human Factors for Flightcrew under EASA Part ORO and EASA Part FCL has now been published. You can access the new version here. SW2019/146

  • Update to EU exit information –Third Country Operators (UK- Part TCO)

    We have updated the information on our website concerning airlines and AOC holders in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes information about the administration charge for a UK TCO and a revised application form. You can access the updated the information on the Third Country Operator Certificates webpage. SW2019/145

  • Policy for the Establishment of Visual Reference Points (VRPs)

    The CAA has published policy and guidance regarding the establishment and use of VRPs, and the process to be followed when establishing or disestablishing them.  It replaces Aeronautical Information Circular Y 006/2013 dated 21 February 2013. VRPs are to be established in accordance with the CAA’s Airspace Change Process (CAP 1616).  VRPs are categorized as […]

  • Infringement update: RAF Syerston ATZ infringement

    On 3 July 2019, a pilot pleaded guilty to an airspace infringement of the RAF Syerston Aerodrome Traffic Zone in November 2018. The pilot was ordered to pay over £3,200 in fines. Background, flight details and learning points now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: airspacesafety.com/updates SW2019/143

  • Policy for the approval of Remote Aerodrome Air Traffic Services (ATS)

    The CAA has published an initial update of its Policy concerning the approval of remote tower operations which revises a number of definitions and some technical content to align with the content of EASA ED 2019/004/R. PLEASE NOTE: We apologise for the incorrect link for the previous Skywise SW2019/141 on Visual Reference Points (VRPs). We will send […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace – Fairford, Brize Norton and Old Warden (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford and in vicinity of RAF Brize Norton between 17 and 22 July 2019 and for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on 20 July 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2019 and AIC M019/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace – Beccles and Sefton Park (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Latitude Music Festival near Beccles, Suffolk from 18 to 22 July 2019 and The International Music Festival at Sefton Park, Liverpool between 19 and 21 July 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M050/2019 and AIC M063/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions apply only to the operation of unmanned aircraft. SW2019/139

  • Economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow: consultation on early costs and timetable

    This consultation document focuses on the costs of expansion incurred by Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) in advance of receiving a development consent order (“DCO”) under the Planning Act 2008 for the expansion of Heathrow airport. It deals with new information that has emerged on these costs and notes that there could be significant implications for […]

  • Amended standards document 69 and standards document 41

    Former standards document 69 – Instructions and Procedures for Senior Examiners – has been revised and renumbered as standards document 28 and is available as a full rewrite here. Standards Document 41 V4 – Instructions and procedures for type rating examiner aeroplane and helicopter and synthetic flight examiner aeroplane and helicopter standardisation course providers – […]

  • Flight Crew Training: Aircraft trim state

    We have issued a Safety Notice for operators and training organisations to urgently review their flight  crew training with a view to enhancing pilot awareness of aircraft trim state, intervention strategies and techniques during both automated and manual flight.

  • Operational rules for Sailplanes

    EASA have published a Sailplane rule book for EASA Sailplanes. These new rules come into effect on 9th July 2019. It is important that pilots familiarise themselves and understand the rules, as all pilots must operate the Sailplanes in accordance with the requirements set out within. For further information please see the CAA webpage here. […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace – RAF Fairford (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for mixed-formation Flypast over RAF Fairford via Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire on 20 and 21 July 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M095/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/134

  • Small UAS flights below 400 ft will no longer be notified

    Following recent updates to the Air Navigation Order for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) we have reviewed the process for the notification of SUAS flights. Subsequently we will no longer issue NOTAM for SUAS flights below 400ft AGL. This decision follows engagement with key stakeholders and the use of risk analysis tools and safety data. […]

  • CAA comment on NPA 2019-04

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2019-04 – Additional acceptable means of compliance and guidance material for the safety support assessment of changes to the air traffic management/air navigation services functional systems. Read our response to the NPA: CAA comments on NPA 2019-04 Read NPA 2019-04 on the […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – June 2018

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future. SW2019/131

  • Infringement Coordination Group decisions

    The CAA has published decisions from the Infringement Coordination Group’s review of infringement Mandatory Occurrence Reports under CAP1404, the review and actions process for airspace infringements. Course of action, number and a short summary will be published monthly. Reported infringements from May are also available in the 2019 table.

  • New European UAS Regulations

    We have published an outline of the new EU unmanned aircraft regulations under CAP1789 It includes a simple explanation of the general intent behind the key parts of the regulations and our plans for their implementation within the UK next year. It is intended to be used as an aid to reading and understanding the […]

  • Plymouth – Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Plymouth, Devon on 29 June 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/128

  • Silverstone and Turweston – Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Silverstone and Turweston for British Grand Prix between 12 and 14 July 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M084/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/127  

  • Licensing – IR PBN privileges on aircraft not certified to conduct RNP APCH

    The latest guidance for examiners when conducting instrument rating (IR) revalidations or renewals to include performance based navigation (PBN) privileges when the aircraft type/class is not certified to conduct required navigation procedure approach (RNP APCH) is available on the CAA website. Performance based navigation licensing requirements SW2019/126

  • Critical part awareness and training

    We have published guidance for continuing airworthiness organisations managing and / or maintaining critical parts for additional training and raising awareness. This guidance supersedes IN 2016/026, broadens the scope of applicability to all rotorcraft and their operational types and provides further information relating to critical part management. This guidance on critical part awareness and training […]

  • Skyway Code: New edition now available

    Our guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice has been updated. Version 2 is now online, with printed copies available to buy direct from aviation supplier AFE. Condensing the must know information on UK GA flying into easy to navigate information and graphics, The SkyWay Code gives GA pilots a one stop shop […]

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Airspace Access Report Form

    Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO), we have launched an online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line with the guidance set out in CAP1788 and with consideration of the interests described below. Users […]

  • CAP670 amendment 1/2019 published

    CAP670 Air Traffic Services Safety Requirements amendment 1/2019 becomes effective 1 August 2019. A further update is planned for Quarter 4 2019 to reflect potential changes to the legislative landscape. Update at: www.caa.co.uk/CAP670 SW2019/122

  • Multi-Pilot Helicopter Type Ratings – prerequisite experience

    To obtain a multi-pilot type rating for helicopters, an applicant for their first multi pilot type rating must have a minimum amount of MCC experience or have completed the required MCC training in helicopters at an ATO as part of, or prior to starting, a multi-pilot helicopter type rating course. Applicants who have completed an […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK

    Edition 80 includes: Flight into controlled airspace; Go-around techniques; Drones operating near airfields; Loss of engine power; and Students’ preparedness for training.

  • Airspace infringements: April figures and moving map tips

    Figures for reported infringements in April are now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ Follow @airspacesafety on twitter for tips and guidance on best use of a moving map.  

  • Expired: Temporary Restricted Airspace for Head of State visit: 3 – 5 June 2019

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the visit of a Head of State between 3 and 5 June 2019. Restrictions established along Lea Valley, in Central and SW London, on a route between London and Southsea Common (Hants) and then to Southampton Airport. Details by NOTAM and in a briefing sheet at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at an Airshow at RAF Cosford, Shropshire Torbay Airshow on 10 June 2019 and Dunsfold, (Surrey) Wings and Wheels Airshow on 15 and 16 June 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2019 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/117

  • DJI Matrice 210 series drone

    On 22 March 2019 the CAA released a Skywise update regarding the DJI M210 series drone and a number of reported failures. The manufacturer has been unable to identify a common root cause and continues to investigate whether the failures are related. The CAA has received no further similar reports. No additional restrictions beyond those […]

  • Confusion over Channel airspace restrictions

    There has been some confusion over restrictions for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations over the Channel. This is partly due to the way the French produce NOTAMS and how the third party apps presents them. Manned and unmanned aircraft pilots seeing a large restricted airspace structure over the south east coast are only seeing […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays for the Torbay Airshow at Paignton, Devon on 1 and 2 June 2019. Also, Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Portsmouth, Hampshire on 5 June 2019 . Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2019 at https://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of […]

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cricket World Cup matches at The County Ground cricket ground, Bristol on 1, 7, 11 June 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M043/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions only apply to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. SW2019/110

  • Continuation of the IMC or IR(R) rating

    With the implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (amendment) 2019/430 revising Article 4(8) to the EASA Aircrew Regulations, the CAA will continue to endorse the Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R)) rating on UK CAA issued EASA PPL(A), CPL(A), MPL(A) and ATPL(A) licences until 8 April 2021. The IR(R) may not be endorsed on Part-FCL licences issued by […]

  • Maintenance programme approval (up to 2730 Kg)

    Maintenance programmes for other than complex motor-powered aircraft, ELA2, aircraft up to 2730 Kg and piston engine aircraft (fixed wing and rotorcraft) Owners, operators, Part M subpart G (CAMO), Part 145 and Part M subpart F organisations must make sure approval of maintenance programmes complies with Part M, M.A.302 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – April 2019

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future. The latest version of UKAB’s App is now available for iOS devices. Search […]

  • ATCO licence grace period

    Do you need to revalidate or renew your ATCO licence, ratings or endorsements? Regulation 2015/340 states that the CAA MAY allow the privileges of a licence to be exercised for a period of eight weeks after successful completion of the applicable examination(s) and assessment(s), pending the issue of the licence, rating or endorsement. This is […]

  • Class E airspace ATS procedures amendment

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2019/03 has been published. The purpose of SI 2019/03 is to implement phase 1 changes to Class E Airspace ATS procedures within the to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493). SW2019/105

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a large formation of aircraft routing from Duxford to France via Sudbury, Colchester, Southend, Maidstone and Eastbourne on 5 June 2019 for D-Day 75 anniversary event in Normandy. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M037/2019. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2019/103

  • Alert for restricted Airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations in the vicinity of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on 5 June 2019 for D-Day 75 anniversary event and associated Flypast . Details by NOTAM and in AIC M057/2019 and AIC M058/2019. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/102

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cricket World Cup matches at The Oval cricket ground, London, on 25, 27, 30 May, 2, 5, 9, 15 June. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M042/2019 at here.  Restrictions only apply to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. SW2019/101

  • Airlines and Foreign Carrier Permits

    Football Charters If you are intending to offer charter flights for the forthcoming Champions and Europa League finals in Madrid and Baku, check you have, or can obtain, the necessary traffic rights first. More can be found here. SW2019/099

  • BMAA given approval to issue initial Permit to Fly certificates

    The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) has been given approval to issue Initial Permit to Fly certificates by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Permit to Fly certificates are generally issued to ex-military, kit-built and microlight aircraft that meet the appropriate airworthiness standards. Following a change to the ANO in 2016, the CAA introduced a provision […]

  • Consultation on a decision-making process for PPR proposals

    Last October the Government gave the CAA, as airspace regulator, a decision-making role for a wholly new category of airspace change, which will sit alongside our existing CAP 1616 airspace change process. This category is known as a planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic through changes in air traffic control operational procedure, or PPR […]

  • A procedure to write a procedure

    Following collaboration with UK maintenance organisations the CAA is pleased to have published guidance to the wider industry on producing procedures to support their respective organisations: Download ‘A procedure to write a procedure: A guide developed by the airworthiness industry.’ SW2019/095

  • Guidance on the submission of logbooks for licensing applications

    Pilots are required to submit their flying logbook(s) in support of certain licensing applications. Where this is necessary, they may choose to submit their original logbook(s) or a certified copy. Please note that the certification standard has changed. The certifier must write the following on the first page of the logbook copy: “I have seen […]

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Midlands Air Festival 2019 between 17 and 19 May 2019 in the vicinity of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M023/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2019/094

  • 8.33 kHz capable radio equipment

    The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to remove reference to 8.33 kHz capable radios within the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493). SW2019/092

  • Predannack Airfield ACP Decision

    ACP Decision Letter approving the implementation of a new Danger Area at Predannack Airfield and another linking this to the South Coast Exercise Areas for the operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems have been published on the CAA website. SW2019/091

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Midlands Air Festival 2019 between 17 and 19 in the vicinity of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M023/2019. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. You can find details here. SW2019/090          

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on 18 May 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M019/2019. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones We have received some reports of links to the NATS page being broken. We apologise for the inconvenience. The full link is: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php%3Foption=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=162&Itemid=59.html SW2019/089

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on 18 May 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M019/2019 here.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2019/089

  • Frequency Monitoring Codes: Updated squawk guidance

    Updated Frequency Monitoring Code/Squawk guidance from the Airspace Infringement Working Group has been published on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website. This new content covers the who, what, why and how – along with a downloadable Frequency Monitoring Code area map and squawk code/frequency card.

  • Acceptance of training at a registered training facility after 8 April 2019

    All pilots and student pilots are reminded that since 8 April 2019 Registered Training Facilities (RTFs) cease to be valid entity for training. All NEW and FURTHER pilot training towards any EASA licence and associated ratings* training courses, including Theoretical Knowledge (TK), delivered by an RTF AFTER 8 April 2019 will not be recognised by […]

  • UK Drone Registration Scheme

    A consultation is now open, until 7 June 2019, on the proposed charge for the new UK drone operator registration scheme. This will become law at the end of November 2019. You can view the consultation at https://consultations.caa.co.uk/finance/drone-registration/ SW2019/086

  • CHIRP Air Transport feedback Edition 130

    In the latest issue of CHIRP (confidential and independent reporting): Exhaust fumes entering a helicopter cabin on start-up R/T calls to helicopters in critical stages of flight The priorities afforded to medical flights Training v Familiarisation Captains flying as First Officers Open reporting cultures The reporting of CPDLC status Apparent landings below approach minima Possible loss of separation […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – April 2019

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future. SW2019/084

  • Airspace infringements: March figures and pre-flight planning

    A breakdown of reported infringements in March is now available on the Airspace & Safety Iniative website: airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ Updated resources on preparing R/T transmissions for transit and flying within an ATZ have also been added under Pre-flight planning: airspacesafety.com/pre-flight-planning/

  • SERA VMC Minima Consultation

    The CAA is consulting on changes to VMC minima in class D airspace and the means to best mitigate these. We are proposing changes to Special VFR procedures in order to support UK compliance with SERA.5001. The change will mean that SERA.5001 will be adopted in full. The consultation provides more details of the proposed changes […]

  • Granting Permission for SUA operating in FRZs

    Guidance for Aerodrome Operators of protected aerodromes to more fully inform decisions to grant or deny permission for small unmanned aircraft to operate within their Flight Restriction Zones (FRZs) has now been published: CAP1788 SUA Permission Guidance SW2019/081

  • Summer 2019 English Channel airspace restrictions

    Between 2 May and 30 August 2019 a number of airspace restrictions and a temporary danger area will be put in place over the English Channel to accommodate a large Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) conducting atmospheric research. Please visit our news alert for more information. SW2019/080

  • OJTI, STDI and Assessor Revalidation period

    Revalidation of Air Traffic Control licence endorsements The phased transition to EU2015/340 licences was completed at the end of 2016. On-the-job training instructor (OJTI), Synthetic training device instructor (STDI) and Assessor licence endorsements are valid for 36 months. Revalidation can be completed up to 90 days prior to the expiry date. Licence holders must submit […]

  • Birmingham Airport VFR Pilot Guide

    Birmingham Airport Air Traffic has created a dedicated website to help pilots identify the visual reference points (VRPs) around its airspace and help reduce airspace infringements. The website includes information on VRPs and guidance on how to fly safely near controlled airspace. We’ve added a link to this resource on airspacesafety.com under Pre-flight planning: Birmingham […]

  • The Display Season 19 Post-Season Symposium

    The Display Season 19 Post-Season Symposium will be held on 12 & 13 November 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Closing date for applications 25 October 2019. Military personnel can apply through the MAA website, and civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website. Pre season Symposium DS19 Slides are on the CAA/GAU Website. SW2019/075

  • Consultation: Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Training & Competence

    A new publication for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), Training Organisations and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) is now available for comment. It aims to help interpret Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs. We welcome a review […]

  • Airspace infringements: February figures and controller’s stories

    February saw 78 reported airspace infringements. A breakdown of figures is now available: Airspace & Safety Initiative – Facts, stats and incidents NATS have published the first in a series of controller’s stories. Amanda Rhodes, NATS air traffic controller at Swanwick Centre, talks about her experience with airspace infringements: Airspace Infringement Series: A controller’s story  

  • Further consultation on Heathrow expansion

    This consultation follows on from the consultations that we published on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow airport in January, June and December 2017 and April and October 2018. It consults further on the development of the regulatory framework in the areas of financeability, capital efficiency incentives, a proposed licence condition on […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Airlines and AOC holders

    We have updated our EU exit microsite for colleagues working in aviation security. This is to inform them of details of the UK-ACC3 in-bound cargo scheme. To access the update, please visit our Airlines and AOC holders page. SW2019/068

  • DJI Matrice 210 series drone

    The CAA has received six Mandatory Occurrence Reports in the last three months affecting the DJI Matrice 210 series drone. The reports have indicated that on each occasion the DJI M210 has malfunctioned resulting in rapid uncontrolled descent and consequent damage to the airframe upon impact with the ground. Reports suggest the issue may lie […]

  • The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations

    The fifth edition, amendment 13 March 2019 of CAP 393 The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations has been published. Amendments to the Air Navigation Order are shown as explained in para 1.4 of the foreword. SW2019/066

  • CANCELLED: ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    The Red Arrows display at RAF Coningsby on 22 March 2019 has been cancelled and therefore there will be not be restricted airspace because of this. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. SW2019/065

  • Expired: ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows flying display rehearsal at RAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire on 1 or 2 April 2019. Details by NOTAM at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all Drones.

  • CHIRP Cabin Crew feedback Edition 68

    We have received numerous reports of events that should have been questioned or raised with the senior cabin crew member or Captain, on the day. However, they were not reported at the time and only reported afterwards. Three of the reports included in this edition of Feedback highlight the importance of raising concerns at the time. […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Occurrence Reporting

    We have created a new tab on occurrence reporting on our website in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. Organisations that are required to provide mandatory occurrence reports should read this page. SW2019/061  

  • Helicopter Safety Seminar

    The CAA is holding another helicopter safety seminar in collaboration with the British Helicopter Association (BHA) at The Stafford Cripps Building, Cranfield University  on 8 May 2019. The seminar will run from 10:00-16:00 with a light lunch provided. The event will include presentations on UAV and UTM, the CAA Onshore Safety Review, AAIB, and P […]

  • Update to EU exit information – CAMOs

    We have updated the information on our website concerning continued airworthiness management organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the introduction of the CAA Form 1 post EU exit. Please visit the Continued Airworthiness Management Organisations page for more information. SW2019/059

  • New Balloon Operating Rules for Private and Commercial Ballooning

    EASA has established simpler and proportionate rules for balloons and has restructured them into one document. This document is called the Balloon Rule Book and the ‘first chapter’ of the Balloon Rulebook, contains the rules for air operations with balloons. European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2018/395) is applicable in the UK from 8th April 2019. All […]

  • Electronic Conspicuity: Call for evidence

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority is calling for evidence over Electronic Conspicuity (EC). EC has the potential to unlock safety benefits and save lives by reducing the likelihood of infringements and mid-air collisions. We would like you to consider the suggested approach and provide responses to six core questions: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/e-conspicuity-solutions/ SW2019/057  

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace production organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace production organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the publication of the updated bilateral air safety agreement with the US and to provide a template UK CAA Form 1. SW2019/056

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the publication of the updated bilateral air safety agreement with the US. SW2019/055

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace maintenance organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace maintenance organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This is to highlight the publication of the updated bilateral air safety agreement with the US and to provide a template UK CAA Form 1. SW2019/054

  • CAA 2019/20 Statutory Schemes of Charges

    We have published today under CAA UK Official Record Series 5 our revised 13 Schemes of Charges that will be legally implemented with effect from 1 April 2019. The current 13 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31 March 2019. SW2019/053

  • Standards Document 19(H) updated

    Standards Document 19(H) provides notes for the guidance of applicants taking the PPL and LAPL Skill Test (Helicopters). Version 4  is available on the CAA website: Standards Document 19(H)

  • Standards Document 03(H) updated

    Standards Document 03(H) provides notes for the guidance of applicants taking the CPL Skill Test (Helicopters). Version 4  is available on the CAA website: Standards Document 03(H)  

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Air Navigation Order Amendments now in force. New Exemptions and Permissions issued

    Operators of small unmanned aircraft are reminded that the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) 2019 amendments announced previously are now in force. A summary of these changes can be found in CAP 1763. The following General Exemptions have been issued, which reflect these changes. ORS4- 1294: Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Airlines and AOC holders

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning airlines and AOC holders in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This information relates to the Department for Transport’s policy statement on air services from the EU to the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government’s full policy statement can be found […]

  • Engineer licence application form update

    The UK CAA has re-issued application form SRG1014 (EASA Form 19) to reflect Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1142 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. The new version of this form is to be used with immediate effect; the UK CAA will no longer accept any previous versions of this form from 22nd March 2019. SRG1014 Issue 11 […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Commercial Pilots

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning flight crew licences in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. Please visit our Commercial Pilots page for more information. SW2019/046

  • Expired: Registered Training Facilities (RTF) to cease after 8 April 2019

    All Registered Training Facility (RTF) pilot training organisations are reminded that they must make the transition to either Declared Training Organisation (DTO) or Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status by 8th April 2019 if they wish to continue operating. This is the date when RTF’s cease to be recognised in law and after which RTF’s will […]

  • Multiple Luton infringements

    On 5 March 2019, a pilot pleaded guilty to four infringements of Luton Controlled Airspace in 2018. The pilot was ordered to pay £7,576 in fines. Background, flight details and learning points now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: airspacesafety.com/updates 

  • Draft Commission Implementing Regulation for Unmanned Aircraft Operations

    Proposals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a unified set of drone rules for all EU countries gained a final adoption (approval) at the end of February. Although substantially revised it follows the general principles published by EASA in February 2018 in its Opinion 2018-02.  The Implementing Regulation (rules) is expected to be […]

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Reissued First Person View General Exemption

    Operators of small unmanned aircraft (drones) using ‘first person view’ (FPV) equipment should note that the General Exemption which permits this activity has been amended in order to accommodate the changes to the Air Navigation Order 2016 (see CAP 1763 ) which come into force on Wednesday 13 March 2019.  Details of the new General […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 79

    This edition includes reports about 2 issues that have the potential to cause problems across the aviation sectors: GPS navigation – a useful tool when used appropriately Weight and balance – are we giving this enough attention? There are also 3 reports relating to ATC. Two of these demonstrate a need for dialogue and understanding […]

  • Foreign aircraft and pilots displaying in the UK

    Two new forms for Flying Display directors are now available. These forms allow assessments of foreign qualifying aircraft and pilots to attend UK displays. SRG1328 is to be submitted by the FDD if they plan on having any foreign registered civilian aircraft or foreign civilian display pilots participating in a flying display at their event. […]

  • Expired: January infringement statistics now published

    Airspace infringement statistics for January 2019 are now available: airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ In January the Infringement Coordination Group provisionally suspended the licences of two pilots – one due to repeat infringements and one due to safety matters. An additional 21 pilots were referred to attend the Airspace Infringement Awareness Course.

  • Economic regulation at Heathrow: CAA proposals for the interim H7 price control

    The CAA is consulting on a number of issues relating to the regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) price control and in particular issues relating to new capacity. This working paper focuses on technical issues relating to the cost of capital and incentives for the next main H7 price control review of HAL. It is […]

  • New Flying Display Standards Document now published

    CAP1724 Flying Display Standards Document provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs). It includes regulatory guidance material to enable DAs/DAEs to perform their tasks, discharge their responsibilities and maintain compliance with applicable aviation law.

  • GPS Week Counter Rollover Event (6 April 2019)

    Navigation and timing information from the Global Positioning System (GPS) is used by many aircraft and ground-based aviation systems. The GPS navigation message contains date and time information in the form of a sequential week and seconds counter, which first started on 6th January 1980.  As the week counter rolls over every 1024 weeks, it […]

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – February 2018

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its latest monthly review which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future.

  • Small unmanned aircraft guidance – CAP1763

    We have published a document that covers the small unmanned aircraft related articles within the Air Navigation Order that will remain relevant after the 13 March 2019 amendment. It provides an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law, guidance on the effects of the two recent changes, and how they will […]

  • Arcadis Report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy

    We have published the Arcadis report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy. We asked Arcadis to carry out an initial assessment of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) procurement strategy for capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.  This was primarily an information gathering exercise but presented Arcadis with the opportunity to comment on the appropriateness of HAL’s procurement strategy and […]

  • Update to EU exit information – Aerospace maintenance organisations

    We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace maintenance organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes a series of changes to address stakeholder queries about ongoing validity of approvals. SW2019/26

  • Update to EU exit information – Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers

    We have updated the information on our website concerning Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The update for Engineer training organisations includes information for those who have completed a portion of their modules at the point that the UK leaves the EU. The update for Licensed engineers […]

  • Blocking trials effecting UAS control

    Jamming activity will take place 11th – 22nd of February 2019 near the STANTA training area in Norfolk within 3NM of location 523230N 0004352E. The activity may affect UAV within 20NM (433-915MHz) and 13NM (2.5-5.8GHz) up to 40,000FT AMSL.  During the trials UAS command and control systems may suffer intermittent or total failure or give incorrect […]

  • Training Com – Winter 2019

    We have published Training Com Winter 2019 – news and advice for training professionals. This issue covers Part FCL vs FEH 3.23, Pre-Flight Preparation, Senior Examiner Certificates, Instructors’ Assessment of Competence, Refresher flight training with an instructor, Aeroplane PBN, PBN – IMCR & IR(R), Examiners and Instructors – Navigation Log Keeping, your Licence and Medical […]

  • Pre-Season Symposium 5 & 6 March 2019 – Closing Date

    Please note the closing date for applications for the Pre -Season Symposium on 5 & 6 March is 18th February 2019 and no applications can be made after this date. Civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website (this link will not work in Internet Explorer) and military personnel can apply through the MAA website. SW2019/23

  • Standardised European Rules of the Air Update

    The CAA has updated its consolidation of Regulation (EU) 923/2012, supporting EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM), The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015, supporting CAA Permissions and Exemptions plus related elements of the Air Navigation Order 2016 to reflect publication of EASA’s ‘Easy Access’ consolidation of the regulation, AMC and […]

  • Ex-military National Fly to Permit maintenance programmes

    Owners, operators and BCAR A8-25 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations are advised that the CAA has issued CAP 1740, ‘Guidance on Maintenance programmes for aircraft operating on a National Permit to Fly’. The CAP sets out in single document, what should be considered when compiling a maintenance programme primarily for ex-military types that require to be […]

  • Replacement ATZ Policy Statement

    The following document sets out Civil Aviation Authority policy and guidance regarding the establishment of ATZs. It supersedes the edition published 17 February 2016. Establishment and Dimensions of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ) SW2019/19

  • Expired: EASA Flight Crew Licensing regulation survey

    EASA has launched an external evaluation of the Flight Crew Licensing regulation related to the initial and recurrent training, licence issuance, competence assessment by instructors and checking by examiners. We would like to invite you to participate in the survey and to actively contribute to a successful outcome, an active contribution from the affected stakeholders […]

  • Unstable Approaches, a Clued Up special article

    This article from an experienced Flight Instructor looks at how to avoid making an unstable approach in a GA aircraft and how to execute a go-around if necessary. Please click here to access the article. SW2019/15

  • General Aviation Strategy 2018 – 2023

    We have published CAP1754 – General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 on our website. The updated 5-year General Aviation strategy compliments and supports both government and wider CAA strategy and is aimed at supporting and championing General Aviation in the UK. Please click here to access the report. SW2019/14

  • Infringement update: Causal factor analysis

    Analysis of airspace infringement reports from 2017 has shown that that correct use of a moving map could have helped avoid 85% of airspace infringements. Occurrence reports from private pilots were assessed against four key measures that could have helped prevent the infringement or reduced its impact on other air traffic or controllers. The report […]

  • New edition of CAP403 now published

    Following an earlier consultation, we have published edition 16 of CAP403 Flying Displays & Special Events. This focuses on organising and obtaining permissions for flying displays and includes the roles and responsibilities of Flying Display Directors. Display Authorised pilots (DAs ) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) will be covered in a new CAP (CAP1724 Display […]

  • Airprox data and analysis

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. UKAB has also published an in-depth statistical analysis of all […]

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes information about the CAA’s application process for UK DOA and provides further information following the publication of the European Commission’s draft regulations.   SW2019/10

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace production organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace production organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This provides further information following the publication of the European Commission’s draft regulations. SW2019/09

  • Update to EU exit information – Airlines and AOC holders

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning airlines and AOC holders in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes information about how EU27 and EFTA operators can apply for a Foreign Carrier Permit. We have also updated the Foreign Carrier Permit overview and charter and scheduled flights pages on the main CAA […]

  • Alert for Airspace Department Location Change

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority Airspace Regulation Department has moved from CAA House in London to Aviation House near Gatwick Airport. If you require to contact the Airspace Regulation Utilisation Department they have moved to a new phone number of 01293 768202. Their email remains AROps@caa.co.uk. SW2019/06

  • Helicopter Special Events Briefing 2019

    Following the positive response from industry to last year’s meeting, the British Helicopter Association with support from the Civil Aviation Authority will again be holding a Helicopter Special Events Briefing. The meeting will enable heliport operators to brief industry on their plans for the coming season and also facilitate an open exchange with industry with […]

  • Class A HTAWS Review of Alerting now published

    Class A HTAWS Warning Annunciation (CAP 1747) reports on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) alerts. It complements the development work on Class A HTAWS alert envelopes reported in CAP 1538 and CAP 1519 and addresses AAIB Safety Recommendations 2016-11 and […]

  • EU exit update: aerospace design organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace design organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The CAA has opened advanced applications for organisations wishing to seek a UK design organisation approval as part of their no-deal contingency plans. For how to apply, see here. Organisation wishing to have their UK […]

  • CAP 1251 ATCO Licensing manual updated – Edition 2

    CAP 1251 Edition 2 contains a significant rewrite, incorporating new EU Legislation, including the introduction of (EU) 2017/373 requirements. ATCO licence holders advised to familiarise themselves with the updated legislation and standard practices contained within the manual. > CAP 1251 Air Traffic Controllers – Licensing

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Edinburgh on 30 December 2018 to 1 January 2019. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M100/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/263  

  • Amendment to BCAR Section S (Small Light Aeroplanes)

    New requirements for microlight design to introduce the marking and placarding of Ballistic Parachute Recovery Systems. The CAA General Aviation Unit has published an amendment to British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) Section S. Sub-Section K now includes requirements for microlight design to introduce the marking and placarding of Ballistic Parachute Recovery Systems (BPRS) on small […]

  • Aerodrome rescue and firefighting services

    EASA has published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2018-15 for consultation with a deadline of 18 March 2019. The NPA proposes guidance material for aerodrome operators in order to verify the suitability of their existing medical and physical medical requirements for rescue and firefighting services (RFFS) personnel. The NPA also proposes that alternative fuel types […]

  • A31 Industry collaboration guidance for continuation training

    We have published guidance on the format and content of continuation training (CT) for organisations that hold an approval. The aim of this CT framework is to assist all organisations, including training, maintenance, continued airworthiness and production, in design and delivery of their own CT programmes. Download A31 Continuation Training Guidance (CAP 1742) SW2018/260

  • AIS aeronautical data quality activities

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS) are working collaboratively with all stakeholders to support the implementation of aeronautical data quality requirements in the United Kingdom NATS as the service provider (AISP) is responsible for producing the UK Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and is implementing a new data management portal […]

  • Consultation on draft CAP1724 Flying Display Standards

    This new CAP will be available alongside CAP403 Flying Displays and Special Events, the aim being to ensure that the process of display pilot evaluation is standardised as far as is practicable. It provides guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) in areas such as preparation, standardisation and evaluations; and contains […]

  • Airspace Modernisation Strategy

    We have today launched our new Airspace Modernisation Strategy that initiates the major overhaul of a key piece of national infrastructure. The Airspace Modernisation Strategy sets out a new shared objective between the Civil Aviation Authority and the Government for modernising airspace which is to deliver quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys. Find more information on […]

  • Air operators requested to update dangerous goods manuals and training programmes

    The next edition of ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air becomes effective 1 January 2019 and introduces changes to both cargo and passenger operations. Operators must provide instructions concerning dangerous goods in their operations manuals and maintain dangerous goods training programmes. Specimen manual entries reflecting the changes are published […]

  • Update to EU exit information – aerospace maintenance organisations and engineering training organisations

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning aerospace maintenance organisations and engineering training organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. The CAA will now accept third country applications from Part-145 and Part-147 organisations with their principle place of business outside the UK. This update sets this out, and links to our […]

  • Expired: CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 78

    The latest edition of CHIRP’s GA Feedback bulletin features the usual range of confidential reports from pilots. Poor pre-flight planning and preparation is a strong theme running through this edition, with weight and balance; flights over water; the proximity of controlled airspace; and NOTAMs all examples of where more attention was required. The misunderstanding of […]

  • New aerodrome survey guidance

    We are introducing new aerodrome survey guidance for Aerodrome Operators and other data originators (including contracted activities), which supports compliance with the Regulation EU 139/2014, EU 73/2010 and ICAO Annex 4, Annex 11 and Annex 14. New aerodrome survey guidance can be found at www.caa.co.uk/cap1732.   SW2018/253

  • Consultation on draft CAP 403: Flying Displays and Special Events

    We are working on the new edition of CAP 403, Flying Displays & Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance. We have published a consultation and we welcome your comments by Friday 11 January 2019. Access and respond to this consultation. SW2018/252

  • Airspace design guidance: CAP 1616 second edition published

    We have published an updated edition of CAP 1616 Airspace design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements. It includes a revised process for the Secretary of State to ‘call-in’ an airspace change proposal as well as updates to the text to improve clarity and correct links.   SW2018/251

  • REGISTERED TRAINING FACILITIES (RTF) TO CEASE AFTER 8/4/19

    All Registered Training Facility (RTF) pilot training organisations are reminded that they must make the transition to either Declared Training Organisation (DTO) or Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status by 8th April 2019 if they wish to conduct flight training for the issue of an aeroplane or helicopter pilots licence. This is the date when RTF’s […]

  • Guidance regarding the introduction and use of Additive Layer Manufacturing technologies in Products, Parts and Appliances.

    Organisations adopting Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM/3-D printing) to produce aircraft parts are referred to EASA Certification Memorandum CM-S-008 which addresses Design, Production and Maintenance and confirms the need for organisations to communicate with their competent Authority ‘at the earliest opportunity’ to ensure any necessary investigation is concluded prior to parts release.   Previous CAA FAQ […]

  • Update to EU exit information – licensed engineers

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for licence transfers to another EU Member State need to be submitted to the CAA by […]

  • Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2019/20

    We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2019/20. For more information, and to submit comments, see www.consultations.caa.co.uk All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 7 February 2019.

  • Helicopter special events end of season review

    Following requests from industry the British Helicopter Association, with support from the Civil Aviation Authority, will be hosting a meeting to review helicopter operations at major events during 2018. The intention is to facilitate an open exchange of views between all parties with the aim of ensuring that safe operations remain a fundamental objective at […]

  • 21 November DJI battery update

    After reviewing evidence from DJI, we are in a place to remove some of the current restrictions if an operator can successfully apply the DJI workaround (and verify this). We do ask that all operators still proceed with caution and immediately return to home or hover if the device doesn’t behave as expected. We continue […]

  • Update to EU exit information – commercial pilots

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning commercial pilots in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for State of Licence Issue transfers from the receiving EU National Aviation Authority need to be […]

  • Drone registration consultation

    To enable us to build a drone registration service that meets drone user requirements we are running a consultation on how people currently use drones. To help us with this please fill out our survey at https://sparck.typeform.com/to/mlsBqT We’re also running workshops in London over the next few weeks where we will be looking to gain […]

  • Update: DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

    19 November update – Following the publication of the workaround from DJI to address the issue with TB50 and TB55 batteries, we are working with DJI on non-technical issues to make sure people can fly safely following the change. We will update operators on the status as soon as possible. The current Safety Notice remains […]

  • Airspace infringement statistics update

    Latest infringement statistics plus details of Barton ATZ Infringements and how to avoid them now available at https://airspacesafety.com/. Latest infringement statistics Barton ATZ infringments and how to avoid them  

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

    Following the publication of the workaround from DJI to address the issue with TB50 and TB55 batteries, we have started our own internal review process at the CAA. We are encouraged by the content from DJI and plan on updating operators early next week on how we will proceed regarding the Safety Notice SN-2018-010.  Read “Update: […]

  • Display Season 19 Pre-Season Symposium

    The Display Season 19 Pre-Season Symposium will be held on 5 & 6 March 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Closing date for applications 18 February 2019. Military personnel can apply through the MAA website, and civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website.   SW2018/239

  • UK Airprox Board monthly review – November 2018

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has now published the details of recent airprox incidents. A monthly review has also been published which focuses in detail on one particular incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the future.   SW2018/238

  • EU Regulation on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

    A draft Commission Implementing Regulation based on EASA Opinion 06/2017 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 as regards upset prevention and recovery training was discussed at the EASA Committee meeting on 24-25 October.  The revision of the Aircrew regulation was adopted by consensus, so will be implemented into legislation shortly.   SW2018/237

  • EU Operational Rules for Sailplanes

    A draft Commission Implementing Regulation regarding the revision of EU operational rules for sailplanes, amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 was discussed at the EASA Committee meeting on 24-25 October with a view to a possible vote. The proposal was welcomed by Member States and received a positive vote by consensus. This is another milestone […]

  • 8.33kHz Conversion – Offshore Operations

    All VHF radio frequency assignments used for offshore operations will convert to 8.33kHz from 3 January 2019. This means the way all channels are displayed and spoken will change. Depcom will also change and become 122.955. CAP1580 provides further detail on the change.  Associated AIP changes will be updated in AIRAC 01/2019 and AIP Supplement […]

  • Update to EU exit information – student pilots

    We have updated the information on our microsite concerning student pilots in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This new page on the microsite can be found here: https://info.caa.co.uk/eu-exit/student-pilots/  SW2018/234

  • Update: DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

    This alert updates the CAA Safety Notice (SN-2018/010) regarding Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 in-flight power failures to incorporate DJI mitigations. Read “Update: DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures” in full. SW2018/233

  • New Airside Safety Management guidance published

    CAP 642 is guidance material discussing Airside Safety Management, it focuses primarily on providing the correct safety environment for stakeholders engaged in the turnround of aircraft to undertake their tasks. The CAP has been updated and discusses safety management, performance, compliance monitoring, aircraft turnround, apron design, vehicle standards for aerodrome operators, airlines and ground service […]

  • The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations

    The fifth edition, amendment 28 September 2018 of CAP 393 The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations has been published. Amendments to the Air Navigation Order are shown as explained in para 1.4 of the foreword.

  • Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz

    From 3 January 2019 Safetycom and other common sporting and recreational assignments used across the UK will transition to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. The new channel number for Safetycom will be 135.480. Depcom will become 122.955. All pilots and ground stations need to use the correct channel number to ensure effective communications when using […]

  • Review of CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of FISOs

    We are seeking views on a series of concept proposals for future CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of UK flight information service officers (FISOs). The consultation was launched on 17th September and closes at 2359 on 7th December. More details and online survey available here: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/future-safety/fiso-training-qualification-licensing-review/ SW2018/227

  • Alert for airspace infringement statistics

    Statistics of reported annual airspace infringements as of 30 September 2018 are now available at: https://airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ SW2018/226

  • Consultation on CAP 670 amendment

    CAA’s proposed update to CAP 670 takes into account ICAO Annex amendments, updates to European legislation and guidance as well as minor editorial changes resulting, for example, from updates to the Air Navigation Order 2016 legislation and links to further information. We invite stakeholders to review the proposed changes and provide comment on the accuracy, […]

  • CAA response on NPA 2018-07 ORO.FC – evidence-based training subtask

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2018-07 parts A & B Update of ORO.FC – evidence-based training subtask. Read our response to the NPA: CAA comments on NPA 2018-07 Part A CAA comments on NPA 2018-07 Part B Read NPA 2018-07 on the EASA website

  • Part 145 – Maintenance Staff Employment Status

    CAA has published its revised policy on Part-145 maintenance staff employment status, which provides guidance and is intended to enable Part-145 organisations to identify the employment status of staff engaged on zero hours contracts and those engaged indirectly. SW2018/220

  • Further consultation on Heathrow expansion

    This document (CAP1722) follows on from the consultations on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow that we published in 2017 and earlier this year. It consults further on the development of the regulatory framework, including the regulatory timetable, a possible new licence condition tom promote economy and efficiency, our approach to alternative […]

  • Consultation: Non-EASA fleet aircraft seat harness / belt lives

    The CAA wishes to consult with key elements of the non-EASA GA Continued Airworthiness community on the most appropriate means to assure the integrity of seat harnesses and belts. The CAA considers that whilst introducing mandatory replacement lives for harnesses could be considered a means to ensure that an acceptable residual strength is retained, there […]

  • Response to In-Flight Fires Involving Portable Electronic Devices

    Portable Electronic Devices (PED) containing lithium batteries and external lithium batteries such as power banks can catch fire and explode if poorly manufactured, faulty or misused. PED fires have occurred in the passenger cabin with the potential to cause serious injury to a passenger or crew member. Such an event on the flight deck could […]

  • CAA launches airspace change portal

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched a dedicated portal for proposed changes to UK airspace, which will provide communities and other interested stakeholders with a one-stop shop of information about designs of UK airspace that might impact them.

  • LAMP phase 1A: Post implementation review published

    The CAA has completed the post implementation review (PIR) of the LAMP 1A airspace change proposal. As a result of our analysis, the CAA has concluded that the LAMP 1A PIR does show that the proposal has been implemented and operated as expected.

  • UK Airprox Board newsletter, October

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has now published the details of recent airprox incidents in an October 2018 summary. A monthly review has also been published which focuses in detail on one particular incident, to ensure that lessons can be learnt by pilots and air traffic controllers for the benefit of air safety in the […]

  • Language proficiency requirements

    We have updated our published guidance for training organisations and examiners on carrying out an informal language proficiency assessment. The guidance provides information about the criteria for achieving an Expert / Level 6 rating, assessing native speakers and the ICAO rating scale. You can read the language proficiency guidance on our website. SW2018/213

  • Identification requirements for FISO and Student ATCO applications

    CAA application forms SRG1414 (application for a FISO licence) and SRG1421 (application for a student ATCO licence) have been amended to include the requirement for applicants to provide certified proof of identity. Please always use the latest versions of the SRG forms which are available on the CAA website. SW2018/212

  • Updates to CAA’s EU Exit microsite

    Following EASA’s announcement on accepting applications for some organisation types for third country approvals, the CAA has updated the following pages on its EU Exit microsite: production organisations, maintenance organisations, CAMOs, engineer training organisations and approved training organisations.

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Central London, 11 November 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for national ceremony to mark Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph, Central London on 11 November 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M095/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/210

  • Airworthiness Competency Assessment

    The A31 Maintenance Standards Team, Onshore Helicopter working group has developed, in collaboration with the CAA, a document that will aid in the assessing of competence of Engineering and Airworthiness Staff. The Competency Assessment Guidance Document can be used to support industry in developing its own competency assessments.

  • 2018 post-season safety survey

    The 2018 post-season safety survey is designed to capture the reflections and feedback from those who have who participated in Air Displays this year. The feedback provided will inform the ongoing development of regulation to ensure the on-going safety of air display activity. The short survey has a maximum of 17 questions to answer depending […]

  • Restricted airspace (temporary) – Hampshire, 6-10 October 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Stokes Bay, Hampshire due to intended mooring of US Aircraft Carrier on the grounds of safety and security between 6 and 10 October 2018. Details by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/207

  • Standards for offshore helicopter landing areas updated

    CAP 437 Standards for offshore helicopter landing areas has been updated to clarify criteria applied by the UK CAA in assessing the standards of offshore helicopter landing areas for worldwide use by helicopters registered in the United Kingdom. www.caa.co.uk/CAP437

  • EU 2017/373: Air Traffic Management Implementing Regulation

    Regulation (EU) 2017/373 (the ATM IR) of 1 March 2017 takes effect on 2 January 2020.  It lays down common requirements for air traffic management (ATM) service providers, and the oversight of ATM/air navigation services (ANS) and other ATM network functions. Our ATM IR web page (www.caa.co.uk/atmir) has been updated to reflect recent developments and […]

  • Advice to the aviation industry on a no deal EU exit

    We have developed a microsite at info.caa.co.uk/euexit to be a central source of information for the aviation and aerospace industries about the actions they would need to take to be prepared for a no deal withdrawal from the EU and no continued mutual recognition.

  • Quality maintenance and occurrence reporting for Gipsy Major engines

    We published guidance on Gipsy Major engines on 6 September 2018 (CAP 1700). CAP 1700 advocates the provision of quality maintenance: it does not suggest that there are safety issues relating to this engine type. The information on the type of fuel available was based on reported evidence and expert opinion, our intention was not […]

  • FISO training, qualification and licensing review

    We are seeking views on a series of concept proposals for future CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of UK flight information service officers (FISOs). More details and online survey available here: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/future-safety/fiso-training-qualification-licensing-review/ 

  • CAA response on EASA NPA 2018-04 – Helicopter emergency medical services

    The CAA has published a response on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2018-04 which relates to helicopter emergency medical services performance and public interest sites. Read our response to the NPA. Read NPA 2018-04 on the EASA website. The CAA website has details of all our responses to external consultations. SW2018/200

  • Pilot Support Programme – Guidance for Commercial Air Transport Operators

    The psychological well-being and positive mental health of commercial pilots is of fundamental importance to safe Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations. CAT operators should facilitate access to support from a peer support volunteer for their pilots in a just culture environment and to other forms of support. CAP 1695 outlines a framework for a CAT […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Duxford, 22-23 September 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Duxford Battle of Britain air show, Cambridgeshire, on 22 and 23 September 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M090/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be promulgated separately. SW2018/198

  • Changes to the way you apply for a medical certificate

    The CAA medical records system is being replaced. Changes will be implemented in a few months’ time and will provide greater accessibility, efficiency and transparency. The new web-based system will replace the existing paper-based application forms, changing the way in which you apply for a medical certificate. Details and guidance on how to use the […]

  • CAA responds to Sky News story on the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on aviation

    We have published a response to Sky News’s story on the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on aviation. It is misleading for Sky News to say that 35,000 pilots would need to renew their pilot’s licence in a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario. Both commercial and private UK pilot licences would remain valid for use on UK-registered […]

  • Changes to submission of exposition revisions and amendments

    From 1 October 2018, the only valid methods for submitting expositions (whether an initial application, change to an existing approval or routine update by an approved organisation) will be: Submission by application online form – initial application or change to existing approval Submission to apply@caa.co.uk – any other exposition revision/amendment This applies to Part 145, […]

  • Display Season 18 Post-Season Symposium

    The Display Season 18 Post-Season Symposium will be held on 7 & 8 November at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Closing date for applications 23 October 2018. Military personnel can apply through the MAA website, and civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website. SW2018/194

  • Guidance for Part 147 Instructors

    CAP 1528 has been updated to reflect CAA policy regarding personnel requiring EASA Form 4 holders, defining the useful definitions and Invigilators qualification. SW2018/193

  • Two airspace change proposals approved

    We have published our decision on two airspace change submissions affecting aircraft flying over the Solent and Channel Islands and North Sea. The changes, requested by the air navigation service provider NATS, will affect commercial air traffic flying above 7,000ft. Both changes are part of the Swanwick airspace improvement programme (SAIP AD3 and SAIP AD4) […]

  • AS350 Hydraulic Failure Training

    EASA Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2018-03 promotes the new Airbus Helicopters training video aimed at Flight Instructors of Squirrel helicopters regarding hydraulic failure training.  Instructors and Training Organisations are encouraged to view and utilise the information in their programmes. SW2018/188

  • New guidance on Gipsy Major engines

    The CAA is advising owners of Gipsy Major engines ensure routine checks are carried out by a company/person experienced on this engine type, if low compression is noticed in the engine when turning the propeller by hand or the engine is found to be running rough. Owners are also advised to ensure they are using […]

  • Expired: GAL economic regulation consultation extended

    The deadline for responses to our initial consultation on the process and timetable for reviewing the economic regulation of Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL), and on possible issues to be addressed during this process, has been extended to 28 September 2018. SW2018/184

  • Urgent: PBN Update – Aircrew General Exemption

    From 25 August 2018 all pilots operating on PBN routes or PBN procedures are required to be suitably qualified. The DfT, EASA and the UK CAA have agreed a general exemption for specific operators who are unable to meet these requirements. To apply for the exemption relevant Operators should follow the application process on ORS4 […]

  • Aircrew guide to gastroenteritis

    Gastroenteritis is the most common cause of aircrew impairment with symptoms that include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. Most cases are caused by a virus or a bacterial infection in contaminated food or drink, both of which can easily spread to others. The greatest risk of contamination is down-route. Incidents of gastroenteritis in inflight […]

  • Automatic validation of flight crew licences issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended

    We have published information on the automatic validation of EASA Part-FCL licences for those individuals operating aircraft on the register of non-UK EU Member States. This contains a link to the validation document required to operate those aircraft. The holding of the validation document is required as of 19 August 2018. SW2018/176

  • Declared Training Organisations

    The European Commission has adopted and published, in their Official Journal, the text to enable Declared Training Organisations (DTO) in law. This new category of pilot training organisations offering training towards basic licences and rating for private pilots will be available with effect from Sunday 2nd September 2018. No Declarations can legally be made before […]

  • Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements for pilots

    The new Performance Based Naviation (PBN) Regulations require that: Pilots must have been granted PBN privileges as an endorsement to their Instrument Rating (IR), in order to fly in accordance with PBN routes and procedures with effect from 25 August 2018. All pilots with an IR or En-route Instrument Rating (EIR) will require PBN privileges […]

  • Change notification form SRG 1430

    As a result of consultation with industry, issue 2 of change notification form SRG1430 has been published. The guidance notes attached to the SRG1430 form and the associated information provided on the CAA page Change management and change notification process has also been amended to provide greater clarity on the use of the form. Organisations […]

  • Restricted airspace (temporary) – Whitby, North Yorkshire, 12 August 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the Red Arrows display at Whitby, North Yorkshire, on 12 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M071/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/171

  • Sustained high temperatures and flying weather Safety Alert

    Attention all Balloon Operators and Balloon Pilots We have received several whistleblower reports and MOR submissions that would seem to indicate during this period of prolonged good weather, Commercial Pilots are breaching Flight Time Limitations (FTL). Please communicate to all Pilots the need to comply with FTL, and to ensure that appropriate rest periods are […]

  • Flight Planning and General Navigation examinations

    We have updated our Pilot Licences exam pages regarding Flight Planning (033) and General Navigation (061) examinations. Please visit our website for more information http://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Pilot-licences/Applications/Exams/Register-for-a-professional-pilot-exam/  SW2018/169

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Kent, 18-19 August 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Biggin Hill Air Show, Kent, on 18 and 19 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M070/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/168

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Eastbourne, 15-19 August 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Eastbourne for Airbourne 2018 Airshow between 15 and 19 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M062/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/167

  • Expired: Consultation open – Combat Training Airspace ACP

    The consultation for the Combat Air Training Airspace airspace change proposal has commenced, with views invited until 10 September 2018. Further documentation related to this proposal can be found on our website. SW2018/165

  • Managing partial loss of engine power

    We are sharing the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s booklet on managing partial loss of engine power on take-off in single engine aircraft, following its inclusion in the AAIB’s report into the accident to Europa G-NDOL. We have also added this to the guidance available on our website. SW2018/162

  • Small Unmanned Aircraft – Reissued First Person View General Exemption

    Operators of small unmanned aircraft (drones) using ‘first person view’ (FPV) equipment should note that the General Exemption which permits this activity has been amended in order to accommodate the changes to the Air Navigation Order 2016 which come into force on Monday 30 July 2018. Details of the new General Exemption, which also takes […]

  • CAA requirements for check flights

    Safety Notice SN-2016/006 “CAA Requirements for Check Flights”, dated 27 July 2016, has been withdrawn. Guidance on check flights is available on the CAA website. SW2018/160  

  • Human factors in air displays: transfer of behaviours and error path study

    We have published the Health and Safety Laboratory’s final report into Human Factors in Air Displays: Transfer of Behaviours and Error Path Study, which we commissioned. The research aims to enhance understanding of the error paths that lead to flying display accidents, focusing on SEP and JP aeroplanes. SW2018/159

  • Recording of Rating Endorsements and Date of First Issue on ATCO licences

    Page IX of the regulation 2015/340 ATCO licence contains space for recording Rating Endorsements and Date of First issue. Currently the CAA does not record all Rating Endorsements, only ADI (TWR). It is now the intention to enter all Rating Endorsements. To facilitate this and to minimise the workload, the date of first issue for […]

  • Acceptance of parts for certain aircraft produced in Australia and New Zealand

    EASA is now accepting new aircraft products, parts and appliances produced by certain manufacturers located in Australia and New Zealand, namely for Kavanagh Balloons, the GippsAero GA8, Pacific Aerospace 750XL and Alpha Aviation R2000 Series. The following guidance is available on the EASA website Kavanagh Balloons, the GippsAero GA8 Pacific Aerospace 750XL and Alpha Aviation […]

  • Draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy

    We have today published our draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy for stakeholder feedback, and webcome comments by Monday 10 September 2018. SW2018/148

  • Helicopter Safety Seminar

    We are holding a helicopter safety seminar in collaboration with the British Helicopter Association (BHA) at Aviation House, Gatwick on 6 September 2018. The seminar will run from 10:00-16:00 with a light lunch provided. The event will include a briefing on the Safety Review of Onshore CAT (including emergency services), NCC and SPO operations which […]

  • Update to SRG1411D – Notification of Completion of an ATCO Unit Endorsement Assessment

    We have updated form SRG1411D for the notification of completion of an air traffic controller (ATCO) unit endorsement assessment. ATCOs are reminded of the importance of using the latest versions of all SRG forms and to complete all relevant parts in full, to avoid delays and enable the CAA to maintain accurate licence records. The […]

  • Airport accessibility report 2018/19

    We have recently published a report (CAP1679) on UK airport performance regarding the quality of assistance provided to disabled persons and those with reduced mobility for the year April 2017 to March 2018. SW2018/144

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cranwell, 16 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire on 16 July 2018. Details by NOTAM only at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Due to late addition, this does not appear in the Mauve AIC list. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/143

  • Display season 18 mid-season update

    We have published a Display season 18 mid-season update, containing a number of observations in order to provide feedback on DS18 to Display Pilots, Event Organisers and Flying Display Directors. SW2018/139

  • CAP 1678: Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Decision

    The CAA has published its decision relating to the Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of the decision document, with other related documentation to follow, can be found on our airspace change page. SW2018/137

  • Important information for FAA airmen certificate holders

    Holders of FAA airmen certificates issued on the basis of a UK licence where the UK licence number does not follow this example: GBR.FCL.PP.123456A.A should check the guidance on the CAA website if they have already applied for a UK licence issue or conversion. These applicants will have to travel to the US for their […]

  • Update to website: EU exit

    We have updated our website with information about our preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU. Read more on our EU exit page. SW2018/135

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Scotland, 13-15 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Prestwick and Ayrshire 13-15 July 2018 for visiting Head of State. Details by NOTAM and more information on NATS website. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/134

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – South England, 12-13 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at London and multiple locations to Essex, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 12-13 July 2018 for visiting Head of State. Details by NOTAM and more information on NATS website. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/133

  • New guidance on upset prevention and recovery training for FSTDs

    We have published information on our website describing the process by which suitable flight simulator training devices (FSTDs) can be qualified to support upset prevention and recovery training (UPRTs) according to CS-FSTA(A) Issue 2, and in readiness for the issue of amended Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011. SW2018/132

  • Revocation of Alternative Means of Compliance FCL.A(b)(1)(ii), revalidation flight with Flight Instructor

    The CAA has revoked the Alternative Means of Compliance (EASA ref: 2012-00009) published by the CAA in 2012, against Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended, Annex I, FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii). This was also published in CAP 804, Part I, Section 4, Part H, Subpart 1, Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material (AMC and GM). The reason […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Silverstone, 6-8 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Silverstone and Turweston for British Grand Prix between 6 and 8 July 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M042/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/128

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – RAF Fairford, 10 – 16 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, between 10 and 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M050/2018 and AIC M051/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/122

  • Economic regulation of Gatwick Airport – initial consultation

    We have published an initial consultation on the process and timetable for reviewing the economic regualtion of Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL), and on possible issues to be addressed during this process. Views are invited until 31 August 2018. SW2018/119

  • Update to Standards Document 24(A)

    We have published Version 5 of Standards Document 24(A) which contains policy and guidance for examiners: multi-pilot aeroplanes (MPA) and single-pilot high performance complex aeroplanes (SP HPCA) and type rating skill test and proficiency checks using SRG1158 Schedule. Version 5 is a complete re-issue incorporating current and new policies and procedures. SW2018/118

  • Pre-display season symposium 2019

    The 2019 Pre-Display Season Symposium will be held on 5 and 6 March 2019. Further information will follow, and details of previous symposia are available on our website. SW2018/117

  • Flying Display Director Accreditation Course – dates for 2019

    The dates of the next Flying Display Directors’ Accreditation Course will be 29-30 January 2019. The course is part of the FDD accreditation process, for which further information is available on our website. Details of the course will be notified on this page and in an alert once confirmed. SW2018/116

  • Reg (EU) 2017/373 – Air Traffic Management Common Requirements Implementing Regulation) updates

    Our Regulation (EU) 2017/373 website content has been updated to reflect recent developments. While parts of the regulation remain under development (Parts ATS, AIS, FPD), we have updated Parts DAT and PERS content and the links to EASA material. This page will be updated regularly as we progress our work to implement the regulation. SW2018/115

  • Post-display season symposium 2018

    The 2018 Post-Display Season Symposium will be held on 7 and 8 November 2018 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Details are available on our website, and the closing date for applications is 23 October 2018. SW2018/114

  • Aircraft accident and serious incident reporting at aerodromes

    Following industry feedback and in coordination with the AAIB a new version of CAP 493 SI 2018/02 has been published: CAP 493 SI 2018/02: Aircraft Accident and Serious Incident Reporting at Aerodrome Table 2 in the original version detailed incident circumstances entitled ‘Serious Incident (including MAYDAY and PAN messages)’. This has been split into two separate […]

  • Restricted airspace (temporary) – Llandudno, 30 June 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Llandudno, North Wales on 30 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/111

  • A reminder to Display Pilots and FDDs

    Display Pilots and FDDs are reminded that pilots are not allowed to use PDA/DA privileges when arriving at an event unless they are arriving straight into a display or display practice (approved by the FDD). Arrivals or departures should be in accordance with the relevant aerodrome procedures, military command orders and relevant regulations (MAA regs […]

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    A series of airspace restrictions will be in place between 3-6 July and 10 July for a flypast commemorating 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Details by NOTAM and in AICs M043/2018, M049/2018 and M051/2015. Restrictions apply to all airspace users including drones. SW2018/105

  • SPA-HOFO: specific approval for helicopter offshore operations

    If you conduct operations to or from offshore facilities – including helidecks, ships and windfarms – then there are new regulations which come into force on 1 July 2018 which may affect your operation. More details, including who is affected, what is required and how to apply can be found on the CAA website. SW2018/104

  • SI to CAP 493 MATS Part 1

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2018/02 to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) was published on 15 June 2018. This SI implements changes to the initial reporting action procedure for an Air Traffic Control Unit (ATCU) providing an Air Traffic Service (ATS) at an aerodrome. SW2018/102

  • SI to CAP 797 – Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2018/01 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 15 June 2018, effective 14 August 2018. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to the reporting of accidents and serious incidents by FISOs to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). SW2018/101

  • Applications for professional licences

    The CAA would like to remind pilots that applications for professional licences (such as CPLs, ATPLs and type ratings) should be made using our new eLicensing system. Our eLicensing webpage has useful information, including user guides for pilots and organisations. Any applications submitted with incorrect documentation will not be accepted, so we recommend that pilots […]

  • Licensing applications: certified copy of licence

    We would like to remind pilots that a certified copy of their licence must be submitted with every licensing application. Please refer to our website for further information on how to get your documents certified. This ensures that we reissue licences with the correct ratings and validities. Applications submitted without certified copies of licences will […]

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, on 20 and 21 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M026/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/98

  • CAA increases operational scope of GA Permit aircraft

    UK National Permit to Fly General Aviation (GA) aircraft can now be used in certain circumstances for remunerated commercial training and self-fly hire, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has announced. The move follows extensive consultation with the GA community. Read the full announcement: CAA increases operational scope of GA Permit aircraft Full details of the […]

  • Revised Human Factors strategy published

    Our strategy sets out how we propose to contribute to the development of greater understanding and application of Human Factors (HF) knowledge to support Human Performance (HP) in the operational environment. It builds on previous versions; sets out what we want to achieve; lays out our strategic objectives; and describes the expected benefits and outcomes. […]

  • Student Pilots Skill Test

    The CAA provides guidance to training providers, instructors and students, concerning flights after completion of a Skill Test, but prior to receipt of licence. SW2018/96

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations in Central London 9 June 2018 for Trooping the Colour. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M035/2018. Restrictions of flying also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/95

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations over Suffolk, Essex, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire on 9 June 2018 for HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/94

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show and rehearsals between 7 and 10 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M024/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be communicated separately. SW2018/93

  • CAP 1528 Guidance for Part 147 Instructors

    A new issue of CAP 1528 has been published that provides minor updates and clarification of guidance for invigilators. CAP 1528 is available for download from the CAA website. SW2018/92

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 76

    CHIRP’s latest edition of GA FEEDBACK highlights two themes – supervision in training and fitness to fly. Plus covers the use of the SAFETYCOM frequency, managing portable electronic devices and much more. Read the latest issue here. SW2018/091

  • Expired: New funding round for 8.33 kHz radio switchover

    We have opened a new funding period to help general aviation pilots who still need to buy an 8.33 kHz radio for their aircraft. Applications can now be accepted to 30 September 2018. Forms and guidance available on the CAA website SW 2018/090

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Great Yarmouth Air on 16 and 17 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M029/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restriction may be put in place for jet Formation Display Teams. SW2018/89

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Torbay Air Show, Paignton, Devon, on 1, 2 and 3 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M017/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/88

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Patrouille de France (French Air Force Jet Display Team) at Duxford Aerodrome Cambridgeshire on 24 and 27 May 2018. Details by NOTAM at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/87

  • Exemptions from Performance Based Navigation licensing requirements

    Do your flight crew hold Performance Based Navigation (PBN) privileges on their licence? From 25 August 2018, EASA Aircrew Regulations will require all pilots who are operating on PBN routes and procedures to be suitably qualified. • Are your aircraft types certified for RNP APCH? • Is there an appropriately equipped FSTD available for flight […]

  • Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

    We are sharing a comprehensive and fully illustrated Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide that has been developed by EHEST. You can download the guide on the EASA website: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/general-publications/ehest-helicopter-flight-instructor-guide SW2018/85

  • Update: Identification requirement for aircraft maintenance licensing applications

    This notification updates the information sent on 4 May 2018 as SW2018/074 Please note that you are required to submit a certified true copy of photographic ID (such as passport or driving licence) when applying for the initial issue of a Part-66 licence and all applications submitted online via the CAA portal. For security and […]

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 16 and 17 June 2018. Details by NOTAM at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/83

  • CAP1670: Spadeadam Danger Area Airspace Change Decision

    The CAA has published its decision relating to the Spadeadam Danger Area Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of the decision document, along with other documentation related to the Proposal and our assessment of it, can be found on our airspace change page. SW2018/82

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Duxford Air Festival, Cambridgeshire, on 26 and 27 May 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M018/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be promulgated separately. SW2018/81

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Manchester on 22 May 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M040/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/80

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Midlands Air Festival, Alcester, Warwickshire, on 19 and 20 May 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M019/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/79

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 126

    In the latest issue of CHIRP (confidential and independent reporting): – Lack of spares – EFB chargers – Who is in command of the aircraft? – Vicarious liability –  accountability for the actions of others – General aviation pilot training issues SW2018/78

  • Repairs – approval from design organisations

    When repairs have been completed that are outside the scope of the existing approved data (e.g. the structural repair manual) a design organisation (including type certificate holders) must provide aircraft specific approval documents. This type of repair data is commonly required when a repair is not possible using generic repair data or is needed to […]

  • Identification requirement for licensing applications

    Please note that you are required to submit a certified true copy of photographic ID (such as passport or driving licence) when applying for a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (ROCC). For security and fraud prevention reasons, the UK CAA is no longer able to accept black and white copies of ID documents as of […]

  • Identification requirement for flight crew licensing applications

    Pilots are required to submit certified copies of their ID (such as passport or driving licence) for certain Flight Crew Licensing applications. For security and fraud prevention reasons, the UK CAA is no longer able to accept black and white copies of ID documents. Any applications submitted on or after 14 May 2018 which require […]

  • Expired: Identification requirement for aircraft maintenance licensing applications

    This information has been updated and superseded by SW2018/84 Please note that you are required to submit a certified true copy of photographic ID (such as passport or driving licence) when applying for the initial issue of a Part-66 licence and all applications submitted online via the CAA portal. For security and fraud prevention reasons […]

  • Aircraft maintenance licensing applications

    In accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1321/2014, Annex III (Part-66), existing licence holders are required to submit their original current Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence to the issuing authority when applying to renew, change the scope of, or change the personal details on their Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence. Please note that if your original licence […]

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Abingdon Air and Country Show Flying Display at Abingdon Aerodrome, Oxfordshire on 5 and 6 May 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M008/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/72

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle on 19 and 20 May 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M021/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/70

  • CAA Response to AAIB Safety Recommendations

    As part of the comprehensive review of civil air display safety following the tragic Shoreham Airshow accident, the CAA has published updates to its responses to the following AAIB recommendations: 2015 – 045; 2015 – 046: 2015 – 047; 2017 – 009. SW2018/69

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Isle of Islay on 4 May 2018. Details by NOTAM and in a briefing sheet at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/68

  • ADQ implementation documents and oversight programme

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS) are working collaboratively with all stakeholders to support the implementation of aeronautical data quality requirements in the United Kingdom by providing regulatory oversight of data chains from origination to publication by Aeronautical Information Services (AIS). NATS AIS will send required formal arrangement templates […]

  • Temporary examiner certificates

    The CAA has updated the forms and guidance material related to the temporary examiner certificate. The following changes have been made: – Examiner certificates have been removed from the SRG1100 and has been incorporated into a new form SRG1100A – SRG1100A includes temporary privileges for TRE, SFE and Senior Examiner certificates Full guidance is available […]

  • Temporary licence certificates

    The CAA has updated the forms and guidance material related to the temporary licence certificate. The following changes have been made: – Low visibility (LV) box removed (no longer applicable) – Clarification of the CAA policy that the expiry date 8 weeks shall be from the date of the flight test, zero flight time training […]

  • CAP632 Permit-to-Fly ex-military aircraft – new version

    Fully updated requirements and expanded guidance for operators of ex-military permit-to-fly aircraft. Reflects recent changes to this and CAP403 on air displays following recent investigations, including addition of SSAC operations. SW2018/64

  • Safety requirements for portable electronic devices placed on board by the operator

    Controlled portable electronic devices (C-PEDs) containing lithium batteries, and external lithium batteries (including power banks) can catch fire and explode if poorly manufactured, faulty or misused. Such devices are subject to safety design and operational standards and similar requirements apply to lithium battery powered products taken on board aircraft for retail sale to passengers. The […]

  • CAP 1654: Exeter Airspace Change Decision

    The CAA has published its decision relating to the Exeter Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of the decision document, along with other documentation related to the Proposal and our assessment of it, can be found on our airspace change page. SW2018/62

  • Introductory Flights – Guidance To Operators

    Updated guidance for operators of introductory flights has been published on our website via: http://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/Introductory-flights/. This document has been produced to provide easy access to the rules and regulations surrounding introductory flights. SW2018/61

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Three sets of Restriction of Flying Regulations for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London between 18 April and 21 April 2018. Details by NOTAM and in a briefing sheet at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/60

  • Display and use of surveillance data from unapproved systems

    Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) are reminded that the use of any surveillance data to support the provision of an air traffic service with any of the surveillance services described in the MATS Part 1, or for the acquiring of traffic information in an ATC or aerodrome FISO environment will only be permitted following the […]

  • CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-21 – Remote tower operations

    The CAA has published a response on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-21 which relates to the technical and operational requirements for remote tower operations. Read our response to the NPA. Read NPA 2017-21 on the EASA website. The CAA website has details of all our responses to external consultations. SW2018/58

  • Urgent: Please review dangerous goods information provided to passengers

    For action The improper carriage of dangerous goods by passengers poses a risk to flight safety. Airport operators, air operators and ground handling agents must ensure that information on the types of dangerous goods which passengers are forbidden to transport aboard an aircraft is communicated effectively to them. The CAA has a new notice that […]

  • UK Airprox Board newsletter, March

    UKAB’s March 2018 summary focuses on downwind, with the example of the C152 and C172 which came into conflict at Cumbernauld. The ‘UKAB monthly round-up’ includes an assessment of 21 incidents by the Board. SW2018/056

  • Training Com – Spring 2018 (updated)

    There has been an update to the most recent Training Com Spring 2018 newsletter. The update is in the section titled: ‘Aircraft documentation and equipment to be carried in flight’ SW2018/055

  • CAA response on NPA 2017-19

    The CAA has published a response on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-19 which relates to the installation of parts and appliances that are released without an EASA Form 1 or equivalent. Read our response to the NPA which includes an attachment. Read EASA NPA 2017-19 SW2018/54

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire on either 27, or 28 March 2018. Details by NOTAM can be found at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all Drones. SW2018/052

  • Guidance on Self Declared Maintenance Programmes

    All ELA1 aircraft operated privately should have had their EASA MIP based Self Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) or Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) in place since 30 September 2017. The deadline for ELA1 aircraft to have a SDMP or approved AMP in place is now 31 May 2018. ELA1 privately operated aircraft that have not transferred after this extended deadline […]

  • Training Com – Spring 2017

    We have published TrainingCom Spring 2018 – news and advice for the training professional: knowledge, best practice and standardisation. This issue covers: CESSNA 150 vs 152 Flaps; instructor assessment of competences; examiner responsibilities; PBN privileges; senior examiners; CAP 804; Flight Examiner insurance cover; medicals for examiners and instructors and aircraft documentation and equipment. SW2018/051

  • Pre-Season Symposium Presentations 2018

    Presentations delivered at the Pre-Season Symposium are now available via the CAA General Aviation Website. The presentations cover CAP 403, a briefing from the MAA and human factors and are available at the following link: http://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Displays,-events-and-activities/Display-symposia-events/ SW2018/049

  • CAA response on NPA 2017-22 – Updating Part-MED and related AMC and GM

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-22 which relates to updating Part-MED and related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM). Read our response to the NPA Read EASA NPA 2017-22 SW2018/48

  • Exposition version control

    During recent CAA audits of organisations it has been noted that some organisations have implemented new / draft versions of the organisation’s exposition as their working document before receiving acceptance / approval from the CAA or being approved under an organisation exposition indirect approval. When found this leads to a Non-Compliance against the applicable regulations. […]

  • CAA Scheme of Charges 2018/19

    The revised CAA Schemes of Charges, effective as from 1 April 2018, are now available. We asked for comments on the charge proposals. We are grateful for the submissions received and have published our response (CAP 1626). SW2018/046

  • Testing of English Language Proficiency by Flight and Radiotelephony Examiners

    This notice provides clarification to examiners about the English Language Proficiency assessment process. All examiners should read the English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing guidance on our website and the section called ‘Testing by Flight and Radiotelephony Examiners’. SW2018/44

  • English Language Proficiency for pilots

    This notification provides clarification to licence holders about the English Language Proficiency assessment process. Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) holders who have not converted to Part-FCL, new FRTOL applicants, those holding level 4 or 5 Language Proficiency should be aware that they must hold a valid Language Proficiency validation to operate such equipment. If you […]

  • Low visibility (LV) licence endorsement

    The low visibility (LV) qualification endorsement on UK CAA issued part-FCL licences has not been consistently implemented by Member States and does not indicate if all requirements of operators LVO training are completed. Therefore, from 15 March 2018 the requirement for LV to be endorsed or signed on the ‘ratings, certificates and privileges’ section or […]

  • Airline pilot standards MCC course

    There’s a new multi-crew cooperation course known as the airline pilot standards multi-crew cooperation course, or APS MCC for short. Pilots seeking to take the new course will need to apply to an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) certified by the CAA to deliver it. There will be a final assessment at the end of the […]

  • Airline pilot standards MCC course

    There’s a new multi-crew cooperation course known as the airline pilot standards multi-crew cooperation course or APS MCC for short. Training organisations seeking to gain approval to conduct the new course will need to apply for CAA approval with site floor plans (for new sites only), an approval certificate of the Flight Simulation Training Devices […]

  • Update: Access to Government Aerodromes Aeronautical Information

    This notification updates the information sent on 12 March 2018 as SW2018/038. The CAA has been in dialogue with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regarding open access to all users wishing to acquire aeronautical information relating to government aerodromes. Resulting from these discussions the MAA has now made available for download, free of charge, the […]

  • CAP 403 Publication notification

    CAP 403 2018 Edition 15 is now published. It can be found on the CAA Publications site here: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=32 SW2018/039

  • Access to Government Aerodromes Aeronautical Information

    The CAA has been in dialogue with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regarding open access to all users wishing to acquire aeronautical information relating to government aerodromes. Resulting from these discussions the MAA has now made available for download, free of charge, the latest version of the UK Military Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This can […]

  • Test notification requirements

    From 1 April 2018 the CAA will require test notification to be requested in any instance before an applicant completes a skill test, or a proficiency check or assessment of competence with a non-UK CAA EASA examiner, in accordance with ARA.FCL.205 and section 2.4 of the EASA Examiner Differences Document. The test notification email return must be […]

  • Test notification requirements

    From 1 April 2018 the CAA will require test notification to be requested in any instance before an applicant completes a skill test, or a proficiency check or assessment of competence with a non-UK CAA EASA examiner, in accordance with ARA.FCL.205 and section 2.4 of the EASA Examiner Differences Document. The test notification email return must be […]

  • Notification of ANSP, TO and ITO changes to the CAA

    The CAA is implementing a formal process for the notification of changes to Air Navigational Service Provision and the training of Air Traffic Controllers. The purpose is to ensure continued compliance with the current EU regulations 1035/2011 and 2015/340 and prepare in advance for the forthcoming regulation 2017/373. This process will also affect the way […]

  • Automatic validation of flight crew licences and multi-crew pilot licence take-off and landing

    At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinions 03/2017 and 16/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as regards automatic validation of flight crew licences and multi-crew pilot licence take-off and landing. Introduction of the automatic validation of flight […]

  • Terrain awareness warning systems (TAWS) for newly manufactured aircraft

    At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinion 15/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012. The changes to the requirements for the installation of TAWS align the implementing rules with ICAO provisions contained in Annex 6. SW2018/33

  • Aircrew medical fitness

    At a meeting of the EASA Committee held on 20-21 February, a positive vote was made on a Draft Commission Regulation based on EASA Opinion 14/2016 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012. The changes to the Air OPS implementing rules will introduce preventive measures that will require EU airlines to carry out a psychological assessment […]

  • Guidance for pilots on type rating differences courses

    The EASA Type Ratings and Licence endorsement lists show where additional ‘differences’ training is required, if you are to operate certain variants within a type endorsement. For example, if you have a Type Endorsement B757/767, you can fly one of the aircraft within the endorsement, i.e. the B767, but will require additional training to fly the […]

  • Expired: Guidance for training organisations on type rating differences courses

    This notification has now expired The EASA Type Ratings and Licence endorsement lists show where additional ‘differences’ training is required for a pilot to operate certain variants within a type endorsement.  For example, if a pilot has a Type Endorsement B757/767, they can fly one of the aircraft within the endorsement, i.e. the B767, but will […]

  • Expositions, listings and associated procedures (Part 145, 147, MF, MG)

    For those organisations that have been granted an indirect approval procedure for their exposition amendments, associated listings (e.g. Capability List, Managed Aircraft Listing, etc) and procedures which are referenced within the exposition, please note that there is a requirement to submit these documents to the CAA as soon as they have been approved within your […]

  • Declared Training Organisations – guidance material

    The General Aviation Unit of the CAA has produced a Guidance Document to help Training Organisations take advantage of the incoming European regulations for Declared Training Organisations (DTOs). It is envisaged that the new regulations will come into force on 8 April 2018 with a 12 month transitional period. The document (CAP1637) is designed to […]

  • CAA response on NPA 2017-18 – Unintended or inappropriate rudder use

    The CAA has published a response supporting the revisions proposed in the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-18 which relates to unintended or inappropriate rudder usage — rudder reversals. Read our response to the NPA Read EASA NPA 2017-18 See our website for details of other responses we have made to EASA’s Notices of Proposed Amendments. […]

  • Straight wing / swept wing ex-military jet air display restrictions

    Restrictions on swept wing ex-military jet aircraft, introduced after the Shoreham airshow accident, will remain in place. Precautionary restrictions on straight wing ex-military jet aircraft will be lifted. See Safety Notice SN-2018/001 SW2018/025

  • Converting to an EASA Licence from a UK National/JAR licence

    To fly EASA certified aircraft from 8 April 2018 pilots will need to hold an EASA licence. Please note that the following exceptions apply: 1. National licences for microlights and gyroplanes do not have an equivalent EASA licence to convert to. 2. EASA Balloon and Sailplane licensing is subject to delays in the drafting of […]

  • UK Airprox Board newsletter, February

    UKAB’s February 2018 summary focuses largely on Airprox incidents resulting from sub-optimal airmanship. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at Compton Abbas where two C42 Ikarus aircraft were both joining for a right-hand circuit on runway 26. SW2018/024

  • NERL resilience condition requirement

    The CAA published today notice of a proposal to modify NERL’s licence to require it to produce a resilience plan. Consultation on the proposal closes on 26 March 2018. SW2018/023

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK, Edition 75

    In this latest edition: – letters of agreement – charging portable electronic devices in the cockpit – fuel selectors and fuel filler caps – flight in IMC without a surveillance-based Air Traffic Service (how to minimise the risk) – cowling loss Read all about it here. SW2018/022

  • Unlicensed site owners asked to update details by 7 March

    The CAA and NATS have extended the deadline of a survey to help update the details of unlicensed airfields and aerial sporting activity locations that are made available to airspace users. The details will be updated on the NATS AIS database and be published in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and included on CAA VFR […]

  • Independent monitoring of quality systems

    During recent reviews of organisations it has been noted that functions carried out by the Quality Department/Team have not been subject to independent auditing from someone not involved in the function.  This leads to a Non-Compliance against the monitoring / auditing of the organisation as not all aspects have been audited correctly. Please ensure that […]

  • Consultation: Market Conditions for Terminal Air Navigation Services

    The CAA published its draft advice to the Secretary of State, for consultation, on market conditions for terminal air navigation services in the UK. The CAA’s draft advice is that the provision of these services is subject to market conditions. This consultation closes on 12 March 2018. This consultation and other relevant documents for this […]

  • CAA Response to AAIB Recommendation 2016-044

    As part of the comprehensive review of civil air display safety following the tragic Shoreham Airshow accident, the CAA has published a response to the AAIB recommendation that the CAA will undertake a study to identify and publish meaningful safety indicators for civil display flying. SW2018/017

  • Expired: Transition of frequency assignments to 8.33 KHZ voice channel spacing

    During 2018 most ground stations radios will convert to 8.33 kHz channel spacing. Airspace users must ensure they are correctly equipped and carry an 8.33 kHz capable radio where required. A list of converted ground stations is maintained in an AIP supplement. Pilots are required to check supplement data before they fly and to review […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cheltenham Festival, 13 – 16 March 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cheltenham Festival, between 13 and 16 March 2018. Details of Restricted Airspace in NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 006/2018, which can be found on the NATS website. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/15

  • CAA response to EASA NPA 2017-17

    The CAA has published a comment on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-17. The purpose of this NPA is to develop a harmonised set of flight time limitation (FTL) rules for CAT emergency medical services by aeroplanes and helicopters and the update and harmonisation of FTL for CAT by aeroplane for air taxi operations and single-pilot […]

  • Royal helicopter flights

    For flight safety reasons, the details of royal helicopter flights are now being published by NOTAM and so will also be depicted on airspace mapping apps. Further details can be found on the CAA website. SW2018/013

  • Expired: Voluntary Industry Resilience Group – final report published

    The Voluntary Industry Resilience Group (VIRG) was formed to improve the running of the UK’s aviation network, with the aim of: – Enhancing its day-to-day operating resilience. – Reducing delays. – Reducing (where possible) the associated costs to both industry and passengers. Its final report, published in January 2018, proposes a list of recommended actions […]

  • Expired: Helicopter special events briefing 2018

    Following requests from industry, the British Helicopter Association (with support from the CAA) is reinstating the Special Events Briefing which was last held in 2016. The meeting will enable heliport operators to brief industry on their plans for the coming season and also facilitate an open exchange with industry, with the aim of promoting a […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 125

    In this latest issue of CHIRP: – Is there a systemic problem with aviation? Pilots, ATCOs and engineers report pressure to achieve more output with fewer resources. Are Safety Management Systems too reactive? – EASA regulations and potential legal implications of using Commander’s Discretion are reported as well as the effects of an industrial dispute […]

  • Expired: Pilot logbooks – loss, damage, corruption or theft

    With immediate effect, the CAA will no longer accept the submission of a sworn affidavit as the primary means of accepting hours for the grant of a licence, rating, certificate or the revalidation and extension/or removal of restriction of privileges where an individual is unable to provide logbook evidence of their required hours due to loss, […]

  • Expired: Publication of AIC Y 001/2018 UK Flight Information Services

    The ICAO requirements for a Flight Information Service within Class E and G airspace in the UK are met through a suite of air traffic services that are collectively known as the UK Flight Information Services (FIS). These services are provided in accordance with CAP 774: UK Flight Information Services and are detailed within UK AIP […]

  • Expired: CAA response to AAIB Recommendation 2017-003

    As part of the comprehensive review of civil air display safety following the tragic Shoreham Airshow accident, the CAA reviewed the categories of aircraft that pilots can have on their display authorisations to show the different aircraft performances and reflect the differing skills required to fly each category of aircraft. The CAA has published its […]

  • Expired: Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and administrative requirements and guidance

    The CAA has published a consultation containing proposed amendments to CAP 403, Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance, which are planned to be effective from 1 April 2018. The consultation is open for comments until 2 February 2018. This consultation period allows the regulated community to provide feedback on the changes to […]

  • EASA NPA 2017-21 Remote Tower Operations

    EASA has recently launched a consultation on NPA 2017-21 Technical and operational requirements for remote tower operations. Stakeholders are asked to respond to this consultation in the manner indicated in the text. This consultation should not be confused with the CAA consultation on the draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers, which should […]

  • Airspace design: new airspace change portal launched

    The CAA has today launched its new airspace change portal which helps ensure that the revised process, announced in December 2017, is fair, transparent, comprehensible and proportionate. The portal launched today is an interim solution, using existing online tools to enable transparent consultation on new proposals, while we procure and build a purpose-built, long-term solution. […]

  • CAA response to EASA NPA 2017-15

    The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2017-15  – Non ETOPS operations using performance class A aeroplanes with a maximum operational passenger seating configuration of 19 or less. You can read the response on our website. SW2017/230

  • CAA response to EASA NPA 2017-10

    The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2017-10  – Software assurance level requirements for safety assessment of changes to air traffic management / air navigation services functional systems. You can read the response on our website. SW2017/229

  • UK overflight of non ICAO compliant permit to fly aircraft

    Further to successive recommendations by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the CAA now allows both foreign home built aircraft and certain historic foreign registered aircraft types allowed into the UK without applying for a permit. Information on this general exemption is published in Official Record Series 4 ORS4 No.1249. SW2017/228

  • English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing

    The CAA has published guidance for training organisations and examiners on carrying out an informal language proficiency assessment. The guidance provides information about the criteria for achieving an Expert / Level 6 rating,  assessing native speakers and the ICAO rating scale. You can read the language proficiency guidance on our website. SW2017/227

  • EASA Certification Specifications Version 4

    EASA published Version 4 of the Certification Specifications on 11th December 2017. Aerodromes should be aware of the recent publication and assess their compliance with the new and amended certification specifications included in the version. We have included a new CB template on the aerodromes webpage available for download. The template should be forwarded to […]

  • Expired: ATM Implementing Regulation update

    EASA has recently published an ‘Easy Access Rules’ consolidation of Regulation (EU) 2017/373 – the Air Traffic Management Common Requirements Implementing Regulation (ATM IR) – supporting Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material. A link to this material has been added to the CAA’s ATM IR web page, which also features a number of minor […]

  • Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design

    We have now published the new process for changing airspace design.  Airspace Design: guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements (CAP 1616) is available on our website, along with a technical annex setting out environmental requirements. Other supporting documentation is available on our website. The new process will take […]

  • Expired: Consultation on the draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers

    We are inviting industry stakeholders to comment on the CAA’s draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers. The consultation runs from 13 December 2017 to 26 January 2018. The CAA will publish the outcome of the consultation on conclusion, and will then publish the policy itself on 26 February 2018. SW2017/223

  • e-Licensing launches for commercial pilots

    Commercial pilots can now apply for a licence online. The new service is part of the CAA’s plans to update the personnel licensing system for the UK aviation industry with private licence applications following next year. Once registered with an account, pilots can track the progress of their application, view the privileges they hold and […]

  • Expired: CHIRP GA Feedback Edition 74

    In this latest edition of CHIRP, we cover: – Distractions, changes in routine and checklists – Post maintenance flight tests – Practice Forced Landings away from an airfield – Cessna seat latches, and much more. Read all about it. SW2017/221

  • Expired: UK Airprox Board: 2016 Report

    The Report by the UK Airprox Board (Blue Book 32) provides analysis of 2016’s incidents. It includes observations and lessons – incidents are broken down by aviation sector, airspace, risk distributions, incident rates and causal factors – and a short catalogue of 2016 Airprox. http://www.airproxboard.org.uk/Reports-and-analysis/Annual-Airprox-summary-reports/ SW2017/220

  • Kidde handheld fire extinguishers recall

    The FAA has issued a Special Awareness Information Bulletin (SAIB CE-18-05) advising of concerns with certain Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles, which may become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. The manufacturer has issued a recall notice that involves 134 models of fire extinguishers […]

  • Expired: Revised PPL Ground Exam guidance

    A revised standards document for PPL Ground examinations has been published. You can view the new document here. SW2017/217

  • Expired: Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2018/19

    We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2018/19. For more information, and to submit comments, please view the consultation. All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 8 February 2018. SW2017/216

  • Expired: Call recording at Flight Information Service (FIS) aerodromes: Consultation

    We are consulting on the proposal to modify the requirement for CAP 670 FISO recording, which would require all Flight Information Service (FIS) units to ensure that two-way radiotelephony recording is implemented. Please see our consultation page for all the details. SW2017/215

  • Expired: Terminal Air Navigation Services (TANS) in the UK: Call for evidence

    We are calling for evidence regarding the Terminal Air Navigation Services (TANS) in the UK. This is to assist and advise the Secretary of State for Transport on whether market conditions continue to exist, as set out under Article 3 of the European Regulation No 391/2013. See the consultation here. SW2017/214

  • Pilot Training Review final report published

    We have published CAP 1581 – Pilot Training Review Final Report: Recommendations and Conclusions alongside three interim reports (Gap Analysis, Literature Review and Interview Study). This study, initiated and funded by the CAA, looks at all aspects of pilot training in order to ensure relevance as aircraft technologies and training methodologies develop, and to identify […]

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 124

    CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 124 has been published. In this edition: Missed RT calls and ‘stepped on’ transmissions: why do they happen and what can be done? High temperatures in the cabin and flight deck and an unserviceable air conditioning pack: press on or delay the flight? Low temperature issues: a passenger concerned about […]

  • Transfer to Declared Training Organisations – timetable announced

    The transition timetable to allow existing private pilot Registered Training Facilities to transfer to the new Declared Training Organisation (DTO) category, which allows much simpler oversight, has been announced by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Subject to final approval by the European Commission, the process will run from 8 April 2018 to 8 April […]

  • Expired: Pilot licensing gets a makeover

    UK pilots applying for a licence or rating will soon benefit from a new streamlined process. From early December, commercial pilots will be able to make applications via a new online ‘e-Licensing’ system, and then track its progress through a personal portal account. As well as the introduction of the e-Licensing portal, the counter service […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – central London, 12 November 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a national ceremony to mark Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, central London on 12 November 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M084/2017 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/209

  • Expired: CAA response on NPA 2017-14

    The CAA has commented on EASA NPA 2017-14, certification specifications and guidance material for the design of surface-level VFR heliports located at aerodromes that fall under the scope of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (CS-HPT-DSN Issue 1). SW2017/208

  • Replacement parts for UK factory-built C42 aircraft

    The CAA has authorised Comco-Ikarus to provide replacement parts directly for factory built (type approved) C42 aircraft.  This arrangement is a short-term measure while Red Aviation’s approval is suspended. Full details are available on the CAA website. SW2017/207

  • CAP 772 update: guidance concerning aerodrome wildlife hazard management

    Following collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts, we have published updated guidance material concerning wildlife hazard management at aerodromes (CAP 772). The principal changes in this revision address changes to bird/wildlife strike occurrence reporting procedures due to Regulation (EU) 376/2014. Further details concerning the reporting of occurrences can be found at www.caa.co.uk/MOR. Other significant […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Wales Rally GB, 27-29 October 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wales Rally GB 2017 at various sites in Wales and England between 27 and 29 October 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M083/2017 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/205

  • Expired: Part-147 MTOE: Letter of Transmittal (LOT) removal

    The approval procedure for Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation Expositions (MTOE) has changed. Previously, the MTOE was produced with the Letter of Transmittal (LOT) included. This was then signed and included with the MTOE for submission to the relevant authority. The authority will now indicate the approval of the MTOE and its amendments via a standard […]

  • TrainingCom Autumn 2017

    We have published TrainingCom Autumn 2017 – news and advice for the training professional: knowledge, best practice and standardisation. This issue covers: controlled airspace infringements; stalling; booking skills tests; use of GPS during VFR navigation training; dual flight; assessment of ME engine failure after take-off (EFATO); instructor assessment of competencies; unannounced CAA flight examiner visits […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Cabin Crew Feedback, Issue 64 – Sept 2017 now available

    Issue 64 of Cabin Crew Feedback discusses topics including: the minimum cabin crew complement on aircraft and cabin crew experience, rest between standby and training duties, rules for cabin crew flying when pregnant, out of date crew lifejackets and poor aircraft design. SW2017/201

  • SAIP AD1 airspace change proposal: decision published

    We have published our decision relating to the Swanwick Airspace Improvements Programme (SAIP_ Airspace Development (AD)1 Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of the decision document has been published on our website. SW2017/200

  • Part 145 overseas OJT approval application

    Organisations who wish to apply for UK CAA Part 145 overseas approval of their OJT in support of type rating issue can now do so, via this application form, available on the CAA website. SW2017/197

  • Expired: Guidance for NERL in preparing its Business Plan for Reference Period 3: consultation document

    We are seeking views on the CAA’s proposed guidance to NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3 (RP3). For more information, and to submit comments, see consultations.caa.co.uk. All comments must be received before 10 November 2017. SW2017/196

  • Expired: New Aircraft Maintenance Licence Part 66 examination delivery system

    In line with the recent change to the Flight Crew Licensing examinations, all AML Part 66 examinations will transition from the LAMP system to the Quadrant system. The first module exams delivered via the new Quadrant system will be on the 14 October with all modules and part module exams transitioned to Quadrant by the […]

  • Cost sharing flights

    We have published information intended to provide guidance for when the actual direct costs of a passenger transport flight may be shared between the occupants of an aircraft without having to comply with the regulations applicable to Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport flights. Our website contains updated information, also available in PDF format, alongside […]

  • CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-13 – Update of flight simulation training devices requirements

    The CAA has published a response on EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-13 Update of flight simulation training devices requirements – Upset prevention and recovery training, FSTD inspector competencies framework, training matrix. You can read the response on our website. SW2017/193  

  • CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-05 (A) & (B) – UAS operations

    The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-05 (A) & (B) titled ‘Unmanned aircraft system operations in the open and specific category’. You can read the response on our website. SW2017/191  

  • Applications for a Part FCL PPL licence that include JAR training

    Please note that applications for the issue of a Part FCL PPL where an exemption has been issued to enable JAR training to be used towards the training requirements for the Part FCL PPL licence must be received by the UK CAA by close of business on 29 September 2017. Any applications received after this date […]

  • Expired: Listen up: CAA announces changes to airspace squawks

    The latest listening-out squawks, designed to help general aviation pilots steer safely clear of controlled airspace, are today being updated. New codes are being introduced (Liverpool, Brize Norton and Southend) along with changes to several existing ones. For access to the new codes, as well as a handy downloadable chart including all the changes, go […]

  • SERA implementation

    The UK is currently implementing the final part of the ‘Standardised European Rules of the Air’ (SERA – Regulation (EU) 923/2012), effective 12 October 2017. In addition to amending the key CAPs and the UK AIP, we have updated our consolidation of SERA, the ANO and The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 ahead of 12 […]

  • Electrical powered sailplanes EASA Emergency AD 2017-0167-E

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2017-0167-E due to occurrences of fire in the front electric sustainer battery packs affecting  Glasflügel 304 eS, Discus-2c FES and LAK-17B FES powered sailplanes. This requires modification of the battery packs before next flight. Removal of the battery packs is an acceptable alternative […]

  • UK Airprox Board newsletter, July

    UKAB’s July 2017 summary focuses largely on Airprox incidents resulting from sub-optimal airmanship. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at Biggin Hill where a PA28 conducting a downwind join came into conflict with a C152 ahead. The lesson is that pilots should make early decisions if things start going wrong with their plan, […]

  • Skyway Code updated and available to buy in hard copy

    The CAA’s guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice has been updated and is available to download  at www.caa.co.uk/skywaycode. Printed copies are now available to buy direct from aviation supplier AFE online. SW2017/185

  • Update to CAP 1032 Aerodrome FISO Licensing

    This amendment to Edition 2 of CAP 1032 clarifies the requirement for aerodrome FISO licence applicants to have passed the examination and written assessment for the grant of a Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence and amends the text relating to exempting qualifications as it applies to the holder of a Royal Air Force or Royal […]

  • EU 2017/373: Air Traffic Management Implementing Regulation

    We have launched a new webpage (www.caa.co.uk/atmir) to help everyone involved in ANS provision understand how EU Regulation 2017/373 will affect them. The regulation and its 13 annexes lay down common requirements for air traffic management (ATM) service providers, and the oversight of ATM/air navigation services (ANS) and network functions. We will update the webpage […]

  • Guidance of portable electronic devices

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority keeps all rules and regulations under constant review to ensure they remain current and based on the latest research and information available. Our priority is always the safety of passengers and crew and we continue to work with airlines, manufacturers and international regulators to drive improvements in safety standards across […]

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Edinburgh, 28 August – 4 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for events in the vicinity of the Forth Road Crossings, Edinburgh between 28 August and 4 September 2017. Restricted airspace is detailed by NOTAM and in briefing sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in the ‘News’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/177

  • Issue 2 of SI2017/01 to CAP 797 FISO Manual

    Issue 2 of Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2017/01 to CAP 797 Edition 3 was published on 24 August 2017, effective 12 October 2017 and replaces Issue 1 which was notified in SW2017/161 on 17 August 2017. This SI details changes to CAP 797 resulting from the amendment of Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of […]

  • CAA decision published for FASI(N) airspace change proposal

    The CAA has published its decision relating to the NATS – Revised ATS route structure over the Irish Sea (Isle of Man and Antrim Sectors) Airspace Change Proposal.  A copy of the decision document, along with other documentation related to the Proposal and our assessment of it, can be found on our airspace change page. […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Rhyl, 27 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Rhyl, Denbighshire on 27 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/173

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Ayr, 2-3 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Scottish Air Show at Ayr on 2 and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M074/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows on 3 September 2017; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/172

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Portrush, County Antrim, 2-3 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Portrush, County Antrim for airshow on 2 and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M073/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/171

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bournemouth, Dorset, 30 August – 3 September 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Bournemouth Air Festival, Dorset, between 30 August and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M067/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows on 31 August, 1 September and 2 September; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply […]

  • A national system to improve electronic conspicuity

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. A survey on the types of devices private pilots already use and what they would prefer to use in future will be open until 29 September: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UKGAEC SW2017/162

  • Expired: SI2017/01 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction SI2017/01 details changes made to the Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual (CAP 797), relating to the amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) by Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 1185/2016. SW2017/161

  • Expired: UK ATM Vocabulary – CAP 1430 Edition 2 published

    Edition 2 of the UK Air Traffic Management Vocabulary (CAP1430) has now been published. It becomes effective on 12 October 2017 and includes amendments introduced by the second phase of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C) which represents the final stage of SERA development. Further information on […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 73

    In this edition of CHIRP air transport Feedback: Know your ATCO from your FISO and A/G operator. Airspace infringements; how to avoid them and what to do in the event of infringing. Two examples of well-handled engine failures in the circuit. Transponders and the altitude facility; terminology and tolerances. Plus an unexpected source of FOD, […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – The Solent and Portsmouth, 16 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for events in The Solent and Portsmouth on 16 August 2017. Restricted Airspace is detailed by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ (dated 15/08/2017) in ‘News’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/156

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Fowey, Cornwall, 17 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Fowey, Cornwall on 17 August 2017. Details of Airspace Restrictions by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/151

  • Expired: Notification of receipt of ACP consultation feedback report and formal ACP submission

    The CAA has received a copy of the Edinburgh ACP Second Consultation Feedback Report relating to the proposed SIDs, Arrival Transitions (and associated hold) airspace change proposal. The report can be found on our website under ‘Sponsor’s external feedback report on second consultation – Issue 1’. Edinburgh Airport has also formally submitted its Airspace Change […]

  • Expired: Part 145 – lost capability

    This Information Notice (IN2017/033) informs Part 145 organisations of the actions that may be taken by the CAA where it is identified that an organisation is temporarily unable to fulfil the Part 145 requirements for a particular product, part, appliance or process listed on its approval certificate. SW2017/145

  • Expired: Update to SAFETY DIRECTIVE: Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 return to service requirements

    Safety Directive SD-2017/001 which concerned the conditions for the return to service of Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 following a fatal accident in Norway with an EC225LP on 29 April 2016 has been amended to reflect the latest airworthiness directive published by EASA. There are no other significant changes. The new directive SD-2017/002 supersedes SD-2017/001. […]

  • Expired: SI 2017/05 to MATS Part 1 published: SERA Part C Phase 2

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2017/05 incorporates into CAP 493 Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 a number of air traffic service requirements introduced by the second phase of Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C). This represents the final stage of SERA development and follows MATS Part […]

  • Expired: Edition 123 of CHIRP air transport FEEDBACK

    In this edition of CHIRP air transport Feedback: Are you fit to control/fly? Air Traffic Controllers working night shifts and flight crew feeling pressured to work overtime; Engineering manpower: what are the rules about the resources required?; A pilot shares a human error that resulted in a level bust – an honest report that contains […]

  • Expired: Spar sets produced by Croydon Aircraft Company of New Zealand

    The CAA has been advised that some spar sets produced by The Croydon Aircraft Company of New Zealand may not be to OEM drawing. This Information Notice (IN-2017/032) contains advice and details of the work underway to investigate the matter. SW2017/138

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Cowes, 4 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Cowes, Isle of Wight, on 4 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/137

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – The Solent, 27 July – 1 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for visit of USS George H W Bush between 27 July and 1 August. Restricted airspace at Stokes Bay in The Solent. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in ‘New’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/135

  • Expired: UK Airprox Board newsletter, June

    UKAB’s June 2017 summary focuses on Airprox incidents resulting from stretched military ATC units and incidents in and around the visual circuit. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at North Wield where a C152 conducting a very wide downwind track came into conflict with a PA28 joining downwind/base leg. The lesson is that […]

  • Expired: Aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services – provision of extinguishing agents

    The purpose of this Information Notice (IN2017/031) is to advise aerodrome operators that the CAA intends to withdraw UK Acceptable Means of Compliance (AltMoC) 4 (see CAP 1168), and change CAP 168 Chapter 8 in order to align the complementary extinguishing agent requirements at UK licensed and certificated aerodromes with the standards and recommended practices […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bedfordshire, 6 August 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Old Warden (Shuttleworth) Bedfordshire on 6 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/132

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Plymouth, 27-28 July 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for MTV Crashed event at Plymouth on 27 and 28 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet, under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in ‘New’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/131

  • Expired: Noise impacts survey

    We are looking at how we can influence the aviation industry’s noise performance, and we would like to hear from people impacted by aviation noise to get a better understanding of what you would like us to do about noise. We intend to use this information to inform how we use our existing powers to improve […]

  • Expired: SAFETY DIRECTIVE: Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 return to service requirements

    The purpose of this Safety Directive (SD-2017/001) is to assure safe operations of Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 following a fatal accident in Norway with an EC225LP on 29 April 2016 and replaces SD 2016/003. As a result of the further report from Accident Investigation Board Norway issued on 28 April 2017, ongoing discussions with […]

  • Expired: Changes to birdstrike reporting procedures

    The UK Birdstrike Reporting Portal and birdstrike reporting form SRG 2004 will be withdrawn on 1 August 2017. This follows the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 376/2014. Wildlife strikes, including bird strikes, will not be differentiated from other reportable occurrences. For information and advice on the reporting methods available from 1 August, please visit our […]

  • Operational rules for balloons

    The EASA Committee of the European Commission met on 28-29 June and voted positively to introduce the first part of the Balloon Regulation, namely Balloon Air Operations. The new regulation is expected to be published and become European law either in late 2017 or early 2018.  However, it will not enter into force until 8 April 2019, with […]

  • Classification of runways

    An EASA Committee meeting was held on 28-29 June where a positive vote was made to amend regulation (EU) N° 139/2014 covering the definitions of runway approaches. The changes to the definitions resulted from an ICAO expert work group. The work will facilitate the use of PBN and GNSS approaches at aerodromes enhancing safety. The […]

  • Intention to remove restrictions on H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters

    UK and Norwegian regulators have announced their intention for the removal of restrictions on H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters, which prevent operators using the helicopters. The move follows extensive investigation, testing and changes to the helicopter and its maintenance. Read our press release for more information. SW2017/115

  • Issue 63 of CHIRP cabin crew FEEDBACK

    Issue 63 of Cabin Crew FEEDBACK discusses the high number of roster related reports submitted to CHIRP, and fatigue and its effects. Other topics discussed include pushback with passengers standing, the use of commander’s discretion, flight crew controlled rest, rest breaks during flying duties and charging of electrical devices during flight. SW2017/113

  • New commercial pilot examination question delivery system

    This Information Notice highlights to industry, stakeholders and students the introduction of three additional answer style questions for commercial pilots’ examinations, with the launch of a new delivery platform – Quadrant. SW2017/112

  • Expired: Hawker Hunter series aeroplanes on UK civil register

    The CAA has withdrawn the Safety Directive which grounded all Hawker Hunter aircraft on the UK register. This action is a result of the CAA concluding there were no airworthiness issues relating to the Hawker Hunter aircraft that caused or contributed to the accident. This is based on our own extensive review and the AAIB’s final […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Holkham, 23 July 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Holkham, North Norfolk on 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/107

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Marham, Norfolk, 21 July 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Royal Air Force Marham, Norfolk, 20 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on the AIC […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cranwell, Lincolnshire, 21 July 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Royal Air Force Cranwell, Lincolnshire on 21 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on […]

  • Expired: Consultation on core elements of the regulatory framework for Heathrow expansion

    This consultation follows on from our January 2017 consultation on the priorities and timetable for our programme of work on the economic regulation of new capacity at Heathrow. It confirms our priorities and seeks views on our latest thinking on the development of core elements of the regulatory framework for Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL). SW2017/103

  • Expired: Compliance monitoring – certificated aerodromes

    This Information Notice provides advice and guidance to enable aerodrome operators to align their compliance monitoring process with the CAA’s oversight cycle. It includes compliance questions related to the subjects that form the annual CAA Audit. SW2017/101

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Northamptonshire, 16 July 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Northamptonshire on 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Wimbledon, 1-17 July 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships between 1 and 17 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M034/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on the AIC […]

  • Expired: Requirements for providing recorded surveillance data by ANSPs to the CAA or AAIB

    This Information Notice reminds ANSPs of their obligations for providing recorded surveillance data to the CAA or the AAIB following an accident or incident, and provides advance notification of changes to current CAP 670 policy statements affecting surveillance recording and replay systems. SW2017/96

  • Expired: Supplementary Instruction to CAP 493 – incident reporting

    Our Supplementary Instruction (SI 2017/03) to CAP 493 updates Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 Section 6, a quick reference guide for Air Traffic Control officers concerning occurrence reporting. SW2017/93

  • Expired: CAA closes Competition Act investigation

    The CAA has decided to close the Chapter II element of its investigation on a suspected abuse of dominant position by East Midlands International Airport and its parent company, the Manchester Airports Group. For details of the investigation and further information on this decision, please visit our website. SW2017/92

  • Type rating instructor revalidation and renewal

    This Information Notice clarifies that when an applicant applies for a revalidation of an SFI certificate they shall have completed, within 12 months plus the remainder of the month in which the proficiency check was passed, a proficiency check on each of the types for which privileges are to be revalidated. SW2017/90

  • Verification of third country ICAO licences

    This Information Notice introduces form SRG2142 for the verification of third country ICAO licences to ensure that pilots/instructors/examiners who apply on the basis of credit from a third country licence are aware of the requirement to have their licence verified. SW2017/87

  • Expired: EASA Safety Information Bulletin 2017-08

    EASA has published SIB 2017-08 (Access for Rescue and Fire Fighting Services at Aerodromes) in response to a number of incidents where rescue and fire-fighting services (RFFS) access has been impeded. The intent of this SIB is to raise awareness of aerodrome operators about the need to provide convenient access for RFFS vehicles to areas […]

  • Expired: Edition 72 of CHIRP general aviation FEEDBACK

    This edition of CHIRP FEEDBACK covers how a pilot’s seat sliding backwards after take-off very nearly resulted in an accident. Unfortunately, an accident did occur when a pilot was a victim of the condition known as ‘confirmation bias’. It also discusses transponders, how to get the best out of Air Traffic Control and how to get […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, 14-16 June 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the rehearsals of HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast between 14 and 16 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M023/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/77

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Suffolk, Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire 17 June 2017

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for HM The Queen’s birthday flypast on 17 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Suffolk, Essex, London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M032/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/75

  • Expired: New Skyway Code launched to give GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice

    We have published a new online guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice. The Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with quick and easy access to key information and condenses ‘must know’ information on UK GA flying into an easy to navigate PDF. The guide includes illustrations throughout and as well […]

  • Expired: Balloon operations – safety matters

    This Safety Notice provides the latest safety guidance for all balloon operations/operators, with particular emphasis on passenger-related matters and advice on pilot training and decision making. SW2017/73

  • Expired: CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-04 – Aerodrome rules

    The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-04 ‘Regular update of Aerodrome Rules-CS-ADR-DSN- Issue 4’. Read the response on our website SW2017/72

  • Expired: Guidance on future provisions for aeronautical information

    This Information Notice is aimed at organisations and personnel who originate, exchange, validate, store or process aeronautical information and data published in the United Kingdom Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This must now meet requirements in EU regulations 73/2010 (ADQIR); 139/2014 (Aerodrome Regulation); and future EU 2017/373 Annex VI (Part AIS) – as set out in […]

  • Expired: NATS VOR replacement programme update

    The Isle of Man VOR will be temporarily withdrawn to allow replacement of the equipment. For more information about the process and impact of the replacement, see our Information Notice. SW2017/71

  • Expired: Withdrawal of CAA SID PBN Replication Policy

    The CAA Standard Instrument Departure (SID) PBN Replication Policy has been withdrawn pending review and amendment, primarily to remove reference to consultation arrangements, which will now be covered by guidance issued as part of the Airspace Change Process.  This Replication Policy, together with the policies for the PBN replication of Standard Arrival Routes (STARs) and […]

  • Expired: Guidance for Part-147 Instructors (CAP 1528) published

    Replacing CAA Standards Document 46 V1, CAP 1528 provides guidance for assessing the qualifications, skills, competency and the revalidation of Part-147 Instructors, Knowledge Examiners, Exam Invigilators and Practical Assessors. SW2017/64  

  • Urgent: Important information for SkyWise app users

    A new version of the SkyWise app is being released this week and will be available to download for Apple and Android devices. Please ensure that you have the option for ‘Automatic Downloads’ turned on in your device’s settings so that you can continue to receive notifications. Guidance for Apple devices Guidance for Android devices […]

  • Expired: Small unmanned Aircraft – NQE standardisation

    This information notice notifies all persons who may be associated with National Qualifies Entities (NQEs), or who may use their services, of the intended role and scope of the privileges granted under the CAA approval. It will also provide additional guidance on the CAA’s expectations with respect to the assessment process and the standardisation considerations […]

  • Expired: Airprox awareness campaign

    The number of Airprox incidents involving general aviation aircraft in the UK has been steadily increasing for a number of years. Spring usually sees a particularly sharp increase as the weather improves. The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has now launched an awareness campaign to remind pilots of how to minimise the risk of being involved […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition No 122 now available

    This issue highlights Air Traffic Controller fatigue: how do you help a colleague who you suspect is affected by fatigue? How would you respond to a colleague’s concern about you? It also deals with flight crew fatigue reports being classified as ‘unfit’ and the pressure to report for work. Other reports include cockpit iPad installations […]