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  • CAP1428 – Impacts of space weather on aviation

    CAP1428 has been revised to include details relating to ICAO Space Weather Advisories and Met Office Space Weather Products and Services. The updates also provide guidance on Safety Risk Assessments for industry when considering the threat of a severe space weather event.

  • Edition 3 of CAP 738 Aerodrome Safeguarding

    A new edition of CAP 738 has been published and includes information on Heliport safeguarding; information on safeguarding IFPs; the latest planning procedures and the new crane notification areas. CAP 738 is available for download from the CAA website. SW2020/240

  • ALERT FOR RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Remembrance Day commemorations at Cenotaph, Whitehall, Central London on 8 November 2020. Details of each event by NOTAM. AIC M081/2020 will refer at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones

  • Stay in Control; Angle of Attack

    The next chapter in our General Aviation Stay in Control safety campaign covers Angle of Attack. Airspeed and angle of attack is a topic often debated, sometimes hotly, around airfields or in the bar and some positions go like this: “If you have good airspeed you’ll be fine” — not necessarily… The campaign, launched in […]

  • Infringement update: Index and summary

    Over the last twelve months Local Airspace Infringement Teams and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) have produced 25 narratives to help pilots avoid infringing airspace at known hot-spots around the UK. This final update sets out a simple ‘index’ of the narratives and a summary of the key points that may help pilots avoid infringing […]

  • Updated:UK approach to recreational general aviation safety: An independent review

    This independent review was commissioned and funded by the Department for Transport (DfT)following a commitment to do so in the “Aviation 2050: The Future of Aviation” green paper which set out for public consultation a number of policy options to improve aviation safety. This update includes Ministerial endorsement and post consultation comments by the CAA.

  • Economic regulation of Gatwick: consultation on new commitments

    We have published a consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on its proposed approach to updating the economic regulation of Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL). Its current regulation is based on a set of commitments that expire on 31 March 2021, and GAL finalised a set of new proposed commitments earlier this year.

  • UAS Master Glossary and Abbreviations

    Our UAS Unit has now published ‘CAP 722D – UAS Operations in UK Airspace – Master Glossary and Abbreviations’ to support the complete CAP 722 series of documents for Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in the United Kingdom.

  • Jamming trial ended early: Luce Bay

    Jamming activity impacting electronic situational awareness devices, UAS command systems and GNSS receivers in and around Luce Bay has ended early. The activity was originally planned to run until 4 December 2020.

  • Runway maintenance – equipment control

    A recent incident at a UK aerodrome led to maintenance equipment being left on the runway. This incident is currently subject to AAIB investigation. It has become apparent that a lack of tool control, and security of equipment carried on aerodrome vehicles were contributory factors. Aerodrome operators should ensure that: procedures for both routine maintenance […]

  • Withdrawal of CAP 624 Air Traffic Controller – Performance objectives

    We will shortly be withdrawing the CAP 624 series of documents. The elements covering ratings (ADV, ADI, APP, APS, ACS) will be reviewed with the aim to republish at a later date. In the meantime Air Navigation Service Providers and ATC training organisations are advised to retain those references in their training documentation and, if […]

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 136

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 136 was produced during the COVID-19 summer period, which saw a reduction in reporting to CHIRP as a result of decreased flying rates.  Operating under stress because of redundancy fears was one of the frequently reported issues, and this is mentioned in two of the articles, one about flying and one about […]

  • Operation of ‘Permit-to-Fly’ Ex-Military Aircraft on the UK Register (Edition 8, 2020)

    CAP 632: Operation of ‘Permit-to-Fly’ Ex-Military Aircraft on the UK Register specifies the operational requirements that an applicant for the issue of a Permit-to-Fly for an ex-military aircraft is required to meet. The maintenance requirements are set out in BCAR Chapters A8-23 and A8-25. This new edition updates requirements and expands guidance for operators of […]

  • Expired: Jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS): 12 – 16 Oct, Scottish West Coast

    Jamming activity will take place 12 -16 October (inclusive) affecting airspace in and around the Scottish West Coast near the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides. The activity may affect GNSS based navigation and timing devices.  Jamming may impact systems up to 40,000FT AMSL within a radius of up to 90NM of N 57° […]

  • Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Post Implementation Review

    While it had been expected that Stage 7 PIR of the Farnborough Airport airspace change would begin in the latter part of 2020, the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the activity levels of both IFR Commercial Air Transport and General Aviation. It has been agreed by the CAA, sponsor and GA stakeholders […]

  • Pilot survey on the use of moving maps

    Why do some pilots use moving maps and others don’t? The Airspace Infringement Working Group (AIWG) has developed a new online survey to follow up on issues highlighted through causal factor analysis of reported airspace infringements. Please pass this link on to anyone who may wish to share their views on the use of moving […]

  • Infringement update: Farnborough CAS

    The twenty-fifth in the Airspace & Safety Initiative’s hot-spot narrative series has been written by the team at Farnborough Air Traffic Service Unit and members of the Wessex Local Airspace Infringement Team.   It focusses on the Farnborough Controlled Airspace (CAS) structure to help pilots learn directly from factors identified in the 7 months since […]

  • Heathrow Airport Limited’s request for RAB readjustment

    This consultation document has been published response to the request made by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) in July 2020 for the CAA to change its approach to the calculation of its regulatory asset base (RAB) to take account of the actual and expected impact of the covid-19 pandemic on its revenues in 2020 and 2021. […]

  • CAA charge proposal delay

    The CAA recognises the enormous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation and aerospace industries. For this reason, we delayed the increase to our scheme of charges for an initial period of three months to 30 June 2020 and a further 3 months to 30 Sep 2020. Having reviewed this decision in […]

  • Using UK National Permit to Fly aeroplanes and amateur-built microlights for initial pilot training

    Earlier this year we opened two consultations on proposals to extend paid-for initial (Ab initio) pilot training to be conducted using certain aeroplanes which hold a UK national Permit to Fly (PtF) and amateur-built microlights, to trainees that are not owners of the aircraft. Having completed a detailed analysis we have now published the results […]

  • Distance Learning & Virtual Reality

    Guidance for use of Web based training, Distance Learning, Simulation and Virtual Reality (CAP1933) now published. This document provides guidance on Distance Learning within UK Part 147 Organisations with respect to AMC 147.A.130(a) Training procedures and quality system (Annex IV to ED Decision 2020/002/R).

  • Launch of Electronic Conspicuity (EC) rebate scheme

    Rebates of up to £250 for new Electronic Conspicuity (EC) devices are now available thanks to funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) aimed at encouraging more adoption of EC. Full details on those eligible to apply, EC devices and how to claim a rebate are available on the CAA website at www.caa.co.uk/ec SW/2020/215

  • EASA Form 15c

    Organisations and Certifying Staff are reminded that since 24 March 2020 it is only possible to issue an EASA Form 15c for aircraft within the scope of Part-ML. An EASA Form 15b must not be issued. For further information please see the Part-ML guidance on the CAA website. SW2020/213

  • Validity dates for people using the ORS4 licensing Exemptions

    If you have used one of the ORS4 licensing exemptions (1409, 1410, 1411 and 1412) please note that when revalidating the rating/class by proficiency check or check with instructor, the expiry date will be 12 months or 24 months (dependent on the rating/class) from the month when the check was taken. ORS4 extensions of validity […]

  • CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 72

    CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 72 focuses on the changes in the aviation industry as an effect of COVID-19. As stress and anxiety levels soar, it’s important to support one another and to work together as a team. Looking out for one another has never been so important. SW2020/211

  • Updated guidance for crane users (CAP 1096)

    Update to CAP 1096 – new applicability date. Revised CAP 1096 provides guidance to crane users on the new crane notification process and lighting and marking requirements applicable to cranes. The guidance should be considered relevant to users of all cranes exceeding a height of 10 m above ground level (AGL) or that of the […]

  • Ending of Certain Licensing and Medical Exemptions During November and December 2020

    The CAA recognises the significant and sudden impact that Covid-19 has had on the UK General Aviation (GA) sector during 2020.  To support the sector through this most challenging period, the CAA has provided a suite of temporary alleviation exemptions to provide maximum flexibility, whilst maintaining safety assurance to support organisations, operators, pilots and students. […]

  • EU Exit: Medical transfer application recommended submission by 1st October

    Medical certificate holders who are considering transferring their licence to another EASA Member State are reminded of the advice to apply at least 3 months prior to the end of the transition period (31 December 2020).  Applications received after October 1st will be processed on a best endeavours basis. However, there may be insufficient time […]

  • EU Exit: FCL transfer application recommended submission by 1st October

    Flightcrew licence holders who are considering transferring their licence to another EASA Member State are reminded of the advice to apply at least 3 months prior to the end of the transition period (31 December 2020).  Applications received after October 1st will be processed on a best endeavours basis. However, there may be insufficient time […]

  • EU Exit: Part-66 transfer application recommended submission by 1st October

    Part-66 licence holders who are considering transferring their licence to another EASA Member State are reminded of the advice to apply at least 3 months prior to the end of the transition period (31 December 2020). Applications received after October 1st will be processed on a best endeavours basis.  However, there may be insufficient time […]

  • Expired: Infringement update: Luton Controlled Airspace

    The latest hot-spot narrative highlights the risk of airspace infringements around Luton Control Areas (CTA) and Control Zone (CTR). Written by members of the Luton Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT) it includes guidance and suggestions to help reduce the risk.

  • Readiness for Brexit

    For an update on the CAA’s readiness for the end of the UK-EU ‘transition period’, please go to: https://www.caa.co.uk/Blog-Posts/Readiness-for-Brexit/

  • COVID-19 – Ending of licensing exemptions, 22 November 2020

    We have been working closely with the industry during the initial phase of COVID-19 to help aviation’s continuing operations and recovery. The initial set of COVID licence exemptions, that included extending licence validity dates, expire on 22 November 2020. Industry and licence holders are asked to make sure they will then comply with the standard […]

  • CAP 493 SI 2020/04 – Wake Turbulence

    The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction is to detail changes made to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) to implement the wake turbulence related aspects of Amendment 9 to ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM, and to amend aspects of existing MATS Part 1 wake turbulence content following a review by the […]

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

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Battle of Britain flying displays at Lashenden/Headcorn Aerodrome, between 25 and 27 September 2020. Details of the displays by NOTAM. AIC M071/2020 refers at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • New Standards Document 22

    New Standards Document 22 (version 4) Policy and Guidance for Senior Examiners of Single Pilot Aircraft (excluding single pilot high performance complex aircraft) has now been published.

  • Expired: Update: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Duxford, 17 – 20 Sep

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Battle of Britain flying displays at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, between 17 and 20 September 2020. This restriction will not be put in place as the event at Duxford has been cancelled.

  • Isle of Man/Antrim Post Implementation Review

    The CAA’s Post Implementation Review assessment for the Isle of Man/Antrim sectors systemisation and introduction of RNAV1 route structure Future Airspace Strategy Implementation (North) (formally Prestwick Lower Airspace Systemisation) airspace change proposal has been published.

  • Expired: Jamming trial date change: Salisbury Plain and New Forest

    Jamming activity affecting airspace in and around Salisbury Plain and the New Forest will now be finishing at night fall on Monday 14 September. The activity may affect some electronic situational awareness devices and UAV systems operating on 433MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. Jamming may impact systems up to 1000FT AMSL within a geographical area bounded by […]

  • Infringement update: London and Scottish Information

    The twenty third hot-spot narrative from the Airspace & Safety Initiative features the service that London and Scottish Information provide service and assistance available to help avoid infringements.

  • Expired: Jamming trial date change: 14 Sep – 4 Dec, Luce Bay

    Jamming activity impacting electronic situational awareness devices, UAS command systems and GNSS receivers will now take place 14 September – 4 December 2020 in and around Luce Bay. The activity may affect GNSS receivers along with UAS and cockpit devices operating on 433, 868, 915, 2400, 5800 MHz operating up to 40,000FT AMSL within 55NM […]

  • Important Changes to Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 for approvals under Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M)

    Regulation (EU) 2020/270 amended Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 and introduced important changes to organisations approved under Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M). This Skywise has been raised to highlight some of those changes: The competent authority will not issue a new Part-MG approval after 24 September 2020. Variations to existing Part-MG approvals can still be made […]

  • Expired: Moving Map survey for private pilots

    The Airspace Infringement Working Group has developed a survey for private pilots on the current use of moving maps and would welcome your views. You can complete the short survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ASImovingmapsurvey The Airspace Infringement Working Group is part of the Airspace & Safety Initiative, a collaboration between the Civil Aviation Authority, NATS, and MoD, […]

  • Removal of Warwick VRP: 10 September 2020

    Following consultation with the Birmingham Local Airspace Infringement Team, the CAA, and a review of infringement data, Birmingham Airport have taken the decision to remove Warwick VRP (M40 Junction 15) as a notified Visual Reference Point. The change is effective from 10 September 2020, and will be reflected in the UK AIP and airspace charts.

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 17 – 20 September

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Battle of Britain flying displays at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, between 17 and 20 September 2020. Details of daily display times by NOTAM. See AIC M066/2020 listed under ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC)’, ‘AIC Mauve – Airspace Restrictions’ at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com for more details.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: Jamming trial impacting Short Range Devices and UAS control (not GNSS): 7 – 18 Sep, Salisbury Plain and New Forest

    Jamming activity will take place between 7 and 18 September 2020, affecting airspace in and around Salisbury Plain and the New Forest. The activity may affect some electronic situational awareness devices and UAV systems operating on 433MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. Jamming may impact systems up to 1000FT AMSL within a geographical area bounded by the locations […]

  • Expired: Jamming trial impacting electronic situational awareness devices, UAS command systems and GNSS receivers: 8 Sep – 4 Dec, Luce Bay

    Jamming activity will take place 8 September – 4 December 2020 in and around Luce Bay. The activity may affect GNSS receivers along with UAS and cockpit devices operating on 433, 868, 915, 2400, 5800 MHz operating up to 40,000FT AMSL within 55NM of 545020N 045548W (West Freugh). During the trials impacted systems may suffer […]

  • Expired: English Channel Temporary Danger Area Complex – State Requirement

    Due to a state requirement, the CAA have been required to implement new Temporary Danger Area (TDA) complex over the English Channel between 31 August and 30 September 2020. This complex replaces the previously notified areas. The Temporary Danger Areas will be utilised by Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight. […]

  • Expired: Infringement update: London Control Area

    The latest hot-spot narrative from the Airspace & Safety Initiative focuses on helping avoid infringements within the London Control Area (LTMA) – a volume of airspace made up of 24 different areas, approximately 100 NM from West to East and, in parts, 90 NM from North to South.

  • Airspace Change Process for GNSS Instrument Approach Procedures without an Approach Control Service

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority published its procedure for considering proposals involving the implementation of a GNSS approach to an aerodrome without an approach control service on 28 August 2020. The purpose of this document is to set out the Civil Aviation Authority’s policy and guidance relating to the Airspace Change Process for a permanent […]

  • Expired: Jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS): 7 – 11 September, Wales and SW England

    Activity may affect GNSS navigation and precision timing devices including electronic situational awareness devices and UAV’s (drones) Jamming activity within 5KM of N52° 00’ 53”, W003° 38’ 31” (Sennybridge) Low Power jamming will take place between 0900-1800 BST and may impact GNSS signals up to and above 40,000FT AMSL within 63NM High Power jamming will […]

  • Guidance and policy: Rotary wing Swarm Operations

    CAP 722E Rotary Wing Swarm Operations – Visual Line of Sight – Requirements, Guidance and Policy has now been published. The aim of this new document is to enable UAS operators to understand the requirements that must be met as part of an application for operational authorisations related to rotary wing UAS swarm operations in visual […]

  • Ensure your licence is valid

    All pilot licence holders are reminded that when they receive a new licence document it should be checked and immediately signed under Section VII on page 1 as the licence is only valid if signed. Examiners and instructors should always check for the licence holder’s signature before verifying the applicable requirements are being met. Unsigned […]

  • COVID-19 – Performance Based Navigation additional guidance

    Any pilots seeking to achieve or maintain PBN privileges endorsed within their Instrument Rating, or examiners conducting such proficiency checks, are asked to continue to follow the process set out in our Information Notices 2017/026 and 2017/034. The exemption to extend the deadline for IR holders to achieve Performance Based Navigation (PBN) privileges to 25 […]

  • Changes to the application process for night ratings

    A new online application form for night ratings (SRG1126) is now available and removes the requirement for applicants to submit their original logbooks unless specifically requested to do so. A new Night Rating Course Completion Certificate (CAA5017) is also available and should be completed by the ATO/DTO conducting the relevant training, then uploaded by applicants […]

  • CAP493 SI: ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM Amendment 8 and Vectoring to Final (V2)

    Version 2 of CAP493 SI2020-03 has now been published. The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to detail changes made to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) introduced by ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM Amendment 8, and to introduce amendments to vectoring to final practices.  Version 2 corrects a typographical […]

  • Expired: CORRECTION: Jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS): 17 – 28 August, Wales and SW England

    This is a corrected version of this alert. The original version had the wrong dates in the title: Jamming activity will take place 17 – 28 August 2020, affecting airspace above Wales and the SW of England. The activity may affect GNSS navigation and precision timing devices including electronic situational awareness devices and UAV’s (drones). […]

  • Expired: Jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS) and Short Range Devices: 8 September 2020, Gore Cross

    Jamming activity will take place 8 September 2020, affecting airspace in and around Gore Cross (SN10). The activity may affect GNSS based navigation and timing devices, electronic situational awareness devices (including FLARM) and UAV control. Jamming may impact systems up to 40,000FT AMSL within a radius of 7NM of N51° 15’ 29”, W001° 57’ 48” […]

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Old Warden Aerodrome (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying displays at Old Warden Aerodrome between 18 July and 18 October 2020. Details of each event by NOTAM. AIC M061/2020 refers at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. This notification replaces SW2020/148 SW2020/174

  • Covid-19 Exemption: Revalidation of Class Ratings endorsed on UK Flight Crew Licences

    ORS4 No. 1417 applies to UK CAA issued national pilot licences for aeroplanes. This COVID-19 recovery phase exemption amends the SEP, TMG, SSEA, SLMG and Microlight class rating(s) endorsed in a UK national pilots licence revalidation by experience requirements. Exemption Guidance for ORS4 No. 1417 (CAP1953)

  • Expired: Infringement update: Gamston and Netherthorpe

    This infringement update has been written by members of the Yorkshire Local Airspace Infringement Team including ATCSL at Doncaster Sheffield and Liverpool, and operators at Gamston and Netherthorpe. The twenty-first in the series of narratives focusing on identified infringement hot-spots in the UK highlights the Doncaster Sheffield Controlled Airspace to the south of the airport […]

  • Part-CAO Combined Airworthiness Exposition

    A Part-CAO Combined Airworthiness Exposition (CAE) document is now available to download. This example of a compliant CAE has been designed as a starting point for Part-CAO organisations considered as ‘small’. It can be used by existing Part-MG and Part-MF organisations as well as new applicants to either progress their transition or to apply for […]

  • COVID-19 Exemption: Amending Class Rating revalidation requirements

    This exemption is applicable to all holders of a UK CAA issued EASA pilot licence with a SEP or TMG class rating. ORS4 No. 1416 allows flexibility on the flight experience required to revalidate the class rating due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Exemption Guidance for ORS4 No. 1416 (CAP1946)

  • Expired: Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: working paper on capital expenditure efficiency incentives

    This working paper follows on from the June 2020 Consultation (CAP1940) and provides further details of our proposed approach to capital efficiency incentives for Heathrow Airport Limited. We welcome views on any of the issues raised in this working paper. The consultation will close on 9 October 2020.

  • GA Voices: Top Safety Tips

    In our series of GA Voices videos we asked for thoughts on safe flying and the future of general aviation post COVID-19. We’ve now mixed highlights from all our subjects into a two minute Safety Tips edit to help think about a safe return to the sky after a longer than usual break from recreational […]

  • Expired: Newcastle International Airport SIDs PIR feedback window open

    Following the publication of updated data and corrections to previous data a new opportunity for feedback has been opened. >Newcastle International Airport SIDs PIR Stakeholders have until 0900 4 September 2020 to submit any evidence or views on the updated data and corrections that they want the CAA to take into account. Submission by email […]

  • GA Safety: Landing issues

    Advice on safe landings for general aviation pilots following an extended break from flying: GA Safety – Landing issues

  • Updated Guidance to crane users (CAP 1096)

    A new edition of CAP 1096 has been published. Guidance to crane users on the crane notification process and obstacle lighting and marking (CAP 1096) provides guidance to crane users on the new crane notification process and lighting and marking requirements applicable to cranes. The guidance is relevant to users of all cranes exceeding a […]

  • COVID-19 – EASA licence holders within Aircraft Maintenance Organisations

    Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) holders should be aware that the exemption relating to validity has been amended, as the medical element for pilots and ATCOs have been removed. The exemption as applied to AMLs remains unchanged but the reference number has been updated: Licensing is now: ORS4 No. 1410 For more information refer to: COVID […]

  • COVID-19 – Balloon and Sailplane pilot licence holder exemptions

    Pilot licence holders should be aware that the medical element has been updated in licensing exemptions that relate to validity. The remaining content of the licensing exemptions has not changed but the reference numbers have been updated: EASA medical is now: ORS4 No. 1408National medical exemption is now: ORS4 No. 1413EASA Pilots is now: ORS4 […]

  • COVID-19 – EASA licence holders within Air Navigation Service Providers

    Air Traffic Control licence holders should be aware that the medical element has been updated in licensing exemptions that relate to validity. The remaining content of the licensing exemptions has not changed but the reference numbers have been updated: EASA medical is now: ORS4 No. 1408Licensing is now: ORS4 No. 1410 For more information refer […]

  • COVID-19 – EASA Aeroplane and helicopter pilot licence exemptions

    Pilot licence holders should be aware that the medical element has been updated in licensing exemptions that relate to validity. The remaining content of these licensing exemptions has not changed but the reference numbers have been updated: EASA medical is now: ORS4 No. 1408National medical exemption is now: ORS4 No. 1413Pilots within an EASA AOC […]

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – RAF Valley (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for fast jet flying display rehearsals will take place at Royal Air Force Valley on 13 August 2020. Daily display times published by NOTAM. Full detail in AIS Briefing Note M065/2020 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Silverstone and Turweston (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Silverstone and Turweston, Northamptonshire, for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix between 6 and 9 August 2020. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M048/2020 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/07 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 4 August 2020, effective 3 December 2020. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to amendment 8 to ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM and to reflect changes made to the UK’s SSR Code […]

  • CAP493 SI: ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM amendment 8 and vectoring to final

    CAP493 SI2020-03 has now been published. This Supplementary Instruction details changes made to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) introduced by ICAO Doc 4444 PANS-ATM Amendment 8, and introduces amendments to vectoring to final practices.

  • Infringement Update: Prohibited and Restricted Airspace

    The latest infringement update covers Prohibited and Restricted Airspace. The twentieth in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series of narratives focusing on identified infringement hot-spots has been written by the airspace sponsors involved in the establishment of permanent and temporary prohibited and restricted airspace.

  • Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797)

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/06 to CAP 797 was published on 28 July 2020, effective 3 December 2020. A review of wake turbulence arrangements at AFIS aerodromes identified opportunities to reduce complexity and improve the quality of the guidance. This SI details changes made to the CAP 797 relating to warnings of wake turbulence provided by […]

  • Expired: Consultation: Safety Standards Acknowledgment & Consent

    We are consulting on a new edition of CAP1395 ‘Safety Standards Acknowledgment & Consent (SSAC)’. This is the guidance document for SSAC that contains information on how to prepare your application if applying to operate paid recreational flights. The current edition was published in March 2016 and since then we have had a new Air […]

  • Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 135

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 135 covers a wide-ranging set of issues that were reported to CHIRP prior to the COVID-19 lockdown period. There are still many relevant lessons and topics of interest within that will be applicable as aviation starts its recovery to historic levels of activity. Topics include the effectiveness of reporting processes; fatigue in […]

  • Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas

    Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas was published on 21 July 2020 and replaces ‘DAP Policy: SARG Danger Areas’. This updated policy includes requirements for the establishment, notification and activation of permanent danger areas (DA) and temporary danger areas (TDA). 

  • New edition of CAP 746 – Requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes

    A new edition of CAP 746, which contains the requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes, has been published. The main changes to its content are: > Changes resulting from the introduction of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373> Additional information concerning AUTO METAR> Addition of guidance on achieving Basic Meteorological Observing competency.

  • Infringement update: Blackbushe Airport

    The latest infringement update is focused on preventing infringements of Farnborough Controlled Airspace in the vicinity of Blackbushe Airport. It has been written by the team at Blackbushe Airport, Farnborough Air Traffic Service Unit and members of the Wessex Local Airspace Infringement Team.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Old Warden Aerodrome (Temporary)

    This notification has been replaced by SW2020/174 Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying displays at Old Warden Aerodrome between 18 July and 18 October 2020. Details of each event by NOTAM. AIC M014/2020 refers at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • CAP 797 FISO Manual Supplementary Instruction

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/05 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 16 July 2020, effective 14 September 2020. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to a FISOs authority to permit the movement of aircrafton the manoeuvring area of an uncontrolled aerodrome.

  • COVID-19 – Extension of six month test validity

    Exemption ORS4 1386 applies to applicants for the issue of a UK licence, rating or certificate. It provides alleviation from the six month limit between the completion of a test or assessment and submission of an application for the appropriate licence, and is applicable for a UK-issued EASA licence, rating or certificate to those who […]

  • CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 02/2020 to CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual ED 23 (Corr) was published on 14 July 2020, effective 10 September 2020. The advent of performance-based navigation (PBN) is having a major impact on all aspects of the aviation industry, with PBN routes and procedures being introduced more widely. As part of a continuing effort to […]

  • CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/04 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 14 July 2020, effective 10 September 2020. ICAO has introduced measures to align the performance-based navigation (PBN) procedure approach chart identification with the designation of the navigation specification, transitioning from the RNAV(GNSS) Runway XX naming convention, to […]

  • Unmanned Aircraft – Responses to abnormal operations and in-flight failures

    The purpose of this safety notice is to provide recommendations and guidance that will enable all remote pilots, UA operators and Recognised Assessment Entities (RAEs) to act to reduce the likelihood of in-flight emergencies occurring and developing into incidents or accidents. The remote pilot’s ability to identify and respond correctly to unexpected in-flight emergencies, system […]

  • Stay in Control: GA safety campaign

    Loss of control (LOC) is one of the leading safety issues in general aviation. We have just released the first part of our Stay in Control safety campaign which focuses on Loss of Control in the Circuit. Everything we develop will be published at caa.co.uk/stay-in-control

  • Policy for ATS Provision within Controlled Airspace by Units not Notified as the Controlling Authority

    The CAA publishes airspace policy statements on a variety of topics; one of these details requirements and provides guidance regarding the approval of air traffic services (ATS) units (ATSUs) seeking to provide ATS within controlled airspace (CAS), where such units are not notified as the controlling authority for such airspace. The CAA’s triennial review of […]

  • Infringement update: Southend

    The latest infringement update has been written by the team at Southend Airport Air Traffic Control and sets out tips for avoiding Controlled Airspace infringements at Southend,

  • Reviewing airspace classification

    On 1 December 2020 the CAA will introduce a new procedure to review and, where appropriate, amend the classification of airspace. The classification determines the flight rules that apply in that airspace and the procedures that must be followed. Give us your views on a draft of this new procedure by visiting our consultation website […]

  • CAA charge proposal delay

    The CAA recognises the enormous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation and aerospace industries. For this reason, we delayed the increase to our scheme of charges for an initial period of three months, to 30 June 2020. Having reviewed this decision in light of the ongoing challenges faced by the sector, […]

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Syerston, Nottinghamshire (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for fast jet display practice at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire on 30 June 2020. Details of display times by NOTAM and on the AIS website (M047/2020) at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2020/134

  • Expired: Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: Policy update and consultation

    This consultation document deals with the following main issues: > the responses we received to the April 2020 Update and our approach to protecting the interests of consumers;> requirements for HAL’s revised business plan (“RBP”), which it is due to publish in the autumn of 2020;> improving the efficiency incentives and capital expenditure governance arrangements […]

  • Infringement update: Controlled Airspace Deactivation NOTAM

    This infringement update is the seventeenth in a series of narratives focusing on helping pilots avoid airspace infringements in the UK. It has been written by a number of industry partners to help pilots understand NOTAM relating to the deactivation of controlled airspace.

  • Amendments to the Aircrew Regulation (EU) 2011/1178

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware of changes to the Aircrew regulation that comes into effect on 22 June 2020, affecting the acceptance of Third Country ICAO licences and certificates. CAP 1939 provides a summary of the main changes and can be downloaded from the CAA website.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Hyde Park (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Hyde Park Demonstrations.  Airspace restrictions will apply to the airspace directly above EGR157 and to Helicopter Route H4 on 20 June 2020. Details by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Recommencement of CPL and IR tests

    The CAA is now recommencing the designation of examiners for Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Instrument Rating (IR) tests. Authorised Training Organisations (ATO) may contact CAA Flight Test Bookings to arrange dates and allocations of appropriate examiners. Before a test date is confirmed the allocated examiner will be completing a COVID-19 focussed risk assessment and […]

  • Expired: Isle of Man/Antrim Post Implementation Review

    Future Airspace Strategy Implementation (North) (formerly Prestwick Lower Airspace Systemisation) – Isle of Man/Antrim sectors systemisation and introduction of RNAV1 route structure The Post Implementation Review Sponsor’s Report has now been published. This opens a 28 day window for any feedback which should be sent to: airspace.policy@caa.co.uk This airspace change proposal is being conducted under […]

  • Bringing sub-600kg aircraft into national regulation

    In October-November 2019, we consulted on moving new designs of light aircraft 450-600kg from EASA certification to UK national regulations. We received over 1,350 responses to this consultation, one of the largest responses to a general aviation consultation in recent years. Having completed a detailed analysis and consulted key community representatives and the Department for […]

  • Unmanned Aircraft: EU UAS Regulations update

    We have published a new edition of CAP 1789 The New European UAS Regulations: General Outline. This document has been updated following the delay to the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation which will now become applicable in the UK on 31 December 2020.

  • Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797)

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2020/03 to CAP 797 was published on 9 June 2020 and will become effective on 8 July 2020. This SI details changes made to the Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797) Edition 3, to update Chapter 21 Aeronautical Information Service and Appendix D Directory.

  • Helping to have the safest return to flying

    While some elements of GA are still restricted by COVID requirements we know that much of the community has returned to flying. We have received many reports of how the sector has safely and thoughtfully started flying but also, unfortunately, we have been asked to investigate a larger than normal set of incidents. This includes […]

  • Radiotelephony Manual (CAP413): Revised edition

    A new edition of CAP413 has been published today (8 June 2020) with an effective date of 17 August 2020. Edition 23 Corr (dated 8 June 2020), replaces Edition 23 (published 9 April 2020) in its entirety. www.caa.co.uk/CAP413

  • COVID-19: Government guidance for recreational flying

    The Department for Transport has updated it’s COVID-19 guidance for recreational flying to include clarification of social distancing and link to Scottish Guidance. You can see the new guidance at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation

  • EU Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation delayed

    The European Commission has delayed the applicability date of the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation 2019/947 until 31 December 2020. The Implementing Regulation will now become applicable in the UK on Thursday 31 December 2020. The EU UAS Regulatory Package – Outline (CAP 1789) will be updated to reflect the new applicability date […]

  • Preparing to prevent infringements: Focus on Stansted

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • Expired: Corrected issue of CAP 413

    Stakeholder feedback concerning Edition 23 of CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual has highlighted the need to address a number of issues. As a result CAP 413 ED 23 will be withdrawn on 8 June 2020 and replaced with a corrected edition, ED 23 Corr, to take effect 17 August 2020. 

  • COVID-19 – Continuation training and human factor refresher training

    Part 21, Part M, Part 145 and Part 147 organisations should look to carry out continuation training and human factor refresher training via online methods, in line with CAP 1742 due to COVID-19. CAP 1742 is available to download from the CAA website. SW2020/118

  • New number for Airspace Regulation Operations

    The contact telephone number for Airspace Regulation Operations (AR Ops) and Airspace Regulation (Utilisation) (AR(U)) has changed to 01293 983 880. AR Ops and AR(U) can be contacted for the purposes of, but not limited to, notification and coordination of Unusual Aerial Activity and promulgation of NOTAMs. See UK AIP ENR 1 for references to […]

  • Payment Plan for Annual Charges

    We are constantly looking at ways to support the aviation sector in these unprecedented times. Our funding principles are underpinned by statute and legal obligation so we have not been able to waive any charges and are still required to issue invoices. But we are now able offer a payment plan to cover 2020/2021 annual […]

  • Part 147 Distance Learning Guidance

    Guidance for approved Part 147 organisations wishing to conduct distance learning is available on the CAA website. This new guidance material is intended to assist existing approved organisations under Part 147 who wish to incorporate new technologies and training methods for delivery of their approved courses. It defines the Authority’s expectations on how to meet […]

  • COVID-19 – Exemption from the requirement for rigid outer packaging of biological substances, Category B, UN3373 samples

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. The replaces ORS4 No 1372. Exemption from the requirement for rigid outer packaging for biological substances, Category B, UN3373 samples (ORS4 No 1391) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website.

  • TrainingCom – Spring 2020

    News and advice for the training professional: TrainingCom – Spring 2020 This TrainingCom comes to you at what we know to be an unprecedented time for UK flight training organisations. This packed edition includes an appendix covering Aeroplane ATO and DTO Guidance.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Syerston, Nottinghamshire (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for fast jet flying display rehearsals at RAF Syerston on 3 June 2020. Daily display times published by NOTAM. Full details in AIS Briefing Note at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com (listed under News as ‘Airspace Restrictions’ dated 28/05/2020). Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Expired: CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 84

    GA FEEDBACK Edition 84 The latest edition of GA FEEDBACK includes reports about: the handling of alternator failures; the importance of thorough flight planning; not allowing yourself to be pressured into flying when backed into corner by events on the ground; the use of recording equipment in the cockpit; and the importance of thorough pre- […]

  • COVID-19 – Recency Exemption for Commercial Air Transport Line Training

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak: COVID-19 Outbreak: Recency Exemption for Line Training Personnel involved in Supervision of Line Flying – Commercial Air Transport Only (ORS4 No. 1390) This exemption is to assist an operator return aircrew to recency by using TRIs or TREs or line […]

  • CAA podcast shares tips for pilots preparing to return to GA flying post COVID-19

    CAA On Air – Episode 4 – Safety advice and tips for pilots returning to GA flying post COVID-19 Jonathan Nicholson and David Pratt talk to Hannah Foskett and Neil Winbolt from the CAA’s General Aviation unit about about how to prepare to return to the air after a longer than usual break from recreational […]

  • Expired: Preparing to prevent infringements: Focus on Redhill

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • Part-CAMO application process

    Following the introduction of Part CAMO under regulation EU 2019/1383 we have published guidance for all current Subpart G Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations about the transition process to Part CAMO. This information will help organisations and personnel involved in managing complex motor-powered aircraft and Licenced Air Carriers to transition to the new requirements. Please see […]

  • Carbon monoxide in the cockpit

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community and help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet this aim we have published an InFocus special on the continued risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in the […]

  • COVID 19 – Guidance for General Aviation Private Pilots

    COVID 19 – Preparing to Return to Normal Flying Operations for General Aviation Private Pilots Guidance to help General Aviation private pilots return safely to normal operations in line with Government COVID-19 related restrictions on recreational flying. This document is intended to complement guidelines issued by HM Government, the Department for Transport and Public Health […]

  • COVID 19 – Guidance for Flying Clubs and Schools

    COVID 19 – Preparing to Return to Normal Flying Operations for General Aviation Pilot Training Organisations (‘Flying Clubs and Schools’) Guidance to help General Aviation pilot training organisations and private pilots prepare to return safely to normal operations when allowed under Government COVID-19 related restrictions on recreational flying. This document is intended to complement guidelines […]

  • CAA’s new Bowtie Risk Model Strategy

    The CAA has published a new Bowtie Risk Model Strategy (CAP1329) which identifies how the models can be best used as an effective and proactive safety risk assessment tool. The overall aim is to inform and improve decision making so that the right actions can be taken to achieve the best safety outcomes for the […]

  • Safety advice and tips for pilots returning to GA flying post COVID-19

    To help pilots when they return to flying post COVID-19 restrictions we have put together some tips and advice to help return to the skies safely. You can view them at www.caa.co.uk/CAP1919 Wider Government COVID-19 advice is available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 134

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 134 is the first edition from our new Director Aviation, Steve Forward.  It contains reports about the handling of fuel priority calls; the importance of awareness of Minimum Safe Altitude versus Transition Level; fatigue management; go-arounds due to birds; unsafe engineering practices; and managing the long-term storage of aircraft.   These and many […]

  • COVID 19 – Display Pilot Authorisations, Display Authorisation Evaluators and Flying Display Directors currency requirements

    To assist the air display community during and post COVID-19 we have extended the currency requirements detailed in CAP 403 and CAP 1724 for Display Pilot Authorisations (‘DAs’), Display Authorisation Evaluators (‘DAEs’) and Flying Display Directors (‘FDDs’). Further information is available on our website.

  • COVID-19 – Preservation considerations

    In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the CAA is providing guidance, primarily for the assistance of organisations unfamiliar with the storage and preservation of aircraft, by reminding them of the appropriate measures and sources of information available so that when aircraft are returned to operational service they can do so […]

  • Further Deadline Extension: Public Engagement on Accepting the Airspace Change Masterplan

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has made the decision to further extend the deadline of our public engagement on the proposed criteria that the Civil Aviation Authority will use to determine whether to accept the Airspace Change Masterplan. This will continue to allow stakeholders a greater opportunity to input into the engagement exercise despite the […]

  • Expired: Preparing to prevent infringements of Aerodrome Traffic Zones

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • COVID-19 – Exemptions for Part-BFCL, Part-SFCL and National Balloon Licence holders

    The two exemptions apply to UK CAA issued EASA LAPL(S) and (B), SPLand BPL and national Balloon licence holders.   They deal with the extension of validity and other time periods for licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and certificates of Sailplane and Balloon pilots, instructors and examiners ORS 4 No. 1381 – Extension of Validity and […]

  • Post Implementation Review (PIR) of Gatwick Airport Limited’s Route 4 RNAV-1 SID Airspace Change Proposal

    Following the analysis of the feedback received in the feedback exercise at the beginning of this year, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has now published the final version of it post implementation review (PIR) of Gatwick Airport Limited’s Route 4 RNAV-1 SID Airspace Change Proposal. As a result of our analysis, the CAA has […]

  • COVID-19 – UAS guidance for BVLOS operations

    The CAA’s UAS Unit has published ‘CAP1915 – UAS guidance for COVID-19 BVLOS Operations’, which enables UAS operators to apply for UAS BVLOS authorisations aimed at supporting the COVID-19 response more effectively and efficiently. It first describes the general factors relevant to the CAA when considering whether to grant an authorisation for UAS BVLOS operations […]

  • Solent corridor temporary danger area for unmanned aircraft operations

    From 1 May 2020 through to 31 July 2020, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be operating out of Lee-on-Solent aerodrome to carry out trials and delivery flights to the Isle of Wight for the purposes of a government led COVID-19 response plan. As it will be operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight and […]

  • Economic regulation of Heathrow: Programme update

    This document (CAP1914) provides an update on our programme for the development of the economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) in the light of the uncertainties brought about by: > the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; > the Court of Appeal’s decision on the Airports National Policy Statement; and >HAL’s decision to pause its […]

  • Expired: Consultation on new edition of CAP632 ‘Ex-Military Aircraft’

    While we absolutely appreciate that much of the UK’s aviation community is being severely affected by COVID-19, we do need to prepare for a safe return for aviation and develop future rules and regulations. To meet that aim our consultation on a new edition of ‘Operation of Permit-to-Fly ex-military aircraft on the UK register’ (CAP623) […]

  • Suspension of all initial CPL and IR Test Bookings

    In line with Government restrictions, all initial CPL and IR tests are currently cancelled. Whilst the lockdown period continues, no flight test bookings will be accepted by the CAA, as these are deemed to be non-essential activities. The CAA has a duty of care to the examiners who carry out these tests on its behalf, […]

  • COVID-19 – Non Destructive Testing (NDT) re-qualification

    The National Aerospace NDT Board Forum EU members, EASA, and the CAA have agreed to a temporary extension scheme for people with approvals that expire between March and June. For details see the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) website (documents AD014 and AD01_frm_A) The BINDT website also has guidance for PCN-Aero users. SW2020/091

  • Expired: CAP 1789 – The EU UAS regulation package – April 2020 update

    The CAA has published an updated version of CAP 1789 which provides updated guidance based on revised information and policy developments that have been provided since its original publication in June 2019. It provides a simple explanation of the general intent behind the regulations and also includes a section which aims to answer some of […]

  • Expired: Preparing to prevent infringements in Liverpool Controlled Airspace

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • COVID 19 – Changes to MET forecasts

    The Met Office is currently prioritising activities so that it can continue to carry out urgent governmental work. To support the Met Office and in light of current restrictions on General Aviation, the CAA has sanctioned changes including: A suspension of GAMETs, Gatwick Take Off Forecasts, and aerodrome warnings for General Aviation airfields, and 9 […]

  • CAP 794 Air Traffic Controllers – Initial Training Objectives: New edition published

    This alert is to inform UK certificated TO/ITOs that Edition 2 of CAP 794 – Air Traffic Controllers – Initial Training Objectives, has been published. The content has had major review, due to numerous documentary changes. One significant addition is the inclusion of UK Initial Training Terminal Objectives which, due to an error, were not […]

  • GA maintenance check flights during COVID-19

    The Government’s guidance permits essential maintenance activity to take place during the current COVID-19 restrictions, and on this basis owners / operators of GA aircraft are permitted to conduct aircraft maintenance flights. The details of what is permitted is available on our website.

  • 2020 Flying Display Season Update

    An update on the Regulatory and Administrative arrangements to support 2020 Flying Display Season are available on the CAA website on the Flying displays and special events page.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Glasgow (Temporary)

    COVID-19 RESTRICTION: Restriction of Flying Regulations for NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital, Scottish Event Centre, Glasgow.  Airspace restrictions will apply from 16 April 2020 to 14 July 2020. Details by NOTAM at: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. For entry to the RA(T) contact Police Scotland at  OSDAviationSafety@scotland.pnn.police.uk or, if contact is urgent, […]

  • COVID-19 – Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak: COVID-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew (ORS4 No 1376) This exemption permits the extension of the validity of ratings and endorsements on licences issued under the ANO.

  • COVID-19 – Part 145.A.30(j)4 Pilot authorisation validity

    In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Civil Aviation Authority is providing this alternative AMC to Part 145.A.30(j)4 for wherever normal Pilot Authorisation procedures cannot be followed. Please see the CAA website for more information about this alternative AMC and the conditions that must be followed. Further information regarding COVID-19 […]

  • COVID-19 – BCAR Section A A8-10 Welder Approval validity extension

    BCAR Section A, A8-10 Approval of Welders require each Welder Approval Holder to renew this approval on a 12 month basis via completion of check examinations. In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the Civil Aviation Authority (‘the CAA’), has varied these requirements on a temporary basis. For more information please […]

  • Expired: COVID-19 – Use of callsign suffix ‘ALPHA’

    With immediate effect, search and rescue flights using the ‘RESCUE’ callsign may be flown as flight priority category ‘A’.  The callsigns of such flights will include the suffix ‘ALPHA’.  All other flights undertaken by HM Coastguard Helicopters will continue to use the RESCUE callsign. Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 (CAP 493) Section 1, […]

  • Preparing to prevent infringements to the east of Manchester

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • Radiotelephony Manual: New edition now published

    The Radiotelephony Manual (CAP 413) has been updated. Edition 23 includes updates to: Foreword; Definitions; Military Callsigns and numerous editorial changes. It has been published today and has an effective date of 8 June 2020.

  • COVID-19 – Small Unmanned Aircraft Emergency Services Response

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. This General Exemption allows a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft in support of the Police response while enforcing the Government restrictions resulting from the COVID19 pandemic. Small Unmanned Aircraft – COVID-19 Pandemic – Emergency Services […]

  • COVID-19 – Validity of EASA Licences for pilots, instructors and examiners operating outside of AOC

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Covid-19 – Outbreak: Extension of validity and other time periods for EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and certificates of aeroplane and helicopter pilots, instructors and examiners conducting flying operations other than within an organisation holding a National Air Operator’s Certificate, […]

  • COVID-19 – Scope and validity period of Temporary Flight Crew Licensing Certificates

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Covid-19 – Outbreak: Expansion of Scope and Extension of Validity Period of a Temporary Flight Crew Licensing Certificate for the Initial Issue or Renewal of a Pilot Licence, Rating and Instructor or Examiner Certificates  (ORS4 No 1373) Further information regarding […]

  • Exemption for UK EASA PPL & LAPL holders from requiring an EASA Part-MED to operate EASA aircraft

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft  (ORS4 No 1370) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website. SW2020/074

  • General Aviation pilot medical self-declaration exemption extended

    The current exemption that allows General Aviation (GA) pilots to self-declare their medical fitness, that was due to expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020, has been extended to remain in place until 8 November 2020. Other exemptions to help alleviate COVID-19 issues for pilots and operators of aeroplanes, helicopters, balloons and sailplanes will be issued […]

  • COVID-19: EASA Guidance on Management of Crew Members

    EASA has issued guidance on the management of crew during COVID-19. EASA states that the guide is not mandatory, should not replace national policies and should be adapted to the operations taking place and the type of aircraft used. The COVID-19 crisis is primarily a public health issue, therefore in the UK the directions provided […]

  • Guidance on Sailplane Operations

    Three Supplementary Instructions (SI) have been published to incorporate guidance material concerning sailplane operations into the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) and the Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual (CAP 797). Associated radiotelephony procedures are incorporated into the Radiotelephony Manual (CAP 413). > CAP493 SI 2020-02 > CAP797 SI 2020-02> […]

  • Expired: COVID-19 – Exemption relating to packaging for biological substances, Category B, UN3373 samples

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Exemption from the requirement for rigid outer packaging for biological substances, Category B, UN3373 samples (ORS4 No 1372) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website. SW2020/070

  • COVID-19 – Installation of temporary separation barriers in aircraft used to transport key workers

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Installation of a Temporary Separation Barrier between the Cockpit and Cabin area of Aircraft used to Transport Key Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic  (ORS4 No 1371) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website. SW2020/069

  • Quality system independent auditing during COVID-19

    To enable organisations flexibility with regard to their internal Quality Audit plan, guidance has been provided to enable organisations to understand the various scenarios which exist when delaying any internal audit; its possible ramifications and where required seek CAA agreement. Please see the CAA website for details. SW2020/068

  • Part-ML and Part-CAO forms now available

    The application form for an Authorisation to Issue an Airworthiness Review Certificate for aircraft within the scope of Part-ML is now available on the CAA website. Applications for an independent certifying staff authorisation can made using Form SRG1015 Applications for Part-CAO transition will now be accepted an online application form which is also available on updated Part-ML […]

  • Using suitably qualified engineers to perform physical aircraft surveys during airworthiness reviews

    In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Civil Aviation Authority is providing this alternative AMC to M.A.901(m) for wherever normal airworthiness review procedures cannot be followed. This alternative AMC allows for the use of a suitably qualified engineer to perform the aircraft survey as part of the airworthiness review when […]

  • Carriage of potential COVID-19 patients

    When carrying stretcher borne patients who are symptomatic of the virus there may be a benefit in installing a bio-containment system to protect the crews. We have put in place a specific process to enable operators to apply for the necessary airworthiness approval – the full details are available on our website.

  • Coronavirus: Recreational General Aviation

    Government guidance on coronavirus and General Aviation flying was published yesterday. It states that people should not take part in recreational flying during the current coronavirus outbreak. This is in line with government guidance to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out.

  • COVID-19 – Extension of validity periods for Licences, Ratings and Certificates

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Covid-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Aircrew, Instructors, Examiners, Aircraft Maintenance Licence Holders and Air Traffic Controllers (ORS4 No 1354) Guidance for pilots and engineers about this exemption is available on the CAA website. […]

  • Extension of UAS Operational Authorisations or Exemptions and Exemption for police response to COVID-19

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. ORS4 1360 Unmanned Aircraft – COVID19 Pandemic – Extension of Validity Period for all UAS Operating Permissions or Exemptions Expiring on or before 30 June 2020 ORS4 1361 Small Unmanned Aircraft – COVID 19 Pandemic – Emergency services Response Further […]

  • COVID-19 – Extension to BCAR Section L Licence Validity

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. ORS4 No. 1356 BCAR Section L Licence Validity Extension Further information regarding COVID-19 is available at www.caa.co.uk/covid19

  • COVID-19 – Exemption: Requirement to carry original EASA ARC during all flights

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. ORS4 No. 1355 COVID-19 Outbreak: Exemption in Respect of the Requirement to Carry the Original EASA Airworthiness Review Certificate onboard the Aircraft during all flights. Further information regarding COVID-19 is available at www.caa.co.uk/covid19

  • COVID-19 – Theoretical knowledge examination completion period

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Theoretical Knowledge Examination Completion Period as required by Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended (ORS4 No.1353 ) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website. SW2020/059

  • COVID-19 – Part 147 Exemption for Basic Training Schools against the 90% attendance requirement

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Part 147 Exemption for Basic Training Schools against the 90% Attendance Requirement (ORS4 No.1352 ) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website. SW2020/058

  • COVID-19 – Cabin crew proficiency checks

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Cabin Crew Proficiency Checks as required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 (ORS4 No 1349) Further information regarding COVID-19 is available on the CAA website. SW2020/057

  • Acceptance of certified copies for Part-66 licence applications

    To help ensure the continuity of Part-66 licensing over the coming weeks due to COVID-19, the UK CAA will accept a certified true copy of a Part-66 licence (EASA Form 26) to support applications made to renew, vary or amend the holder’s licencing privileges without need for the original licence to be submitted to the […]

  • Manchester Low-Level Route Procedure Changes

    At 2359 hours on 25 March 2020, the UK’s exemption from the SERA Class D visual meteorological conditions (VFR minima) below 3000 ft expires. To reflect this change, the procedures for the use of the Manchester Low-Level Route have been amended. With effect from 0001 hours on 26 March 2020, UK Aeronautical Information Publication EGCC […]

  • Standardised European Rules of the Air Update

    The CAA has updated its consolidation of Regulation (EU) 923/2012, supporting EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material, The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015, supporting CAA Permissions and Exemptions plus related elements of the Air Navigation Order 2016. These updates can be found at www.caa.co.uk/sera and reflect the imminent expiry of the UK’s […]

  • Expiry of ORS4 General Exemption No. 1312 – 25 March 2020

    Air traffic service providers are reminded that Official Record Series (ORS) 4 General Exemption No. 1312 will expire at 2359 UTC on 25 March 2020. From 26 March 2020, reference to the Exemption will be removed from the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493), and the requirements of SERA.5001 Table S5-1 […]

  • Update to CAP 747 -Mandatory requirements for Airworthiness

    Issue 3, Amendment 2020/01 of CAP 747 “Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness” has been published to update Generic Requirements (GR) No 15, GR No 17 and GR No 24 to align with the introduction of Part M Light (Part-ML) under Regulation (EU) 2019/1383, which became applicable on 24 March 2020. In addition, changes have been made […]

  • Expired: Deadline extension: Public engagement on accepting the Airspace Change Masterplan

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has made the decision to extend the deadline of our public engagement on the proposed criteria that the Civil Aviation Authority will use to determine whether to accept the Airspace Change Masterplan. This will allow stakeholders a greater opportunity to input into the engagement exercise despite the disruption caused by […]

  • CAP660 Parachuting Edition 5 (2020)

    All parachute dropping carried out from civil registered aircraft over the UK is regulated by the CAA and must be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Air Navigation Order. CAP 660 Parachuting is a comprehensive source of information containing rules, including regulations and guidance on legal requirements, parachuting operations and displays. This publication follows a […]

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Syerston, Nottinghamshire (Temporary)

    Please note that this display has now been cancelled Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire on 25 and 27 March 2020. Subject to a successful display on 25 March the display on 27 March will be cancelled. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M023/2020 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also […]

  • CAA charge proposal delay

    As a consequence of the severity of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact worldwide, the CAA has decided to delay the implementation of its recently proposed charge increases for three months to assist the UK aviation industry in these difficult times. You can see more information at Schemes of Charges. The CAA currently intends […]

  • Military Aviation Authority (MAA) – Flying displays, display flying, role demonstrations and flypasts

    MAA Regulatory Article 2335 Issue 10 – Flying Displays, Display Flying, Role Demonstrations and Flypasts was released on Notice of Proposed Amendment (MAA/NPA/20/04) on 11 March 2020. You are invited to review the revised document and its associated forms and provide comment to the MAA Regulatory Publications Team by 8 April 2020.

  • Brize Norton infringement hot-spot

    The latest infringement hot-spot narrative has been written by members of the Air Traffic Control Unit at Royal Air Force Brize Norton. Ten more hot-spot narratives can be found on the Local area information page on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website.

  • Cessation of the ability for non-EASA pilot licences to operate an aircraft with an EASA CofA from 8 April

    UK national private pilot licence holders are not able to fly an aeroplane with an EASA certificate of airworthiness from 8 April 2020 due to a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) derogation expiring on 7 April and not being renewed.  The change does not affect balloons or sailplanes including powered sailplanes. This change arises as […]

  • Authorisation of Balloon and Airship Examiners

    A new version of Standards Document 40, Authorisation of Balloon and Airship Examiners, is now available. Standards Document 40 has been produced in association with the British Balloon and Airship Club. It defines policy and means of oversight, and includes procedures and guidance for UK examiners.

  • CAA comment on EASA NPA 2020-02

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2020-02 All-weather operations – Non-commercial operations with other than complex motor-powered aircraft. Read our response to the NPA 2020-02: CAA comments on NPA 2020-02. Read NPA 2020-02 on the EASA website

  • CAP 1814 Accreditation of apprenticeships

    CAP 1814 provides guidance for the of accreditation National Qualifications toward the issue of Part 66 licences by Further and Higher Education Training Establishments in England. Th document provides guidance to organisations wishing to accredit qualifications gained in their apprenticeships. The scope includes EASA / UK Part 66 Syllabus, equivalent aerospace qualifications within design, manufacturing, […]

  • Expired: Aeronautical chart review – chart questionnaires

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has a questionnaire regarding Aeronautical Charts for airlines and pilots. Providing feedback will help conduct a comprehensive analysis of the users’ requirements and expectations and to determine the suitability of current ICAO Annex 4 charts and the future of Aeronautical Charts that meet the needs of performance-based communication, navigation […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 83

    GA FEEDBACK Edition 83 Flight Planning and the use of electronic devices is a major theme in this edition. Every flight needs to be planned thoroughly and the use of electronic devices can ensure NOTAMs and Controlled Airspace are avoided by an appropriate margin. Similarly, in the air electronic aids can be invaluable provided they […]

  • Expired: Public engagement on the criteria for assessing and accepting the Airspace Change Masterplan

    As part of the CAA’s Airspace Modernisation Strategy, CAA and the Department for Transport (DfT), have commissioned NERL to establish an impartial team known as the Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG) to lead the programme to create a coordinated implementation plan for airspace changes in Southern UK. This is being referred to as the Masterplan […]

  • New edition of Flying Display Standards Document (CAP1724) now published

    A new edition of Flying Display Standards Document (CAP1724) has been published to ensure that the process of display pilot evaluation is standardised as far as is possible . It has been updated following consultation and provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) in […]

  • Expired: Kemble CAS(T) Airspace Trial: 22 February 2020

    On 22 February 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will establish Controlled Airspace (Temporary) (CAS(T)) for a flight operating from Kemble Aerodrome (EGBP). Whilst CAS(T) has been established at Kemble in the past, the CAS(T) structure has been redesigned to help minimise the impact on other airspace users. This new design will be trialled this […]

  • Expired: Reminder to register for the 2020 Pre-season Symposium

    The closing date to register for the Flying Display Pre-season Symposium is 28 February 2020. Please use the online booking form to register to attend. The two-day symposium is for all those involved in display flying or the planning or execution of Flying Displays. This year’s event will be held on 17 and 18 March at […]

  • Visual flight in Class D airspace

    From 26 March 2020 the UK’s exemption from the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) covering visibility and distances from cloud in Class D airspace for pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) will no longer apply. Read more: UK to revert to international rules on visual flight in Class D airspace after exemption […]

  • Preventing airspace infringements around Farnborough Controlled Airspace

    This update has been written to provide a comprehensive guide to the Class D and Class E Farnborough controlled airspace which become effective on 27 February 2020. It follows the format of the other narratives that focus on identified ‘hot-spots’ to help prevent airspace infringements.

  • Expiry of SERA exemption covering VFR flights in Class D airspace

    A Supplementary Instruction (SI) has been published to remind air traffic service providers that Official Record Series (ORS) 4 General Exemption No. 1312 is planned to expire at 2359 UTC on 25 March 2020. From 26 March 2020 the requirements of SERA.5001 Table S5-1 and SERA.5005(a) will apply without variation and reference to ORS4 No […]

  • Changes to Flying Display, Special Event or unusual aerial activity notification application

    We have changed the application process for displays. Separate applications can now be made for flying displays under ANO 86 or a private flying display and 250kts speed limitation. Some applications will need extra attached information as detailed in CAP 403. The application form and guidance on how to apply is available on the CAA […]

  • Jamming trial to affect electronic situational awareness devices and UAS system 40,000 FT AMSL

    Jamming activity will take place 10 – 21 February 2020, 0800 and 1800 GMT, near RAF Spadeadam and surrounding areas. This may affect cockpit devices and UAS systems operating on 433MHz, 868MHz (FLARM/PilotAware), and 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz (WiFi) within 30 NM of 550306N 0023318W (Spadeadam) up to 40,000 FT AMSL. During the trials GPS moving maps […]

  • Post Implementation Review of Luton Airport’s Runway 26 departure routes airspace change proposal

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has now completed a thorough review of changes made in 2015 to Luton Airport’s Runway 26 departure routes. We have assessed these changes against the original objectives of the airspace change proposal. This review concludes that the airspace change has been implemented and is operating as expected. This report […]

  • Publication of CAP 403 Flying Displays Edition 17

    Following an earlier consultation, we have published a new edition of CAP 403 Flying Displays & Special Events. This focuses on organising andobtaining permissions for flying displays, including the roles and responsibilities of Flying Display Directors. To participate in a flying display, display pilots are required to obtain a Display Authorisation (DA). Details on obtaining […]

  • Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 infringement ‘hot spot’

    The latest narrative in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series sets out advice from the Solent Local Airspace Infringement Team, Southampton Airport and Southampton Air Traffic Control on how to avoid airspace infringements when flying around, or under, Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5.

  • Brexit update – transition period

    Following exit from the EU, the UK is entering a transition period scheduled to continue until December 31, 2020. In this period, the UK will continue to be party to the EU Air Services Regulation and mutual recognition provisions under the EASA Basic Regulation. Existing agreements between the EU and third countries, such as on […]

  • CAP 797 Flight information service officer manual

    A review of Royal Flight procedures by the CAA has resulted in a requirement to make subsequent amendments to the Flight Information Service Officer Manual (CAP 797). Whilst the change is relatively minor, ATS personnel should note that the procedure concerning Selected Helicopter Flights and the requirement for the diversion of Royal aircraft of No 32 […]

  • Helicopter special events briefing 2020

    The British Helicopter Association and Civil Aviation Authority are holding a pre-season helicopter special events briefing. This will enable heliport operators to update industry on their plans for the coming season and also facilitate an open discussion with the aim of promoting a safe and successful series of events. The pilots’ briefing for operations into […]

  • CAP 1616 guidance: 3rd edition published

    On 22 January 2020, the CAA published an updated third edition of CAP 1616, Airspace Change: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing the notified airspace design and planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic, and on providing airspace information. The third edition is available on our website. It incorporates: a new decision-making process for […]

  • Ex-military multi engine aircraft now added to exemption scheme for fare paying passengers

    The CAA has extended its Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) scheme to allow General Aviation operators to apply to take fee paying passengers in ex-military multi-engine piston aeroplanes. For more information or to apply please see the CAA website. SW2020/018

  • Small unmanned aircraft – water ingress and flight over uninvolved people

    Following the AAIB’s investigations into a series of recent incidents involving the loss of control of multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft, the CAA has issued two related Safety Notices: Safety Notice SN2020-001 – Water Ingress into a small unmanned aircraft in precipitation Safety Notice SN2020-002 – Guidance and best practice when considering flight over uninvolved people […]

  • Infringement hot-spots: East Midlands Controlled Airspace

    The latest narrative in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ focuses on preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of East Midlands. It has been written by members of the Midlands LAIT including East Midlands ATC and operators at Nottingham Aerodrome.

  • Revalidation of Instrument Ratings and associated class and type ratings

    A recent amendment to the EASA Aircrew Regulation has changed revalidation and renewal requirements of the Instrument Rating for both aeroplanes and helicopters. A further delay to the implementation has been published to give Examiners and Operators more time to adopt to the new requirements. When revalidating or renewing an IR(A) or IR(H), the licence […]

  • Instructors providing training within the scope of their privileges

    There have been several instances where instructors have conducted training for which they do not have the instructor privileges stated in “XII – Ratings, Certificates and Privileges” page of their licence. This is especially prevalent with Instructors who hold a “LAPL only” remark endorsed on their Flight Instructor certificate. FIs with this endorsement are reminded […]

  • Submission of revalidation and renewal documentation

    All Examiners and those Instructors with FCL.945 privileges are reminded of the importance that it is their responsibility to submit documents relevant to the revalidation or renewal of an individual’s rating privileges within 14 days of a proficiency check or revalidation check flight. CAA records are required to be kept fully up to date, failure […]

  • New contaminated runway reporting system

    On 5th November 2020 a new system of reporting runway contamination comes into force. Called the ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF), the ICAO Aerodrome SARPs are in Annex 14, with additional guidance in the PANS Aerodromes Doc 9981 and Circular 355. The GRF allows cross functional (Aerodromes, ATM and Flight operations) harmonisation and standardized reporting. […]

  • Amendment to Royal Flights procedure and the withdrawal of the Selected Helicopter Flights procedure – MATS Pt 1 (CAP 493) SI 2019/08

    The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) is to introduce changes to the Royal Flights procedure and to notify the withdrawal of the Selected Helicopter Flights procedure. 

  • Expired: Heathrow price control consultation

    This document follows on from our March 2019 Consultation on the regulatory framework for Heathrow Airport Limited and sets out our evolving thinking on regulatory framework and financial issues for capacity expansion at Heathrow airport and in particular the next price control period, that is expected to run between 2022 and the opening of the […]

  • Amendment to ATM Change notification form (SRG 1430)

    The ATM change notification form (SRG 1430) has been amended to reflect implementation of ATM/ANS Regulation (EU) 2017/373 and its replacement of Regulations 1034/2011 and 1035/2011. The form no longer requires the results of the risk assessment of the notified change to be included. Risk assessments of changes must still be carried out as part […]

  • Expired: Consultation: Minimum Requirements for Noise Modelling

    We believe that it is appropriate to specify the minimum acceptable level of sophistication of noise modelling required for us to carry out our duties, to provide clarity to sponsors and stakeholders about the methodology they should use and therefore reduce ambiguity, and to provide consistency across different groups of airports. We are now seeking […]

  • Commercial Pilot Licence (Gyroplanes)

    The CAA has launched the approval system for Training Organisations / Persons who wish to offer courses for the Commercial Pilot Licence and Flying Instructor Certificates for Gyroplanes. Guidance on the approval system can be found on the CAA website. SW2020/005

  • Expired: Update on the Gatwick Route 4 PIR

    We have now published a draft report of our Post Implementation Review (PIR) of Gatwick Airport Limited’s Route 4 RNAV-1 SID Airspace Change Proposal.  We are now asking you to comment on the draft report’s findings. The objective of this is to ensure that we have not missed, misunderstood or misinterpreted any relevant matters. See […]

  • Using UK National Permit to Fly aeroplanes and amateur-built microlights for initial pilot training

    We have launched two consultations, to propose extending paid-for initial (Ab initio) pilot training to be conducted using certain aeroplanes which hold a UK national Permit to Fly (PtF) and amateur-built microlights, to those trainees that are not owners of the aircraft. Access our Aeroplane Consultation Access our Microlight Consultation

  • Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Barton ATZ

    The Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ continues into 2020. The first of the new year focuses on preventing ATZ infringements at Manchester Barton Aerodrome. It has been written by the Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officers at Manchester Barton Aerodrome who are members of the Northwest LAIT.

  • Update to Annex IV Part-ATS Human Factors Requirements for ATC Providers

    The CAA has reviewed CAP 670 Air Traffic Services Safety Requirements Part D Human Resources. While these requirements are the responsibility of service providers to comply with, the CAA has determined that if measures in place satisfy CAP 670 Part D, these will be regarded as being compliant with the regulation. The CAA will provide […]

  • Expired: Consultation for next edition of Parachuting (CAP 660)

    Parachuting (CAP 660) is a comprehensive source of information including rules, regulations and guidance on legal requirements for parachuting operations and displays. It was last published in 2008 and we are now consulting on a revised and updated edition. This new edition will be published in 2020 and includes some major changes to reflect new legislation and […]

  • General Aviation Policy Framework update

    The General Aviation Unit has reviewed and updated its GA Policy Framework. This provides guidelines to help ensure we fulfil our statutory duties as we continue to deregulate, delegate and introduce proportionate regulation, further to the Government’s Red Tape Challenge. The Framework was first introduced in 2014. Minor revisions have been made to reflect guidance […]

  • Airprox magazine

    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.    The magazine can be downloaded from the UKAB website. […]

  • Expired: Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: Policy update and consultation on the early costs of capacity expansion

    This consultation document provides further information on costs that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) expects to incur in advance of receiving a development consent order (DCO) under the Planning Act 2008 for the expansion of Heathrow airport. It outlines the approach to this early spending that we consider is in the best interest of consumers and […]

  • Outcome of our consultation on a decision-making process for PPR proposals

    In May 2019 we sought views on a new decision-making process for PPR proposals – air traffic control operational procedure changes that give rise to a planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic. We have now published a document explaining how we have taken consultation responses into account in refining the process that we will […]

  • CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2019/01 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 19 December 2019, effective 2 January 2020. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to the implementation of ATS.TR.100 within Annex IV ‘Part-ATS’ to Reg (EU) No 2017/373 the ‘Air Traffic Management)/Air […]

  • CAP 493 Manual of Air Traffic Service Part 1

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2019/07 to CAP 493 Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 was published on 19 December 2019, effective 2 January 2020. This SI details changes made to the MATS Part 1 (CAP 493), relating to the implementation of ATS.TR.100 within Annex IV ‘Part-ATS’ to Reg (EU) No 2017/373 the ‘Air Traffic Management)/Air […]

  • CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2019/02 to CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual was published on 19 December 2019, effective 2 January 2020. This SI details changes made to the Radiotelephony Manual (CAP 413), relating to the implementation of ATS.TR.100 within Annex IV ‘Part-ATS’ to Reg (EU) No 2017/373 the ‘Air Traffic Management)/Air Navigation Services Common Requirements Regulation’. SW2019/241

  • Encouraging new skills with PROUD

    We are now accepting applications from organisations and flying schools who would like to offer post-PPL safety training courses under our flagship recognition scheme to promote further flight training within the GA community. Pilot Recognition and Operational Up-Skilling and Development (PROUD) aims to support organisations to help increase pilot skills through the achievement of defined […]

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace – London (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for state opening of Parliament, London, on 19 December from 1000 hrs to 1230 hrs. Details by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Airspace classification review

    On 30 October 2019 the Secretary of State for Transport wrote to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to amend the 2017 Air Navigation Directions to give us a new requirement to review the classification of airspace. We are now beginning the first airspace classification review and we would like your help. Click here to […]

  • Expired: Consultation open for next edition of Flying Display Standards

    Flying Display Standards Document (CAP1724) was first published earlier this year alongside Flying Displays and Special Events (CAP403). It provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) in areas such as preparation, standardisation and evaluation. Following the 2019 display season, we are working on a new edition […]

  • Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Hawarden RMZ

    The sixth in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ focusses on preventing infringements of the Hawarden Radio Mandatory Zone (RMZ). It has been written by the air traffic control team at Hawarden aerodrome which is a key member of the Northwest LAIT.

  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport ACP decision

    The Civil Aviation Authority has published its decision document approving Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s proposal to introduce RNAV Standard Instrument Departure and Instrument Approach Procedures: Doncaster Sheffield Airport DSA – RNAV SIDs, IAPs

  • Consultation on CAA charges

    We’re consulting on proposed amendments to our statutory charges, due to take effect from 1 April 2020. The online consultation will close on 7 February 2020.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Edinburgh (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for New Year’s events in Edinburgh during the period 30 December – 1 January. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M131/2019 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/. Restrictions also apply to the operations of all drones.

  • CHIRP Cabin Crew FEEDBACK Edition 70

    Information for cabin crew on where to send roster related concerns within a company and an explanation of how CHIRP handles reported concerns.  Six reports are included in this edition of CCFB; subjects include safety concerns about cabin crew disarming doors during taxi, whether de-icing should be completed after passengers board the aircraft and take-off […]

  • Confidential drone safety reporting system now available

    Drone users and enthusiasts can now report safety concerns and incidents online using a confidential drone reporting service. CHIRP, a charitable organisation that has been providing independent, confidential reporting facilities for the aviation since 1982, has extended its online reporting system to include drone-related incidents. The service is free to use, and CHIRP guarantees to […]

  • Guidance for the UAS Recognised Assessment Entity scheme

    Requirements, administrative processes, instructions and guidance related to the operation of the Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) scheme within the United Kingdom have been updated.  Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – The UK Recognised Assessment Entity (CAP722B) is intended for organisations that are, or wish to be, approved as an RAE. This new edition […]

  • Expired: Temporary Danger Areas: English Channel, 2 December 2019 – 31 March 2020

    A Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will carry out operational flights in the area of the English Channel between 2 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. As the aircraft will be operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight and has no Detect and Avoid capability a number of Temporary Dangers Areas (TDA) will be established. Required […]

  • Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Sandtoft Aerodrome

    The fifth in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ focusses on preventing infringements in the vicinity of Sandtoft Aerodrome. This update has been written by members of the Yorkshire LAIT including ATCSL at Doncaster Sheffield and Liverpool, operators at Humberside, Yorkshire Aero Club and Sandtoft Aerodrome.

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace – London and vicinity of Watford (Temporary)

    Restriction of flying regulations for the NATO summit and the associated visit by Heads of State to London and the vicinity of Watford between 2 and 4 December 2019. Details by NOTAM and in briefing sheet at: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/226

  • UK Airspace Management Policy update

    UK Airspace Management Policy (CAP 740) has been updated. This minor amendment removes reference to Regulation (EU) 691/2010 which is no longer in force, and includes textual changes and references to Regulation (EU) 2017/373.

  • ELA1 aircraft maintenance

    Guidance for implementing Self-Declared Maintenance Programmes for use with ELA1 aircraft (CAP1454) has been updated. More information: https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Aircraft-ownership-and-maintenance/Self-Declared-Maintenance-Programme/

  • Flying Display Director Accreditation – 2020

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) have developed a joint Flying Display Director (FDD) accreditation course for both civilian and military flying displays. To obtain or revalidate their FDD accreditation, applicants are required to demonstrate their experience in a number of competences and attend an FDD accreditation course. For 2020 […]

  • TrainingCom Update – Autumn 2019

    This TrainingCom Update update highlight’s details of recent changes to Part-FCL and includes a comprehensive guide covering the content of refresher flight training exercises. It also sets out an amendment to an item presented in the recent Autumn 2019 issue.

  • Establishment of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) at Lee-On-Solent: Post implementation review published

    The CAA has completed the post implementation review (PIR) of the Establishment of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) at Lee-On-Solent airspace change proposal. As a result of our analysis, the CAA has concluded that the Establishment of an Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) at Lee-On-Solent PIR does show that the proposal has been implemented and operated […]

  • Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Solent

    The fourth in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement ‘hot-spots’ in the UK has been published. This update has been written by members of the Solent Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT), Southampton Airport and Southampton Air Traffic Control.

  • Amendments to the Aircrew Regulation

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware of changes to the Aircrew regulation that came into effect on 11 November 2019. CAP 1855 provides a summary of the main changes and can be downloaded from the CAA website. SW2019/217

  • Amendment to Flight Instructor privileges and conditions

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware of changes to the Aircrew Regulation that into force on 11 November 2019. FI privileges (FCL.905.FI) have been amended and renumbered but your licence does not have to be re-issued. Please see CAP 1854 for details. SW2019/216

  • Expired: Alert for restricted Airspace – Portsmouth (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the first entry into Portsmouth Harbour by the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales 16 November 2019 Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Note at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • Engineer Licensing – Signing your licence

    The CAA has recently been in receipt of licence renewal and variation applications where the original licence returned to the CAA was not signed by the licence holder. By not signing the licence, the privileges of the licence cannot be exercised. Any maintenance and associated Certificate to Release to Service issued using an unsigned licence […]

  • Operating experimental aircraft under E conditions

    Guidance and information for operating experimental aircraft under E conditions has been updated. Following a review, we have published a new edition of the guidance. This now includes requirements for ferry flight and A to B operations.

  • CAA Heathrow interim price control

    CAP1852 gives notice under section 22(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 (CAA12) of our decision to modify Heathrow Airport Limited’s Licence granted under section 15 CAA12. These modifications are to: extend the current price control by a two year interim period, up to 31 December 2021, taking account of the commercial arrangements between HAL […]

  • Drone and model aircraft registration

    The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme is now live at Register-drones.caa.co.uk The requirements for registration and education become law on 30 November 2019. Also launched today is the new drones reunited service for lost drones at dronesreunited.uk

  • Expired: Consultation opens for next edition of CAP403

    We are working on the new edition of CAP403 Flying Displays & Special Events. We aim to publish this as edition 17 early in the new year. The consultation and online response form is now available: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/ga/cap403-flying-displays-and-special-events/ We welcome your comments by Friday 29 November.

  • Highlighting infringement hotspots: Warwick

    The third in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known ‘hot-spots’ focusses on preventing infringements in the vicinity of Warwick. This update has been written by members of the Midlands Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT): Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Limited, the Flight Information Service Officers at Coventry Airport and Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome.

  • Call for evidence on assistance dogs

    We are seeking evidence to help our understanding of the issues faced by assistance dog users when travelling by air. We are also requesting evidence from airlines and airports, which are required by law to facilitate the carriage of recognised assistance dogs. The call for evidence is open until 10 January 2020 and is available at: consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/assistance-dogs-call-for-evidence

  • Changes to Flight Crew Licensing Legislation

    All training providers and pilots should to be aware that Amendment (EU) 2019/1747 to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, has been published, which will come into force on 11 November 2019. The Official Journal of the European Union and the legislation concerned are available to view here. 

  • Night Rating completion time FCL.810

    All training providers and applicants need to be aware that Amendment (EU) 2019/1747 to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, has been published, which will come into force on 11 November 2019. The Night Rating (FCL.810) has been amended as below: ‘Applicants shall have completed a training course within a period of up to 6 months’ The […]

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 132

    This edition returns to the subject of passengers boarding before flight crew with a well-written argument from a reader and a rap on the knuckles for CHIRP. Also, passengers boarding before security checks are complete and anti-smoking policies. Two reports from ATCOs: aircraft not achieving their ‘level by’ restrictions and the use of ‘overload’ and […]

  • Class E airspace ATS procedures amendment – phase 2

    The purpose of Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2019/06 is to implement phase 2 changes to Class E Airspace ATS procedures contained within the to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493).

  • Class E airspace ATS procedures amendment

    The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to implement changes to radiotelephony phraseology contained within UK Radiotelephony Manual (CAP 413).  This is in support of amendments to class E airspace Air Traffic Service (ATS) procedure changes contained within the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493).

  • Drone and model aircraft registration

    The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). Please see the CAA website for details. SW2019/201

  • CAA comment on NPA 2019-10

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2019-10 Part C – Measurement of the safety key performance indicator and safety performance indicators in the SES Performance and Charging Scheme. Read our response to the NPA Part C here. Read NPA 2019-10 Part A, Part B and Part C on […]

  • Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel Training & Competence Requirements

    CAP 1649 has been published and can be downloaded from the CAA website: www.caa.co.uk/CAP1649 This document aims to help Air Navigation Service Providers interpret Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII Part-PERS pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including specific United Kingdom recommendations and United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs. Details and requirements for […]

  • UK Airprox Board annual review 2018

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual statistical review of all airprox incidents it assessed in 2018. The review analyses incidents by type of operation and provides historical context in which to observe long-term trends.   It has also published its latest monthly review for October which focuses in detail on one particular airprox incident. UKAB […]

  • Preventing airspace infringements around the Manchester low-level route

    The second in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement ‘hot-spots’ in the UK has been published on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website. This infringement update has been written by members of the Northwest Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT): NATS Manchester; ATCSL, Liverpool; Barton Aerodrome; and Ravenair, Liverpool Airport.

  • Consultation: Opting out of EASA regulation for 450-600kg light aircraft

    We have opened a 6-week long consultation to seek views on the UK moving new designs of light aircraft 450-600 kg from pan-European EASA certification to national regulations. Stakeholders are invited to submit their views and respond to questions set out in the consultation document online: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/ga/450-600kg-regulation/ The closing date is 29 November 2019.

  • CAA Surface Access Policy

    CAP1847, Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: an update on the CAA surface access policy, provides an update of our policy on the surface access costs that Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) should be allowed to recover from airport charges. It follows on from consultations on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.

  • CAA Cyber security oversight process for aviation

    CAP1753 has been published and details the CAA’s cyber security oversight process for aviation. This document provides the basis for all cyber security oversight activity by the CAA and includes detail of good cyber security practice against four key objectives. CAP 1753 is available for download from the CAA website. SW2019/190

  • Post-Display Season 2019 safety survey

    The Post-Display Season 2019 safety survey is now available. The purpose of this survey is to elicit information from the air display community, and encourages all involved in the planning, execution, and flying at Flying Displays to participate. The results of the survey will enable trends to be identified, addressed, and lessons learned and disseminated, […]

  • Designing a new NOTAM System: ICAO Questionnaire

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has launched a questionnaire on NOTAM and the NOTAM system and is asking for feedback from users. Your response will help design a new system. The online questionnaire remains open until 31 October 2019: https://forms.gle/pEvdLFUwT5AksbTp9 As advised by ICAO: In answering the questions think of the ideal NOTAM system […]

  • Dangerous Goods Radiation Protection Programme

    The transport of radioactive material as cargo must be subject to a Radiation Protection Programme (RPP), which must consist of systematic arrangements aimed at providing adequate consideration of radiation protection measures. Operators that hold a dangerous goods approval and permit the transport of radioactive material should identify their RPP document reference and location within their […]

  • Flying Display Season 2019 Post-season symposium

    The 2019 Post-season symposium will be held on 12 and 13 November 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham near Swindon. The 2-day symposium provides an opportunity for to all those involved in flying displays, both civilian and military, to share feedback with both the civilian and military regulators, in addition to sharing ideas so as […]

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for State Opening of Parliament, London, on 14 October from from 0930 hrs UTC to 1130 hrs UTC. Details by NOTAM at: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Helicopter route H4 and non-specific flight / enhanced non-specific flight clearances contained within area withdrawn for duration. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2019/184

  • Helicopter special events end of season review

    The British Helicopter Association and Civil Aviation Authority will be hosting a review of helicopter operations at major events during 2019. The intention is to facilitate an open exchange of views to ensure that safe operations remain a fundamental objective at future events. The meeting will be held in the Airport Terminal at Oxford Airport […]

  • CAA comment on NPA 2019-08 – Update of ORO.FC

    The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2019-08 – Update of ORO.FC. Read our response to the NPA: CAA comments on NPA 2019-08 Read NPA 2019-08 on the EASA website  

  • Overflight of congested areas

    The CAA has today issued ORS4 1315 which exempts certain categories of aircraft from their Permit to Fly Condition that prohibits them from overflight of ‘Settlements’. The aircraft concerned will still need to avoid Towns and Cities, but it is envisaged that this change will make flight planning easier for the operators of the aircraft […]

  • Microlight noise certificate exemption

    The CAA, in cooperation with the Department for Transport, has today issued an exemption to remove the need for microlight aircraft to hold a noise certificate. This is in advance of a Government consultation on the issue. You can see the exemption at: ORS4 No.1313 – Noise Certificate for Microlight Aeroplanes

  • 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.

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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. […]

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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

  • Expired: 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.

  • Expired: 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

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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 […]

  • Expired: 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