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Open Consultations

  • General Aviation Pilot Licensing Review Phase 2: Gyroplanes

    In October 2022, we published CAP2335 (General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification – Phase 1: Strategic Direction) as part of a 3 Phase program to simplify training and licensing for the UK’s General Aviation (GA) Sector. The subsequent GA community response (CAP2532)...

    Closes today

  • General Aviation Pilot Licensing Review Phase 2: Sailplanes

    In October 2022, we published CAP2335 (General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification – Phase 1: Strategic Direction) as part of a 3 Phase program to simplify training and licensing for the UK’s General Aviation (GA) Sector. The subsequent GA community response (CAP2532) showed...

    Closes today

  • General Aviation Pilot Licensing Review Phase 2: Balloons

    In October 2022, we published CAP2335 (General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification – Phase 1: Strategic Direction) as part of a 3 Phase program to simplify training and licensing for the UK’s General Aviation (GA) Sector. The subsequent GA community response (CAP2532) showed...

    Closes today

  • General Aviation Pilot Licensing Review Phase 2: Helicopters

    In October 2022, we published CAP 2335 (General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification – Phase 1: Strategic Direction), as part of a 3-phase programme to simplify pilot licensing and training for the UK’s General Aviation (GA) community. The subsequent GA community response (CAP...

    Closes today

  • General Aviation Pilot Licensing Review Phase 2: Aeroplanes

    In October 2022, we published CAP2335 (General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification – Phase 1: Strategic Direction) as part of a 3 Phase program to simplify training and licensing for the UK’s General Aviation (GA) Sector. The subsequent GA community response (CAP2532) showed...

    Closes today

  • CAP 764 Wind Turbine Policy Consultation

    This consultation concerns the proposed revision to CAP 764: CAA Policy and Guidelines on Wind Turbines. Draft CAP 764 edition 7’s most significant change is to reorder text and introduce new chapters on specific topics. The main drivers for change are incorporating a...

    Closes 23 May 2024

  • Deviation UK.DEV.E.0001 Consultation: CS-25 Large Aeroplanes

    The UK CAA is consulting on a deviation request that is applicable to CS-25 Large Aeroplanes. This particular deviation is to address a non-compliance with the affected CS 25.901 and CS 25.1309 and to ensure defined mitigating factors are met. Consultation Paper Deviation...

    Closes 12 June 2024

  • Proposed amendment to the Manchester Low Level Route (MLLR)

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority is seeking your views on its proposed amendment to the Manchester Low Level Route (MLLR). The MLLR, currently designated as Class D controlled airspace, benefits from a temporary exemption permitting aircraft to fly through it under specific...

    Closes 15 July 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Amendments to the Air Operations Regulation

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Contracting States, of which the UK is one, determined that the effectiveness of the current alerting of search and rescue services should be enhanced by addressing a number of key improvement areas and by developing and implementing the...

    Closed 30 April 2024

  • AMC & GM to UK Reg (EU) 748/2012 Part 21 SMS consultation

    The UK Regulation (EU) No. 748/2012 has been amended to incorporate Safety Management Systems (SMS) in design and production organisations. This consultation document presents the proposed changes to the associated Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM). These...

    Closed 15 April 2024

  • All Weather Operations and Fuel/Energy Planning and Management Consultation Paper

    While the UK was still part of the EU the CAA worked very closely with both ICAO and EASA on developing a performance-based set of regulations that would: • Facilitate the use of new technological advances enhancing situational awareness; • Facilitate the operation of helicopters in...

    Closed 10 April 2024

  • Atypical air environments – Proposed Policy

    This consultation covers the CAA’s proposed policy position on the recognition of atypical air environments for Unmanned Aircraft operations. If you would like to hear how this could work in practice and how your views can shape the final policy, listen to the CAA Drone safety...

    Closed 2 April 2024

  • Amendment to UK Regulation (EU)139/2014

    The objective of the proposed changes is to maintain a high level of safety for the aerodrome design and operations and to ensure alignment with Amendment 15 to ICAO Annex 14, Volume I This proposed changes to existing organisational and operational requirements of Assimilated...

    Closed 31 March 2024

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked for feedback on the CAA’s position on the adoption of 21 Special Conditions and 2 Means of Compliance, published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after the United Kingdom left the European Aviation regulatory system.

You said

We received 5 responses in total. All respondents agreed with the CAA approach to adopt the Special Conditions and Means of Compliance listed in the consultation. There were no comments on the technical content of the Special Conditions or Means of Compliance.

We did

We acknowledge that all respondents supported this proposal, however we are also aware of the limited number of responses. The Special Conditions and Means of Compliance will be adopted and published on the CAA website in due course.

We asked

Between 30 Oct 2023 and 26 Jan 2024, we asked you to comment and form opinions on the proposed UK ISMS regulation which aims to improve cyber resilience in respect of aviation safety. The regulation, firmly based on EASA’s Part-IS, was shared in this form to allow it to be developed, improved, and ensure alignment with the UK aviation market and regulatory structure.

We received 29 responses, made up of a combination of organisations, individuals, and UK aviation industry groups. These responses represent a significant proportion of the industry covering all of the  regulatory areas within the proposed scope of the regulation.

In addition to the core UK ISMS regulation, the consultation requested comments on the associated AMC and GM (Acceptable Mean of Compliance and Guidance Material) which is also based on those documents published by EASA to be used in conjunction with Part-IS.

You said

Responses reflected the variety of challenges faced by each separate industry area which led to some common themes and a wide range of perspectives. One key theme highlighted concerns about over-regulation and how well the requirements will operate in conjunction with existing safety and security regulations. 

Within this, organisations cited the international nature of the industry with many organisations working across borders, and concerns were expressed about how UK ISMS might duplicate similar regulations and requirements outside of the UK, not least for those organisations who are already working towards compliance with Part-IS. 

Some organisations have given us a view of the potential difficulties that would be faced in meeting changes that would impact existing supplier contracts. Noting, reducing the risks around the resilience and security of the supply chain is a priority for all. 

Another key concern raised, was on the proposals around reporting requirements. It was stated that an overly burdensome process for reporting to the regulatory authorities could prevent an organisation from focussing on responding and managing a serious incident, and that opportunities exist within current practices under the current MOR requirements in safety regulation.

Feedback received on the AMC/GM was very much interlinked with the comments on policy and principles within the regulation text, but it was very clear that this document is incredibly important to all organisations and high-quality guidance is needed to support effective implementation and operation of an ISMS. 

Overall, the consultation gave a varied outcome, however it revealed a common want to implement proportionate measures to combat the risks associated to cyber security. 

We did

Analysis of the responses provided to this consultation this will feed directly into our process for preparing the drafting and transposition documents of the rule making process. It is also forming the basis for reflection within our internal working groups across all the CAA. 

Our next steps will be to provide our formal opinion and instruction document to the Department for Transport, in order to commence with this regulatory change.

Work with wider government departments and regulatory bodies on how to fulfil overall ambitions of the proposed regulation, and to align with government ambitions to increase cyber resilience across all sectors.

We will continue to engage with industry stakeholders on the key topics that have been raised in this consultation. 

Work on further detailed supporting and guidance material to supplement the regulation.  

The CAA is committed to transparency and will expand this engagement in due course with the potential for further public consultation.

We asked

It is vital that CAP 1724 Flying Display Pilot Authorisation and Evaluation: Requirements and Guidance remains up-to-date and relevant, and that the CAA’s guidance material in these areas remains proportionate, clear and unambiguous.

We asked for feedback from the regulated community on proposed amendments to CAP 1724 ahead of the 2024 display season. 

We compiled a draft of CAP 1724 Edition 6 and consulted on it over four working weeks from 20 December 2023 to 19 January 2024. 

You said

We received a total of 35 unique comments to the draft CAP 1724 from 10 respondents.  


Of all the comments, 19 clearly conveyed some sort of change. Of these, 15 comments were textual in nature, suggesting revised wording or highlighting minor drafting points; the remaining 4 comments were more substantive, calling for some sort of change of the underlying policy. 

We did

We accepted 10 of all the comments suggesting some sort of change (53%). 

Of the 15 textual comments received, we accepted 9. Most of these comprised of rewording content for clarification, and we have tried to take a balanced view on what would be helpful. Of the 6 we elected not to implement, some were not specific enough to warrant a change, some suggested changes that were made elsewhere and one requested a change that had already been implemented.

Regarding the 4 more substantive comments we received, we implemented 1. Of those we elected not to implement, one was covered already in this document and it was considered that the remaining comments might have further unintended consequences.

We have produced a final version of CAP 1724 Edition 6 which was published on February 1st 2024.