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  • Airspace Classification Review: Cotswold Region Engagement

    The Airspace Classification Review Team has produced a factual report on the airspace and its usage within the Cotswold Region , taking airspace composition, existing Airspace Change Proposals and safety data into account. In the report qualitative analysis of the information presented has been... More

    Closes 30 September 2021

  • Engagement on our Strategy and Regulatory Principles

    The CAA Strategy is available to read or download from this page. It sets out our mission, vision and purpose, as well as providing an overview of how we intend to achieve them. Our Strategy is agile; it provides the foundations to continue to successfully deliver our core regulatory... More

    Closes 31 December 2021

Closed Consultations

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We asked

It is vital that CAP1724 Flying Display Authorisation Standards Document remains up-to-date and relevant, and that the CAA’s guidance material in this area remains proportionate, clear and unambiguous.

We asked for feedback from the regulated community on proposed amendments to CAP 1724 ahead of the 2021 display season. 

We compiled a draft of CAP 1724 Edition 3 and consulted on it from 15 January 2021 until 12 February 2021.

You said

We received a total of 35 unique comments to the draft CAP from 10 respondents. Of all the comments, 27 clearly conveyed some sort of change. Of these, 19 comments were textual in nature, suggesting revised wording or highlighting minor drafting points. Many of these comments were duplicated between respondents. Of the remaining eight comments, two were more substantive, calling for some sort of change of the underlying policy, five were non-specific and did not suggest any change and 1 offered no comment other than that the respondent had reviewed all of the changes.

We did

We accepted 11 of the all the comments received (41%). 

Of the 19 textual comments, we accepted 10. Most of these comprised rewording content for clarification, and we have tried to take a balanced view on what would be helpful. Several respondents requested changes to text that the majority of readers indicated as satisfactory. Some called for revision to text that we had carefully drafted in cooperation with various DAE’s while the remainder suggested changes that have already been made.

Regarding the two substantive comments we received, we implemented one. The one substantive comment we elected not to implement was due to its potential to have unintended consequences.

We have produced a final version of CAP 1724 Edition 3 which was published on 11 March 2021

We asked

We asked for comments on our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2021.

The key changes under consultation were:

  • EU exit 
  • Market Power Determination (MPD)
  • Safeguarding Competition in Air Transport 
  • Space 

You said

A total number of 48 respondents provided 48 submissions through the consultation exercise.

We did

We are grateful for those submissions received and after CAA Board discussion, we propose to implement the proposals in the consultation without further amendment, with the exception of the Design Organisation Approval transition fee.

Full details have been publised in our response document: FY21/22 CAA Statutory Charges Consultation Response 

We asked

It is vital that CAP 403 Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative 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 403 ahead of the 2021 display season. 

We compiled a draft of CAP 403 Edition 18 and consulted on it over four working weeks from 15 December 2020 to 15 January 2021. 

You said

We received a total of 37 unique comments to the draft CAP 403 from 10 respondents.  

Of all the comments, 36 clearly conveyed some sort of change. Of these, just over 26 comments were textual in nature, suggesting revised wording or highlighting minor drafting points.

Many of these comments were duplicated between respondents; and the other 10 comments were more substantive, calling for some sort of change of the underlying policy. 

We did

We accepted 15 of the all the comments suggesting some sort of change (42%). 

Of the 26 textual comments received, we accepted 12. 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 14 we elected not to implement, most called for revision to text that we had carefully drafted in cooperation with other organisations while the remainder suggested changes that have already been made.

Regarding the 10 more substantive comments we received, we implemented 3. Of those we elected not to implement, the largest group asked that we expand on material that we thought was covered adequately either in this document or elsewhere. Others suggested that we introduce content that we thought was not necessary and out of scope for this CAP.

Finally, one suggested a change that would require a more substantial policy review including an amendment to the Air Navigation Order (ANO), which we believe to be beyond the scope of this consultation. However, we welcome further inputs to policy and the ANO, as and when these are released for consultation. 

We have produced a final version of CAP 403 Edition 18 which was published on 9 February 2021.