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Open Consultations

  • Part 66 and 147 changes: E propulsion requirements

    The CAA is considering the regulatory requirements, means of compliance and guidance necessary to: ensure the continuing airworthiness of electric and hybrid propulsion aircraft; embrace non-conventional aircraft and aircraft with non-conventional powerplants,...

    Closes 5 March 2024

  • Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 947/2019: Remote Pilot Competence

    The CAA recently published an initial consultation on the future of remote pilot competence. The consultation was open from 5th of July 2023 to the 23rd of August 2023 and received 112 detailed responses from a wide range of stakeholders. This second consultation builds on the feedback the CAA...

    Closes 14 March 2024

  • Vertiport Design Proposal for Existing Aerodrome

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation on proposals for existing aerodromes that wish to accommodate VTOL aircraft. We anticipate that the initial eVTOL flights will take place from existing infrastructure, hence this consultation only applies to existing aerodromes and...

    Closes 15 March 2024

  • Carbon Monoxide in Piston Engine Aircraft

    The CAA has been actively engaged on the topic of carbon monoxide (CO) in general aviation (GA) over the last three years and has undertaken multiple initiatives to raise GA pilot awareness of CO as well as the various prevention and protection measures that can be taken to mitigate the risk.

    Closes 20 March 2024

  • Rocket Factory Augsburg - AEE

    To carry out spaceflight activity in the UK spaceport and launch operators must be licensed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As part of their licence application, spaceport and launch operators are required to submit an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE). The...

    Closes 25 March 2024

  • Economic regulation: Setting future price controls – review of approach

    We are carrying out a review of our approach to setting price controls (including the lessons learnt from H7 and NR23) to inform our overall approach to future price controls. We will conduct this work in consultation with relevant stakeholders and seek independent input and comment to help ensure...

    Closes 28 March 2024

  • ICAO FIS Implementation Call for Input

    Public Call for Input Engagement on the implementation of better alignment of UK Flight Information Services with International Civil Organisation (ICAO) Flight Information Service (FIS) in the UK. This engagement supports the implementation of the Airspace Modernisation Strategy...

    Closes 29 March 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...

    Closes 31 March 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...

    Closes 2 April 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Call for Evidence for the Impact Assessment for proposed new Fuel/Energy Planning Management regulations

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched it's Call for Evidence for the Impact Assessment for proposed new Fuel/Energy Planning Management regulations. The Civil Aviation Authority has previously consulted on its proposal to amend the Implementing Rules (IRs) to implement...

    Closed 15 February 2024

  • VTOL using battery for propulsion

    This document presents UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) position on battery handling rules for VTOL aircraft using battery for propulsion. It highlights the overall approach to battery handling for VTOL aircraft and is directed at operators of battery or hybrid powered VTOL aircraft, operations...

    Closed 9 February 2024

  • Prohibition of Supersonic, Transonic and Hypersonic Flight over land

    The existing Rules of the Air Regulations (UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012) permit, by omission, instrument flight rules (IFR) flights to be undertaken at supersonic and hypersonic speeds over land, and the environmental implications on the ground (due to the effects of sonic booms) of such flights are...

    Closed 7 February 2024

  • Adoption of new Special Conditions in relation to Airworthiness of Part 21 aircraft

    A Decision was taken by the CAA to adopt all airworthiness Special Conditions (SC) published by EASA on or before 31 December 2020. A number of SC and associated Means of Compliance were published by EASA after that date, which due to its step-by-step decision-making process were in draft form...

    Closed 2 February 2024

  • Economic regulation: Consultation on Statement of Policy on Penalties under Chapter 1 of Transport Act 2000

    We are reviewing our approach to our enforcement powers under the Transport Act 2000 (“TA00”) in the light of the changes introduced to the TA00 by section 10 of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 (“ATMUAA21”). As part of this, we are now consulting on a draft statement of...

    Closed 31 January 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

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. 

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 2024 display season. 

We compiled a draft of CAP 403 Edition 21 and consulted on it over four working weeks from 27 November 2023 to 22 December 2023. 

You said

We received a total of 32 unique comments to the draft CAP 403 from 12 respondents.  


Of all the comments, 26 clearly conveyed some sort of change. Of these, 20 comments were textual in nature, suggesting revised wording or highlighting minor drafting points.

Many of these comments were duplicated between respondents; and the other 6 comments were more substantive, calling for some sort of change of the underlying policy. 

We did

We accepted 16 of all the comments suggesting some sort of change (62%). 

Of the 20 textual comments received, we accepted 15. 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 5 we elected not to implement, some were not specific enough to warrant a change, some suggested changes that were made elsewhere and it was considered that the remainder might have further unintended consequences.

Regarding the 6 more substantive comments we received, we implemented 1. Of those we elected not to implement, some were beyond the scope of CAP403, others were covered adequately either in this document or elsewhere, and it was considered that the remaining comment might have further unintended consequences.

We have produced a final version of CAP 403 Edition 21 which was published on February 1st 2024. 

We asked

This consultation document (CAP2601) concentrated solely on the advertising element of the proposed changes to the cost sharing rules. As our proposals on advertising were created as a result of responses received during our first consultation and differed significantly from the original proposal, the public had not been offered the opportunity to comment on the changes we suggested.

Furthermore, since we published our initial proposals, further proposals have been suggested as part of concurrent CAA projects looking at GA licencing and Pilot Medical Declarations (PMD).

We therefore decided to provide the GA community with this additional opportunity to input their views on the advertising of cost sharing flights through this additional consultation before the policy is finalised.

You said

We received 1817 individual responses to our consultation questions, with 575 additional comments. The results are summarised below:

Q1: Do you currently or have you ever advertised a cost sharing flight online?

  • Yes 11.72 %
  • No 83.32 %
  • Prefer not to say / not answered 4.95 %

Q2: Do you agree that the advertising element of the current cost sharing regulations should be reviewed and amended?

  • Yes 21.19 %
  • No 77.22 %
  • Prefer not to say / not answered 1.60 %

Q3: Prior to the UK joining EASA, the advertising of a cost sharing flight was prohibited outside of a flying club environment. Would you support a return to those requirements regarding the advertising of cost sharing flights?

This required that: "no information has been published or advertised before the commencement of the flight other than, in the case of an aircraft operated by a flying club, advertising wholly within the premises of such a flying club in which case all the persons carried on such a flight who are aged 18 years or over must be members of that flying club". 

  • Yes    13.65 %
  • No    85.25 %
  • Prefer not to say / not answered    1.10 %

Q4: In relation to the proposed amendments: "Cost sharing flights may be advertised. The advertisement must be placed by the pilot intending to operate the flight and it must relate to a specific flight that the pilot intends to take place, regardless of whether passengers are available for carriage. The advertisement must include the start and end locations, as well as the dates when the pilot intends to conduct the flight." To what extent do you agree that this proposed amendment is clear and easy to follow?

  • Strongly agree 14.64 %
  • Agree 9.74 %
  • Neither agree nor disagree 4.51 %
  • Disagree 8.37 %
  • Strongly disagree 62.74 %
  • Not answered 0 %

Q5: In relation to the below proposed amendments: "Cost sharing flights may be advertised. The advertisement must be placed by the pilot intending to operate the flight and it must relate to a specific flight that the pilot intends to take place, regardless of whether passengers are available for carriage. The advertisement must include the start and end locations, as well as the dates when the pilot intends to conduct the flight." To what extent do you agree that this proposed amendment is appropriate?

  • Strongly agree 13.48 %
  • Agree 8.31 %
  • Neither agree nor disagree 3.25 %
  • Disagree 8.37 %
  • Strongly disagree 66.59 %
  • Not answered 0 %

Q6: Do you believe that a pilot should have to include any of the following information in their advertisement to ensure passengers are fully aware of a pilot’s credentials before booking to join a cost sharing flight? (Please select all that apply)

  • Licence type held (i.e. PPL) 87.62 %
  • Medical held (i.e. Class 2, PMD) 79.09 %
  • Flying experience 85.20 %
  • Pilot recency 75.95 %
  • None of the above 6.71 %
  • No opinion / don’t know / not answered 3.74 %

Of the 575 additional comments received, all were analysed, and some main themes were identified. These included:

  • The proposed amendment to advertising goes against the assumed original intent of cost sharing (i.e. hour building, maintaining currency, introducing more people to GA, allows for cheaper flying costs)
  • There needs to be more flexibility in the advertising of cost sharing flights
  • There needs to be better monitoring of cost sharing flights by the CAA
  • Cost sharing flights should not be available online / to the general public
  • Pilots / third parties should not be able to make a profit for cost sharing flights
  • Cost sharing flights are detrimental to commercial organisations 

We did

We have concluded the analysis of all responses received and have taken into account stakeholder feedback on this topic. We are grateful for the submissions received and acknowledge that the majority of stakeholders who responded are against our proposed changes to the advertising element of the cost sharing regulations. 

With that in mind, and after having completed further internal work to review the safety concerns relating to cost sharing flights, we have decided to revise our final policy position and will be providing our formal opinion to the Department of Transport (DfT) shortly. This formal opinion will include all other changes confirmed in CAP 2391 which we previously consulted on. 

With regards to the advertising of cost sharing flights, our proposed changes to the regulation will be as follows, (please note the below is not the final regulation wording, the DfT are responsible for the final wording of the regulation):  
Cost sharing flights may be advertised. The advertisement must be placed by the pilot intending to operate the flight and must include the start and end locations, the date when the pilot is available to conduct the flight, and any other information prescribed by the CAA.

We will also publish Guidance Material (GM), CAP documents, Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC)  and if applicable Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMoC) which will provide pilots and the public with further information about cost sharing flights including, but not limited to, that it is understood that pilots may choose to change the advertised destination at any point for any reason such as weather etc but passengers should not be permitted to dictate the destination of the cost sharing flight in the manner of someone chartering an aircraft. 

Taking into account the stakeholder feedback received, we understand that cost sharing flights need to have a certain amount of flexibility and therefore we feel that this revised wording allows for that whilst still ensuring that the pilot is in full control of the destination and date/time of the flight.

Our main objectives when reviewing the existing cost sharing regulations were to improve the regulation and guidance to ensure potential passengers better understand the type of flight and risks involved, and to help pilots better understand the regulation. We believe that we have achieved these objectives with the changes we are proposing to introduce, and therefore accept that allowing some flexibility in the advertising of cost sharing flights would not significantly impact the safety of such flights.

During the consultation we asked the community whether any additional information relating to the pilot’s credentials such as licence, medical held etc, should be included in any advertisement of a cost sharing flight. We are still reviewing this element of the proposal at this time. 

The internal working group are considering whether this information would be adequately understood by members of the public and a decision on what should be included will be made in due course. Therefore, we have chosen to include in the proposed regulation wording a statement which will allow for this: ‘and any other information prescribed by the CAA’. 

We believe this requirement will allow the CAA to require the disclosure in advertisements of additional information considered important to assist passengers to make an informed decision whether to take a particular flight. It will also enable the CAA to require disclosure of additional information that becomes relevant to potential passengers as a result of developments in future technologies.

The CAA will now finalise the revised policy proposal to the DfT and will collaborate with relevant stakeholders to produce the supporting documentation to enable a regulation amendment. Until these changes come into effect, the cost sharing regulations remain as they are currently and there is no immediate action for the community to take.