Open Consultations

  • CAP 403 Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and administrative requirements and guidance 2024

    This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the next edition of CAP 403, Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance , which are planned to be effective from the end of February 2024. More
    Opened 29 November 2023
  • Hydrogen Sandbox

    The Civil Aviation Authority is inviting industry, academia, and organisations to join its Regulatory Sandbox to test hydrogen technologies that support the use of hydrogen as an aviation fuel. The tests will identify hazards, risks, safety challenges and gaps in current CAA regulations and evaluate the proposed mitigations through verification and validation. Our intention is that the hydrogen sandbox will enable appropriate stakeholders to test hydrogen technologies and show... More
    Opened 27 November 2023
  • Review of UK UAS Regulations

    The CAA have launched a consultation on proposals to make it easier for drone users to fly safely and meet regulatory requirements. The proposals are based on feedback from the drone community in a previous Call for Input. Proposals include introduction of product requirements for drones, extension of Flyer ID training to users of drones under 250g, introduction of Remote ID and extension of time period to adopt class-marked drones by 2 years. We ... More
    Opened 22 November 2023
  • CAA Statutory Charges Consultation 2024 - 2025

    This consultation document sets out proposals for revisions to the existing UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2024. We believe these proposals represent a balanced approach to delivering our regulatory obligations today and enabling the sector to grow in the future, improving our efficiency in line with the commitments made in the Arm’s Length Body review of the CAA and taking account of the interests of those who pay our charges. ... More
    Opened 20 November 2023
  • Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) Phase 2 review

    Following the Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) Review (CAP2408) in October 22 and the subsequent “We asked, you said, we did” response in March 23, we have now released our Phase 2 formal consultation regarding changes and improvements to the PMD process. More
    Opened 9 November 2023
  • UK ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) regulation

    The CAA, working with the DfT, is proposing to introduce a new regulation to help in the protection of UK aviation from cyber attacks. This regulation will ensure that the UK is actively engaging with the increase threat from cyber, and the UK aviation industry is properly protected against cyber attacks. It will also support the ICAO Aviation Cybersecurity Strategy (link to external website: , and will ensure the UK is compliant with ICAO Annexes and SARPs. The... More
    Opened 30 October 2023
  • Policy for the establishment and operation of Special Use Airspace

    The CAA has drafted a policy statement on how the UK employs Special Use Airspace within the London and Scottish FIR and UIR and the Shanwick Oceanic FIR. It aims to ensure Special Use Airspace is utilised consistently by describing a clear framework for its use, providing clarity and increasing awareness of all airspace users. Our draft Policy for the establishment and operation of Special Use Airspace document can be found at the bottom of this page. ... More
    Opened 25 October 2023
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