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 Fuel/Energy Planning Management requirements during the period 24 April – 25 May 2023. We invite stakeholders to give us your views , responses are requested by 15 February 2024. More
    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 performed using battery powered aircraft, and aerodrome operators servicing such VTOL aircraft. Responses are requested by 9th February 2024 . More
    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 potentially significant. Consequently, we propose to amend to UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 to prohibit supersonic IFR flight over land unless approved by the competent authority. ... More
    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 prior to 31 December 2020 or had at least in part been substantially formed or considered (eg through preliminary Opinions, Notice of Proposed Amendments, Rulemaking Task discussions ). CAA experts... More
    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 policy on penalties to support our enforcement work under the TA00. Views invited We are seeking views on the approach set out in this draft statement of policy on... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • 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: icao.int) , and will ensure the UK is compliant with ICAO Annexes and SARPs. The... More
    Closed 26 January 2024
  • Public Consultation on DRAFT CAP1724

    This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the next edition of CAP1724: Flying Display Pilot Authorisation and Evaluation: Requirements and Guidance (Edition 6), which are planned to be effective from mid-February 2024. Why we are consulting It is vital that CAP1724 is up-to-date and relevant to allow the display industry to prosper whilst maintaining public safety at all times. Feedback from the regulated community is crucial in supporting this. ... More
    Closed 19 January 2024
  • 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
    Closed 15 January 2024
  • 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
    Closed 10 January 2024
  • 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
    Closed 10 January 2024
  • 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
    Closed 4 January 2024
  • 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
    Closed 22 December 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
    Closed 6 December 2023
  • Proposed changes to the advertising element of the cost sharing regulations

    We consulted the General Aviation community on our proposed changes to cost sharing regulation in November 2021. These included proposals related to clarifying the costs pilots can legitimately share and measures to ensure pilots make their passengers aware of the increased risk associated with General Aviation flying compared to Commercial Air Transport flights. Our proposals on advertising of cost sharing flights, which we are now consulting on, have been developed as... More
    Closed 30 November 2023
  • Type-Certification of VTOL Aircraft

    The CAA welcomes the continued efforts by the aviation industry to deliver new and innovative products to the market. As part of its efforts to support the industry, the CAA is giving an indication of its policy thinking regarding the operation of VTOL aircraft. The CAA is using existing legislation for the regulation of VTOL operations to the greatest extent possible, as we appreciate that our collective understanding of the new technology will grow as designs mature and operations... More
    Closed 20 November 2023
  • Licensing Pilots of VTOL-Capable Aircraft

    This document presents UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) current position on competency and licensing requirements for Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) capable aircraft pilots wishing to perform commercial air transport (CAT) operations. It is to be viewed as interim guidance while we continue to work with stakeholders to enhance our understanding of the technology and how it is to be operated. This policy statement only concerns the conversion of existing commercial pilot licenses,... More
    Closed 20 November 2023
  • Flight Operations Using VTOL Aircraft

    This document presents UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) current position for operators of Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft wishing to conduct commercial air transport (CAT) operations in the UK. It is to be viewed as interim guidance while we continue to work with stakeholders to enhance our understanding of the technology and how it is to be operated. It enables industry to plan for future operations while detailed rulemaking takes place. The deadline for... More
    Closed 20 November 2023
  • Continuing Airworthiness of VTOL Aircraft

    This document presents UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) current view on the regulatory basis for continued airworthiness of VTOL aircraft in the UK. It is to be viewed as interim guidance while we continue to work with stakeholders to enhance our understanding of the technology and how it is to be operated. It enables industry to plan for future operations while detailed rulemaking takes place. The deadline for responses has been extended and they are requested by 20 November... More
    Closed 20 November 2023
  • RPAS DiSCO Stakeholder Working Group Application

    The Digitising Specific Category Operations (DiSCO) project will play a key role in enabling scalable Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) RPAS operations in the UK, transforming the operational authorisation process for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in the Specific Category. The project comprises four key elements looking at risk assessment, pilot competence, flightworthiness, and a new online application tool. To achieve this, the project will deliver a new globally... More
    Closed 9 October 2023
  • The adoption of EASA Design related Certification Specifications

    Consultation Proposal to adopt a simplified approach to the adoption of Certification Specifications (CS) used to support compliance demonstration under the Basic Regulation (EU) 2018/1139. For Regulation (EU) 748/2012 (the UK Initial Airworthiness Regulation) as retained and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The issue Certification Specifications (CS) are established by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) using the provisions of... More
    Closed 15 September 2023
  • Call for Input: Review of UK UAS Regulations

    As uptake of Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) grows, regulation needs to effectively mitigate safety and security risks, whilst meeting the needs of UAS users. The CAA is currently reviewing UK UAS regulation to ensure it is fit for the future and that safety and security risks are proportionately mitigated. This Call for Input seeks views from UAS stakeholders on opportunities to improve regulation of UAS. Feedback will be used by CAA, in addition to other evidence and analysis, to... More
    Closed 7 September 2023
  • Drone Safety advice and education feedback

    The CAA would like to know your views on the publications giving safety advice for drone and model aircraft users: You have control - Human Factors advice and Preventing technical failures . More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • The Future of Remote Pilot Competency in the Specific Category

    The purpose of this consultation is to share the CAA’s proposal for the future of remote pilot (RP) competency in the specific category and provide an update on the progress of supporting policy workstreams. We are keen to receive feedback on our proposal from all UAS industry stakeholders. The proposal The proposal covers a wide range of RPAS policy work including: Rulemaking to establish RAEs under an improved legal basis such as the UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, the... More
    Closed 23 August 2023
  • CAP670 Air Traffic Services for ATM Regulatory Compliance and Interoperability

    Regulation (EU) 552/2004 (the Interoperability Regulation) is repealed in full on 12 September 2023. The CAA is consulting on an interim arrangement to continue to require ANSPs to provide documented evidence to demonstrate compliance with other Interoperability Regulations as listed in the associated consultation documents , ICAO Annexes, the Basic Regulation Essential Requirements, and other existing Means of Compliance in CAP 670, as part of the Air Navigation Order Article 205... More
    Closed 18 August 2023
  • Economic regulation of Gatwick Airport Limited: consultation on proposal to extend the current commitments

    Our economic regulation of Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) is based on a commitments framework that is intended to be a proportionate and targeted approach to economic regulation, which encourages bilateral contracting and facilitates commercial rather than regulator-led decision making. The current commitments were introduced in 2021 and cover the four year period to 31 March 2025. Following discussions with airlines, GAL has submitted a proposal to extend the current commitments by four... More
    Closed 28 July 2023
  • Performance framework for airline accessibility

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is responsible for the enforcement of UK Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 concerning the rights of disabled and less mobile persons when travelling by air. This applies to all flights from the UK and flights to the UK on UK and EU registered carriers. This legislation is intended to ensure that such people have the same opportunities for air travel as others, in particular that they have the same rights to free movement, freedom of choice and... More
    Closed 21 July 2023
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) related to UK Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (the UK Aircrew Regulation)

    The Civil Aviation Authority is proposing an update within the Learning Objectives (LO) of Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) related to UK Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011. These amendments are to direct Training Providers and Students to the latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) documents related to the subject of the LOs stated within AMC1 FCL.310; FCL.515(b); FCL.615(b); FCL.825(d) Theoretical knowledge examinations. The intent of this is to... More
    Closed 2 June 2023
  • All Weather Operations and Fuel/Energy Planning and Management

    While the UK was still part of the EU the CAA worked very closely with both ICAO and EASA on developing a performance and risk-based set of regulations that would: Facilitate the use of new technological advances enhancing situational awareness; Facilitate the operation of helicopters in low visibility conditions; Enhance all aspects of initial and recurrent pilot training; Harmonise the UK legislative framework relating to flight operations, flight crew licensing and... More
    Closed 25 May 2023
  • Airspace change masterplan: scoping the environmental assessments

    Purpose of this consultation This consultation seeks your views on defining the scope of the environmental assessments for the airspace change masterplan. The airspace change masterplan is being developed by the Airspace Change Organising Group ( ACOG ) to coordinate airspace changes that will upgrade and modernise UK airspace at a system level. Our consultation is not about the content of the masterplan or the modernisation programme more generally - ACOG will carry out... More
    Closed 17 May 2023
  • UK Means of Compliance for Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft under Special Condition VTOL

    Following the decision in 2022 to adopt the Special Condition VTOL (SC-VTOL) as the basis for certification of Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, the CAA is proposing adoption of EASA Means of Compliance (MOC) to SC-VTOL to aid the development of guidance for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) entering or intending to enter into the certification process for VTOL aircraft. These aircraft are developing fast and the CAA recognises the importance of enabling the... More
    Closed 5 May 2023
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