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  • 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 UK.DEV.E.0001 provides the full detail of the identified issue, the Statement of Deviation and the mitigating factors. More
    Opened today
  • 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 conditions. This exemption, crucial for MLLR operations, was due to expire on 31st May 2024. Our comprehensive review, incorporating stakeholder input and safety data analysis, has identified safety... More
    Opened 21 May 2024
  • 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 Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS), which addresses all phases of flight under all circumstances including distress. This GADSS will maintain an up‐to‐date record... More
    Opened 2 April 2024
  • 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 general permission for aviation obstacle lighting requirements for onshore and offshore wind turbines, previously published separately on the CAA web site, incorporation of international standards... More
    Opened 28 March 2024
  • 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 strong support in several key areas for updating our current legislation with regards to Licensing and Training. This consultation (Phase 2) will explore these key areas in more detail, to... More
    Opened 13 March 2024
  • 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 2532) showed strong support in several key areas for updating our current legislation with regards to licensing and training. This consultation (Phase 2) will explore these key areas in... More
    Opened 13 March 2024
  • 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 strong support in several key areas for updating our current legislation with regards to Licensing and Training. This consultation (Phase 2) will explore these key areas in more detail, to... More
    Opened 13 March 2024
  • 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 strong support in several key areas for updating our current legislation with regards to Licensing and Training. This consultation (Phase 2) will explore these key areas in more detail, to... More
    Opened 13 March 2024
  • 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) showed strong support in several key areas for updating our current legislation with regards to Licensing and Training. This consultation (Phase 2) will explore these key areas in... More
    Opened 13 March 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 amendments cover the following topics: The introduction of safety management principles that implement International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 19; a management... More
    Opened 7 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 Regulation (EU) No. 139/2014 and the related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM). The proposed amendments are expected to enhance safety and improve... More
    Opened 1 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 purpose of the AEE is to ensure applicants have adequately considered any potential environmental effects of their intended activities and, if necessary have taken steps to avoid, mitigate or... More
    Opened 26 February 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. More
    Opened 21 February 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 podcast on BVLOS within Atypical Air Environments . More
    Opened 20 February 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 (AMS). We have an obligation to review and optimise our degree of alignment with ICAO provisions. That allows us to demonstrate our air traffic services provision is complementary to that of... More
    Opened 16 February 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 we adopt a robust and objective approach. CAP2618 sets out our initial views on the scope of this lessons learnt review and on the key issues we should consider for the next price control reviews... More
    Opened 15 February 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 low visibility conditions; • Enhance all aspects of initial and recurrent pilot training; • Harmonise the UK legislative framework relating to flight operations, flight crew... More
    Opened 14 February 2024
  • 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, where some regulatory gaps have been identified; support, more generally, the development of new technologies; ensure smooth and flexible transitioning of AML... More
    Opened 6 February 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 not bespoke vertiports. These proposals apply to all land-based aerodromes that wish to incorporate an area or “vertiport” for commercial VTOL aircraft operations. This design... More
    Opened 19 January 2024
  • 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
    Opened 18 January 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
    Opened 8 January 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
    Opened 5 January 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
    Opened 3 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
    Opened 20 December 2023
  • 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
    Opened 20 December 2023
  • 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
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