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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 SMS in Part-145 and Occurrence Reporting

    The CAA is proposing to amend UK Regulation (EU) No. 1321/2014 as regards safety management systems (SMS) in maintenance organisations and correcting that regulation. This document presents the proposed changes to the Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) material associated with the rule changes described above together with background and explanatory information regarding this consultation. These amendments are required as a consequence of amendments to... More
    Closed 14 April 2023
  • Consumer Environmental Information: Call for Evidence

    This Call for Evidence seeks views on what environmental information should be provided to people when they are looking for and booking flights, and how that information can be presented in a way that is meaningful and enables people to make informed choices about their travel options. For the purposes of this Call for Evidence, environmental information includes the emissions caused by aviation (both CO 2 and non-CO 2 ) and how consumer information is and could be provided on... More
    Closed 7 April 2023
  • Assessing the impacts of the options for ATOL reform: Request for further information

    ATOL Reform: assessing the impacts of the options for reform updates stakeholders on the progress to date, on amendments to the scope of the ATOL reform programme as requested by the Government via the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust, and on the timetable moving forward. This document also explains the CAA’s overall approach to appraising the options for reform set out in the first stage of the consultation and seeks stakeholders’ views on this and on the options... More
    Closed 31 March 2023
  • Consultation on the Revised Airspace Change Process Guidance (CAP1616)

    Our formal consultation closed on 19 March 2023. We are now collating and analyzing responses received. We will update this page once a consultation report is finalized. Thank you to all those who responded. _________________________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE, THIS CONSULTATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY, 19 MARCH 2023. The CAA’s guidance on the regulatory process for airspace change, CAP1616, is due to be updated.... More
    Closed 19 March 2023
  • CAP 1724 Flying Display Standards: Edition 5 Consultation 2023

    This consultation set out the proposed amendments to the next edition of CAP 1724: Flying Display Pilot Authorisation and Evaluation: Requirements and Guidance (Edition 5), which are planned to be effective from the start of April 2023. More
    Closed 10 March 2023
  • CAP 403 Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and administrative requirements and guidance 2023

    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 March 2023. More
    Closed 24 February 2023
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 748/2012: Annex I (Part-21)

    Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to Regulation (EU) 748/2012 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) regarding instructions for continued airworthiness, the production of parts to be used during maintenance and the consideration of ageing aircraft aspects during certification. The CAA is amending UK Regulation (EU) No. 748/2012, including amendment and correction of Annex I (Part 21) for the following reasons: To clarify the obligations of type-certificate... More
    Closed 11 February 2023
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 1321/2014: Maintenance data and component installation

    Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) regarding maintenance data and the installation of certain aircraft components during maintenance. The CAA is amending UK Regulation (EU) No. 1321/2014, including revision and correction of Part-M, Part-145, Part-T, Part-ML, Part-CAMO and Part-CAO as regards maintenance data and the installation of certain aircraft components during maintenance. This... More
    Closed 11 February 2023
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 965/2012: Air Operations

    The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (UK Statutory Instrument 2021 No. 1203) (SI) introduced changes to UK Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 (the Air Operations Regulation). This SI introduced a requirement for the CAA to conduct ramp inspections which include arrangements for alcohol testing. In addition, there is an obligation on Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operators to take all reasonable measures to prevent a person from boarding an aircraft or being on board when... More
    Closed 6 February 2023
  • CAA Statutory Charges Consultation 2023 - 2024

    This consultation document explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2023. We believe our proposals represent a balanced approach to charging, reflecting current circumstances and the important role of the CAA in industry’s recovery. We look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those we regulate. We welcome comments on all aspects of the proposals, including the charge... More
    Closed 16 January 2023
  • Call for Evidence: Airspace Classification Review of the Barnsley Region

    This is a Call for Evidence to inform our second regional review of UK airspace under the airspace classification review procedure, detailed in CAP 1991 . This review is based around the Barnsley Altimeter Setting Region (ASR), although the boundary of our area of focus differs slightly to the actual boundary of the Barnsley ASR. Please note, we are not looking to alter the actual ASR boundary, we have simply made minor... More
    Closed 8 January 2023
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