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  • Draft advice on market conditions for Terminal Air Navigation Services in the UK

    The CAA is consulting stakeholders on the draft advice to the Secretary of State (CAP 1634) that the provision of terminal air navigation service (TANS) in the UK is subject to market conditions, as set out under Annex I of the European Regulation No 391/2013. More
    Closed 12 March 2018
  • Modernising ATOL

    Our consultation should be read alongside the Department for Transport's (DfT) consultation, which was also launched today and can be accessed via this link . The DfT are consulting on measures to modernise ATOL and align the ATOL and APC Regulations with the PTD. Our consultation contains proposals on how we should implement these proposals, principally through changes to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Official Record Series 3. More
    Closed 23 March 2018
  • Proposal to modify Condition 2 of NATS (En Route) plc licence in respect of resilience planning, policy statement on enforcement and consultation on draft guidance

    This document is a formal notice to modify NERL’s air transport licence to require it to submit to the CAA a resilience plan. The plan will set out the principles, policies and processes NERL will follow to ensure that it will develop and maintain its assets, personnel and systems to provide a resilient service. The plan will be subject to review by an Independent Reviewer appointed by the CAA. More
    Closed 26 March 2018
  • Draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy

    The CAA has received in excess of 260 submissions to its public invitation for responses to the draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy that was published on 19 July 2018. We are no longer accepting responses, but we welcome and value the contributions that have been submitted by stakeholders. Responses, where we have consent to publish, can be viewed by following: the link at the top of this page 'Published Responses' for online responses received through this... More
    Closed 10 September 2018
  • Future economic regulation of Gatwick Airport Ltd: initial consultation

    The current regulatory controls on the charges and services that Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) offers to airlines, and ultimately to consumers, are due to expire on 31 March 2021. We have therefore launched an initial consultation seeking stakeholders' views on the process and timetable for reviewing the economic regulation of GAL, and on possible issues to be addressed during this process. More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Review of CAA Policy on the Training, Qualification and Licensing of Flight Information Service Officers

    Summary The CAA is seeking the views of our stakeholders on a series of concept proposals for future CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of UK flight information service officers (FISOs). This consultation closes at 23:59 on 7 December 2018 Description CAA policy relating to the training, qualification and licensing of FISOs has remained largely unchanged for almost forty years and differs markedly from international ‘good practice’. By contrast,... More
    Closed 7 December 2018
  • Non EASA fleet aircraft: Industry consultation on seat harness / belt lives

    AAIB Safety Recommendation 2017-021 required CAA to review the maintenance requirements for seat belts and harnesses, and, if necessary, revise these to ensure that seat belts and harnesses remain in a condition with an acceptable residual strength. In response, CAA published Safety Notice 2018/005 , providing clarification of items to consider during routine aircraft inspection. Complementing this, the Light Aircraft Association published Airworthiness Alert... More
    Closed 1 January 2019
  • Flying Displays and Special Events 2019: Safety and administrative requirements and guidance

    This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the CAP 403, Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance, which are planned to be effective from 1 April 2019. More
    Closed 11 January 2019
  • Flying Display Authorisation Standards Document

    This consultation concerns the proposed new publication entitled CAP1724: Display Standards Document which we are planning to publish around mid-February 2019. This new CAP will be available alongside CAP403 Flying Displays and Special Events, the aim being to ensure that the process of display pilot evaluation is standardised as far as is practicable. This proposed CAP1724 provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • CAP 670 Air Traffic Services Safety Requirements consultation

    CAP 670 sets out the UK implementation of the Chicago Convention on International Aviation, European Regulations and specific national requirements in support of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) discretionary powers contained in the Air Navigation Order 2016. CAP 670 provides an overview of requirements and the regulatory framework, generic requirements and guidance, specific requirements for inter alia Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, Meteorological and... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Statutory charges 2019/20 consultation

    This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges within the documents shown below, which are planned to be effective as from 1 April 2019. As a body that is directly funded by charges paid by those we regulate, we fully understand the difficulties the industry continues to face. This is one of our primary considerations when we set our charges. Over the past eight years, the increase in our charges was only 7.9% while in the same period UK CPI... More
    Closed 7 February 2019
  • Independent Planning Cost Review relating to Heathrow Expansion

    We have published a review of the planning costs incurred by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) as part of its bid to build a third runway. Independent planning cost review Heathrow Expansion Programme Covering the period 2016 and 2017 Independent planning cost review Heathrow Expansion Programme Covering the period 2016 and 2017 Supplementary report This independent review carried out by PwC is intended to increase transparency and allow interested parties to... More
    Closed 8 February 2019
  • Consultation on review of CAP1228

    Regulation EC 1107/2006 obliges all airports with more than 150,000 passengers per year to set ‘quality standards’ for the assistance provided to disabled passengers and those with reduced mobility and measure and monitor performance against these standards. The Regulation further obliges National Enforcement Bodies to "where appropriate...take the measures necessary to ensure that the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility are respected, including compliance... More
    Closed 15 March 2019
  • Reference Period 3 draft performance plan proposals for consultation

    The CAA is consulting on its draft proposals for the UK’s performance plan for the period from January 2020 to December 2024 – Reference Period 3 (RP3). NATS (En Route) plc (NERL) provides en route and certain approach air traffic services in the UK. As a monopoly, it is subject to economic regulation under the European Union's Single European Sky Performance Scheme for Air Navigation Services and the Transport Act 2000. This legislation provides for the setting of performance... More
    Closed 12 April 2019
  • Economic regulation at Heathrow from January 2020: Interim H7 price control proposals

    This document follows on from our consultations on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow in June and December 2017 and April and October 2018. It consults specifically on our initial proposals for the interim arrangements to apply after the end of the Q6 price control (in December 2019) for 2020 and 2021. In particular it examines the commercial arrangements for this period which have been agreed by Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) and certain... More
    Closed 23 April 2019
  • Economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow: policy update and consultation

    This document follows on from the consultations that we published on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow airport in January, June and December 2017 and April and October 2018. It consults further on the development of the regulatory framework and includes: our proposed approach to taking into account the financeability of Heathrow Airport Limited's (HAL's) activities over the period of capacity expansion; our latest thinking on the... More
    Closed 24 May 2019
  • Call for evidence: Electronic Conspicuity Solutions

    Electronic conspicuity (EC) is one of the most important airspace modernisation initiatives because of its potential to unlock safety benefits and save lives by reducing the likelihood of infringements and mid-air collisions. By ensuring the full adoption of EC solutions in targeted blocks of airspace to enhance situational awareness, the aviation sector can transform its approach to integrating different types of operation and lay the foundations for new users like unmanned aerial... More
    Closed 25 May 2019
  • Proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace

    Since 2014 the UK has exempted any aircraft being flown within UK class D airspace at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level from SERA.5001 (VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima). This exemption applies when the aircraft is flying in accordance with specific conditions currently set out in Official Record Series 4 (ORS4) No 1282. The exemption will remain effective (as ORS4 No 1302) until 12 September 2019. More
    Closed 31 May 2019
  • Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel: Training & Competence

    CAP 1649, Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel - Training & Competence, has been produced for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), Training Organisations and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to assist in interpreting the relevant requirements laid down in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs. Once... More
    Closed 31 May 2019
  • Charge proposal for the UK Drone Registration Scheme

    This consultation covers our charge proposal for the Government mandated UK Drone Registration Scheme, which is due to be launched from 1 October 2019 and is a legal requirement under the Air Navigation Order (ANO) from 30 November 2019. The Government has provided a significant amount of taxpayer funding to cover the costs of developing the new drone registration scheme up until 1 October 2019. From that date onwards, the costs of running the scheme will be borne by those who use... More
    Closed 7 June 2019
  • Airspace change: a decision-making process for PPR (planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic) proposals

    Update 11 October 2019: The new process for making decisions on Planned and Permanent Redistribution (PPR) proposals was due to be implemented on 1 November 2019. However, due to the liquidation of Thomas Cook, and the unprecedented scale of the repatriation programme to return its passengers to the UK, the CAA agreed with the Government to postpone this by three months, until 1 February 2020. This decision was made to allow the CAA to redeploy our staff across the organisation so... More
    Closed 7 July 2019
  • Modification of Condition 6 of NATS (En Route) plc air traffic service licence

    This consultation concerns the need to modify the requirements on NATS (En Route) plc (NERL) regarding the provision of regulatory accounts. The modification is required as changes to accountancy guidance means that accountancy companies can no longer provide the audit opinion that is currently required. NERL, as the licence holder, has agreed in principle to the modifications proposed in this document. More
    Closed 22 July 2019
  • Heathrow expansion – affordability and financeability update

    This working paper sets out our updated assessment of the affordability and financeability of the development of new runway capacity at Heathrow. It follows on from the initial assessment of affordability and financeability included within our consultation in April 2018, updating that assessment to take account of developments in HAL’s masterplanning process for the expansion of Heathrow airport. We welcome views on all the issues raised in this working paper: ... More
    Closed 13 August 2019
  • Economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow: consultation on early costs and regulatory timetable, July 2019

    This consultation document focuses on the costs of expansion incurred by Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) in advance of receiving a development consent order (“DCO”) under the Planning Act 2008 for the expansion of Heathrow airport. It deals with the new information that has emerged on these costs and notes that there could be significant implications for the wider programme timetable, depending on the levels of this spending and how we propose to treat the expenditure in the... More
    Closed 22 August 2019
  • Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited from January 2020: notice of proposed licence modifications

    The current regulatory controls on the charges and services that Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) offers to airlines are due to expire on 31 December 2019 and already include a one-year extension to the previous Q6 price control. This document gives formal notice under section 22(2) of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 (CAA12) of our proposal to modify Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) economic licence to: • extend the current price control by a two year interim period, up to 31... More
    Closed 13 September 2019
  • Economic regulation of Heathrow: working paper on financial resilience and ring fencing

    This working paper focuses on options the CAA is considering to provide further assurance that Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) operates in a financially resilient manner and that risks to consumers arising from financial distress are appropriately mitigated while not cutting across the financing arrangements HAL already has in place to support its regulated business. It considers options for possible changes to the financial resilience and ring fencing provisions in HAL’s licence... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Bringing new light aircraft between 450-600kg under national regulation

    The CAA has the option to directly regulate a category of light aircraft of a greater weight than previously allowed by EU regulation. The proposal is for the UK to consider an ‘opt out’ from current European regulation in favour of national regulation. More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • CAP 403 Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and administrative requirements and guidance 2020

    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 1 April 2020. More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • Recognised assistance dogs: Call for evidence

    This is a call for evidence regarding the carriage of assistance dogs by air. We are looking for evidence to help us understand the issues faced by assistance dog users and the organisations that are required to help their carriage by air. We are keen to hear from: assistance dog users assistance dog training organisations dog training organisations and experts airlines airports government departments ... More
    Closed 10 January 2020
  • Flying Display Authorisation Standards Document: Edition 2 consultation

    Flying Display Standards Document (CAP1724) was first published earlier this year alongside Flying Displays and Special Events (CAP403) to ensure that the display pilot evaluation process is standardised as much as possible. CAP1724 provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) in areas such as preparation, standardisation and evaluation. It contains regulatory guidance material to enable those people to... More
    Closed 12 January 2020
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