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  • 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... More
    Opened 15 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... More
    Opened 1 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... More
    Opened 11 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... More
    Opened 24 June 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... More
    Opened 18 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... More
    Opened 9 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... More
    Opened 26 April 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... More
    Opened 15 April 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... More
    Opened 4 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: ... More
    Opened 29 March 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... More
    Opened 18 March 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... More
    Opened 28 February 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... More
    Opened 14 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... More
    Opened 1 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... More
    Opened 18 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... More
    Opened 17 December 2018
  • 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
    Opened 3 December 2018
  • 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... More
    Opened 22 November 2018
  • 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... More
    Opened 5 November 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... More
    Opened 31 October 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... More
    Opened 17 September 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. ... More
    Opened 19 July 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... More
    Opened 29 June 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... More
    Opened 26 February 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... More
    Opened 23 February 2018
  • 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
    Opened 16 February 2018
  • Airline seating allocations

    The CAA is interested in your experiences of seating arrangements when you have booked airline tickets as a group. By this we mean flying anywhere (i.e. inside or outside the UK) with more than one person (e.g. with a partner, friends, family, colleagues etc). Please complete the survey below,... More
    Opened 2 February 2018
  • Flying Displays and Special Events: 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 2018. More
    Opened 5 January 2018
  • Economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow - Policy update and consultation

    This document follows on from the June 2017 Consultation on the core elements of the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow. It confirms our approach in respect of key elements of the regulatory framework for Heathrow Airport Limited and discusses issues around the... More
    Opened 14 December 2017
  • Consultation on the draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers

    Advances in technology have enabled replication of the ‘out of the window’ (OOW) view from traditional aerodrome air traffic service (ATS) facilities on visual presentation systems at a site remote from the original facility. It is therefore necessary for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)... More
    Opened 13 December 2017
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