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  • 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
    Closes in 2 months
  • 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
    Closes in 1 month
  • 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
    Closes in 3 weeks
  • 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
    Closed 1 week ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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 2 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 3 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 4 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 6 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 7 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • 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 1 year ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Call recording requirements at Flight Information Service (FIS) aerodromes

    While Air Traffic Control (ATC) units are already required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to record and retain two-way radiotelephony, the same requirement is not currently clear for UK Flight Information Service (FIS) units: it is non-mandatory under the requirements... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Statutory charges 2018/19 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 2018. As a body that is directly funded by charges paid by those we regulate, we fully understand the... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Guidance for airlines on assisting people with hidden disabilities

    The CAA is consulting on its proposed guidance for airlines on the minimum compliance standards under Regulation EC1107/2006 (the Regulation) in relation to providing assistance to people with hidden disabilities. Hidden disabilities include, but are not limited to, dementia, autism,... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Aviation noise impacts

    The CAA is looking at how we can influence the aviation industry’s noise performance, and we would like to hear from people impacted by aviation noise to get a better understanding of what you would like us to do about noise. Answering these questions will help us to understand which areas... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Terminal Air Navigation Services (TANS) contestability in the UK: Call for evidence

    The CAA is calling for evidence regarding the provision of terminal air navigation service (TANS) in the UK. More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Guidance for NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3: Consultation document

    The CAA is seeking views from all interested parties on the CAA’s approach to business plan guidance to NATS (En Route) Plc (NERL) for the period from 2020 to 2024 - Reference Period 3 (RP3). Following consideration of feedback on this document and engagement with stakeholders, we intend to... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Core elements of the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow

    This follows on from our January 2017 consultation on the priorities and timetable for our programme of work on the economic regulation of new capacity at Heathrow. It confirms our priorities and seeks views on our latest thinking on the development of core elements of the regulatory framework... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Draft airspace design guidance

    Download the draft guidance The consultation documentation comprises the consultation document and some questions, the draft guidance document itself, a draft environmental technical annex to the guidance, and a separate document about a new category of airspace change (known as 'Tier 2')... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Strategic outcomes for the economic regulation of NERL 2020-2024

    The CAA is seeking your views on the process, strategic outcomes and the relevant issues that should shape our approach the future economic regulation of NERL in the period from 2020 to 2024. Our discussion document sets out our proposed strategic outcomes for the economic regulation of NERL... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Proposals to take forward the NATS Independent Enquiry recommendations with regards to resilience

    The main consultation document sets out the outcome of work carried out jointly by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and NATS with regards to NATS’ resilience and seeks views on a proposed enforcement tool and a new licence condition. We are proposing to adopt specified definitions of... More
    Closed 2 years ago
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