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  • Proposal to modify NATS’ planning and reporting requirements

    This consultation has now closed. We will be publishing our decision on whether to modify NERL’s licence by 29 June 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The purpose of this consultation is for the CAA to learn your views on some changes we are proposing to make to the requirements for NATS’ en route business (NERL) to prepare service and investment plans in its economic licence. Our... More
    Closed 3 June 2016
  • Proposals for a revised airspace change process

    Update - October 2016 This consultation closed in June 2016. Responses, where we have consent to publish, can be viewed by following the link at the foot of this page. See ‘Feedback’ below for the changes we have decided to make to the process, which will come into effect in 2017. For full information please see our consultation outcome document . The purpose of this consultation was for the CAA to learn your views on some changes we are considering making to our... More
    Closed 15 June 2016
  • Access to the groundhandling market at UK airports: a review of the CAA's approach

    The purpose of this document is to seek views and relevant factual information from those with an interest in the provision of ground handling services at UK airports, in particular airports, airport users ground handling suppliers, and those representing passengers and shippers of cargo. This document is not a draft policy statement for consultation but an evidence gathering exercise. In due course we plan to publish for consultation draft guidance on our role under the Airports... More
    Closed 28 June 2016
  • CAA guidance for airports on providing assistance to people with hidden disabilities

    The CAA is consulting on its proposed guidance ( CAP1411 ) for airports on the minimum compliance standards under Regulation EC1107/2006 (the PRM Regulation) in relation to providing assistance to people with hidden disabilities. Hidden disabilities include, but are not limited to, dementia, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety issues, mental health impairments and hearing loss. A significant... More
    Closed 15 July 2016
  • H7 Consumer Challenge Forum

    The current regulatory controls on the charges and services that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) offers to airlines, and, ultimately, to consumers are due to expire on 31 December 2018. The CAA has therefore launched a review (called ‘H7’) of the appropriate regulatory arrangements that should be put in place after that date. To initiate this review, we published a discussion document in March 2016 seeking views from all interested parties on the process, strategic themes,... More
    Closed 5 August 2016
  • Proposal to extend by one year the current price control on Heathrow Airport Limited

    This consultation sets out our proposal to extend the current price control (Q6) on Heathrow Airport Limited by one year, so that it expires at the end of 2019 rather than the end of 2018. Our current view is that an extension by one year (Q6+1) would be in the interests of users on the basis that it will reduce the risk that the H7 process is sub-optimal due to runway uncertainty and lower levels of industry engagement. We propose the extension should be implemented by a rollover of the... More
    Closed 2 September 2016
  • The recovery of costs associated with obtaining planning permission for new runway capacity: initial proposals

    This document sets out for consultation the CAA’s initial proposals on the regulatory treatment of the costs associated with Gatwick Airport Limited or Heathrow Airport Limited obtaining planning permission for the development of new runway capacity. The charges that both airport operators can levy on airlines are subject to economic regulation under the terms of a licence granted by the CAA under the Civil Aviation Act 2012. These initial proposals have been developed in a way that... More
    Closed 12 September 2016
  • Operating resilience of the UK's aviation infrastructure

    The UK already has some of the busiest and most productive airports in the world, facing challenges for maintaining day to day operating resilience (in this context, by resilience we mean the ability to anticipate, withstand and recover quickly from difficult day to day conditions [1] ). The Airports Commission delivered its final report and recommendations on the location of new UK runway capacity to the Government in July 2015. The Government has announced that it will make its decision... More
    Closed 30 September 2016
  • Notice of proposed modification to Heathrow Airport Limited’s economic licence to extend the current price control by one year

    In March 2016, we launched a review (known as the H7 review) of the price control and associated arrangements that would apply to Heathrow Airport when the current control (Q6) expires at the end of 2018. We published a discussion document and undertook a series of industry workshops and seminars at which we sought views of interested parties on the process, strategic themes and relevant issues for the H7 review. In written responses to the document and subsequent discussions, industry... More
    Closed 28 October 2016
  • Review of the Framework for the competence of rescue and fire fighting service (RFFS) personnel

    Following a comprehensive review of CAP699 - Framework for the competence of rescue and fire fighting service personnel - we are carrying out a short consultation, seeking views from industry by sharing CAP699 as a draft. We previously consulted with Industry following changes to RFFS training brought about by the introduction of EU Aerodrome Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 139/2014) communicated in IN-2014/133. This showed a strong desire by Industry to retain CAP699 as... More
    Closed 18 November 2016
  • Notice of proposed modification to Heathrow Airport Limited’s Economic Licence to allow for an annual recovery of £10 million of Category B costs for a new northwest runway

    On 25 October 2016, the government announced that it was in favour of a new runway and associated infrastructure at Heathrow. In light of this announcement, we propose to modify the economic licence of Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL), so as to allow HAL to recover up to £10 million per annum of costs associated with obtaining planning permission for runway expansion (i.e. Category B costs). This document invites representations on this proposal. More
    Closed 6 December 2016
  • Gyroplane licensing

    This document for consultation is the latest revision of the CAA’s Standards Document for the licensing of Gyroplane pilots. As well as having been thoroughly reviewed to modernise and update existing content, it now reflects the training requirements for the new CPL (Gyroplanes), night rating and associated requirements for instructors. Updates to reflect the new Air Navigation Order 2016 (which replaced the ANO 2009) have also been made. We believe this standards document represents... More
    Closed 9 December 2016
  • The recovery of costs associated with obtaining planning permission for a new northwest third runway at Heathrow Airport: final proposals

    On 25 October 2016, the government announced that it was in favour of a new runway and associated infrastructure at Heathrow. In light of this announcement, we propose to consult on our final proposals on the regulatory treatment of the costs associated with Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) seeking to obtain planning permission for the development of a new northwest third runway at Heathrow Airport. These are termed Category B costs (or planning costs). This consultation invites representations... More
    Closed 6 January 2017
  • Future of service quality regulation for Heathrow Airport Limited: Consultation on the design principles for a more outcome-based regime

    The current regulatory arrangements that apply to Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) (referred to as Q6), which include a price cap and minimum standards for service quality, are due to expire on 31 December 2019. Earlier this year we consulted on the strategic themes that should help to shape the H7 review. In that consultation we set out our initial view that it would be timely to review the Service Quality Rebates and Bonus (SQRB) scheme to consider whether revisions were required to... More
    Closed 6 February 2017
  • Statutory charges 2017/18 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 2017. 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 seven years the increase in our charges was only 3.7% while in the same... More
    Closed 9 February 2017
  • CAA priorities and timetable for economic regulation of the new runway at Heathrow Airport

    This sets out for consultation our priority issues and timetable for the development of the regulatory framework for the new runway (and the associated new terminal capacity) at Heathrow airport. See the full consultation document . We will publish a further consultation on these matters in June 2017. We will also report on a quarterly basis to the Secretary of State on Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL’s) engagement with airlines on the development of the preferred option for the new... More
    Closed 14 March 2017
  • 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 resilience, contingency and business continuity and to set the requirements for the enforcement of these under the NERL licence so that the CAA can have greater assurance that NATS is taking all... More
    Closed 21 April 2017
  • 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 for this period, on which we welcome views on all issues raised. 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
    Closed 31 May 2017
  • 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') which the Government is proposing to introduce. Download the draft guidance document (CAP 1520). Download Annex 1 - the draft environmental technical annex (CAP 1521) . Download Annex... More
    Closed 2 July 2017
  • 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 for Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL). These core elements also build on our discussion document on Strategic Themes for the review of HAL's charges ("H7"). This consultation also updates our thinking on... More
    Closed 22 September 2017
  • 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 publish final business plan guidance for NERL in January 2018. These business plans will inform the CAA review for UK performance plan and targets, including the NERL price control, for for RP3. ... More
    Closed 10 November 2017
  • 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 8 December 2017
  • 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 people who are affected by aviation noise would like us to focus on, and therefore help to define our work programme. However, we will not always be able to act, and at the moment we are looking at how... More
    Closed 5 January 2018
  • 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) to develop policy and supporting guidance to address the implementation and operation of such remote aerodrome ATS facilities in all of their forms. This is the first phase of policy and guidance... More
    Closed 26 January 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
    Closed 2 February 2018
  • 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, learning disabilities, anxiety issues, mental health impairments and hearing loss. A significant proportion of the UK population is affected by such disabilities and conditions. According to the relevant... More
    Closed 2 February 2018
  • 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 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 5.3% while... More
    Closed 8 February 2018
  • 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 of CAP 670 , but mandatory under CAP 797 . We propose that, in order to clarify requirements for UK FIS units: the requirements in CAP 670 are changed to match those... More
    Closed 14 February 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 relationship between the regulatory framework and alternative delivery mechanisms, the cost of capital, financeability, financial resilience, the regulatory treatment of early construction costs and the... More
    Closed 2 March 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, to tell us about the flight you took and what happened with your seating arrangements. At the end of the multiple choice questions about your flight, we have invited you to describe what happened... More
    Closed 2 March 2018
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