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  • 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
    Opened 9 August 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
    Opened 28 July 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    Regulation (EU) 552/2004 (the Interoperability Regulation) is repealed in full on 12 September 2023.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
    Opened 13 July 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
    Opened 5 July 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
    Opened 7 June 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
    Opened 2 May 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
    Opened 25 April 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
    Opened 24 April 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
    Opened 27 March 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
    Opened 20 March 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
    Opened 8 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
    Opened 13 February 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
    Opened 31 January 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
    Opened 24 January 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
    Opened 11 January 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
    Opened 5 January 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
    Opened 4 January 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
    Opened 4 January 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
    Opened 12 December 2022
  • Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: Setting an interim price cap for 2023

    This consultation sets out the interim price cap for 2023 and replaces the holding cap that was put in place by CAA in 2022. This consultation sets out draft modifications to amend the per passenger charge price that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) can charge Airline customers in 2023 up until CAA publishes its final determination and licence modifications later in the same year. In addition to the above, we are also consulting on a series of minor... More
    Opened 8 December 2022
  • Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 1321/2014: Recognition of the EASA Form 1

    The CAA proposes to continue its existing policy to recognise certain EASA Form 1s as equivalent to CAA Form 1s in certain limited circumstances. To date, this policy has been given effect via exemptions issued by the CAA (exemptions ORS4 No. 1538, 1539 and 1552 published here ). The objective of the proposal is to clarify that those parts issued with EASA Form 1s pursuant to the effect of the exemptions referred to above, that remain in the... More
    Opened 21 November 2022
  • 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
    Opened 14 November 2022
  • Public consultation on the Assessment of Environmental Effects: SaxaVord Spaceport

    To carry out spaceflight activity in the UK spaceport and launch operators must be licensed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As part of their licence application, spaceport and launch operators are required to submit an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE). The purpose of the AEE is to ensure applicants have adequately considered any potential environmental effects of their intended activities and, if necessary have taken steps to avoid, mitigate or offset the... More
    Opened 10 November 2022
  • 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
    Opened 7 November 2022
  • Economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc: Initial Proposals for the next price control review (NR23)

    CAP2394 sets out for consultation our Initial Proposals for the UK en route, London Approach and Oceanic price controls that will apply for the five calendar years from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2027 (the NR23 period). Views invited We welcome views on all the proposals included in this document. Please email responses to economicregulation@caa.co.uk by 13 December 2022 . ________________________________________ We expect to publish... More
    Opened 27 October 2022
  • Pilot Medical Declaration Review

    Following the launch of Pilot Medical Declarations (PMD) in October 2016, 14,000 PMDs have been submitted. A post implementation internal review of the PMD process concluded that the PMD process needed to be examined and potentially amended. In addition, feedback received from the General Aviation (GA) community from the consultation on UK GA opportunities for change now that the UK has left EASA included a suggested review of the PMD process to enhance user... More
    Opened 24 October 2022
  • General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training Simplification – Phase 1: Strategic Direction

    We are looking to consolidate and simplify the current general aviation pilot licensing and training regulation. This takes forward a request from the community made in response to our 2020 consultation on opportunities for general aviation regulation post-EU exit. We think the community would be better served by an overhaul of the current system in favour of a more straightforward and integrated set of licences that allow easier progression should the holder wish to do so. ... More
    Opened 18 October 2022
  • Establishing Recognised Assessment Entities for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

    As part of our program of legal and policy work, the CAA and Department for Transport (DfT) are proposing to introduce new regulations under UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947, in order to establish Recognised Assessment Entities (RAEs) in law. What is the proposed legal change? The CAA policy team, working with colleagues across the wider CAA and DFT, are proposing to add new article(s) under UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 , establishing RAEs under this regulation.... More
    Opened 7 October 2022
  • Deviation Request UK.ETSO-C90dA1.Dev.001 for a UKTSO Authorisation for CS-ETSO applicable Cargo Pallets, Nets and Containers (Unit Load Devices)

    The UK CAA is consulting on a deviation request to CS-ETSO in accordance with the provisions of Part 21.A.610. This particular deviation is to deviate from ETSO-C90d A1 and SAE AS36100A and AS36102 by using the minimum performance standards and the test method applicable to the pallet cargo restraint track defined in SAE AS36100C and AS36102B respectively. More
    Opened 4 October 2022
  • Public Consultation on the Assessment of Environmental Effects: Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall

    To carry out spaceflight activity in the UK spaceport and launch operators must be licensed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As part of their licence application, spaceport and launch operators are required to submit an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE). The purpose of the AEE is to ensure applicants have adequately considered any potential environmental effects of their intended activities and, if necessary have taken steps to avoid, mitigate or offset the... More
    Opened 22 July 2022
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