Flight Operations Using VTOL Aircraft

Closed 20 Nov 2023

Opened 16 Oct 2023


This document presents UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) current position for operators of Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft wishing to conduct commercial air transport (CAT) operations in the UK. It is to be viewed as interim guidance while we continue to work with stakeholders to enhance our understanding of the technology and how it is to be operated. It enables industry to plan for future operations while detailed rulemaking takes place.

The deadline for responses has been extended and they are requested by 20 November 2023.

What happens next

An overview of our proposal, stakeholder comments and resulting CAA actions will be posted in the Advanced Air Mobility challenge section of the CAA’s website.


  • Commercial airlines
  • Industry representative bodies
  • Government departments
  • Regulatory bodies
  • International Civil Aviation Organization


  • Airworthiness