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UK CAA appoints new Chief Executive

UK CAA appoints new Chief Executive

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new Chief Executive. Richard will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the Summer of 2018, and was appointed following a rigorous selection process including a significant number of excellent candidates. Richard re-joined… Read more »

Source: CAA, 05-Dec-17

NZ CAA approves Oceania Bell 429 Cargo Pod

NZ CAA approves Oceania Bell 429 Cargo Pod

Oceania Aviation has achieved approval of a Cargo Pod System for the Bell 429, and they are looking to further expand their role equipment range. Head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania Aviation’s Part 145 Manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, has worked with a private owner to gain New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZCAA) approval for its Bell… Read more »

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CAAi signed a MoU with Kuwait DGCA

CAAi signed a MoU with Kuwait DGCA

CAA International (CAAi) the State-to-State technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (KDGCA). Witnessed by the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, this signing supports future collaboration between CAAi and the DGCA,… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 02-Oct-17

Yorkshire Air Ambulance achieves NVIS status

Yorkshire Air Ambulance achieves NVIS status

Following a visit from their CAA Flight Operations Inspector, Paddy Connelly, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) were granted approval to extend their operational hours into darkness earlier last week, bringing further benefits to the people of Yorkshire. The Charity, which operates two fully night capable Airbus H145 helicopters, will now be available to respond to… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 19-Sep-17

Maldives CAA launches a review to restart helicopter operations

Maldives CAA launches a review to restart helicopter operations

The Maldives Civil Aviation Authority has appointed the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) to provide an in-depth review of Maldives CAA’s helicopter regulatory oversight capability. In December 2016, the Maldives government revealed their intentions to re-introduce commercial helicopter operations in the archipelago, more than 15 years since the island nation ceased using helicopters. The… Read more »

Source: Maldives CAA, 15-Jun-17

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Jun-17

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

AOC for Genesis Global Aviation

AOC for Genesis Global Aviation

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority awarded Genesis Global Aviation an Air Operation Certificate (AOC) so that it is able to operate commercially. Their application was submitted in 2015 and Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho, Chairman of Genesis Global Aviation, has commented how it has been a long journey to get to this point, reports Daily Trust.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Mar-17

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Pilot fined for breaching restricted Glastonbury airspace

Pilot fined for breaching restricted Glastonbury airspace

A 49-year-old pilot has been prosecuted for flying his helicopter into and out of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival without permission. On June 23 last year, Mark Matthews’ Robinson R44 helicopter was seen to have landed at the Love Fields. On the morning of 26 June, the final day of the Somerset arts and music festival,… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Feb-17

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UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

The UK’s first onshore elevated helipad with a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Kings College Hospital London has been certified to UK CAA CAP 1264 by CAA International (CAAi). The construction phase of the helipad was managed by Watts Group Limited during a period when UK best practice was transitioning from Health Building… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 30-Nov-16

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UK CAA keeps EC225 and AS332L2 grounded

UK CAA keeps EC225 and AS332L2 grounded

Following the release today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of proposals to allow the return to service of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that its existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of this type by UK operators, is to remain in place. The Super… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Oct-16

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Norwegian CAA keeps EC225 and AS332L2 grounded

Norwegian CAA keeps EC225 and AS332L2 grounded

{electronic translation} CAA has, like the British Civil Aviation Authority determined that there is still a flight ban for helicopter types EC225LP and AS332L2 until further notice. This decision follows after Europe’s Aviation Safety Agency EASA today decided to again permit the use of Airbus helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma. The ban on flights… Read more »

Source: NCAA, 07-Oct-16

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CAA Improving Systems and Faith of North Sea Helicopter Industry

CAA Improving Systems and Faith of North Sea Helicopter Industry

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have made positive changes to the way the UK regulator works, improving the faith of the North Sea Helicopter industry. Energy Voice has reported that the operators have had issues with the amount of audits being done and how they were being filled with more of what people wanted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-16

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UK CAA suspends heli pilot licence for infringing Red Arrows display

UK CAA suspends heli pilot licence for infringing Red Arrows display

A pilot has pleaded guilty to flying his helicopter through a Red Arrows display, causing the world famous aerobatic team to abandon their routine. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard Andrew Kane (62) from Leighton Buzzard, flew his Gazelle helicopter into restricted airspace, put in place to protect the Red Arrows’ display, at an air show at… Read more »

Source: CAA, 18-Aug-16

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UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The first exams will be delivered on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at British Side Language School, in Besiktas, Istanbul. This new exam service… Read more »

Source: CAAi, 21-Jun-16

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UK and Norway extend EC225 grounding to include AS332L2

UK and Norway extend EC225 grounding to include AS332L2

Following the tragic Norwegian Super Puma helicopter accident on Friday 29 April, the UK and Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities have been collaborating very closely and are united in their approach. Shortly after the accident, both organisations introduced restrictions to the Airbus EC225LP helicopter to prevent operators using it for commercial flights. Both organisations have now… Read more »

Source: CAA, 11-May-16

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CHC EC225 – UK CAA statement

CHC EC225 – UK CAA statement

“Our thoughts are with those affected by the tragic accident in Norway. “Following the accident the UK CAA has issued an instruction to stop any commercial passenger flights by UK operators flying the Airbus EC225LP helicopter. This mirrors action taken by the Norwegian CAA. The restriction does not apply to search and rescue flights. “The… Read more »

Source: CAA, 03-May-16

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UK CAA and IATA join to support civil aviation in Suriname

UK CAA and IATA join to support civil aviation in Suriname

CAA International (CAAi), the overseas advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), has been awarded a new capacity building project in Suriname. The project, led by CAAi, will be delivered in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The 13-month contract will see  the UK CAA support the Ministry of Transport, Communication and… Read more »

Source: CAAi, 18-Feb-16

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UK CAA to open exam centre in Trinidad & Tobago

UK CAA to open exam centre in Trinidad & Tobago

On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Piarco, near Port of Spain. The new e-Exam centre will open onApril7th 2016 and will provide candidates in the Caribbean, Central and South America with… Read more »

Source: CAA, 03-Feb-16

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UK CAA updates website and launches alerting system

UK CAA updates website and launches alerting system

Two significant improvements to the way the UK Civil Aviation Authority provides information to the public and its wide and diverse range of stakeholders have been made today with the launch of a new website and industry alerting system. The website provides a range of enhanced, easily accessible information. It is automatically optimised for mobile… Read more »

Source: U K CAA, 15-Dec-15

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UK CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft

UK CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced that initial pilot training will now be possible in aircraft with national permit to fly certification if the pilot being trained is the owner, or a joint owner, of the aircraft being used. Today’s announcement builds on previous exemptions from the UK Air Navigation Order to… Read more »

Source: CAA, 03-Dec-15

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UK CAA approves first use of white phosphor goggles

UK CAA approves first use of white phosphor goggles

Aviation Specialties Unlimited and UK operator Specialist Aviation Services have obtained UK CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor night vision goggles on the MD Explorer. ASU president Jim Winkel says this is the first UK CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor NVGs.  ASU expects demand to increase as more UK operators… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-15

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UK CAA publishes 60 day update on GA work

UK CAA publishes 60 day update on GA work

Significant progress continues to be made to make regulation of the UK’s General Aviation (GA) sector more proportionate and evidence-based, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today. In the sixth regular update to confirm its work in the area the CAA said that in the last 60 days it had: Helped balloon and glider… Read more »

Source: CAA, 11-Nov-15

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UK CAA signs safety MoU with Kazakhstan

UK CAA signs safety MoU with Kazakhstan

The Minister of Investments and Development (MID) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Asset Issekeshev has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CAA International (CAAi), the State-to-State advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA). Witnessed by British Prime Minister, David Cameron and Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, the MoU supports future collaboration… Read more »

Source: CAA, 05-Nov-15

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Pilot fined for landing in London Control Zone without clearance

Pilot fined for landing in London Control Zone without clearance

A helicopter pilot who illegally entered controlled airspace, causing disruption to flights at London Heathrow Airport, has been successfully prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority.  Christopher Kiley was flying from Wycombe Air Park to Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, when he entered the London Control Zone, without air traffic control clearance, just after 1pm on 30 April,… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Oct-15

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UK CAA launches second and final GA rules consultation

UK CAA launches second and final GA rules consultation

A consultation on simplifying many of the national rules and regulations that affect UK General Aviation (GA) and opportunities for further deregulation is now underway through a second and final consultation on GA elements in the Air Navigation Order (ANO). Today’s announcement follows an earlier consultation in March this year on the wider aims of… Read more »

Source: CAA, 30-Sep-15

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British R44 pilot fined for downwash incident

British R44 pilot fined for downwash incident

TORBAY millionaire hotel owner Keith Richardson has been fined £3,000 after his helicopter caused a parasol to take off and strike a teenage guest. See Full Story

Source: Torquay Herald Express, 10-Aug-15

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IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil

IHST Applauds New Helicopter Safety Partnership in Brazil

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) today welcomes the development of an enhanced safety partnership in Brazil with the creation of the Brazilian Helicopter Safety Team (BHEST).  The organization reflects a new partnership between the current IHST Brazil group (www.ihstbrasil.org) and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC – Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). BHEST will… Read more »

Source: IHST, 21-May-15

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CAAi Validation of Helideck Inspection Reports for Aluminium Offshore

CAAi Validation of Helideck Inspection Reports for Aluminium Offshore

CAA International (CAAi) is supporting Aluminium Offshore Pte Ltd with the review and validation of their Helideck Inspection reports, in accordance with UK CAA CAP 437. Working in conjunction with the UK CAA, CAAi undertook a full review of the quality and safety system in place by Aluminium Offshore to ensure their helideck inspections meet… Read more »

Source: CAA, 14-May-15

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UK CAA plans to certify offshore helidecks

UK CAA plans to certify offshore helidecks

Proposals for how the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) could take on the safety certification and approval of offshore helidecks, raising safety levels through a CAA-directed scheme that would have powers to stop flights to helidecks that fail to meet the minimum standards, were announced today as part of a consultation on the area. The… Read more »

Source: CAA, 12-May-15

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Fugro partners with CAA and Chevron on offshore helicopter safety

Fugro partners with CAA and Chevron on offshore helicopter safety

Fugro is working with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Chevron North Sea Limited to improve helicopter safety regulations for the offshore industry. The CAA has identified a number of development areas to help improve the safety of helicopter operations with moving helidecks and has formulated a new technical specification for helideck monitoring systems… Read more »

Source: Furgo, 06-May-15

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UK CAA announces new heli safety proposals for unattended offshore installations

UK CAA announces new heli safety proposals for unattended offshore installations

he UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced at the Offshore Helicopter Safety Action Group (OHSAG) a new set of proposals aimed at improving the safety of helicopter operations to the 116 normally unattended offshore installations in the North Sea. The proposals build upon an independent report compiled by Cranfield University, commissioned by the CAA,… Read more »

Source: CAA, 30-Apr-15

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CAA decision on Rebalancing ATOL: Small Business ATOL retained

CAA decision on Rebalancing ATOL: Small Business ATOL retained

The CAA has confirmed it will retain the Small Business ATOL in a modified form and will introduce a number of other measures to ensure all ATOL holders meet a proportionate level of financial resilience. In its response to the “Rebalancing ATOL” consultation the CAA has set out a series of key decisions, which also… Read more »

Source: CAA, 13-Mar-15

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UK CAA changes 90 day recency requirement for private pilots

UK CAA changes 90 day recency requirement for private pilots

As part of its response to the Government’s General Aviation (GA) Red Tape Challenge, and its ongoing work to ensure regulation of GA is more proportionate, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has changed the requirement for some private pilots to have completed three take offs and landings in the past 90 days before they… Read more »

Source: CAA, 16-Feb-15

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Will UK Military upgrade RAF Northolt or close it to civilian traffic?

Will UK Military upgrade RAF Northolt or close it to civilian traffic?

•The safety of all civilian aircraft using government owned military aerodromes is the sole responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority not the Military Aviation Authority or MOD. •The CAA is now responsible for deciding if RAF Northolt is safe for use by civil aircraft •An assessment by the CAA is required and this may require… Read more »

Source: LBHA, 03-Feb-15

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CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

Substantial progress has been made on measures to improve offshore helicopter safety but there is still more to do, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today as it published a progress report on the recommendations and actions from its comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations from February 2014. Safety improvements introduced since the CAA… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Jan-15

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Court finds UK military airfields must meet CAA standards for civilian flights

Court finds UK military airfields must meet CAA standards for civilian flights

In a landmark ruling, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Secretary of State have been told that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory regulator required to determine safety standards for civilian aircraft using government owned military aerodromes. Previously, as part of a policy of attracting 12,000 more business jets a year to… Read more »

Source: LBHA, 26-Jan-15

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UK – Duxford event to launch Government GA Strategy

UK – Duxford event to launch Government GA Strategy

The next stage of the Government’s plans for General Aviation (GA) will be unveiled on Saturday 28th March 2015 when the Government’s strategy for GA is made public at a joint Government / Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) event at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire. The Duxford event and unveiling of the Government’s strategy is… Read more »

Source: CAA, 22-Jan-15

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New Zealand helicopter pilot admits aviation breaches

New Zealand helicopter pilot admits aviation breaches

A Canterbury helicopter pilot has admitted three breaches of the Civil Aviation Act and faces sentencing in the Christchurch District Court in April. See Full Story

Source: Stuff, 16-Jan-15

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UK CAA publishes GA policy framework

UK CAA publishes GA policy framework

Following a wide consultation the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published its finalised Policy Framework for General Aviation (GA) regulation. The framework balances the CAA’s public commitment to regulate the UK GA sector in a more proportionate and evidence-based way with its duties to protect third parties, including the general public. The new… Read more »

Source: CAA, 30-Nov-14

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HAI, Aviation Industry Press Senate Leaders for Action

HAI, Aviation Industry Press Senate Leaders for Action

HAI on Nov. 11 joined 16 other aviation associations in pressing the US Senate leadership to bring two important bills forward for a vote as soon as possible, before the 113th adjourns in December. In a letter to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the associations say S.1893, the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Nov-14

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New airport radar to mitigate impact of wind turbines

New airport radar to mitigate impact of wind turbines

A single radar that can provide traditional airport surveillance functions and mitigate against the effects of wind turbines may be a step closer following trials conducted through 2014. Air navigation services provider, NATS, and the radar manufacturer, TERMA, trialled the use of Terma’s SCANTER system to assess its performance as an extended range wind turbine… Read more »

Source: NATS, 20-Oct-14

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UK CAA puts Air Navigation Order under the microscope

UK CAA puts Air Navigation Order under the microscope

A ‘root and branch’ review of how the UK’s Air Navigation Order (ANO) impacts on general aviation (GA) has begun, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed today. The wide-ranging review will look at how a more proportionate and lighter touch regulation for general aviation can be achieved. The review follows a commitment made by the… Read more »

Source: CAA, 14-Oct-14

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New rules for ‘larger’ workers on offshore helicopter flights

New rules for ‘larger’ workers on offshore helicopter flights

New rules are to be introduced on the size of oil workers travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter. See Full Story

Source: BBC, 07-Oct-14

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Future of Helicopter Safety Outlined at Oil & Gas UK Breakfast Briefing

Future of Helicopter Safety Outlined at Oil & Gas UK Breakfast Briefing

The continuing steps being taken to improve further the safety of offshore helicopter flights will be outlined to the oil and gas sector on Thursday (October 2). Seven months after the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published its ‘CAP1145’ report containing a series of actions and recommendations for helicopter safety, Oil & Gas UK is… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 01-Oct-14

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Helitech adds two speakers for Business and Strategy Conference

Helitech adds two speakers for Business and Strategy Conference

We are proud to announce two new speakers to the Business Leaders Forum at the Business and Strategy Conference: Daniele Romiti, Chief Executive Officer from AgustaWestland and Chris Drew, Safety and Airworthiness Consultant from Baines Simmons. They will be joining an already impressive speaker panel, which includes senior executives from Airbus Helicopters, Bristow Group, Ascend… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 29-Sep-14

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Join EASA biggest event in General Aviation

Join EASA biggest event in General Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency announced on 10 September the speaker line-up for what is set to be one of the biggest General Aviation events in Europe. Under the motto “Towards simpler, lighter, better rules for General Aviation” and coinciding with the Italian Presidency of the EU, the conference is taking place on 15 and… Read more »

Source: EASA, 11-Sep-14

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AfBAA confirms prestigious Guests of Honour to attend this year’s symposium

AfBAA confirms prestigious Guests of Honour to attend this year’s symposium

Ahead of this year’s African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) Symposium to be held in Johannesburg 14 – 15 September AfBAA has today confirmed the attendance of two prestigious Guests of Honour that complement the existing line up of expert industry panelists and speakers. AfBAA is pleased to confirm that the key-note speech will be delivered… Read more »

Source: AfBAA, 10-Sep-14

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China Issues First Airworthiness Certificate for unmanned V750

China Issues First Airworthiness Certificate for unmanned V750

China’s unmanned helicopter, the V750, will receive an airworthiness certificate from Civil Aviation Administration next month. It will be the first such certificate issued by the country to a UAS. See Full Story

Source: UAS Vision, 03-Sep-14

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CASA meets helicopter operators at 11th-hour to resolve licensing rules

CASA meets helicopter operators at 11th-hour to resolve licensing rules

HELICOPTER operators will meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority representatives today in an 11th-hour attempt to resolve differences over new pilot licensing rules due to take effect next week. See Full Story

Source: The Australian, 03-Sep-14

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SaxonAir and Falck Safety Services join to launch new offshore training course

SaxonAir and Falck Safety Services join to launch new offshore training course

Leading offshore safety training provider Falck Safety Services (Falck) has joined forces with aviation provider SaxonAir in Norwich to offer helicopter safety training to correspond with new offshore regulations. Falck, which is based in Aberdeen and Teesside, will provide specialist safety courses at SaxonAir’s Business Aviation Centre Headquarters at Norwich International Airport ahead of new… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 08-Aug-14

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EASA and UK CAA approve world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System

EASA and UK CAA approve world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System

The world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System (EBS), developed by the Survitec Group, has gained approval and certification by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first major response to the government inquiry and report into helicopter safety, which followed a fatal crash in the waters… Read more »

Source: Survitec, 15-Jul-14

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UK CAA responds to report on offshore helicopter safety

UK CAA responds to report on offshore helicopter safety

Any loss of life in aviation accidents is always tragic and the safety of those who rely on offshore helicopter flights is therefore our absolute priority. In February we announced over 70 actions and recommendations to improve safety, primarily aimed at preventing accidents but also to improve survivability following an incident. These were widely welcomed… Read more »

Source: CAA, 10-Jul-14

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CAA urges UK aviation to improve noise performance and community engagement

CAA urges UK aviation to improve noise performance and community engagement

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a series of recommendations to help drive improvements in the way the aviation industry manages aircraft noise. More people in the UK are affected by aviation noise than any other country in Europe. With the Airports Commission currently considering proposals for increasing the UK’s aviation capacity,… Read more »

Source: CAA, 02-Jun-14

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CAA launches consultation on future GA policy in UK

CAA launches consultation on future GA policy in UK

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched a consultation on its future policy for General Aviation (GA) regulation. It builds on the recent GA Red Tape Challenge and the formation of the CAA’s first dedicated GA unit and will define how the CAA regulates GA on a day-to-day basis. The proposed policy seeks… Read more »

Source: CAA, 02-Jun-14

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KaarbonTech wins UK CAA approval for first unmanned aerial survey in London airspace

KaarbonTech wins UK CAA approval for first unmanned aerial survey in London airspace

KaarbonTech has become the first company to receive a special permission from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to fly a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle within London airspace. The first flight, commissioned by The GeoInformation Group, took place over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the home of the London 2012 Games. Flight plans, prepared by qualified… Read more »

Source: KaarbonTech, 30-May-14

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Oil & Gas UK applauds CAA safety review announcement

Oil & Gas UK applauds CAA safety review announcement

In response to the annoucement from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today, Oil & Gas UK chief executive, Malcolm Webb, said: “The CAA consultation with industry has been highly constructive, prompting and accelerating the introduction of breakthrough lifesaving equipment over a year ahead of CAA proposed action A10 (CAP1145) – a real milestone for safety… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 08-May-14

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CAA changes timescales for offshore helicopter safety measures

CAA changes timescales for offshore helicopter safety measures

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced changes to two of its requirements aimed at improving offshore helicopter safety. It follows discussions with the oil and gas industry, helicopter operators and representatives of the offshore workforce and pilots. In February the CAA announced a series of measures to improve the safety of offshore operations…. Read more »

Source: CAA, 08-May-14

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UK CAA launches new industry safety tools

UK CAA launches new industry safety tools

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a series of template risk models, highlighting a number of specific safety scenarios, which airline and airport operators, air navigation service providers, maintenance organisations, ground service providers and regulators can use as part of their own safety management systems (SMS). The models will allow organisations to assess… Read more »

Source: CAA, 01-May-14

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Oil & Gas UK concerned by CAA offshore safety review

Oil & Gas UK concerned by CAA offshore safety review

Commenting, Oil & Gas UK’s health and safety director Robert Paterson said: “Oil & Gas UK is working with our members to assess the impact on safety of the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Review. “Like the CAA, our primary focus is to create and maintain a safe environment for our industry to operate in.  If… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 10-Apr-14

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UK CAA launches review of its medical services

UK CAA launches review of its medical services

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a review of the medical services it provides. The study will look at all aspects of the work of the CAA’s Medical Department to ensure UK pilots and air traffic controllers are receiving the most suitable and efficient service possible. The review will seek the opinions of key stakeholder… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Apr-14

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Step Change in Safety’s response to UK CAA’s Safety Review

Step Change in Safety’s response to UK CAA’s Safety Review

tep Change in Safety broadly welcomes today’s publication of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) safety review and recognises that the report highlights a number of important actions and recommendations for the industry. Our focus has been and always will be making the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) the safest place to work in the worldwide oil… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 22-Feb-14

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Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters Ltd welcomes today’s report issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Offshore Helicopter Safety. Bristow is renowned for its Target Zero safety philosophy and we always support initiatives which enhance the safety of offshore oil and gas operations. In the meantime we are closely examining the recommendations made by the CAA… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 20-Feb-14

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UK CAA announces safety improvements for offshore helicopter operations

UK CAA announces safety improvements for offshore helicopter operations

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced a series of measures to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. The changes are the result of a comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations undertaken in conjunction with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts…. Read more »

Source: CAA, 20-Feb-14

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UK CAA begins spectrum release study

UK CAA begins spectrum release study

As part of Government plans to release a proportion of public sector spectrum by 2020 for commercial use, such as for mobile broadband, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been tasked with assessing the possibility of safely reducing the aviation industry’s reliance on the bandwidth reserved for air traffic control radar. A major research… Read more »

Source: CAA, 16-Feb-14

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UK CAA briefs aviation industry on its restructuring programme

UK CAA briefs aviation industry on its restructuring programme

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released further details to the aviation industry of its recent structural reorganisation. The CAA had announced earlier in the year that it would be merging its airspace and safety functions to strengthen its oversight role. Now, all major stakeholders, including airlines and airports, are being contacted with further details of… Read more »

Source: CAA, 24-Jan-14

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UK CAA makes two major appointments

UK CAA makes two major appointments

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced the appointment of two senior figures to key leadership roles within its recently merged safety and airspace functions. Rob Bishton, a senior airline executive with a wealth of industry experience will take over as Head of the CAA’s Flight Operations department, while Tony Rapson, a former Royal… Read more »

Source: CAA, 10-Jan-14

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BALPA union calls on CAA and EASA for clarity over Bond unilateral EC135 grounding

BALPA union calls on CAA and EASA for clarity over Bond unilateral EC135 grounding

In response to Bond Air Services decision to ground its fleet of EC 135s, BALPA said: “Pilots are looking to the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to take charge and provide the industry with the information that has informed the decision to ground the Bond EC-135 fleet. Flight safety… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 13-Dec-13

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UK CAA adds noise certification data to online register

UK CAA adds noise certification data to online register

Information on the current noise certificate, such as the certificated noise levels, is now available on G-INFO [the online register of British aircraft. Ed] against individual aircraft. If noise certificate data is available against a particular aircraft an additional label called Noise Certificate Information will appear on the main aircraft results screen. Further noise certificate… Read more »

Source: CAA, 04-Dec-13

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Handheld radios approved for use in flight in UK

Handheld radios approved for use in flight in UK

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has simplified the approval process for all handheld radios capable of 8.33 kHz channel spacing. The decision follows a fresh review by CAA specialists which concluded that radios conforming to existing European standards for non-airborne operation can provide the required levels of safety and performance for airborne use. The… Read more »

Source: CAA, 02-Dec-13

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UK CAA provides update on GA Unit and Red Tape Challenge work

UK CAA provides update on GA Unit and Red Tape Challenge work

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today updated GA stakeholders on its plans and progress in delivering a better deal for the UK’s general aviation sector. The update follows publication of the Government and CAA’s responses to the recent General Aviation Red Tape Challenge. Initial work is focused on setting up the new General Aviation… Read more »

Source: CAA, 01-Dec-13

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UK CAA makes pilot licence applications available online

UK CAA makes pilot licence applications available online

Private pilots’ licences (PPL) can now be applied for online, following a move by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to improve the way it handles transactions. Trainee aeroplane and helicopter pilots who have successfully completed their training courses can, from today, complete the remaining application process on the CAA’s website www.caa.co.uk/privatepilots Applicants for Light Aircraft Pilots’… Read more »

Source: CAA, 20-Nov-13

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Zuccaro to be Honored as Distinguished Statesman of Aviation by NAA

Zuccaro to be Honored as Distinguished Statesman of Aviation by NAA

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) will honor Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro as a 2013 Distinguished Statesman of Aviation — one of five so named. The NAA established the award — which will be presented on Tuesday, November 12 — in 1954 to “honor outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over a period of years,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 08-Nov-13

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UK CAA appoints new Head of Policy

UK CAA appoints new Head of Policy

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Tim Johnson as its new Head of Policy. He will lead a new team formed by drawing together existing functions in the CAA, to strengthen policy development, improve co-ordination (particularly in Europe and internationally), and facilitate better sharing of skills across the organisation. Iain Osborne, Group Director… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Oct-13

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UK CAA tells passengers to check operator is flying legally

UK CAA tells passengers to check operator is flying legally

People looking to take specially chartered air taxi flights to meetings, conferences and events have been advised to check the operator of their flight has been approved before booking their trip. Any UK-based individual, organisation or company offering flights in return for payment must have an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the CAA. This… Read more »

Source: CAA, 10-Oct-13

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