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UK CAA launches new industry safety tools

UK CAA launches new industry safety tools

1-May-2014Source: CAA

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

Oil & Gas UK concerned by CAA offshore safety review

Oil & Gas UK concerned by CAA offshore safety review

10-Apr-2014Source: Oil & Gas UK

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

UK CAA launches review of its medical services

UK CAA launches review of its medical services

7-Apr-2014Source: CAA

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

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

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

22-Feb-2014Source: Step Change in Safety

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

Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

20-Feb-2014Source: Bristow Helicopters

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

UK CAA announces safety improvements for offshore helicopter operations

UK CAA announces safety improvements for offshore helicopter operations

20-Feb-2014Source: CAA

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

UK CAA begins spectrum release study

UK CAA begins spectrum release study

16-Feb-2014Source: CAA

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

UK CAA briefs aviation industry on its restructuring programme

UK CAA briefs aviation industry on its restructuring programme

24-Jan-2014Source: CAA

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

UK CAA makes two major appointments

UK CAA makes two major appointments

10-Jan-2014Source: CAA

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

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

13-Dec-2013Source: BALPA

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

UK CAA adds noise certification data to online register

UK CAA adds noise certification data to online register

4-Dec-2013Source: CAA

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

Handheld radios approved for use in flight in UK

Handheld radios approved for use in flight in UK

2-Dec-2013Source: CAA

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

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

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

1-Dec-2013Source: CAA

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

UK CAA makes pilot licence applications available online

UK CAA makes pilot licence applications available online

20-Nov-2013Source: CAA

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

Zuccaro to be Honored as Distinguished Statesman of Aviation by NAA

Zuccaro to be Honored as Distinguished Statesman of Aviation by NAA

8-Nov-2013Source: HAI

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

UK CAA appoints new Head of Policy

UK CAA appoints new Head of Policy

29-Oct-2013Source: CAA

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

UK CAA tells passengers to check operator is flying legally

UK CAA tells passengers to check operator is flying legally

10-Oct-2013Source: CAA

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

UK CAA announce roadshows for training school transition

UK CAA announce roadshows for training school transition

1-Oct-2013Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced details of a series of seminars designed to inform flight training schools of the transition process they will need to follow to achieve ‘Approved Training Organisation’ status. Those training schools currently referred to as Registered Training Facilities (RTF), have to become Approved Training Organisations (ATO) over the... Read more

UK – CAA puts licence application process online

UK – CAA puts licence application process online

29-Sep-2013Source: CAA

As part of a process to improve the way it handles official transactions, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will from today accept more applications online, including secure online payments. Pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers and air traffic personnel can now apply for a replacement licence or certificate online. The first licensing form to be available on the... Read more

Union says North Sea safety is “too little, too late”

Union says North Sea safety is “too little, too late”

25-Sep-2013Source: BALPA

Please see below a comment from the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) on today’s announcement that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be conducting a review into North Sea aviation safety. ‘We will  consult with those members currently operating in the North Sea as to their views on the effectiveness of a CAA-led review, but... Read more

Oil & Gas UK welcomes review of North Sea operations

Oil & Gas UK welcomes review of North Sea operations

25-Sep-2013Source: Oil & Gas UK

Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK’s health, safety and employment issues director, said: “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the CAA’s review of offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea and we and our members stand ready to engage fully in the process. As the CAA highlights in its announcement, considerable efforts have already been made... Read more

UK and Norwegian authorities join with EASA for North Sea safety review

UK and Norwegian authorities join with EASA for North Sea safety review

25-Sep-2013Source: UK CAA

The CAA is undertaking a review of North Sea helicopter operations. It will be a joint review with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts. It will study current operations, previous incidents and accidents and offshore helicopter flying in other countries to make recommendations... Read more

Things must be bad!  UK CAA launches new complaints policy

Things must be bad! UK CAA launches new complaints policy

3-Sep-2013Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a new complaints policy, clearly setting out the process for stakeholders to follow to raise concerns about the services the aviation regulator provides, the conduct of its staff, or to complain about any problems they encounter with its work. The complaints policy is available at www.caa.co.uk/complaints Andrew Haines,... Read more

HSSG response to EASA and CAA Directive on EC225

HSSG response to EASA and CAA Directive on EC225

11-Jul-2013Source: HSSG

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) welcomes the Directive from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as the first major step in bringing the fleet of EC225 helicopters back to safe flight operations. The safety barriers proposed will give several layers of assurance that this helicopter is safe to fly.... Read more

UK CAA announces improvements in pilot licence processes and provides policy update

UK CAA announces improvements in pilot licence processes and provides policy update

5-Jun-2013Source: CAA

The introduction of the new European regulations for pilot licensing has resulted in a significant amount of change for UK pilots in the past year and has also impacted the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) systems and processes. The result has been pilots and other stakeholders not receiving the level of service that we would hope... Read more

CAA appoints new GA programme manager

CAA appoints new GA programme manager

9-May-2013Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced that Mike Barnard has been appointed as General Aviation (GA) Programme Manager. Mike’s main role will be leading a programme to develop and implement policy on how the CAA regulates the GA sector in the future to ensure it is safe and the regulation is proportionate. Building... Read more

More UK CAA application forms go online

More UK CAA application forms go online

17-Apr-2013Source: CAA

As part of a process to improve the way it handles official transactions with the aviation industry, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will from today accept more applications online, including secure online payments. UK based aircraft maintenance organisations, for example, can now apply for, or apply for variations to their ‘Part 145’ approval electronically,... Read more

UK CAA’s GA safety publications to be overhauled

UK CAA’s GA safety publications to be overhauled

19-Feb-2013Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is to strengthen its provision of safety information to general aviation pilots from this spring. The CAA announced today that the publishing group, Archant, will begin producing general aviation safety material on its behalf. Archant, publisher of Pilot magazine, has been awarded a contract to write and distribute three... Read more

UK CAA to accept online applications and payments

UK CAA to accept online applications and payments

29-Jan-2013Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will soon offer online applications and provide payment options for certain services through secure online processes. As part of a major project to update and improve the way it handles applications, the CAA will begin accepting e-applications and payments, initially, for two services – Part 145 maintenance organisation approvals,... Read more

UK CAA conducts flight inspection of new helideck lighting

UK CAA conducts flight inspection of new helideck lighting

11-Dec-2012Source: CAA

An innovative new lighting system for use on off-shore helidecks has undergone a successful flight inspection by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The new system, developed under a CAA research project and manufactured by Orga BV in the Netherlands, is designed to radically improve visibility for approaching pilots. The first production version of the... Read more

Olympic airspace restrictions begin

Olympic airspace restrictions begin

16-Jul-2012Source: Royal Air Force

Extra airspace restrictions around London and the Southeast, designed to ensure a safe and secure London 2012 Olympic Games, began on Saturday 14th July. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and the Ministry of Defence have worked together to inform airspace users about the restrictions and how people can continue to... Read more

Olympics – London 2012 pilot’s guide launched

Olympics – London 2012 pilot’s guide launched

25-Jun-2012Source: CAA

A definitive pilot’s guide to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been launched today by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI). The 100-page manual navigates pilots through the various security and operational airspace restrictions in place for the duration of the Games, as well as detailing the specific additional procedures to be followed... Read more

UK CAA postpone EASA pilot licence start date

UK CAA postpone EASA pilot licence start date

23-May-2012Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the introduction of new EASA pilots’ licences in the UK has been delayed until 17 September 2012. The CAA said that due to the complexity of the transition to the new licence format, and changes to the associated requirements and infrastructure, the original 1 July 2012... Read more

UK – Suspended licences await pilots infringing Olympic zone

UK – Suspended licences await pilots infringing Olympic zone

16-May-2012Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today confirmed the enforcement policy that will be in place to deal with infringements of this summer’s Olympics security airspace restrictions. The existing CAA policy of not generally pursuing a prosecution in cases when an airspace infringement is inadvertent, and the pilot has taken all reasonable steps to resolve... Read more

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

15-May-2012Source: Oil & Gas UK

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) met today, Monday 14 May, to share preliminary information on the recent helicopter ditching incident in the North Sea. Making up the HSSG are helicopter operators, oil and gas operators and contractors, offshore trade unions, the pilots’ union BALPA, the regulators HSE and CAA and Oil & Gas UK.... Read more

UK – CAA eases night flying restrictions

UK – CAA eases night flying restrictions

13-May-2012Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced a change to night flying regulations which will allow aircraft to operate under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) in the hours of darkness. Currently, all civil aircraft flying at night in the UK must comply with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) but, from the 8 June 2012, this... Read more

UK CAA publishes new pilot licensing guidance

UK CAA publishes new pilot licensing guidance

2-May-2012Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published comprehensive information on the latest flight crew licensing requirements for UK licensed pilots. The new document, CAP 804, notifies the requirements for UK national licences and provides a complete guide to the new EASA licensing regulations. The full publication is available for download from the Publications... Read more

New UK/Ireland agreement for recreational flyers

New UK/Ireland agreement for recreational flyers

30-Apr-2012Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced that following, agreement with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), pilots of UK-registered amateur-built aircraft, and other listed types flying to the Republic of Ireland, can now do so for up to 28 days through a general exemption. Previously pilots were required to make individual applications to... Read more

EASA pilot licences – UK CAA podcast goes live

EASA pilot licences – UK CAA podcast goes live

21-Apr-2012Source: CAA

With less than three months to go before EASA pilot licences start being issued, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a podcast explaining what the changes mean for UK pilots. The audio guide has been produced exclusively for the CAA by the award winning Flaps Podcast team and is available for download at www.caa.co.uk/eupilotlicensing... Read more

UK CAA release 22 page “Quick Guide” to EASA pilot licensing

UK CAA release 22 page “Quick Guide” to EASA pilot licensing

6-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Civil Aviation Authority in the UK has produced a very useful guide to EASA pilot licensing regulations.  In summary, they tell us this: “From 1 July 2012, EU rules for licence validations will apply to pilots with licences issued outside of the EASA Member States who are engaged in commercial flights in UK-registered EASA... Read more

UK CAA consults on Airspace Transition Altitude

UK CAA consults on Airspace Transition Altitude

1-Feb-2012Source: UK CAA

To enhance safety, to enable the more efficient use of airspace, and to align the management of airspace more closely with other nations, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched a consultation on its intention to raise and harmonise the Transition Altitude in UK airspace to 18,000ft. At lower levels, it is important... Read more

2012 Olympics pilot briefing event announced

2012 Olympics pilot briefing event announced

3-Jan-2012Source: CAA

To help pilots prepare for flying in south east England during the 2012 London Olympics the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), through the Airspace and Safety Initiative (ASI), have joined forces to host a free briefing day in central London on Saturday 10 March 2012. The event will... Read more

UK and Ireland agree new airspace policy

UK and Ireland agree new airspace policy

17-Nov-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have approved a joint policy on Performance-based Navigation (PBN) to be implemented across UK and Irish airspace. PBN relies on new technology such as global navigation satellite systems, instead of more traditional ground based beacons, to enable aircraft to navigate to very high... Read more

CAA approves temporary airspace change for London 2012 Olympics

CAA approves temporary airspace change for London 2012 Olympics

10-Nov-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved temporary changes to controlled airspace in areas to the South West, South East and North East of the busy London Terminal Control Area during the London 2012 Olympics when there is expected to be a significant amount of additional air traffic movements. The changes announced today will... Read more

British military releases more airspace for GA

British military releases more airspace for GA

10-Nov-2011Source: CAA

Following a Ministry of Defence decision on the use of its Air Weapons Ranges, more airspace will be made available for general aviation flying, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today. From the 1 November 2011, airspace restrictions designed to protect aircraft from munitions demolition work on Air Weapons Ranges, outside of the Danger... Read more

Cabri G2 now fully UK certified

Cabri G2 now fully UK certified

25-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The UK CAA yesterday issued all the necessary documentation for the Guimbal Cabri G2, making it fully certified for use in the UK.  Local distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre, who had a very positive response to this new type at Helitech recently, tell HeliHub.com that they are starting type ratings on their demonstrator next week.  They... Read more

UK CAA consults on future charges

UK CAA consults on future charges

14-Oct-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation on its Scheme of Charges for 2012/13. The CAA said it welcomed all comments on its proposed charges for the new financial year, which are due to take effect on 1 April 2012. The consultation will close on 21 December 2011. The CAA said it... Read more

UK’s CAA launch flight data monitoring initiative

UK’s CAA launch flight data monitoring initiative

17-Aug-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a new joint initiative with industry to produce a set of standardised Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) safety measures. FDM aims to improve safety through an analysis of information downloaded from an aircraft’s on-board computer at the end of every flight. This information can be used to identify... Read more

CAA launches major new safety plan

CAA launches major new safety plan

26-Jul-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has set out its key safety objectives for the next two years at an industry launch event at its Gatwick headquarters. The CAA’s Safety Plan 2011 to 2013, which has been published in draft form, invites comment from all industry groups. A final version will be published in August.... Read more

Development of London 2012 Airspace Restrictions announced

Development of London 2012 Airspace Restrictions announced

25-Jul-2011Source: CAA

Further development of the airspace security restrictions covering the London Olympic and Paralympic Games for 2012 were announced today by the UK Government, as part of its paramount objective to deliver of a safe and secure Games for all. A number of changes to the Government’s original proposals, announced on 7 March, have been made... Read more

UK CAA approves new segregated airspace for unmanned aircraft

UK CAA approves new segregated airspace for unmanned aircraft

27-Jun-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a request from the Welsh Government to establish additional segregated airspace in the vicinity of West Wales Airport and the area to the east of the airport. The new segregated airspace will be for the sole use of unmanned aircraft conducting flying operations from the West Wales... Read more

UK CAA launches 2011 GA Safety Award

UK CAA launches 2011 GA Safety Award

9-May-2011Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is once again calling for nominations for its annual General Aviation Safety Award. The Award seeks to honour individuals and teams who, through skill and determination, have made a lasting contribution to GA flight safety. Whether it is a ’one off’ incident, or a lifetime of campaigning work, the... Read more

UK CAA update aircraft registration fees

UK CAA update aircraft registration fees

12-Mar-2011Source: CAA

The Civil Avaition Authority in the UK issued their latest update on charges for registering aircraft, valid from 1 April 2011 until at least 31 March 2012. Charge for the registration of a balloon, unpowered glider, microlight, small light aircraft, or any other aircraft having a maximum weight not exceeding 15,000kg. £62 Charge for the... Read more

London 2012 airspace restrictions announced

London 2012 airspace restrictions announced

7-Mar-2011Source: CAA

Planned airspace security restrictions covering the London Olympic and Paralympic Games for 2012 were announced today by the UK Government, as part of its commitment to deliver a safe and secure Games. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), air traffic control provider, NATS, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will now work with the aviation... Read more

UK CAA suspends Sterling Helicopters AOC

UK CAA suspends Sterling Helicopters AOC

22-Feb-2011Source: HeilHub.com

HeliHub.com can confirm that the CAA have today (Tuesday 22nd February) taken the step to suspend the Air Operations Certificate of Sterling Aviation. Richard Taylor of the CAA has confirmed this fact to HeliHub.com in the last hour. Various issues have led to this move, which can be reviewed in the following recent stories on... Read more

Alan Mann Helicopters have their operators certificate restored

Alan Mann Helicopters have their operators certificate restored

21-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Alan Mann Helicopters had their AOC (Air Operations Certificate) reinstated on 2nd February 2011 according to CAA spokesman Richard Taylor today.  The company had its AOC revoked by the CAA on 14 July 2010 after some key personnel left the company and they were unable to meet the CAA’s requirements – in terms of named... Read more

UK CAA deny they have suspended Sterling Helicopters’s AOC

UK CAA deny they have suspended Sterling Helicopters’s AOC

21-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Following the press release put out by East Anglian Air Ambulance, HeliHub.com made further enquiries into the wider implications of what this EMS operator has publically stated, in particular their statement that “the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) temporarily suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Norwich-based firm Sterling Aviation”. On speaking with Richard Taylor of... Read more

CAA announce change of policy for ex-military helicopters

CAA announce change of policy for ex-military helicopters

7-Feb-2011Source: CAA

Ex-military Permit to Fly aircraft will now be able to carry up to four occupants, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The CAA said that the previous ambiguity as to the maximum number of occupants permitted for carriage in ex-military aircraft necessitated a review of CAA policy. Previously, the only permitted occupants of... Read more

UK CAA reduces operator costs after BHA representation

UK CAA reduces operator costs after BHA representation

29-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The British Civil Aviation Authority has reviewed and reduced the charges it levies on companies holding an Air Operators Certificate after representations from the British Helicopter Association among others.  Previously, there were separate bandings for operators of 0-4 and those for 5-10 helicopters, with a big jump between the two making it very difficult for... Read more

UK CAA calls on instructors to help cut airspace infringements

UK CAA calls on instructors to help cut airspace infringements

30-Oct-2010Source: CAA

An education campaign, aimed at reducing the number of airspace infringements, has been launched by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI), the broad-based coalition tasked with tackling UK airspace safety risks. Information packs, containing listening squawk information cards, radio best practice kneepads, magazines and interactive CDs, are being sent to all flying schools in the... Read more

British CAA changes regulation of ex-military aircraft

British CAA changes regulation of ex-military aircraft

16-Aug-2010Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced changes to the regulation of permit to fly ex-military aircraft. Following a number of incidents and accidents involving ex-military aircraft over recent years, the CAA is taking steps to clarify the purposes for which ex-military aircraft can be operated. The CAA is therefore acting to remind the... Read more

UK CAA approves new segregated airspace for unmanned aircraft

UK CAA approves new segregated airspace for unmanned aircraft

2-Jun-2010Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a request from the Ministry of Defence to establish additional segregated airspace for the use of Unmanned Aircraft operating from the Wiltshire aerodromes of Upavon and Boscombe Down. The new segregated airspace, designated as Danger Areas by the CAA, will be connected to the existing Salisbury Plain... Read more

UK CAA sets out guidelines on unmanned aircraft

UK CAA sets out guidelines on unmanned aircraft

7-Apr-2010Source: CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today issued updated guidance on the use of unmanned aircraft, following recent legislative changes. The advice includes the new regulations affecting small, unmanned aircraft used for surveillance work. Small, unmanned aircraft are increasingly being used for commercial aerial work such as surveillance and data gathering, as well as... Read more

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