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Co-operative Surveillance Systems in FIS provision

Co-operative Surveillance Systems in FIS provision The CAA have published these supplementary instructions and updated the associated manuals and publications: Supplementary Instruction SI 2022/10 (CAP493 SI 2022/10) to the Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 Supplementary Instruction SI 2022/02 (CAP413 SI 2022/02) to the Radiotelephony Manual Supplementary Amendment SA…

CAA: Consultation on Pilot Medical Declarations review

CAA: Consultation on Pilot Medical Declarations review The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a review of the Pilot Medical Declarations (PMD) process. The consultation runs until midnight on Monday 5 December 2022. A consultation will help the regulator consider how the system is working as it seeks to enhance…

UK Civil Aviation Authority Chief Executive to stand down in 2023

UK Civil Aviation Authority Chief Executive to stand down in 2023 The UK Civil Aviation Authority today announces that Richard Moriarty, its Chief Executive Officer, is to step down from the role in Spring 2023. Richard has worked for the organisation for more than ten years, in senior roles including…

CAA: Consultation on the simplification and rationalisation of GA pilot licences

CAA: Consultation on the simplification and rationalisation of GA pilot licences The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (18 October 2022) proposed a simpler process to gain a pilot licence and training for the General Aviation community. Draft proposals published in CAP 2335 General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training…

Process change for flight crew licensing applications

Process change for flight crew licensing applications Effective immediately, it is no longer necessary to provide a certified copy of pilot licences, logbooks or exam results in support of a flight crew licensing application. A standard photocopy will be accepted. Please note that copies of ID documents must still be…

New Airworthiness Code for General Aviation published

New Airworthiness Code for General Aviation published A new Airworthiness Code designed to provide practical guidance on key airworthiness topics such as the Airworthiness System and the Part-ML maintenance programme has today been published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The Airworthiness Code; A maintenance guide for light aircraft is…

Ending UK CAA acceptance of EU/EASA issued certificates, approvals and licences at the end of 2022

Ending UK CAA acceptance of EU/EASA issued certificates, approvals and licences at the end of 2022 If you are a holder of EASA approvals and personnel licences, you will need to apply to the UK CAA to obtain the UK equivalent approvals and licences required to continue providing services to…

Expansion of the UK GNSS rollout programme launched - Grants Available

Expansion of the UK GNSS rollout programme launched - Grants Available The UK Civil Aviation Authority and the Department for Transport have announced the start of the third phase of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Programme and are encouraging those eligible to participate in the programme to register their…

UK Trial of 978MHz UAT ADS-B Obstruction Beacons

UK Trial of 978MHz UAT ADS-B Obstruction Beacons for gliding, hang gliding, paragliding, and model flying sites uAvionix is participating in a Civil Aviation Authority-endorsed large-scale trial using ground-based ADS-B obstruction beacons operating on 978MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) in the UK. A first-ever trial to use ADS-B to enhance…

Southend Airport CAS lateral expansion from 8 September 2022 (AIRAC 09/2022)

Southend Airport CAS lateral expansion from 8 September 2022 (AIRAC 09/2022) With effect from 8 September 2022 Southend Aiport CTA-10 (3,500 – 5,500 feet) will be expanded laterally to the North East, extending beyond the CLN VOR and Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze: Source: Airspace & Safety Initiative AIRAC 09/2022 can be…

CAA Policies for the Classification of UK Airspace & Design of Controlled Airspace Structures

CAA Policies for the Classification of UK Airspace & Design of Controlled Airspace Structures After extensive engagement with our National Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee, the CAA has published its revised Policy for the Classification of UK Airspace. The policy describes how the airspace classification system that is detailed within…

GA Podcast and AAC update

GA Podcast and AAC update The latest episode in our General Aviation podcast has been released, covering interviews and discussions on Safety Sense Leaflets and our role in the Commonwealth Games. Visit Safety sense leaflets – Commonwealth games airspace – CAA on General Aviation (captivate.fm) Astral Aviation Consulting (AAC) is…
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