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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…

Doncaster Sheffield Airport under threat of closure

Doncaster Sheffield Airport under threat of closure It has been reported that Peel Group, owners and operators of Doncaster Sheffield Airport plan to close the airport as soon as October 2022 If this happens it will add to the list of airports lost in recent years at the hand of…

EU-UK personnel licence conversion

EU-UK personnel licence conversion The UK CAA has launched a simplified EU-UK conversion process for gaining a UK Part-FCL licence and UK Part-Med certificate, which can be held at the same time as an EASA Part-FCL licence/certificate. Licence holders will also be able to take advantage of a new deposit…

CAA: Re-opening of Same Day Licensing Counter at Aviation House

CAA: Re-opening of Same Day Licensing Counter at Aviation House The same day counter service, which allows applicants to have their licence or certificate issued on the day, reopens at Aviation House on 4 July 2022. The booking line will be made available from 27 June 2022. Full details of…

Automated Flight Crew Licensing application updates

Automated Flight Crew Licensing application updates As part of improvements to our licensing services, applicants with a CAA portal account will now receive automated updates when the status of their Flight Crew Licensing application changes, providing visibility of their progress through the licensing process. Updates will be sent for all…

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022 No. 637) was laid in parliament on 10 June 2022 which amends:UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1976 (Sailplanes)UK Regulation (EU) 2018/395 (Balloons)UK Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (Aircrew), andUK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 (Unmanned Aircraft)on 1 July 2022 andUK Regulation…
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