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The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation about giving the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) access to the civil sanction powers in the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008.

This would provide the CAA with a greater range of enforcement options across the UK, so it can regulate more flexibly, proportionately, and cost-effectively.

The DfT are seeking your views on:

  • which offences it is appropriate to have civil sanctions available
  • which of the possible civil sanctions should be made available to the CAA for each offence

Your participation will help us to create a properly balanced regime that allows the CAA to swiftly return offenders back into compliance. This will help to meet the interests of passengers, support a competitive aviation industry, assure safe private flying and contribute to economic growth.

The consultation closes on 12 November 2015. Full details and documentation can be found here.

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