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Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation

Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation The (UK) Department for Transport has opened a consultation on the future of UK Aviation. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11 April 2019. The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on its green paper which outlines proposals for a new aviation…

Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS)

Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) The CAA have launched their new Airspace Modernisation Strategy that initiates the major overhaul of a key piece of national infrastructure. The Airspace Modernisation Strategy sets out a new shared objective between the Civil Aviation Authority and the Government for modernising airspace which is to deliver…

Lasham Gliding Society Granted Leave to Apply for a Judicial Review

Lasham Gliding Society Granted Leave to Apply for a Judicial Review In October this year, following the CAA’s decision in July to implement a large and unreasonable amount of controlled airspace for Farnborough aerodrome in the busy south-east of England, Lasham filed a claim in the High Court for leave…

Airspace design guidance: CAP 1616 second edition published

Airspace design guidance: CAP 1616 second edition published The CAA have published an updated edition of CAP 1616 Airspace design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements. It includes a revised process for the Secretary of State to ‘call-in' an airspace change proposal as…

2018 Survey of European General Aviation

2018 Survey of European General Aviation There is agreement that Europe has no statistical data about the General Aviation (GA) fleet which would allow profound safety and economic analyses. So far most analyses in GA depend on estimates and expert judgement, which is far from being ideal and one of…

Airspace & Safety Initiative update: Solent rules

Airspace & Safety Initiative update: Solent rules The Solent LAIT membership has formulated its ’10 Golden Rules’ of good advice to help pilots avoid infringing notified airspace. The Team’s membership is cross-industry from not only Southampton Airport and its ANSP but also from GA, commercial and military aerodromes in the…

Update to EU exit information – Licensed Engineers

Update to EU exit information – Licensed Engineers The CAA have updated the information on their microsite concerning licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for licence…

CAA Statutory charges 2019/20 consultation (Closes 7 February 2019)

CAA Statutory charges 2019/20 consultation (Closes 7 February 2019) This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges within the documents shown below, which are planned to be effective as from 1 April 2019. As a body that is directly funded by charges paid by those we…

Update to EU exit information – Commercial Pilots

Update to EU exit information – Commercial Pilots The CAA have updated the information on their microsite concerning commercial pilots in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for State…

Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz

Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz From 3 January 2019 Safetycom and other common sporting and recreational assignments used across the UK will transition to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. The new channel number for Safetycom will be 135.480. Depcom will become 122.955. All pilots and ground stations need to use…

London Oxford Airport ACP Consultation Feedback Report

London Oxford Airport ACP Consultation Feedback Report The London Oxford Aiport (LOA) Airspace Change Proposal consultation feedback report was published on 1st November 2018. AOPA UK objected to the proposals. Of the 1,707 responses received during the consultation period: 17 consultees (1.0%) supported the proposal; 1657 consultees (97.1%) objected to…

CAP1727 Electronic Conspicuity: GA pilot survey

CAP1727 Electronic Conspicuity: GA pilot survey In September 2017 the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) conducted a short and focussed survey, asking general aviation pilots for their views on electronic conspicuity – technology in the aircraft that broadcasts its position. The survey attracted almost 1,600 responses with pilots of single…
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