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General Aviation no gold plating consultation: CAA response.

General Aviation no gold plating consultation: CAA response. In September 2014 the CAA published an open letter to the aviation community from Andrew Haines, our Chief Executive and Martin Robinson, Chief Executive of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft

CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that initial pilot training will now be possible in aircraft with national permit to fly certification if the pilot being trained is the owner, or a joint owner, of the aircraft being used.

CAA Brief Aircraft Owners On New Maintenance Rules

CAA Brief Aircraft Owners On New Maintenance Rules. The CAA has begun advising owners of General Aviation aircraft certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of changes to maintenance rules.

Listening Squawks - November 2015

Listening Squawks - November 2015. Frequency Monitoring SSR Codes (also known as Squawk Codes) are in use for aircraft flying in the vicinity of: Belfast Aldergrove; Edinburgh; Glasgow;Leeds Bradford; Doncaster Sheffield; Manchester; East Midlands; Birmingham; Farnborough; Luton and Stansted; Gatwick and London City; Southampton and Bournemouth.

Biggin Hill Airport Consultation - Proposed new IAP Runway 03

Biggin Hill Airport Consultation - Proposed new IAP Runway 03. At present, all flights approach the airport from the north-east using the airport’s precision guidance system but, in certain weather conditions (approximately 30% of the time), aircraft then have to circle the airport in order to land from the south-west.

Experimental Aircraft

Experimental Aircraft. The CAA have published ORS4 No.1142 Experimental Aircraft. This provides new simple requirements from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for approving the initial testing of small experimental aircraft in the UK.

Royal Aeronautical Society E-Conditions Competition

RAeS E-Conditions Competition 2015 - 2016 The CAA have published CAP1220 ,  Operation of experimental aircraft under ‘E’ Conditions. See ORS4 No. 1142 Experimental Aircraft.To mark the introduction of the E-Conditions the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) have launched an annual competition to raise awareness of this category and explore its…

Pilot fined for entering controlled airspace around London Heathrow Airport

Pilot fined for entering controlled airspace around London Heathrow Airport. The aircraft flew southwest and up to two miles inside controlled airspace, descending to 300ft. The aircraft disappeared from radar at 1.06pm and departures at the airport were allowed to resume.

Business aircraft operators briefed on new regulation

Business aircraft operators briefed on new regulation. Operators of business jets and helicopters are being targeted in a new drive to raise awareness of changes to the way the sector is regulated. With just under a year until new Europe-wide regulations come into force, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)…

Civil sanctions for the Civil Aviation Authority

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.

Plymouth Airport - end in sight to saga of Jodel emergency landing

Plymouth Airport - end in sight to saga of Jodel emergency landing. Subject to a satisfactory final inspection of the condition of the Jodel aircraft on Thursday 27 August 2015, SHH Holdings, leaseholders of the former Plymouth Airport site, have agreed to allow the aircraft to be flown out on…

SERA Permissions and Exemptions Updates

The CAA has undertaken a detailed review of the Permissions and Exemptions made against SERA and published on the CAA website at Official Record Series 4 - Miscellaneous.
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