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Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace

Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace The Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace report has been published. The Inquiry was commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group on General aviation. Pauline Vahey, Chairman AOPA UK, was a member of the Inquiry panel. Inquiry Report Executive Summary points :…

CAA announces relaxation of electronic conspicuity rules

CAA announces relaxation of electronic conspicuity rules At the CAA’s Electronic Conspicuity (EC) conference in London on 27 June Mark Swan, Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation, announced that the CAA will be relaxing the rules around simultaneous transmissions from EC devices that meet CAP 1391 requirements. The move follows…

2019 Infringement Stats and Decisions

2019 Infringement Stats and Decisions Infringement statistics for 2019 have been published and can be viewed on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website. Reported Infringements for 2019: This set of data also includes Infringement Coordination Group (ICG) CAP1404 decisions. Each month the CAA will publish statistical data of infringement Mandatory…

Restriction of Flying Regulations: British Grand Prix Silverstone and Turweston 12 - 14 July 2019

Restriction of Flying Regulations: British Grand Prix Silverstone and Turweston 12 - 14 July 2019 There will be restrictions to flying for the British Grand Prix affecting Silverstone and Turweston from 12 to 14 July 2019. Pilots not participating in activities at Silverstone are warned that the area surrounding the…

ICAO: EUR Regional Transition Plan for RNAV to RNP IFP Charts Identification

ICAO: EUR Regional Transition Plan for RNAV to RNP IFP Charts Identification At the Sixtieth Meeting of the European Air Navigation Planning Group (EANPG/60) combined with the Seventh Meeting of the European Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-EUR/07), held in Paris, France from 26 to 30 November 2018, the EANPG/RASG-EUR requested…

AOPA @ AeroExpo UK Wycombe Air Park 13 to 15 June 2019

AOPA @ AeroExpo UK Wycombe Air Park 13 to 15 June 2019 It's not looking like flaming June but we hope to welcome many members and non-members to our Marquee. Members area with refreshments, finger buffet at Lunchtime, Wifi (subject to availability). Saturday lunchtime drinks with buffet. We will have…

Airspace infringements: April figures and moving map tips

Airspace infringements: April figures and moving map tips Figures for reported infringements in April are now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: airspacesafety.com/facts-stats-and-incidents/ Infringement Stats for 2019: Follow @airspacesafety on twitter for tips and guidance on best use of a moving map.

CAA Call for evidence: Electronic Conspicuity Solutions - AOPA UK Response

CAA Call for evidence: Electronic Conspicuity Solutions - AOPA UK Response This is the AOPA UK response to the CAA's call for evidence in respect of Electronic Conspicuity solutions which was closed for submissions on 25 May 2019: AOPA has communicated with its members through our magazine, Enews and working…

Application inaccuracies leading to the incorrect issue of ratings

Application inaccuracies leading to the incorrect issue of ratings The CAA have observed that some applicants are failing to provide up to date information regarding ratings with their licensing application e.g. applicants are either providing an old copy of their licence with their application or are failing to inform them…

Continuation of the IMC or IR(R) rating

Continuation of the IMC or IR(R) rating With the implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (amendment) 2019/430 revising Article 4(8) to the EASA Aircrew Regulations, the CAA will continue to endorse the Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R)) rating on UK CAA issued EASA PPL(A), CPL(A), MPL(A) and ATPL(A) licences until 8 April…

CAA announces first six participants for new innovation work

CAA announces first six participants for new innovation work From air taxis to artificial intelligence in air traffic control, the CAA has launched a new virtual space in which new technology can be safely tested – the ‘Innovation Sandbox’. The Sandbox is offering innovative companies the chance to discuss, explore,…

Maintenance programme approval (up to 2730 Kg)

Maintenance programme approval (up to 2730 Kg) This alert applies to Maintenance programmes for other than complex motor-powered aircraft (ELA2), aircraft up to 2730 Kg and piston engine aircraft (fixed wing and rotorcraft). Owners, operators, Part M subpart G (CAMO), Part 145 and Part M subpart F organisations must make…
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