General Aviation Policy Framework
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) provides safety assurance to the public in accordance with its statutory duties. The CAA also follows the principles of better regulation which means that their interventions should be proportionate and targeted to achieve the desired safety benefit without imposing undue burdens on stakeholders.
The General Aviation Unit has reviewed and updated its GA Policy Framework. This provides guidelines to help ensure they fulfil their statutory duties as they continue to deregulate, delegate and introduce proportionate regulation, further to the Government’s Red Tape Challenge as set out in CAP1188: Let There be Flight: Regulating General Aviation. The Framework was first introduced in 2014. Minor revisions have been made to reflect guidance and regulation that has been published since then.