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    Drones

    Drone technology has developed significantly in recent years and the potential benefits of these advancements are being continuously explored. But for this potential to be realised it is vital that anyone flying a drone does so responsibly and observes the relevant safety rules at all times.
    The CAA's 'drone code' provides advice on how to fly your drone safely and responsibly.

    You must follow the rules at all times.  

    Guidance for all types of drone flights and information about our dronecode.  

    Register with SkyWise for the latest drone updates.

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    Airspace change

    Airspace is a critical part of the national infrastructure, and it is our role to decide whether proposed changes to the airspace design should be approved.

    The factors which we must consider are set out in UK law, and include the safety and environmental implications. We are currently reforming the process we use to decide whether to approve changes to ensure that it meets modern standards for regulatory decision-making, and is fair, transparent, consistent and proportionate.

    Information about the airspace change process and specific change proposals.

    Register with SkyWise for updates about airspace change and airspace alerts.

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    Brexit

    Decisions relating to the Brexit negotiations are a matter for the UK Government.

    The CAA believes the UK must continue to be a major player in international aviation, and retain global influence to protect UK aviation consumers. We also support the retention of the consumer rights that the EU has developed, as well as the ongoing removal of barriers to competition.

    See Chief Executive Andrew Haines' speech on 'The future of open skies post-Brexit'

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    ATOL

    With the Air Traffic Organisers’ Licensing Bill currently progressing through Parliament, ATOL is particularly popular.

    So what is it?

    ATOL provides financial protection for UK consumers when they book a holiday which includes a flight. If an ATOL licensed travel company fails, the CAA ensures that any holidaymakers abroad are not stranded and those who have booked, but not travelled, get their money back. Consumer protection is at the core of what we do.

    More information about ATOL and how to stay protected.

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    Heathrow expansion

    The Government has identified the north-west runway at Heathrow as its preferred option for airport capacity expansion in the South-East of England.

    The CAA has consistently stated that additional runway capacity will benefit consumers. Without this, the increasingly congested airport system would inevitably lead to less choice available to consumers, higher airfares, and less airport resilience. We are putting in place regulatory arrangements to incentivise efficient and timely delivery.  Further information will be available in due course.