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    Drones

    The CAA supports the safe development of drones in the UK. Drones can bring many benefits but to achieve these we need everyone flying a drone to do so safely. We welcome the Government’s recent consultation response on drones, including increasing training for drone users and geo-fencing.

    The CAA's 'drone code' provides advice on how to fly your drone safely and responsibly.

    You must follow the rules at all times.  

    Read our full statement on the Government's consultation response.

    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

    The following is in response to the European Commission’s publication ‘Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU aviation safety rules’ (13 April 2018):


    The Government, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the entire aviation industry have been clear that our collective preference is to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) once the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU). The EU paper describes what the situation will be if this is both not achieved and no other agreements are in place, including an implementation period. While this a matter for government, we believe this to be a highly unlikely scenario. However, we continue to make the necessary contingency plans.

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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.