Performance based regulation means developing a comprehensive risk picture with the
organisations we regulate and building our knowledge and data to make sure we target our regulation
in the areas where it will make the biggest difference.
To transform the CAA into a performance based regulator, working with industry to demonstrably
reduce safety risk across the total aviation system.
Targeted safety risk conversations between Accountable Managers and the CAA is what drives the
benefits of the performance based approach.
Accountable Manager Meetings (AMMs) are becoming a regular part of our oversight process to
ensure that the CAA and the Accountable Manager have a similar perspective on the major risks
facing each entity.
Accountable Managers are encouraged to use the guidance to get the most out of the AMM, ensuring
there is a constructive two-way dialogue about the actions and outcomes needed to further enhance
Getting the most out of the Accountable
The following CAA publications provide more information about the introduction of performance
based regulation in the UK.
CAA International's series of white papers offer additional insights into the UK CAA's journey
to become a performance based regulator. Previously published in the ICAO Journal, these papers
explore some of the UK CAA's challenges and lessons learnt so far, and provide expert guidance for
National Aviation Authorities planning to introduce performance based regulation.
White Papers: Performance-Based Regulation
The CAA is committed to engaging with the UK aviation industry to gather feedback on the
introduction of performance based regulation and the additional work needed to achieve the desired
safety benefits. In this capacity, the CAA hosted a second PBR industry conference on 29 October
2015 at the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Slides from the day are available below and include presentations from Rolls Royce, EASA, FAA
and CANSO. A conference report is also available which describes the outcomes of the conference
based on conversations from the day and feedback provided by the delegates in the post conference
The PBR Industry Group (PBRIG) was established to maintain regular engagement between the CAA
and representatives from all sectors of UK aviation. The group has a mandate to work
collaboratively in tackling the key issues raised at the PBR industry conference, especially those
related to sharing safety data, developing people competencies and tracking safety benefits. The
outputs of the PBRIG meetings can be accessed below.
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South Coast and South West drone users invited to ‘Share the air’ event at Compton Abbas airfield
17 October, 2017
ADS-B can help reduce airspace infringements and mid-air collisions, says CAA
16 August, 2017
CAA statement on Government drone consultation response
24 July, 2017
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Mandatory occurrence reporting
7 December, 2016
Guidance for flying drones
17 May, 2016
Offshore helicopter operations
12 December, 2015
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