• January 2018

    The first iteration of the CAA Safety Plan was published in April 2017, and great progress has been made between then and now, with particular highlights in areas of General Aviation and in support of Mid-Air Collision. 

    A milestone achievement has been the publication of the Skyway Code as a guide to airmanship and best practice for pilots. Further progress highlights include:

    • The issuing of the first UK Commercial Pilot Licenses for Gyroplanes 
    • The implementation of simplified EASA certification standards for non-EASA aircraft allowing easier approval of small modifications to aircraft 
    • The implementation of a new policy allowing pilots holding UK National pilot licenses to make a medical self-declaration broadly in line with the DVLA group 1 driving standards instead of requiring a medical certificate
    • The publication of improved information to enhance corrosion awareness in the General Aviation Community
    • Establishment of a new class of Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) – experience flight in an historic ex-military helicopter

    The latest version of the Safety Plan includes the following new sections:

    Further updates will be published here with each CAA Safety Plan iteration and current actions are detailed in the relevant sections of the plan.