CAA announces plans for future GA pilot safety promotion material

Date: 31 October 2012

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced plans to update the way it provides safety promotion material to UK recreational pilots. The proposals will see the CAA potentially working with the specialist aviation media to use a variety of methods to provide high quality information to pilots.

Early in 2013 the CAA will cease production and distribution of the General Aviation Safety Information Leaflet (GASIL) and is also proposing to change the way the information currently contained in Safety Sense Leaflets is produced.

The CAA has approached potential suppliers with the aim of appointing a company to work with the CAA to produce future material. Plans include building on the CAA’s existing Clued Up magazine and looking for innovative solutions to reach pilots. In deciding on the way forward the CAA will be looking to provide high quality material that will enhance the safety of UK recreational aviation while at the same time offering the best value for money.

As well as updating the CAA’s safety promotion material the UK Airprox Board’s (UKAB) twice yearly publications will also be replaced. A new annual magazine style publication with a wider distribution will provide pilots and air traffic controllers with information and views on significant Airprox incidents. Details of individual incidents will be available on the UKAB website.

Jonathan Nicholson, of the CAA’s Corporate Communications Department, said: “We hope to have a supplier in place before the end of 2012. We will then be able to announce what form the new safety promotion material will take and when pilots will start to see it. By working in partnership with the specialist aviation media we will be aiming to provide safety advice and information in a way that pilots will find useful and appealing.”

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The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Its activities include: making sure that the aviation industry meets the highest technical and operational safety standards; preventing holidaymakers from being stranded abroad or losing money because of tour operator insolvency; planning and regulating all UK airspace; and regulating airports, air traffic services and airlines and providing advice on aviation policy from an economic standpoint.