Application for the Approval for Changes to Aerodrome Infrastructure

Approval for Changes to Aerodrome Infrastructure

Description


For development projects and changes the CAA has developed a three-part process to assist aerodromes and ensure that aerodrome licence holders meet their obligations under the licensing process. This process must be used for development projects and changes, but may also be used for significant maintenance projects should the aerodrome licence holder or the CAA deem it necessary. Additionally, the process and/or elements of it can be used whatever the project type or size as determined within the aerodrome SMS. The documentation submitted may be proportionate to the size of the project. For smaller projects it is acceptable to submit Parts 1 and 2 together.

Part 1: Each development proposal should be accompanied by documentation that provides clear evidence that the proposal conforms to licensing requirements detailed in CAP 168 Licensing of Aerodromes and other applicable Civil Aviation Publications. It will enable the CAA to assess the proposal.

Part 2: The aerodrome licence holder must demonstrate to the CAA that the project will be managed safely. Accordingly, the CAA will expect the aerodrome to develop safety assurance documentation that describes how they will manage the construction works and operating procedures, to ensure that aerodrome operations can continue safely during the project.

Part 3: On completion of the development, but prior to operational use, the aerodrome licence holder should confirm to the CAA Aerodrome Development Team (ADT) that the project meets the agreed design criteria and is fit for purpose.

Pre-Requisites


Each development proposal should be accompanied by documentation that provides clear evidence that the proposal conforms to licensing requirements detailed in CAP 168 Licensing of Aerodromes and other applicable Civil Aviation Publications.

In order to demonstrate to the CAA that the project will be managed safely, the CAA will expect the aerodrome to develop safety assurance documentation that describes how they will manage the construction works and operating procedures, to ensure that aerodrome operations can continue safely during the project.

Cost


Should the project be classified as a Major Development following assessment of the application, the Aerodrome Development Team will notify the applicant and ask them to complete Form SRG 2009 Application for a Major Aerodrome Infrastructure Project Approval.

Charge for a Major Development Approval: £1,050 (subject to Note below)

Note: If the time taken to process the application for approval exceeds 6 hours then the
applicant shall pay the CAA a charge (to be invoiced in arrears) on the basis of an hourly
rate of £175 for each hour in excess of 6 hours which it takes the CAA to process the
application prior to the approval being granted.

See the CAA Scheme of Charges

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)


The CAA will acknowledge receipt of the application within 10 working days.  Processing times for full assessment of an application will vary depending on the complexity of the proposal.

Validity period


The approval is valid for the life of the development project.

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms


You will need to provide


  • Completed Form SRG 2006
  • Project Overview
  • Compliance Matrix (to demonstrate that the project design meets licensing requirements)
  • Scaled Drawings

How to apply


In order for the CAA to consider your proposal fully, complete the application form electronically, then print, sign and send with the required supporting documentation to:

Civil Aviation Authority
Aerodrome Development Team
Aerodrome and Air Traffic Standards
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
RH6 0YR

What to expect


  • You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt of the documentation and an assigned project number within 10 working days.

Contact us


developments@caa.co.uk