Information for applying for a Article 232 Authorisation
This authorisation enables the Authorised Person to prevent aircraft flying in accordance with the provisions of Article 232 of the Air Navigation Order 2009.
An Article 232 Authorisation should not be confused with another CAA authorised power granted to certain aerodromes under The Civil Aviation (Chargeable Air Services) (Detention and Sale of Aircraft) Regulations 2001, and The Civil Aviation (Detention and Sale of Aircraft for Eurocontrol) Regulations 2001. It is very important that the correct Aerodrome staff, holding an in date authorisation, use the correct power when the need arises. The Aerodrome Manual should include those persons issued with a 232 authorisation.
Before you apply please check our guidance on eligibility for Article 232 Authorisations
Applicants are required to provide details of both their qualifications and work experience relevant to the authorisation. The application must be endorsed by the Accountable Manager at the aerodrome concerned.
There is no charge for the issuing of this authorisation.
2 - 4 Weeks from receipt.
The authorisation is valid for three years.
Complete the application form electronically, then print, sign and return it with a passport-sized photograph to:
Business and Operations Support
Aerodrome and Air Traffic Standards Division
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South