Appeals Process - Air Transport Licence

How to challenge a decision or proposal made by the CAA

Air carriers based in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are not Community air carriers and so are not subject to the operating licence/route licence regime.  In order to fly outside the UK they require an Air Transport Licence issued by the CAA.

Part III of the Civil Aviation Authority Regulations 1991 (Section 6 of CAP393) sets out the procedure to be followed where the CAA proposes to refuse an application for an Air Transport Licence or to vary, suspend or revoke an Air Transport Licence.

The CAA must first serve notice of its proposal on the applicant/holder.

The applicant/holder is then entitled to serve representations and have a hearing before the decision by the CAA is made.

There is a right of appeal to the Secretary of State.

To follow this procedure the appellant/holder should respond to the staff member who has sent the proposal notice.

You will then be contacted by CPG staff who will be able to answer any queries about the process.