Appeals Process - Route Licence

How to challenge a decision or proposal made by the CAA

A Community carrier based in the United Kingdom must hold an operating licence in order to fly within the EU.  

Where a Community air carrier is based in the UK and wishes to fly outside the EU it is also required to hold a route 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 a Route Licence or to vary, suspend or revoke a Route 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 is made. 

To follow this procedure the appellant/holder should respond to the proposal notice from the CAA. You will then be contacted by CPG staff who will be able to answer any queries about the process.