How to challenge a decision or proposal made by the CAA
Where a CAA official has advised you of a refusal to issue or a proposal to vary, suspend or revoke -
You are entitled to have the decision or proposal reviewed in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Civil Aviation Authority Regulations 1991 (Section 6 of CAP 393).
To request a review, simply write or email the CAA official who has sent you the decision or proposal clearly stating that you wish the matter to be reviewed. You will then be contacted by a CAA lawyer who will be appointed to manage the review who will be able to answer any queries about the process.
A guide to the review process is available in: CAP 1048 - Guidance for Applicant: Conduct of Reviews or Proposals made by CAA SARG.
The review will include a hearing which the appellant may attend.
If the applicant/holder requests a review, the decision must be made only by Members of the CAA after conducting a review. The review is conducted by a Panel of Members of the CAA who are appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport.
In the case of an appeal about fitness (of character as opposed to medical fitness) there is a right of appeal from the CAA to the County Court (or the Sheriff in Scotland).