Sponsorship and Directions

Sponsorship of the Civil Aviation Authority

The Department for Transport has published a Sponsorship Statement and Directions for the Civil Aviation Authority.

The Sponsorship Statement sets out the relationship between the Secretary of State for Transport and the CAA, the framework within which the CAA operates, the financial conditions and other guidance relevant to the exercise of its functions, and how the CAA will be held to account for these. It has been drawn up by the Department for Transport in consultation with the CAA.

A full copy of the report can be accessed on the Department for Transport’s website

Directions to the Civil Aviation Authority

Chicago Convention

The Department for Transport has given Directions to the CAA regarding the discharge of the United Kingdom obligations under the Convention on International Civil Aviation done in Chicago on 7 December 1944 (“the Chicago Convention”).  Read the CAA (Chicago Convention) Directions 2007 and the CAA (Chicago Convention) (Amendment) Directions 2010.

Air Navigation

The Department for Transport has given Directions to the CAA regarding its air navigation functions.

Read the Air Navigation Directions 2001
Read the Air Navigation) (Variation) Direction 2004

Air Safety Support International

The DfT has also published Directions concerning the establishment and responsibilities of Air Safety Support International.  ASSI  ensure that the United Kingdom discharges its obligations under the Convention on International Civil Aviation done in Chicago on 7 December  1944 ("the Chicago Convention")  in respect of the Overseas Territories.

Read the ASSI Directions 2003
Read the ASSI Directions (variations) 2008