The CAA works to ensure that risks to consumers are minimised and that passengers are aware of their rights.
The interests of consumers and the public are at the heart of all that we do.
Our responsibilities include the:
Today, the CAA's focus is increasingly on identifying the key risks facing consumers and the wider public, then acting alongside industry to minimise the threat of harm.
We combine rule-making, enforcement action and influencing into a flexible and pro-active approach to ensure that industry is focused on addressing these risks.
The CAA Consumer Panel acts as a “critical friend” to the CAA, providing a consumer perspective on all aspects of the CAA’s work. It provides expert advice to the CAA and helps the CAA to conceive, develop, and manage the delivery of this regulatory approach and to set its priorities in relation to all areas that affect commercial air passengers.
Based at the CAA's Gatwick office, the Aviation Health Unit is responsible for:
Under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015 (No. 542) passengers involved in disputes with airlines will may soon be able to escalate their case to an approved ADR body. independent ombudsman.
Organisations wishing to apply to obtain ‘ADR entity' status for dispute resolution from the Civil Aviation Authority are encouraged to notify the CAA of their intention to apply at an early stage by email to the e-mail address below.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7453 6242