Aviation Security

Our role and responsibilities

The CAA has been responsible for aviation security regulatory activity and compliance monitoring  since 1 April 2014, when these functions transferred from the Department for Transport.

This expansion of our role was anticipated in the Better regulation for aviation security consultation in 2011, and the relevant legal powers were set out in the Aviation Act 2012. New aviation security vetting responsibilities also form part of the transfer package.

Alongside the transfer of these functions has come a requirement for industry, rather than the tax payer, to meet the cost of delivering them.  This is in line with the ‘user pays’ principle which already applies generally across aviation regulation. 

More information about our role is available below:

Compliance Monitoring

National Security Vetting



Security Management Systems

Contact us

Aviation Security 
CAA House
7th Floor
45 – 59 Kingsway