Performance Based Regulation

Transforming the CAA to a performance based regulator

The CAA has commenced a business transformation programme to become a performance based regulator
Performance based regulation means developing a comprehensive risk picture with the organisations we regulate and building our knowledge and data to make sure we target our regulation in the areas where it will make the biggest difference. 

The transformation programme and what it means in practise was introduced to our industry stakeholders at a major conference at the London Gatwick Hilton on 19 May 2014.  Over 130 senior industry leaders and accountable managers from across the industry were in attendance.  The conference gave the delegates the opportunity to debate the concept and practicalities including the likely benefits and the challenges to both the CAA and themselves. 

A conference report has been produced which includes information about the proceedings and feedback from the industry delegates.  

The Performance Based Regulation Industry Group (PBRIG)

Having received and considered the industry comments resulting from the conference, and having consulted the CAA/Industry Safety Improvement Advisory Group (SIAG), a PBR Industry Group has been set up,  initially Chaired by CAA, with representatives from across all sectors of the industry. The aim of the group is to work collaboratively in addressing the issues arising from the conference, with particular emphasis on those related to data sharing, competence in the industry and the regulator for delivering PBR, and benefits identification/realisation. The group will also address any emerging issues and opportunities that will be encountered along our journey.

There was substantial interest from across industry and membership was established with the aim of achieving a good balance of representation across the various sectors of the aviation community.

PBRIG Meetings

Meeting 1 held on 26 February 2015 - Report and Presentation Slides

Meeting 2 held on 19 May 2016 Report and Presentation Slides 


PBRIG 3 Agenda, 8 September 2015 at London Heathrow Airport



Further information about the activities and outcomes from the PBRIG will be also be published on this web site.