Information about the CAA's economic regulation work
We have powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012 to license airport operators that pass a market power test.
This test consists of three parts:
In January 2014 we published the finding of our market power assessment of Heathrow. We found that Heathrow passed the market power test and, therefore, requires an economic licence from 1 April 2014. More information about our market power assessment of Heathrow is on the following page market power assessments.
Below are documents relating to our review of the appropriate form of regulation and licence for Heathrow.
Notice granting the licence
Notice of the proposed licnece
Constructive engagement and other correspondence
Q6 Stakeholder workshop: Heathrow 9 March 2012
We sought views from the airport and airlines on our emerging thinking relating to key issues.