Welcome to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Through its skills and expertise it is recognised as a world leader in its field.

New Destinations

  • Passenger in terminal
  • Better Protection for UK Holidaymakers

    Booking an ATOL protected holiday?

    You will now receive a certificate that confirms the type of cover you have and explains what to do if the travel company goes out of business.

    More on the ATOL scheme and certificate

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Passengers at the airport

Guidance on passenger rights and resolving travel related problems

Operations and Safety

Control tower and aircraft

The rules and regulations relating to the aviation industry

Personal Licences and Training

Training simulator

Requirements for Flight Crew, Engineers and Air Traffic Personnel

About the CAA


Our role, structure and scope of work, including consultations