Did Santa fill your stocking with a new drone?

  • Currys PC World drone sales up 60% this year.

  • Over three million people in the UK were considering buying a drone for Christmas: CAA research

  • The CAA asks new owners to use their drones safely and responsibly by following the Dronecode

  • New video from Air Traffic Control providers NATS promotes 'pilot-like' behaviour

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    CAA statement on Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 Airworthiness Directive

    The UK CAA's existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, remains in place.

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    Amazon UK Services Ltd ordered to pay £65,000 for breaching dangerous goods regulations

    Online retailer Amazon UK Services Ltd has been fined £65,000 for breaching dangerous goods regulations.

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    Amazon guilty of breaching dangerous goods rules

    Online retailer Amazon UK Services Ltd has been found guilty of breaching dangerous goods rules, following a prosecution by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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    Pilot guilty of disrupting Red Arrows display

    A pilot has pleaded guilty to flying his helicopter through a Red Arrows display, causing the world famous aerobatic team to abandon their routine. Luton Magistrates' Court heard Andrew Kane (62) from Leighton Buzzard, flew his Gazelle helicopter into restricted airspace, put in place to protect the Red Arrows' display, at an air show at Old Warden aerodrome in Bedfordshire in May this year.    

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    Offshore helicopter restrictions extended

    Update following the Norwegian Super Puma helicopter accident

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    Statement on Heathrow drone incident

    Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations

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    CAA publishes final report from Civil Air Display Review

    The CAA has today published the final report from its Civil Air Display Review, confirming a series of measures aimed at making UK civil air displays even safer.

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    CAA announces air show fees decision following consultation

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced the outcome of its consultation on charges for air displays.

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    CAA statement on air show charges consultation

    Our current charges consultation for air displays is based on two factors; that the regulation of air shows has historically been subsidised by other aviation industry charge payers and ultimately their passengers, and that the charges reflect the increased costs of implementing the additional safety activities outlined in the recent air display action report. Safety is our first priority and we believe these additional measures are necessary to further improve the safety of air displays.

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