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.
Offshore helicopter restrictions extended
Update following the Norwegian Super Puma helicopter accident
Statement on Heathrow drone incident
Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations
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.
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.
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.
CAA publishes action report from ongoing Air Display Review
The review is considering all aspects of the safety oversight of UK civil air displays.
Hot air balloon pilot fined £2,000 for forging medical certificates
A self-employed hot air balloon pilot who forged his aviation medical certificates, has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs, following a successful prosecution by the CAA.
CAA statement on AAIB special bulletin
Latest on the investigation following the accident at this year's Shoreham airshow
Major airspace changes approved by the CAA making airline flights more efficient
The changes will enable aircraft to fly more efficiently, help reduce the number of low-level flights and reduce the environmental impact of aviation.