Overflight restrictions removed for gyroplanes

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced it will withdraw the ‘overflight restriction’ from the ‘Permit Operating Limitations’ of factory-built, type-approved gyroplanes.

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Red tape slashed for non-EASA aircraft modifications

The need for UK regulatory validation for airworthiness design changes, originally approved overseas, to a range of UK-registered aircraft types is to be scrapped, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced.

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CAA announces delay to full introduction of Standardised European Rules of the Air

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that the UK implementation of significant elements of the European Union’s Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) has been delayed.

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Future of aviation medical services under examination

The consultation will focus on how services should be delivered in future, and whether there should be a separation between service provider and regulator.

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Air Navigation Order goes under the microscope

A ‘root and branch’ review of how the UK’s Air Navigation Order (ANO) impacts on general aviation (GA) has begun.

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Delay to flight training school transition deadline announced

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirement for all Registered Training Facilities (RTF) providing private pilot training, to become Approved Training Organisations (ATO), will be postponed.

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Ground Control to GA ‘come and see what we do’ - Visit ATC Day is here again

Civil air traffic controllers from around the country will be throwing open the doors of their control towers over the next month, as part of the annual ‘Visit ATC Day’ initiative.

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South Wales airspace restriction in place for NATO summit

A temporary airspace restriction will be put in place around a forthcoming NATO Summit in Newport, South Wales, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced.

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Aviation regulators launch lithium battery safety guides

Videos highlighting the potential fire risks to aircraft posed by the improper carriage of lithium batteries, have just been made available for the aviation industry.

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New emergency breathing system for helicopter passengers approved

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced the approval of a new enhanced emergency breathing system that will deliver improved levels of safety for offshore helicopter passengers.

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