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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CAA publishes action report from ongoing Air Display Review

The review is considering all aspects of the safety oversight of UK civil air displays.

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CAA statement on AAIB special bulletin

Latest on the investigation following the accident at this year's Shoreham airshow

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Balloon pilot sentenced for insurance fraud

 A commercial hot air balloon pilot, who repeatedly submitted false insurance documents to the CAA, has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay more than £20,000 costs.  


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CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft

Initial pilot training will now be possible in aircraft with national permit to fly certification if the pilot being trained is the owner, or a joint owner, of the aircraft being used. 

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New reporting rules set to help improve aviation safety

The introduction of new European rules on the reporting of aviation safety incidents and occurrences will help to further improve safety levels in both the commercial and private sectors, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today.

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Process for testing small experimental aircraft made easier

'E Conditions' will reduce the red tape and financial burdens associated with securing airworthiness and operational approval for new light aircraft designs, encouraging the growth of new design concepts.

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CAA publishes 60 day update on general aviation work (November)

Significant progress continues to be made to make regulation of the UK's General Aviation (GA) sector more proportionate and evidence-based, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today.

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CAA seeks to ease transition to new radios for light aircraft owners

The CAA is working on a number of initiatives to ease the transition to radios that can transmit and receive on both 8.33kHz and 25kHz by 1 January 2018.

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