It is the responsibility of the CAA to ensure that the holders of an aerodrome licence are competent and suitable
persons to exercise the privileges of that licence. The CAA uses CAP 168 Licensing of Aerodromes in support of the
granting of an aerodrome licence in accordance with Article 211 of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2009.
The CAA must be satisfied that the applicant for, or holder of an aerodrome licence has control over or access to
the operational areas of the aerodrome in order for him to meet his obligations under the Air Navigation Order.
Please refer to the CAA Scheme of Charges.
The licensing process will take a minimum of 60 days from the date on which the aerodrome manual is agreed with the
It is important that applicants submit the required paperwork sufficiently early to allow for detailed consideration
of the application, and for inspection of the site. The CAA cannot undertake to reach a licensing decision within a
particular time scale or to meet a commercial deadline of the applicant.
Complete the appropriate application form electronically, then print, sign and send with the required supporting documentation to:
Civil Aviation Authority
Aerodrome Licensing Officer
Aerodrome and Air Traffic Standards Team
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