All airlines are licensed and regulated by the regulator in their own home country. So, British Airways is regulated
by the UK CAA and American Airlines by the US Federal Aviation Administration. This oversight carries on regardless of
where in the world a flight is. So, if a British Airways aircraft has an incident in Singapore it will file a report to
the UK CAA.
All major airlines hold an Air Operators Certificate (AOC). This is the safety licence granted by the CAA and
details all the safety aspects of the airline’s operation. If at any time the CAA is not satisfied that an airline
meets the requirements of the AOC it can be withdrawn or amended. Without an AOC an airline cannot operate.
As well as a safety licence airlines based in EU states must also have an operating licence. This sets requirements
for the financial state of an airline and also requires that it be majority owned by an EU national or company.
The CAA regularly monitors and inspects UK airlines to ensure they are meeting safety requirements. This ranges from
audits to CAA staff who are qualified airline pilots flying with the airline on occasional flights.
Read all @UK_CAA
UK Civil Aviation Authority looks to widen scope for assistance dogs on flights
29 October, 2019
Thomas Cook claims website update
8 October, 2019
CAA confirms Operation Matterhorn concludes today as final flight heads to UK
7 October, 2019
Read all News
Why aviation helps give the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities a true global dimension
3 December, 2018
Planning your next holiday abroad?
10 April, 2018
‘Share the Air’ gets off to a flying start
1 December, 2017
Read All Blogs