• Innovation regulatory challengesWe would love to hear more about your organisation, your novel solution, and how we could help you to trial it in a real-world environment.

    If you have a proposal you would like to discuss with us, then here’s how to get started:

    1. Complete our online submission form. Don’t forget to include your proposed concept of operations (ConOps) for the trial
    2. We will review your application and contact you to discuss next steps

    How we use your data


  • The UK CAA's Innovation team collects and stores your name, organisation name, contact address, email address and telephone number to contact you throughout the innovation consultation process.  

    Under the Civil Aviation Act 1982, the CAA and its employees must not disclose information provided to the CAA in pursuance of any provision of the Air Navigation Order (ANO). This includes information relating to aviation innovations, on the basis that the objective of providing such information is to support a potential future authorisation. 

    As a public authority we are subject to the Freedom of Information Act, however in addition to the above, trade secrets and commercially sensitive information provided to us are usually exempt from disclosure under this act

    The processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of our, or our third party's, legitimate interests and does not affect your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject. 

    We sometimes need to share details of your innovation and personal details with other organisations within the aviation industry. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the GDPR. Your information will be shared for the purpose of contacting you throughout the innovation consultation process. 

    The system used to process your information is provided by Avoka, based in Germany, and they have routine access to your information to provide services to us.

    We retain your personal information for the duration of our relationship with you and, thereafter, for a period of two years for ongoing monitoring of related innovations and audit purposes. 

    You may withdraw consent at any time, submit an enquiry or make a complaint by emailing FOI.requests@caa.co.uk.  Further rights as a data subject can be found here. 

     How to contact the CAA's Data Protection Officer.  

    You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA's processing of personal data. 

    Access our General privacy notice.

    This privacy notice was last updated on 1 May 2019 and is subject to change.

  • Contact us

    Get in touch with us at innovation@caa.co.uk if you’d like to provide us with feedback or if you have a burning question. We’d love to help you with your innovation.

    If you have a proposal that you would like to discuss with us, please complete our submission form.