• The Innovation Gateway acts as the first touchpoint for all innovators with the CAA.

    It offers innovators the opportunity to receive:

    • clarity on what regulatory approvals and permissions are appropriate/available for their innovation
    • advice on the best approach to regulatory process, with timelines and relevant checklists
    • relevant information on the CAA’s offerings, case studies and access to the wider innovation ecosystem

    The gateway ensures that any enquiries we receive from innovators are triaged and addressed by the right expert, in a timely manner.

    It also provides outputs and publications of interest in areas of aviation innovation. These will come from a variety of sources including our CAA Horizon Scanning programme, work with industry partners and other regulators, and Aviation Futures – the UK’s first regulatory think tank.