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    The CAA supports the safe development of drones in the UK. Drones can bring many benefits but to achieve these we need everyone flying a drone to do so safely. We welcome the Government’s recent consultation response on drones, including increasing training for drone users and geo-fencing.

    The CAA's 'drone code' provides advice on how to fly your drone safely and responsibly.

    You must follow the rules at all times.  

    Read our full statement on the Government's consultation response.

    Guidance for all types of drone flights and information about our dronecode.  

    Register with SkyWise for the latest drone updates.

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    Airspace change

    Airspace is a critical part of the national infrastructure, and it is our role to decide whether proposed changes to the airspace design should be approved.

    The factors which we must consider are set out in UK law, and include the safety and environmental implications. In January 2018, we introduced a new process for deciding whether to approve airspace changes. The new process has been designed to ensure that it meets modern standards for regulatory decision-making, and is fair, transparent, consistent and proportionate. Details of this process can be found in CAP1616.

    Information about the airspace change process and specific change proposals.

    Register with SkyWise for updates about airspace change and airspace alerts.

  • Eu and UK flags


    Determining the future relationship is a matter for the UK Government in its negotiations with the EU. The CAA welcomes the ambition for aviation - including exploring participation in EASA - set out on 7 June 2018. The CAA understands that the aviation industry and its consumers want as much clarity as possible with respect to the UK's future relationship with the EU.

    This page sets out the work that the CAA is undertaking in relation to EU withdrawal, including the plans we are making for a potential non-negotiated withdrawal from the EU.

    We have developed a microsite to be a central source of information for the aviation and aerospace industries about the actions they would need to take to be prepared for a no deal withdrawal from the EU and no continued mutual recognition. 

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    Heathrow expansion

    The Government has identified the north-west runway at Heathrow as its preferred option for airport capacity expansion in the South-East of England. The Airports National Policy Statement supporting this position has now been designated following support from Parliament.

    The CAA has been clear that we expect capacity expansion at Heathrow to be delivered in a way that is timely, affordable, financeable and, critically, in the interest of consumers. This is what underpins our work as we continue to develop the regulatory framework for capacity expansion, working closely with airlines Heathrow Airport and other parties.

    Our work on designing the regulatory arrangement at Heathrow can be found here