• Rationale

    Air travel is largely international, and the safety of our UK citizens and UK operators is often dependent upon the safety of non-UK operators and overseas destinations. The UK CAA is only legally accountable for its regulated industry, and generally relies upon the international system under ICAO to ensure safety beyond its borders.  However, in monitoring the safety of UK operators and UK airspace, it is sometimes apparent that there are ‘hotspots’ where safety events are concentrated and these events could affect the safety of UK citizens that is beyond the basic regulatory remit of the UK. For example, non-UK operators in UK airspace, UK operators in foreign airspace, and overseas operations that are utilised by a large number of UK citizens.  Because these situations involve stakeholders beyond the UK, reducing the risk is best achieved by including all parties to work together on a better solution.

    Outcomes

    • To improve the operational safety performance of non-UK operators in UK airspace and UK operators overseas.
    • To support and represent the Department for Transport (DfT) at the European Commission, EASA, ICAO and with Foreign States and industry.

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