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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

The CAA is required by law to maintain the Registers of Births, Deaths and Missing Persons on UK Registered Aircraft. Unlike the UK Register of Civil Aircraft please note that these registers are not in the public domain. There are various regulations relating to the procedure to be followed if a birth or death occurs on a UK Registered aircraft. Similar provisions exist if a person goes missing following an accident on a UK Registered aircraft. To view a guide to the legislative requirements see CAA Doc 208.

Notification of Missing Persons on UK Registered Aircraft

The Regulations regarding the registration of Births, Deaths and Missing Persons are laid down in the Civil Aviation (Births, Deaths and Missing. Persons) Regulations, 1948, as amended, made pursuant to Section 83 of the Civil Aviation Act, 1982. To view a guide to the legislative requirements see CAA Doc 208.

In general terms, if a person goes missing where there are reasonable grounds for believing that they have died as a consequence of an accident to a UK Registered aircraft, anywhere in the world, the owner of the aircraft needs to notify the CAA by completing the Notification of Missing Persons form and returning it to the Aircraft Registration Section.

Close Notification of Missing Persons on UK Registered Aircraft

Notification of Births on UK Registered Aircraft

The Regulations regarding the registration of Births, Deaths and Missing Persons are laid down in the Civil Aviation (Births, Deaths and Missing. Persons) Regulations, 1948, as amended, made pursuant to Section 83 of the Civil Aviation Act, 1982. To view a guide to the legislative requirements see CAA Doc 208.

In general terms, if a birth occurs on board a UK Registered aircraft, anywhere in the world, the owner of the aircraft needs to notify the CAA of the birth by completing the Notification of Births form and returning it to the Aircraft Registration Section.

Once a birth is registered by the CAA a copy of the register entry is then sent to the appropriate Registrars Office for any relevant certificates to be issued.

Details of the UK Register Offices are as follows:

General Register Office
Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road
Southport
PR8 2HH

Telephone: (0151) 471 4469

General Register Office for Scotland
Ladywell House, Ladywell Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7TF

Telephone (0131) 314 4223

Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages
Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4HL

Telephone (028) 9022 3211

Close Notification of Births on UK Registered Aircraft

Notification of Deaths on UK Registered Aircraft

The Regulations regarding the registration of Births, Deaths and Missing Persons are laid down in the Civil Aviation (Births, Deaths and Missing. Persons) Regulations, 1948, as amended, made pursuant to Section 83 of the Civil Aviation Act, 1982. To view a guide to the legislative requirements see CAA Doc 208.

In general terms, if a death occurs on board an aircraft (which is not the consequence of an aircraft accident) anywhere in the world the owner of the aircraft needs to notify the CAA of the death by completing the Notification of Deaths form and returning it to the Aircraft Registration Section.

If a death occurs as the consequence of an aircraft accident within the UK there is no requirement to complete the Notification of Deaths form.

If a death occurs as the consequence of an aircraft accident outside of the UK the owner of the aircraft needs to notify the CAA of the death by completing the Notification of Deaths form.

Once a death is registered by the CAA a copy is then sent to the appropriate Registrars Office for any relevant certificates to be issued.

Details of the UK Register Offices are as follows :-

General Register Office
Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road
Southport
PR8 2HH

Telephone: (0300) 123 1837

General Register Office for Scotland
Ladywell House, Ladywell Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7TF

Telephone: (0131) 314 4223

Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages
Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4HL

Telephone: (028) 9022 3211

Close Notification of Deaths on UK Registered Aircraft

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