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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The following historical data is available from the National Archives:

To assist in the identification of TCDS the following letter codes are used:

  • BA Aeroplanes of UK design
  • BAS Airships of UK design
  • BB Balloons of UK design
  • BG Gliders of UK design
  • BG0 Gyroplanes of UK design
  • BM Microlights of UK design
  • BR Rotorcraft of UK design
  • FA Aeroplanes of Non-UK design
  • FAS Airships of Non-UK design
  • FG Gliders of Non-UK design
  • FR Rotorcraft of Non-UK design

For microlight approvals please see the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) website.