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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 following documents will be useful for AOC operators, particularly when varying the AOC. They will also be provided to AOC applicants for submission along with the Operations Manual.

CAP1686 - UK CAA Guidance Material for Drugs and Alcohol Policies for Air Operator Certificate holders

CAP1695 - Pilot Support Programme - Guidance for Commercial Air Transport (CAT) Operators


The following documents may be useful when applying for an AOC for helicopter operations:

Compliance Document for Helicopter Operations

  • a) without an assured safe forced landing capability during take-off and landing - (single-engine operations in non-congested hostile environment only),
  • b) without an assured safe forced landing capability - (offshore in support of oil and gas),
  • c) to Public Interest Sites - (HEMS/Lighthouse operations only)
  • d) over a hostile environment located outside a congested area - (Pipeline and low-level operations).

Compliance Document for Helicopter Operations requiring the installation of a VHM system - ANO 2009 Article 115 (offshore in support of oil and gas).

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