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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.


Aerodromes that are within the EASA scope will be required to follow this process. More information can be found on the CAA EASA Aerodromes webpage.

How much does it cost?

Please refer to the CAA Scheme of Charges: Scheme of Charges.

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

The certification process will take a minimum of 60 days from the date on which the aerodrome manual is agreed with the CAA.

It is important that applicants submit the required paperwork sufficiently early to allow for detailed consideration of the application, and for inspection of the site. The CAA cannot undertake to reach a certification decision within a particular time scale or to meet a commercial deadline of the applicant.

How long is it valid for?

An aerodrome certificate will be issued without an expiry date. The certificate will remain in force until it is varied, suspended or revoked.

What else do I need to know?

Please refer to the main CAA EASA Aerodromes webpage.

What should I include with my application?

When completed the following documentation should be submitted to the CAA (click on links to download the .docx templates):

Declaration of Compliance  
Certification Basis (CB) Guidance material
Surface-Level VFR Heliports Located At Aerodromes’ Certification Basis (HCB)  
Operations Basis (OB) Guidance material
Safety Assurance Document (SAD) (as required) Guidance material
Aerodrome Manual  
Aerodrome Manual Checklist  
Deviation and Action Document (DAAD)  
Criteria for Deviations  

How do I apply?

Once all appropriate documentation has been completed, please submit in electronic format to asddocs@caa.co.uk.