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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.

There are expectations on the aviation industry to be transparent about their ongoing operations, which are set out in The Department for Transport’s Air Navigation Guidance.

Airports and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) are expected to inform and engage overflown communities about aircraft operational change and change to aircraft movements when changes could have a noise impact on communities.

These expectations are described in detail within CAP1618 Airspace information: transparency about airspace and aircraft movements. As these changes may impact noise on the ground there is a need for airports to ensure that their local communities have sufficient information to understand the nature and causes of the change.

We have collected information from 10 airports and one ANSP across the UK (based on current passenger numbers) and provided details on which elements of the guidance they are currently fulfilling. The marking applied by the CAA is used to determine whether an airport/ANSP is fulfilling the requirements of the guidance. We are not assessing the effectiveness and/or efficiency of the relevant information provision/data type.

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If you have any questions about the information above, email airspace.policy@caa.co.uk

This information was last updated: April 2024. This information is collected and updated on an annual basis. The next update will be published in April 2025.