Guidance for Foreign Carriers
Before operating to, from or within the United Kingdom, all foreign registered aircraft must be in possession of an operating permit issued by the Department for Transport International Aviation, Safety and Environment Division under the Air Navigation Order 2009.
This requirement extends to all scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo charters that are not covered by the provisions of the European market access regulations, and to flights carrying out aerial work (e.g. photography, parachuting, flight training).
Proposed transfer to the CAA
Such permits are currently issued by the Department for Transport International Aviation, Safety and Environment Division, but this role will be transferred to the Civil Aviation Authority from 6 April 2014. The transfer to the CAA will result in a number of changes to the process of applying for a permit and it is essential that aircraft operators and their agents have a comprehensive understanding of how these changes will affect them.
This page will therefore be updated regularly between now and the proposed launch date of 6 April 2014. Stakeholders can ensure that they stay in touch with developments by revisiting this page throughout the coming months.
Applications for permits should continue to be made to the Department for Transport until 6 April 2014.