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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.

Much of our work to make our regulation of recreational GA more proportionate is being undertaken through the GA change programme that ensures we stick to our top level principles for better GA regulation. These are:

  • Only regulate directly when necessary and do so proportionately
  • Deregulate where we can
  • Delegate where appropriate
  • Do not gold-plate, and quickly and efficiently remove gold-plating that already exists

Since the GA change programme was initiated in 2015, over 60 projects have been completed covering a wide range of topics, enhanced guidance, simplification and rationalisation of regulation across the broad spectrum of:

  • National
  • EU and International
  • Airspace
  • Governance and Finance