Microlight pilot prosecuted for flying through class D airspace

A microlight pilot who flew illegally through Manchester Airport's controlled airspace, causing significant delays to passenger aircraft, has been successfully prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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CAA statement on Government drone consultation response

Drones can bring many benefits but to achieve those we need everyone flying a drone now to do so safely.

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Civil Aviation Authority response to Future of UK Aviation consultation

2017-07-21 A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority said: “The call for evidence asks some important questions about the future of aviation in the UK and provides an opportunity for a national debate. There are a number of key issues including aviation capacity, future airspace management and architectu

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Air travel advisory group supports move to increase holiday protection but warns of consumer confusion

In its 2016/17 annual report published today, the Air Travel Insolvency Advisory Committee (ATIPAC) has supported Government plans to implement the new EU Package Travel Directive (PTD) which is due to come into force during 2018.

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Man prosecuted for flying without a licence

A 68-year-old man, who flew an aircraft without a valid pilot’s licence, has been fined and ordered to pay the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) costs.

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Restrictions on H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters to be lifted

2017-07-07   UK and Norwegian regulators announce their intention for removal of restrictions that prevent operators using the helicopters The move follows extensive investigation, testing and changes to the helicopter and its maintenance Flights will not resume immediately Helicopter had already b

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Amazon and the UK Civil Aviation Authority Announce Winner of 'Design a Drone' Competition

Finalist from Northern Ireland is named UK winner. The contest garnered over 1,700 entries, raising awareness of how to fly drones safely and the potential benefits of the technology.

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Air Travel Trust assists more than 16,500 ATOL protected holidaymakers in 2016/17

The Air Travel Trust has helped refund and repatriate more than 16,500 ATOL protected holidaymakers in the last financial year, at a cost of £14.7m.

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New Skyway Code launched to give GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice

A new, must-have guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice

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CAA statement on the disruption affecting British Airways flights

Passengers affected by the delays are protected under EU law

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