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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) has awarded a contract for the provision of General Aviation (GA) Safety Promotions commencing from 1 April 2021 to Astral Aviation Consulting Ltd.

The General Aviation Unit sought a third-party supplier to provide a cost effective and efficient safety promotion and safety education service to pilots across the general aviation sector to support existing work in this area led by GAU and Communications teams.

Following a thorough internal procurement process involving reviews of written proposals and formal presentations, Astral Aviation Consulting Ltd, came out on top from an original field of 19 interested parties. This is a one-year contract with the ability to renew up to a further two years with a maximum contractual term of three years.

Sophie O'Sullivan, acting head of the General Aviation Unit said, ”We are delighted to be working with Astral Aviation to take forward our work to provide a safety promotion and education service for GA pilots.“

Chris Kidd, Director, Astral Aviation Consulting Ltd said, “Astral Aviation Consulting Ltd. are delighted to partner with the CAA on this exciting initiative. We are keen to engender a just culture through collaboration, allowing the whole of the GA community the opportunity to contribute to the safety discussion. We look forward to engaging with the community and facilitating dialogue on current and future challenges surrounding the safety of General Aviation.”