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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.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) General Aviation (GA) Unit has continued to follow its remit of regulating only when necessary and deliver on our top-level principles for better GA regulation.

Several strategic projects are being developed including the simplification and rationalisation of licensing and training, the review of pilot medical declarations and the simplification and rationalisation of maintenance procedures. These updates were shared with the General Aviation Partnership stakeholder group and can be reviewed on the GA webpages.

Achievements over the second quarter in 2022 include:

  • The year-long trial with the UK GA community on the use of active carbon monoxide (CO) detectors is nearly at an end.  The trial focuses on a monthly survey issued to registered members to help us better understand how active carbon monoxide detectors affect UK GA. The data for the second three months of survey has been collated (December 2021 - February 2022).  The report for this period is available on our website. Consistent data gathering is critical for the success of the trial, and the CODE project team would like to thank our survey participants for their continued support of this project. For further information on the risk of carbon monoxide, please see Carbon monoxide in General Aviation or contact: code@caa.co.uk. The trial will conclude at the end of September.

We have engaged with our GA stakeholders and pilots, either in person or virtually:

  • Our ‘Community in Spotlight’ series continues. Following the first engagement with the British Gliding Association, members of the GA management team visited the British Microlight Aircraft Association at their headquarters in Deddington, Oxfordshire at the end of June to talk about current successes and challenges.

GA community resources and materials shared to support the UK GA flying community to operate safely include:

Astral Aviation Consulting (AAC), a third-party supplier, is providing support on GA Safety promotions. Activities over this past quarter include:

Registration is now open for the next workshop, Arrivals, departures and RT.

Astral continues to share useful GA safety information on its website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

Further information and resources for the GA community are available on our website at General aviation | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)