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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 has today (7 June 2023) opened a consultation on proposals from Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) to extend its set of ‘Commitments’ by a period of four years.

The UK aviation and aerospace regulator is now seeking views from the industry on the proposals, which form the basis of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s regulation of Gatwick Airport Limited.

Gatwick Airport Limited operates under a set of ‘Commitments’, a legally binding contractual undertaking between GAL and its airline customers, which was last put in place on 1 April 2021 and runs until 31 March 2025.

This is underpinned by an economic licence granted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority under the Civil Aviation Act 2012.

GAL has proposed an extension of these Commitments from April 2025 until 31 March 2029.

GAL’s proposal includes a revised price ceiling for the extension period – two years of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) -1% followed by two years of CPI + 0%.

Other conditions of the current commitments are substantially unchanged, though GAL has already launched a review of its service quality metrics and targets.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is seeking views until 19 July 2023.

For further details contact:

Robert Crawford, Media Lead, Communications Department - 033 0138 4156