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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

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At a glance

  • The new UK Civil Aviation Authority strategy has been released. 
  • The strategy will allow the regulator to continue to enable safety, security, and sustainability in the aviation sector while continuing to protect consumers and the public.
  • The new UK Civil Aviation Authority's strategy will allow the organisation to fulfil its goal of “Protecting people, enabling aerospace”.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published a new strategy setting out how it will achieve its new mission: “Protecting people, enabling aerospace”.
The new Civil Aviation Authority Strategy laid out in a graphic with clipart of an airplane.
The new Civil Aviation Authority Strategy.

The strategy will underpin the organisation’s vision to enable a safe, secure, and sustainable aviation and aerospace sector while protecting consumers and the public.

It sets out five key focus areas to set strategic direction and help the regulator to achieve its priorities. These will protect consumers and the public, enable aviation and aerospace to innovate and grow, develop relationships to improve standards globally, and support aviation to improve environmental sustainability.

The regulator’s focus will also remain on enhancing the organisation to ensure this strategy can be delivered, including through its customer experience programme,  recruiting new talent to build the next generation of aviation experts, and continuing to productively work with the government.

The strategy refocuses the organisation on its core values, established as doing the right thing, never stopping learning, building collaborative relationships, and respecting everyone. It also reflects recommendations set by both the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the government’s 2023 Arm’s Length Body Review of the Civil Aviation Authority.

Rob Bishton, Chief Executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:

“Our previous 2021 strategy concentrated on enabling us to support the recovery of the industry in the wake of the COVID-19. With UK passenger numbers now recovered to close to their 2019 peak, it is vital that we continue to evolve our regulatory approach in line with the sector’s ever-changing demands.

“These new strategic priorities allow us to help support the industry’s move from the post-pandemic period to a place of greater assurance. This will allow us to enable the more sustainable, innovative, and accessible future of aviation to thrive while retaining our core focus of protecting people, enabling aerospace.”

Notes to editors

  • The UK Civil Aviation Authority is the UK’s aviation and aerospace regulator, enabling safe, secure, and sustainable aviation and aerospace while working for consumers and the public.
  • Our full Strategy and our Strategy at a Glance can be found on the Our Strategy page of our website.