- The CAA enables the seamless integration of AI into the aviation ecosystem and its own businesses processes, fostering innovation, ensuring utmost safety and security, and propelling the industry towards unparalleled efficiency and reliability.
- To provide foresight and clarity on the CAA’s regulatory intent relating to the safe and secure use of AI in aviation across all our responsibilities.
- To enable innovation using AI methods within the sector and the CAA.
With a dual focus on enabling the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the aviation sector and utilising it as a regulatory tool, this initiative aims to enable the sector to elevate safety measures, enhance operational efficiency, and foster innovation.
The aviation industry continues to embrace the transformative power of AI. It already enhances safety and efficiency through predictive maintenance, aiding air traffic management, and refining pilot training with advanced insights and simulations. But the future of AI will usher in a new era in aviation.
The CAA’s Innovation Hub hopes to understand what AI will mean for the CAA and explore how it will affect the way we work and what we regulate. We hope to share an understanding of this later in 2024 where we will approach AI through two lenses; regulating AI and using AI.
The aviation industry continues to embrace the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It already enhances safety and efficiency through predictive maintenance, aiding air traffic management, and refining pilot training with advanced insights and simulations. Understanding what AI will mean for the CAA and how it will affect the way we work and how we regulate is a crucial part of this strategy work.
We have created a survey that focuses on how we regulate AI. We would be grateful for your support in helping us to create a strategy for the safe and secure use of AI in aviation. The survey will close Friday 29 March 2024.
Before completing this questionnaire, we would recommend taking a short time to read our terminology framework CAP2966: Speaking a Common Language: A terminology framework for AI.
For more information or for any queries you have on our work on AI please contact StrategyforAI@caa.
AI has the potential to bring about substantial safety, security, environmental and efficiency gains for the sector. But this also comes with known and unknown risks that we must work with the sector to identify and mitigate.
We are already seeing applications of AI in some of the proposals that reach our Innovation Advisory Services team in the CAA, and even within applications received by our regulatory approval teams.
The power of AI to rapidly process and analyse large volumes of data presents us with an opportunity we should not ignore. We are just scratching the surface of the potential to improve how we carry out our regulatory duties.
As with any other organisation, the power that AI brings to help colleagues on a day-to-day basis as a business tool is also transformative. Whether it’s helping to draft a new CAA publication, create a financial report, or produce meeting notes, AI tools will soon become a natural and essential part of our working lives.
But we must ensure that AI is used and integrated in the CAA safely.