We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We'd also like to use optional analytics cookies to help us improve it.
For more information, please read our cookie policy.

UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

We're focused on collaborating with others to solve problems. We want to support innovative companies in their journey and here is how we have done it so far.

Marketing image for the Innovation Team

Sandbox participants

We have and are collaborating with 12 innovative companies:

Altitude Angel

A company providing innovative solutions for airspace, unlocking the potential of unmanned aircraft to fly in airspace across the world.

Amazon

We are working with Amazon on their Prime Air project, a planned delivery system designed to safely and quickly get packages to customers using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.

Boeing

Boeing will perform a series of test flights to explore the requirements for transitioning to BVLOS operations in non-segregated airspace, including requirements for a Detect and Avoid capability

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (Eve)

A consortium of urban air mobility and aviation companies led by Eve has commenced work on a concept of operations for integrating air taxis and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) into the UK’s airspace.

Flylogix

The project with Flylogix will enable safe operation of unmanned aircraft in open airspace alongside other airspace users providing services for the offshore energy industry.

NATS

We are working with air traffic control body NATS, to implement new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital air traffic control towers.

NBEC Consortium

The NBEC Team (Cranfield University, Blue Bear Systems Research, Thales and Vodafone) are creating an experimentation centre that will enable drones and unmanned aircraft to have their locations tracked so that they can safely fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft.

Nesta

Innovation foundation Nesta’s Flying High programme aims to maximise the economic and social benefits of drone technology to UK cities. They are working to challenge and develop sustainable drone systems to create a safe, innovative future.

Sees.ai

A company that is developing a solution that will enable drone service providers to remotely deliver services on industrial sites from a central control room.

Skyports

This company which specialises in operating end-to-end drone deliveries within the medical, e-commerce and logistics sectors, is exploring the use of computer-vision-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) technology for Beyond Visual Of Sight (BVLOS) operations.

Trax International (Trax)

Trax is working alongside ANRA Technologies, uAvionix, and Plane Finder to demonstrate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in non-segregated airspace.

Volocopter

We are working with Volocopter, a company developing electrically powered urban air taxis to help modern cities solve their increasing mobility issues.


We are working closely with these companies to help them develop their projects so that they meet the UK’s exacting safety standards and the CAA’s regulatory requirements.

We will be recruiting more participants for onboarding through the year, and we would love to hear more about your organisation, your innovation, and how we could help you.

We'll publish details of new participants here as they are added to the sandbox.

Contact us

Get in touch with us at innovation@caa.co.uk if you’d like to provide us with feedback or if you have a burning question. We’d love to help you with your innovation.

If you have a proposal that you would like to discuss with us, please complete our submission form.

Provide page feedback

Please enter your comments below, or use our usual service contacts if a specific matter requires an answer.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.