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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.

Many types of new flying machines are being developed by industry. Some of them do not fit existing classifications. However, they are still deemed to be aircraft from a legal perspective. This publication explains the legal definition of aircraft under existing regulation.
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