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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, 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.

Aviation policy and legislative development process

Our policy and legislative development process describes the steps involved in developing aviation legislation, certification specifications and other detailed specifications, acceptable means of compliance and guidance material.

The process has five stages:

  • Stage 1 - Capture drivers
  • Stage 2 - Define issue
  • Stage 3 - Policy development
  • Stage 4 - Deliver policy
  • Stage 5 - Review policy

UK aviation safety policy and legislative change tracker

Projects that are mandated by the joint DfT/CAA Sponsorship Board appear in this tracker below.  (Please also see statement from DfT below).  This tracker sets out the status of each project, the means by which stakeholders will be consulted and links to relevant documentation (consultation documents, opinion and instruction documents, legislative or guidance outputs and consolidated legislation).

0134 Part 66 Introduction of maintenance licensing and training methods for electric powerplant

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0134

Part 66 Introduction of maintenance licensing and training methods for electric powerplant

 

To propose a change for UK licence holders, to ensure aircraft with electrical propulsion are covered in the requirements for Annex III (Part-66) to UK Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0134 Part 66 Introduction of maintenance licensing and training methods for electric powerplant

0145 Installation of components post EU-Exit by Part 145 approved organisations

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0145

Installation of components post EU-Exit by Part 145 approved organisations

 

Update to Part 145 Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 to ensure it reflects International Agreements.

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0145 Installation of components post EU-Exit by Part 145 approved organisations

0146 Update and additions to CS-UKTSO

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0146

Update and additions to CS-UKTSO

 

To ensure Technical Standards Orders are kept up to date.

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0146 Update and additions to CS-UKTSO

0008 All Weather Operations

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0008

All Weather Operations

 

Update obsolete definitions, enable future technologies for landing and take-off and to improve safety by allowing Continuous Descent on Final Approach for Non-Precision Approach terminating at a circling minima

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0008 All Weather Operations

0121 Certified category UAS regulations

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0121

Certified category UAS regulations

 

Development of Regulations and AMC/GM for certification of UAS, Pilot Licencing, Operation Certification and additional regulatory changes

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0121 Certified category UAS regulations

0148 Update and additions to CS-25

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0148

Update and additions to CS-25

 

To ensure CS-25 is kept up to date.

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0148 Update and additions to CS-25

0150 Updating Flight Simulation Training Device Requirements

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0150

Updating Flight Simulation Training Device Requirements

 

Incorporate elements from the ICAO Doc 9625 ‘Manual of criteria for the Qualification of Flight simulation Training Devices’ into the UK Regulatory framework.

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0150 Updating Flight Simulation Training Device Requirements

0126 Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947

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0126

Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947

 

To ensure Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material is kept up to date.

Public consultation of our proposals commenced 6 July 2022 and closes 31 August 2022

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Consultation: Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947

Draft Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material (CAP 2378)

AMC & GM explanatory document (CAP 2372)

Close 0126 Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947

0131 Update to the UK Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) (Updated 25 March 2022)

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0131

Update to the UK Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA)

Airspace modernisation (electrification of aircraft propulsion), simplification of the ruleset, increased harmonisation with ICAO.

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Stage 3 CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0131 Update to the UK Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) (Updated 25 March 2022)

0132 ATOL Reform (Updated 25 March 2022)

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0132

ATOL Reform

Ensuring that our policy framework is aligned with our regulatory approach, i.e. focusing on proportionate risk-based regulation

Initial consultation (CAP 2151) of our proposals during April-August 2021.

 

Consideration of the consultation responses is ongoing.

 

Stage 3 CAA Policy development ongoing.

Consultation:  ATOL Reform (CAP 2151)

Close 0132 ATOL Reform (Updated 25 March 2022)

0019 Introduction of Cyber Security Regulation (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0019 Introduction of Cyber Security Regulation   Protection of the aviation system from cyberattacks and their consequences.   Stage 3 - CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0019 Introduction of Cyber Security Regulation (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0027 Permit to Fly Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) Approvals and Operation of CAP632 Ex-military Aircraft (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0027 Permit to Fly Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) Approvals and Operation of CAP632 Ex-military Aircraft Amendments to Articles 16 and 42 of the ANO. No impact on industry therefore no consultation required. Stage 3 - CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0027 Permit to Fly Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) Approvals and Operation of CAP632 Ex-military Aircraft (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0029 Sharing of the direct costs of a flight (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0029 Sharing of the direct costs of a flight

Amend the current rules around cost share flying to effectively mitigate the risks associated with this form of aviation, while maximising the benefits these flights provide. 

Consultation commenced on 1 December 2021. Consultation closes on 12 January 2022

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing. Consultation underway. 

Consultation:  UK Cost Shared Flights 

Close 0029 Sharing of the direct costs of a flight (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0128 Addition of pre-defined risk assessments (PDRAs) (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0128 Addition of pre-defined risk assessments (PDRAs)  

Amend regulation 2019/947 (UAS) and AMC/GM for the creation and use of PDRAs within the UK.

Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document. Stage 3 - CAA policy development complete and contained in the Opinion and Instruction Document. Legislation development ongoing with Department for Transport

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0128

Close 0128 Addition of pre-defined risk assessments (PDRAs) (Updated on 17 December 2021)

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (November 2022)

0125 Maintenance data and the installation of certain aircraft components during maintenance (Updated 25 March 2022)

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0125

Maintenance data and the installation of certain aircraft components during maintenance

To provide industry with flexibility for the acceptance of parts and appliances with different production background for installation and maintenance on type certified aircraft without decreasing the level of safety.

Stage 3 CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0125 Maintenance data and the installation of certain aircraft components during maintenance (Updated 25 March 2022)

0020 Helicopter Terrain Awareness & Warning Systems (HTAWS) for Offshore Operations (Updated 25 March 2022)

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0020

Helicopter Terrain Awareness & Warning Systems (HTAWS) for Offshore Operations

To address the excessive rate of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), loss of control in flight (LOC-I) accidents in offshore helicopter operations and to address UK AAIB Safety Recommendations 2011-061, 2011-062 and 2011-063, and 2016-012 and 2016-013.

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Stage 3 CAA Policy development ongoing.

Close 0020 Helicopter Terrain Awareness & Warning Systems (HTAWS) for Offshore Operations (Updated 25 March 2022)

0021 Amendment of UK Regulation (EU) 2017/373 and Annexes Part ATS and Part FPD (Updated 25 March 2022)

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0021

Amendment of UK Regulation (EU) 2017/373 and Annexes Part ATS and Part FPD

Alignment with ICAO SARPs and PANS and completion of transfer of the ATM/ANS domain into the Rule, AMC and GM structure.

Stage 3 CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0021 Amendment of UK Regulation (EU) 2017/373 and Annexes Part ATS and Part FPD (Updated 25 March 2022)

0022 Safety Management System (SMS) (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0022 Safety Management System (SMS)  

The implementation of ICAO Annex 19 amendment 1.

  Stage 3 - CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0022 Safety Management System (SMS) (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0124 Instructions for continued airworthiness, the production of parts to be used during maintenance and the consideration of ageing aircraft aspects during certification (Updated 24 March 2022)

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0124

Instructions for continued airworthiness, the production of parts to be used during maintenance and the consideration of ageing aircraft aspects during certification

Harmonisation of the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) among the design approval holders, in relation to the identification, approval, formatting and availability of the ICA to the end users.

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Stage 3 CAA Policy development ongoing.

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Close 0124 Instructions for continued airworthiness, the production of parts to be used during maintenance and the consideration of ageing aircraft aspects during certification (Updated 24 March 2022)

0138 Regularising Safety Directive for Night Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

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0138

Regularising Safety Directive for Night Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

To incorporate the requirements of the Safety Directive into the SPA (Specific Approvals). HEMS element of UK Regulation (EU) 965/2012 and revoke the Safety Directive.

 

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

 

Close 0138 Regularising Safety Directive for Night Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

0142 Extension of UAS Transitional and Legacy Provisions

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0142

Extension of UAS Transitional and Legacy Provisions

To extend legacy and transitional UAS arrangements in UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 relating to class marking

Public consultation of our proposals in spring 2022. CAA CAP2367 details the results.

Stage 3 - CAA policy development ongoing.

CAP2344 Consultation: Extending the provisions for Legacy and Transitional Category UAS

Close 0142 Extension of UAS Transitional and Legacy Provisions

0143 Third Country Production Organisation Approvals

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0143

Third Country Production Organisation Approvals

Amending Article 9 of UK Regulation (EU) 748/2012 to allow the CAA to continue to accept third country approvals from regulatory partners with whom an agreement or working arrangement has been concluded

 

Stage 3 – DfT policy development ongoing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close 0143 Third Country Production Organisation Approvals

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (June 2022)

Annex 16 reference in BR

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Annex 16 reference in BR

Adopting amendment to ICAO Annexe 16 relating to the certification of aircraft for noise, certification of engines for emissions, and certification of aeroplanes for carbon dioxide emissions – coming into force on partly on 1 July 2022 and partly on 1 January 2023

DfT led change

Stage 5 - SI Laid June 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (legislation.gov.uk)

Close Annex 16 reference in BR

The Removal of Article 23 of IR 2019/947

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The Removal of Article 23 of IR 2019/947

Removing redundant commencement provisions which relate to part to EU law that were not retained – coming into force 1 July 2022

DfT led change

Stage 5 – SI Laid June 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (legislation.gov.uk)

Close The Removal of Article 23 of IR 2019/947

The Air Traffic Management (Regulation (EU) No 716/2014) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (March 2022)

0118 - Amendments to Pilot Common Project Regulation - delay implementation and target deployment dates for a number of air traffic management systems

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0118

Amendments to Pilot Common Project Regulation - delay implementation and target deployment dates for a number of air traffic management systems

 

Amend Regulation No 716/2014 as required

DfT led

Stage 4 - Statutory Instrument published 3 March 2022, coming into force on 24 March 2022.

Close 0118 - Amendments to Pilot Common Project Regulation - delay implementation and target deployment dates for a number of air traffic management systems

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (28 October 2021)

0004 Unmanned Aircraft - Registration and Remote Pilot competency requirements for Control Line Model Aeroplane Flights (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0004 Unmanned Aircraft - Registration and Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Control Line Model Aeroplane Flights. Amend UAS IR. Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document.

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force on 20 November 2021.

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

UAS | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0004

Close 0004 Unmanned Aircraft - Registration and Remote Pilot competency requirements for Control Line Model Aeroplane Flights (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0005 Mitigating the risk of: uncontained in-flight fire; corrosion and fatigue in aircraft; and runway excursions (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0005  

Mitigating the risk of: uncontained in-flight fire; corrosion and fatigue in aircraft; and runway excursions.

Amend UK (EU) Reg No 1321/2014 and UK (EU) Reg No 2015/640 Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document.  

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force as follows:

  • 20 November 2021 (generally);
  • 26 August 2023 (Regulation 21(5)  - cargo compartment requirements).

 

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

Continuing Airworthiness | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Additional Airworthiness | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0005

 

Close 0005 Mitigating the risk of: uncontained in-flight fire; corrosion and fatigue in aircraft; and runway excursions (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0006 Completing implementation of new requirements regarding safety margins for approach and landing performance conditions (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0006 Completing implementation of new requirements regarding safety margins for approach and landing performance conditions. Amend UK (EU) Reg No 2019/1387 as required. Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document.

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force on 20 November 2021.

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

Air Operations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0006

Close 0006 Completing implementation of new requirements regarding safety margins for approach and landing performance conditions (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0007 To introduce technical and administrative requirements for ramp inspections, alcohol testing, psychoactive substances and support programme (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0007 To introduce technical and administrative requirements for ramp inspections, alcohol testing, psychoactive substances and support programme Amend UK (EU) Reg No 2018/1042 as required. Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document.

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force as follows:

  • 20 November 2021 (generally);
  • 16 February 2022 (Regulation 11(2)(c) - support programme requirements)

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

Air Operations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0007

Close 0007 To introduce technical and administrative requirements for ramp inspections, alcohol testing, psychoactive substances and support programme (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0032(a) Repeal and replacement of aeronautical data quality requirements and introduction of new SNOWTAM format (Amended on 28 October 2021)

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0032(a) Repeal and replacement of aeronautical data quality requirements and introduction of new SNOWTAM format  Amend IR as required. Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document.

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force as follows:

  • 20 November 2021 (generally);
  • 27 January 2022 (Regulation (2) - repeal of the ADQ Regulation).

 

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

ATM/ANS interoperability | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

ATM/ANS provision of services | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0032(a)
Close 0032(a) Repeal and replacement of aeronautical data quality requirements and introduction of new SNOWTAM format (Amended on 28 October 2021)

0032(b) Introduction of enhanced global reporting format (“GRF”) for reporting runway surface conditions and new aeronautical data quality requirements for aerodrome operators (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0032(b) Introduction of enhanced global reporting format (“GRF”) for reporting runway surface conditions and new aeronautical data quality requirements for aerodrome operators. Amend IR as required. Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction document.

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force as follows:

  • 20 November 2021 (generally);
  • 27 January 2022 (Regulations 14, 15(2) and 15(3) - ADQ requirements).

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

ADR Aerodromes | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0032(b)

 

Close 0032(b) Introduction of enhanced global reporting format (“GRF”) for reporting runway surface conditions and new aeronautical data quality requirements for aerodrome operators (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0120/0120A Amending requirements for flight crew competence and training methods and reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation (Updated on 17 May 2022)

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0120/0120A Amending requirements for flight crew competence and training methods and reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation.  Implement UK (EU) Reg No 2020/2193, updating the UK (EU) Reg No 1178/2011 (the Aircrew Regulation).   Consultation already complete as per Opinion and Instruction documents.

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force on 20 November 2021.

UK AMC/GM related to the amendments under development.

Supplemental Opinion and Instruction Document to remove redundant clauses relating to basic instrument rating 

Statutory Instrument published May 2022. Coming into force on 1July 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

Aircrew | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0120

Supplemental Opinion and Instruction Document - 0120A

 

Close 0120/0120A Amending requirements for flight crew competence and training methods and reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation (Updated on 17 May 2022)

0123/0123A Requirement for balloon and sailplane pilot licences to convert from national licence inconsistent with current strategy (Updated on 17 May 2022)

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0123/0123A Requirement for balloon and sailplane pilot licences to convert from national licence inconsistent with current strategy.  Postpone requirement until review of approach is carried out. Government policy (resulting from engagement with stakeholders) that now that the UK has left the EU and EASA, there will be a review of GA FCL licensing to rationalise and simplify where possible. The purpose of the change is to facilitate that review and not require anyone to change or convert their license while the review is on-going

Stage 5 - Statutory Instrument published 28 October 2021, came into force on 20 November 2021.

Supplemental Opinion and Instruction Document to extend derogation to holders of licences and certificates issued after 8 April 2020.

Statutory Instrument published May 2022.  Coming into force on 1 July 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

Details of amended law

Sailplanes | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Balloons | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Opinion and Instruction Document - 0123

Supplemental Opinion and Instruction Document - 0123A

Close 0123/0123A Requirement for balloon and sailplane pilot licences to convert from national licence inconsistent with current strategy (Updated on 17 May 2022)

Air Navigation Order 2021 (July 2021)

0026 Enabling 600kg microlights (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0026 Enabling 600kg microlights. Take up the provision at Article 2(8) of UK Basic Regulation to bring factory-built aeroplanes into the scope of the ANO, and to regulate them as microlights. Public consultation of our proposals in autumn 2019. CAA CAP1920 details the results. Stage 5 - ANO Order in July 2021

CAP1845, Consultation: Bringing new light aircraft between 450-600kg under national regulation

CAA CAP1920

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)
Close 0026 Enabling 600kg microlights (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0030 Pilot medical self-declarations (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0030 Pilot medical self-declarations Amend article 162 of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) to allow self-declaration of medical fitness where appropriate. Related consultation conducted in 2014 (see CAA CAP1284). Consultation results in CAA CAP1397. Stage 5 - ANO Order in July 2021

CAP1284

CAP1397

Article 162 of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0030 Pilot medical self-declarations (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0116 Notification of construction (or dismantling) of obstacles over 100m above ground level (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0116 Notification of construction (or dismantling) of obstacles over 100m above ground level. Amend ANO to make it mandatory to report en-route obstacles as per SR-FS-014. Direct engagement with impacted stakeholder groups. Stage 5 - ANO Order in July 2021

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0116 Notification of construction (or dismantling) of obstacles over 100m above ground level (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0122 Article 96(7) Space (Commercial Rockets) is redundant (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0122 Article 96(7) Space (Commercial Rockets) is redundant. Remove redundant provision. Administrative - no reason to consult. Stage 5 - ANO Order in July 2021

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0122 Article 96(7) Space (Commercial Rockets) is redundant (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0130 The new Space Industry Act requires various changes to be made to Article 96 of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) (updated un 17 December 2021)

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0130 The new Space Industry Act requires various changes to be made to Article 96 of the ANO.   Remove some requirements. Restrictions on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) use near space sites and introducing new requirements on safety cases and insurance in relation to rocket launches. Amendments consequential to the Space Industry Act - no reason to consult. Stage 5 - ANO Order in July 2021

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

 

Close 0130 The new Space Industry Act requires various changes to be made to Article 96 of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) (updated un 17 December 2021)

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (25 May 2021)

0116 Notification of construction (or dismantling) of obstacles over 100m above ground level (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0116 Notification of construction (or dismantling) of obstacles over 100m above ground level. Amend ANO to make it mandatory to report en-route obstacles as per SR-FS-014. Direct engagement with impacted stakeholder groups. Stage 5 - ANO Order in July 2021

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0116 Notification of construction (or dismantling) of obstacles over 100m above ground level (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0119 Continued issue of the IR(R) Rating in lieu of BIR (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0119 Continued issue of the IR(R) Rating in lieu of BIR. Remove date 8th September 2021 from Article 4(8) to allow the continued issuing of the IR(R) on UK Part-FCL Licences. DfT led change Stage 5 - SI laid May 2021

SI 2021 No. 614 - 20/5/2021

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0119 Continued issue of the IR(R) Rating in lieu of BIR (Updated on 17 December 2021)

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2021 (7 January 2021)

0001 Minimum age for drone pilots (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0001 Minimum age for drone pilots Remove the minimum age for remote pilots operating unmanned aircraft systems. DfT led chhange Stage 5 - SI laid January 2021

SI 2021 No. 10 - 07/01/2021

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0001 Minimum age for drone pilots (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0002 Medical self-declaration of General Aviation (GA) pilots (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0002 Medical self-declaration of GA pilots Permit the use of a medical self-declaration to operate certain UK-registered Part-21 aircraft (as that term is defined in the Air Navigation Order 2016) in the United Kingdom. DfT led change Stage 5 - SI laid January 2021

SI 2021 No. 10 - 07/01/2021

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0002 Medical self-declaration of General Aviation (GA) pilots (Updated on 17 December 2021)

0003 VMC conditions in Class D airspace (Updated on 17 December 2021)

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0003 VMC conditions in Class D airspace. Provide a definition for the term 'with the surface in sight' and to amend the rules on distance from cloud when aircraft are flying using visual flight rules (VFR) in classes D, F and G airspace. DfT led change Stage 5 - SI laid January 2021

SI 2021 No. 10 - 07/01/2021

UK regulations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Close 0003 VMC conditions in Class D airspace (Updated on 17 December 2021)

Statement from DfT

This does not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of projects, as some projects, particularly those initiated by the DfT, do not require a mandate from the DfT/CAA Sponsorship Board. However, both CAA and DfT recognise the value of having as comprehensive list as possible, so this tracker will continue to be populated with all legislative projects as far as possible. Where projects do not go through the DfT/CAA Sponsorship Board to receive a mandate, they will be added to the tracker subject to sufficient scoping and development (including with stakeholders) having taken place, and concerns around sensitivity having been met.

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