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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.

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2023 amend several pieces of retained EU aviation safety legislation, as listed in the first two columns of the table below. This table sets out where you can find the amendments to each piece of retained EU aviation safety legislation within the body of this Statutory Instrument (“SI”).

The table also sets out the corresponding CAA Project Number on the CAA’s Safety Policy and Legislation Project Tracker, where more information about these legislative changes can be found.


UK Regulation Number

UK Regulation Name

Relevant SI Regulation

Coming into force dates


UK Initial Airworthiness Regulation

1, 2, 5, 6(1), 6(3)(a, (c) and (f), 6(4)(a), (c), and (d), 6(8)(a), (c)(i) and (e)(i), 6(9)(j)(ii), 6(11)(a) to (c), 6(13)(a), 8 to 11

21 June 2023

3, 4, 6(2), 6(3)(b), (d) and (e), 6(4)(b), (e) and (f), 6(5), 6(6), 6(7), 6(8)(b), (c)(ii), (d) and (e)(ii), 6(9)(a) to (i), 6(9)(j)(iii), 6(10), 6(11)(d) and (e), 6(12), 6(13)(b) to (d), 7

1 July 2024


UK Continuing Airworthiness Regulation

12, 13, 15(1) and (2), 16, 17(1), (2)(a) and (3), 18, 20, 21, 22(1), and (17), 25 to 28, 29(1) and (5), 30 and 31

21 June 2023

14, 15(3), 17(2)(b), 19, 22(2) to (16) and (18) to (21), 23, 24,  29(2) to (4)

1 July 2024


UK Balloons Regulation


21 June 2023


UK Sailplanes Regulation


21 June 2023