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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 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.

An appropriately completed bowtie contributes to risk situational awareness, which in turn facilitates good risk management practices and efficient use of safety resources.

  • The bowtie diagram displays areas of concern very clearly via the use of colours to highlight specific issues.
  • A typical example is where a control has been assessed as critical (red), has an effectiveness rating of poor (orange) or very poor (red) and is present on a constant threat exposure (red).

The reader of the bowtie can immediately identify where the problem areas are and intuitively understand their role in the overall management of the hazard.

The image below is an example of how this colour coding is displayed.

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