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Unmanned Aircraft: CAP 2013 – ANO amendment guidance
This document covers the unmanned aircraft related articles within the Air Navigation Order that will remain relevant after the 31 December 2020 amendment.
It provides an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law and supplements the information provided in CAP 722 regarding the new UAS regulation package that becomes applicable from 31 December 2020. It replaces CAP 1763.
CAP 2013 is available for download from the CAA website.
Dated: December 2020
New number for Airspace Regulation Operations
The contact telephone number for Airspace Regulation Operations (AR Ops) and Airspace Regulation (Utilisation) (AR(U)) has changed to 01293 983 880.
AR Ops and AR(U) can be contacted for the purposes of, but not limited to, notification and coordination of Unusual Aerial Activity and promulgation of NOTAMs.
See UK AIP ENR 1 for references to AR(U) for further information. AIP Change to follow.
Dated: June 2020
Solent corridor temporary danger area for unmanned aircraft operations
From 1 May 2020 through to 31 July 2020, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be operating out of Lee-on-Solent aerodrome to carry out trials and delivery flights to the Isle of Wight for the purposes of a government led COVID-19 response plan.
As it will be operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight and has no detect and avoid capability, a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) has been established between Lee-on-Solent and Binstead aerodromes. Within the TDA, a Danger Area Activity Information Service will be available from Lee-on-Solent Aerodrome on Lee Information on Freq 118.925 MHz.
Dated: May 2020
Manchester Low-Level Route Procedure Changes
At 2359 hours on 25 March 2020, the UK’s exemption from the SERA Class D visual meteorological conditions (VFR minima) below 3000 ft expires.
To reflect this change, the procedures for the use of the Manchester Low-Level Route have been amended. With effect from 0001 hours on 26 March 2020, UK Aeronautical Information Publication EGCC AD 2.22 is amended as per the briefing sheet at NATS AIS Home Page (News) at www.ais.org.uk and notified by NOTAM.
Dated: March 2020
Sywell Aerodrome RNAV GNSS Approach Procedures decision
The Civil Aviation Authority has published its decision document approving Sywell Aerodrome proposal to introduce RNAV GNSS Instrument Approach Procedures.
Dated: December 2019
Temporary Danger Areas: English Channel, 2 December 2019 – 31 March 2020
A Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will carry out operational flights in the area of the English Channel between 2 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. As the aircraft will be operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight and has no Detect and Avoid capability a number of Temporary Dangers Areas (TDA) will be established.
Required Danger Areas will be notified by NOTAM.
TDA activations will also be announced on London Centre 121.5MHz and London Flight Information Service 124.75MHz .
For more information see TEMPORARY DANGER AREAS under News at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html
Dated: December 2019
AIS aeronautical data quality activities
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS) are working collaboratively with all stakeholders to support the implementation of aeronautical data quality requirements in the United Kingdom.
NATS as the service provider (AISP) is responsible for producing the UK Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and is implementing a new data management portal and AIP production system under a project known as ‘Aurora’. This new system is designed to meet the requirements of ADQ-IR 73/2010 and CAP 1054 and will be made ready for operational use in early 2019.
More information is available on the CAA website.
Dated: December 2018