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CAA Responses to External Consultations


 

A Post Consultation Report has now been compiled to address & answer the received comments from industry.
CAP 1649 – Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Training & Competence Post Consultation Report (Edition March 2019) was issued for industry consultation on 4th April 2019 and closed on 31st May 2019. The CAA received 68 comments from 18 different stakeholders during the consultation period.
Dated: August 2019


Class E ATS procedures: Consultation report
This report covers the outcomes of the consultation on Class E airspace ATS procedures and the associated implementation plan.
Dated: May 2019


Consultation on a decision-making process for PPR proposals
Last October the Government gave the CAA, as airspace regulator, a decision-making role for a wholly new category of airspace change, which will sit alongside our existing CAP 1616 airspace change process. This category is known as a planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic through changes in air traffic control operational procedure, or PPR for short.
We are seeking your views on a process for making decisions on PPR proposals.
Respond online before 7 July 2019
Dated: May 2019


UK Drone Registration Scheme
A consultation is now open on the proposed charge for the new UK drone operator registration scheme. This will become law at the end of November 2019.
Consultation closes 7 June 2019
Dated: April 2019


SERA VMC Minima Consultation
The CAA is consulting on changes to VMC minima in class D airspace and the means to best mitigate these. We are proposing changes to Special VFR procedures in order to support UK compliance with SERA.5001. The change will mean that SERA.5001 will be adopted in full.
Consultation closes 31st May 2019
Dated: April 2019


Consultation: Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Training & Competence
A new publication for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), Training Organisations and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) is now available for comment.
It aims to help interpret Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs.
We welcome a review of the proposed publication.
The consultation will close on 31 May 2019.
Posted: April 2019


Consultation: Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Training & Competence
A new publication for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), Training Organisations and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) is now available for comment.
It aims to help interpret Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs.
We welcome a review of the proposed publication.
The consultation will close on 31 May 2019
Dated: April 2019


Electronic Conspicuity: Call for evidence
The UK Civil Aviation Authority is calling for evidence over Electronic Conspicuity (EC).
EC has the potential to unlock safety benefits and save lives by reducing the likelihood of infringements and mid-air collisions.
We would like you to consider the suggested approach and provide responses to six core questions.
Dated: March 2019


Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2019/20
We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2019/20.
All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 7 February 2019.
Dated: November 2018


Drone registration consultation
To enable us to build a drone registration service that meets drone user requirements we are running a consultation on how people currently use drones. To help us with this please fill out our survey at https://sparck.typeform.com/to/mlsBqT
We’re also running workshops in London over the next few weeks where we will be looking to gain a deeper understanding of what is needed for the service. If you are available to come along please sign up on at https://doodle.com/poll/t3mdwp8vy95p3wau
If you can’t make these sessions, but are interested in helping us build this service, please email: Droneregistration@caa.co.uk
Dated: November 2018


Review of CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of FISOs
We are seeking views on a series of concept proposals for future CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of UK flight information service officers (FISOs).
The consultation was launched on 17th September and closes at 2359 on 7th December
Dated: November 2018


Consultation on CAP 670 amendment
CAA’s proposed update to CAP 670 takes into account ICAO Annex amendments, updates to European legislation and guidance as well as minor editorial changes resulting, for example, from updates to the Air Navigation Order 2016 legislation and links to further information.
We invite stakeholders to review the proposed changes and provide comment on the accuracy, clarity or relevance of any of the proposed changes and to highlight any other editorial changes that may help improve the document.
The consultation will close on 31 January 2019.
Dated: November 2018


Consultation: Non-EASA fleet aircraft seat harness / belt lives
The CAA wishes to consult with key elements of the non-EASA GA Continued Airworthiness community on the most appropriate means to assure the integrity of seat harnesses and belts.
The CAA considers that whilst introducing mandatory replacement lives for harnesses could be considered a means to ensure that an acceptable residual strength is retained, there is a diversity of components, installations and factors affecting degradation which are likely to make it a considerable challenge.
The consultation is open until 1 January 2019
Dated: October 2018


FISO training, qualification and licensing review
We are seeking views on a series of concept proposals for future CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of UK flight information service officers (FISOs).
Dated: September 2018


CAA response on EASA NPA 2018-04 – Helicopter emergency medical services
The CAA has published a response on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2018-04 which relates to helicopter emergency medical services performance and public interest sites.
Read our response to the NPA
Read NPA 2018-04 on the EASA website.
The CAA website has details of all our responses to external consultations
Dated: September 2018


Consultation open – Combat Training Airspace ACP
The consultation for the Combat Air Training Airspace airspace change proposal has commenced, with views invited until 10 September 2018.
Further documentation related to this proposal can be found on our website.
Dated: August 2018


Draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy
We have today published our draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy for stakeholder feedback, and welcome comments by Monday 10 September 2018.
Dated: July 2018


CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-21 – Remote tower operations
The CAA has published a response on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-21 which relates to the technical and operational requirements for remote tower operations.
Read our response to the NPA.
Read NPA 2017-21 on the EASA website.
Dated: April 2018


CAA response on NPA 2017-19
The CAA has published a response on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-19 which relates to the installation of parts and appliances that are released without an EASA Form 1 or equivalent.
Read our response to the NPA which includes an attachment.
Read EASA NPA 2017-19
Dated: March 2018


CAA response on NPA 2017-22 – Updating Part-MED and related AMC and GM
The CAA has published comments on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-22 which relates to updating Part-MED and related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM).
Read EASA NPA 2017-22.
Dated: March 2018


Consultation: Market Conditions for Terminal Air Navigation Services
The CAA published today its draft advice to the Secretary of State, for consultation, on market conditions for terminal air navigation services in the UK. The CAA’s draft advice is that the provision of these services is subject to market conditions. This consultation closes on 12 March 2018.
This and other relevant documents for this review are available here.
Dated: February 2018


CAA response to EASA NPA 2017-17
The CAA has published a comment on the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-17.
The purpose of this NPA is to develop a harmonised set of flight time limitation (FTL) rules for CAT emergency medical services by aeroplanes and helicopters and the update and harmonisation of FTL for CAT by aeroplane for air taxi operations and single-pilot operations.
Dated: February 2018


EASA NPA 2017-21 Remote Tower Operations
EASA has recently launched a consultation on NPA 2017-21 Technical and operational requirements for remote tower operations.
Stakeholders are asked to respond to this consultation in the manner indicated in the text.
This consultation should not be confused with the CAA consultation on the draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers which should be responded too independently of the above EASA consultation.
Dated: December 2017


CAA response to EASA NPA 2017-15
The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2017-15  – Non ETOPS operations using performance class A aeroplanes with a maximum operational passenger seating configuration of 19 or less.
Dated: December 2017


CAA response to EASA NPA 2017-10
The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2017-10  – Software assurance level requirements for safety assessment of changes to air traffic management / air navigation services functional systems.
Dated: December 2017


Consultation on the draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers
We are inviting industry stakeholders to comment on the CAA’s draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers.
The consultation runs from 13 December 2017 to 26 January 2018. The CAA will publish the outcome of the consultation on conclusion, and will then publish the policy itself on 26 February 2018.
Dated: December 2017


Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2018/19
Closing Date: 8 February 2018
Posted: November 2017


Call recording at Flight Information Service (FIS) aerodromes
We are consulting on the proposal to modify the requirement for CAP 670 FISO recording, which would require all Flight Information Service (FIS) units to ensure that two-way radiotelephony recording is implemented.
Closing Date: 14 February 2018
Posted: November 2017


Terminal Air Navigation Services (TANS) in the UK: Call for evidence
We are calling for evidence regarding the Terminal Air Navigation Services (TANS) in the UK. This is to assist and advise the Secretary of State for Transport on whether market conditions continue to exist, as set out under Article 3 of the European Regulation No 391/2013.
Closing Date: 8 December 2017
Posted: November 2017


CAA response on NPA 2017-14
The CAA has commented on EASA NPA 2017-14, certification specifications and guidance material for the design of surface-level VFR heliports located at aerodromes that fall under the scope of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (CS-HPT-DSN Issue 1).
Dated: November 2017


Guidance for NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3: consultation document
We are seeking views on the CAA’s proposed guidance to NERL in preparing its Business Plan for Reference Period 3.
All comments must be received before 10 November 2017.
Dated: October 2017


CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-05 (A) & (B) – UAS operations
The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-05 (A) & (B) titled ‘Unmanned aircraft system operations in the open and specific category’.
Dated: September 2017


CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-13 – Update of flight simulation training devices requirements
The CAA has published a response on EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-13 Update of flight simulation training devices requirements – Upset prevention and recovery training, FSTD inspector competencies framework, training matrix.
Dated: September 2017


CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-11 – Integrated modular avionics
The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2017-11 titled Integrated Modular Avionics – Phase 2.
Dated: September 2017


Notification of receipt of ACP consultation feedback report and formal ACP submission
The CAA has received a copy of the Edinburgh ACP Second Consultation Feedback Report relating to the proposed SIDs, Arrival Transitions (and associated hold) airspace change proposal. The report can be found on our website under ‘Sponsor’s external feedback report on second consultation – Issue 1’.
Edinburgh Airport has also formally submitted its Airspace Change Proposal to introduce new SIDs, Arrival Transitions (and associated hold) and GNSS approaches. The proposal has now entered Stage 5 of the Airspace Change Process. Following regulatory assessment, if the change is approved, a CAA decision will be published on our website with an associated SkyWise notification.
Dated: August 2017


Noise impacts survey
We are looking at how we can influence the aviation industry’s noise performance, and we would like to hear from people impacted by aviation noise to get a better understanding of what you would like us to do about noise.
We intend to use this information to inform how we use our existing powers to improve noise performance in the coming years. If we believe that we, or another organisation, need more powers to influence the things that matter most to people, we will explain why this is the case when we publish a response.
Dated: July 2017


CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-03 – In flight recording for light aircraft
The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment  NPA consultation 2017-03 ‘In Flight Recording for Light Aircraft’.
Dated: July 2017


CAA response to DfT airspace consultation
The CAA has today published its response to the DfT’s consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace.
Dated: June 2017


CAA Consultation Launched on Airspace Change Process Guidance
We have launched a consultation on the draft guidance document that supports the new process for assessing airspace changes. We welcome your views.
Dated: March 2017


Exeter Airport – airspace change consultation
Exeter Airport has launched a consultation on their proposal to establish controlled airspace, running from 9 March 2017 to 9 June 2017.
View our page on Exeter Airport’s proposal
Dated: March 2017


Outcome of revised Airspace Change process consultation
Dated: October 2016


Review of the Framework for the competence of rescue and fire fighting service (RFFS) personnel
Dated: October 2016


Operating resilience of the UK’s aviation infrastructure
We have today launched a consultation aimed at supporting the commitment in our strategic plan to think creatively about how existing capacity can be planned and operated to meet stakeholders’ expectations.

The UK has some of the busiest and most productive airports in the world, facing many challenges in maintaining day to day operating resilience. It will be at least 2025 before any new runway capacity in the South East of England will be opened, so the aviation industry must continue to work towards making existing infrastructure more resilient.
Dated: June 2016


Access to the ground handling market at UK airports
We are seeking views and relevant factual information from those with an interest in the provision of ground handling services at UK airports. We are looking for facts, examples, information and stakeholders’ views on the factors we should take into account when carrying out our functions under the Airports (Groundhandling) Regulations 1997. As part of this request we have produced an online review of the CAA’s approach to access to the ground handling market at UK airports, as well as a full, detailed consultation document.
Please provide any written submissions to economic regulation@caa.co.uk by 28 June 2016.


Response to ANO review consultation
Today we published the response to the ANO review consultation.
Dated: May 2016


Consultation opens on the implementation of controlled airspace in Southend
Following the introduction of controlled airspace at Southend in April 2015 the CAA is now conducting a post implementation review of the change to assess whether it has met its aims. If you have any feedback on the airspace introduction please respond to our consultation, which is open until 14th May 2016
Dated: April 2016


Major consultation launched on airspace change process
All interested parties are being invited to input into a CAA consultation on how decisions are made on future changes to the UK’s airspace structure. The consultation is based on a series of proposals aimed at making the UK’s airspace change process more transparent and effective. The consultation is open until 15 June
Dated: March 2016


Automated Met Observations Trials Consultation
The CAA is asking for feedback on the Automated Met Observations trial that is running until 31 March 2016 at Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Trials Consultation Letter  Trial Details AIC Y 069/2015

Dated: January 2016