CAPs

CAA Notifications on CAPs

 

CAP 722: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Guidance & Policy
CAP 722 is intended to assist those who are involved in all aspects of the development and operation of UAS to identify the necessary requirements to operate within the UK.
A number of small amendments have been made to CAP 722 Seventh edition, since original publication. An amendment record of these changes can be found here: CAP 722PAR
This edition has been re structured, and has been published in parallel with CAP 722A and CAP 722B:
Dated: September 2019


A new edition of CAP 722 has been published.
The update follows amendments to the Air Navigation Order and splits the content into three separate documents:
CAP722: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Guidance & Policy
CAP722A: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Operating Safety Cases
CAP722B: Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – National Qualified Entity
Dated: July 2019


CAP 670: Air Traffic Services Safety Requirements
Amendment 1/2019 updates CAP 670’s overview of requirements and the regulatory framework as well as requirements and guidance for Air Traffic Services, Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, Meteorological and Information and Alerting Systems, as well Air Traffic Control (ATC) unit staffing and duty hours.
This amendment becomes effective on 1 August 2019.

A further update is planned for Quarter 4 2019 to reflect potential changes to the legislative landscape.
Dated: June 2019


CAP 393: The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations
This work sets out the current Air Navigation Order and amendments to it made by Air Navigation (Amendment) Orders 2017, 2018 and 2019, as shown in the text of the Order, together with Regulations made under the Order (excluding the Civil Aviation Authority Regulations which are made under section 7 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982), namely:
The Rules of the Air Regulations;
The Air Navigation (General) Regulations;
The Air Navigation (Cosmic Radiation) (Keeping of Records) Regulations;
The Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations;
The Permanent Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) Regulations; and
The Civil Aviation Authority Regulations.
Amendments to the Air Navigation Order are shown as explained in para 1.4 of the foreword.
Dated: March 2019


CAP1763: Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments – Guidance for Small Unmanned Aircraft users
This document covers the small unmanned aircraft related articles within the Air Navigation Order that will remain relevant after the 13 March 2019 amendment. It provides readers with an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law, provides guidance on the cumulative effects of the two recent changes, and how they will be interpreted by the CAA. It replaces CAP 1687.
Dated: February 2019


CAP1740: Guidance on maintenance Programmes for Aircraft operating on a National Permit to Fly
This CAP sets out in single document, what should be considered when compiling a maintenance programme primarily for ex-military types that require to be operated and maintained to an approved programme, to meet the current requirements of BCAR A3-7 paragraph 15.
Dated: January 2019


CAP1754 – General Aviation Strategy 2018-23
The updated 5 year General Aviation strategy compliments and supports both government and wider CAA strategy and is aimed at supporting and championing General Aviation in the UK.
Dated: January 2019


CAP 168: Licensing of Aerodromes
CAP 168 sets out the standards required at UK National licensed aerodromes relating management systems, operational procedures, physical characteristics, assessment and treatment of obstacles, visual aids, rescue and fire-fighting services and medical services.
Dated: January 2019


CAP1747: Class A HTAWS Warning Annunciation
CAP 1747 reports on research into establishing the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) alerts, complementing the development work on Class A HTAWS alert envelopes reported in CAP 1538 and CAP 1519 and addressing AAIB Safety Recommendations 2016-11 and 2016-12. The research comprised: a review of the literature on auditory, visual and tactile alerting; an assessment of existing HTAWS alerting strategies including a review of pilot experience; the development and testing of new auditory HTAWS alerts; an investigation into the optimum level for the presentation of auditory alerts. This work will be input to EUROCAE WG110 for consideration in the development new Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for HTAWS for offshore helicopter operations.
Dated: January 2019


CAP 740: UK Airspace Management Policy
This amendment to the sixth issue of CAP 740 – UK Airspace Management Policy is a complete re-issue.
It includes minor textual changes and updated references to the CAA Air Navigation Directions 2017 and the Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) which has superseded the Future Airspace Strategy (FAS).
It provides clearer guidance on the requirements of sponsors proposing large scale military exercises outside of existing SUA which impact oceanic traffic flows or traffic flows of neighbouring States.
It incorporates a new chapter on the Concept and Governance of the Joint & Integrated (J&I) Approach to Airspace Policy, Planning, Management and Provision of ATS.
It also includes a new Appendix A detailing the UK Flexible Use of Airspace Strategy.
Dated: January 2019


CAP1251: Air Traffic Controllers – Licensing
Details the CAA’s procedures to be followed in order to become licensed in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 and incorporate the (EU) 2017/373 requirements. Effective from December 2018.
Dated: January 2019


CAP1732:Aerodrome Survey Guidance
CAP 1732 provides additional guidance for aerodrome operators and other data originators (including contracted activities) to support compliance with the Regulation EU 139/2014, EU 73/2010 and ICAO Annex 4, Annex 11 and Annex 14. This guidance also complements AMC and GM to the EU 139/2014, ICAO PANS-AIM and EUROCONTROL – Terrain and Obstacle Data Manual and should be used in conjunction with those documents.
The guidance is applicable to UK CAA EASA certificated aerodromes and all aerodromes with Instrument Flight Procedures.
Dated: December 2018


CAP1616: Airspace Design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements
This document explains the CAA’s regulatory process for changes to airspace design. An updated second edition was published in November 2018. A list of changes made in this second edition is available in CAP1616b.
Dated: November 2018


CAP1721: Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMoCs)
The CAA have published a new CAP which contains details of Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMoCs) issued and approved by the CAA
Dated: November 2018


CAP 393: The Air Navigation Order 2016 and Regulations
This work sets out the current Air Navigation Order and amendments to it made by the Air Navigation (Amendment Orders 2017 and 2018, as shown in the text of the Order, together with Regulations made under the Order (excluding the Civil Aviation Authority Regulations which are made under section 7 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982), namely:
• The Rules of the Air Regulations;
• The Air Navigation (General) Regulations;
• The Air Navigation (Cosmic Radiation) (Keeping of Records) Regulations;
• The Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations;
• The Permanent Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) Regulations; and
• The Civil Aviation Authority Regulations.
Amendments to the Air Navigation Order are shown as explained in para 1.4 of the foreword.
Dated: November 2018


CAP 437:Standards for offshore helicopter landing areas
This publication provides the criteria applied by the CAA in assessing the standards of offshore helicopter landing areas for worldwide use by helicopters registered in the United Kingdom.
Edition 8 amendment 01/2018 is issued to clarify aspects of the final specification and installation arrangements for the Lit Touchdown/ Positioning Marking Circle and Lit Heliport Identification ‘H’ Marking. The requirement for floodlighting to aid the visual task of final approach, hover and landing is removed.
Chapter 5 has been re-written to amplify new international best practices. The NUI fire-fighting scheme has been updated including withdrawl of the 2011 industry letter.
A further update of the helideck surface section is presented with the introduction of a new helideck contamination scale, waiving of full-scale testing of legacy profiled helidecks, and further refinements to best practice including an update to the Friction Survey Protocol. Finally, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Requirements for Air Operators, Operational Requirements Part-OPS, Annex VI Part SPA (AMC1 SPA.HOFO.115 Use of offshore locations) has been refined in Appendix A to ensure it fully reflects best practice for operations on the UKCS.
Dated: September 2018


CAP1695: Pilot Support Programme – Guidance for Commercial Air Transport (CAT) Operators
The psychological wellbeing and positive mental health of commercial pilots is of fundamental importance to safe Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations. CAT operators should facilitate access to support from a peer support volunteer for their pilots in a just culture environment and to other forms of support.
This guidance outlines a framework for a CAT operator’s Pilot Support Programme (PSP), which should form part of their Safety Management System, in accordance with amendments to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 in force from 14 August 2018.
Dated: September 2018


CAP1528: Guidance for Part 147 Instructors
Guidance for assessing the qualifications, skills, competency and the revalidation of Part 147 Instructors, Knowledge Examiners, Exam Invigilators and Practical Assessors.
Version 5 includes Updates to reflect CAA policy regarding personnel requiring Defining the useful definitions, EASA Form 4 holders and Invigilators qualification.
Dated: September 2018


CAP1700: Preventing Gipsy Major Engine Failures – Information Sheet
Dated: September 2018


CAP1703: Aircrew guide to gastroenteritis
UK CAA Guidance Material for Preventing Gastroenteritis in Aircrew
Dated: August 2018


CAP1687:Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 -Guidance for small unmanned aircraft users
This document has been written with the aim of providing readers, particularly those who are less familiar with the layout and structure of ANO amendments, with an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law; to provide guidance on the effects of the changes; and how they will be interpreted by the CAA.
Dated: July 2018


CAP 493 SI 2018/02:Aircraft Accident and Serious Incident Reporting at Aerodromes
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) is to implement changes to the initial reporting action procedure for an Air Traffic Control Unit (ATCU) providing an Air Traffic Service (ATS) at an aerodrome.
Version 2: Following industry feedback and in coordination with the AAIB, Table 2 detailed within version 1 of this SI relating to the circumstance of incident entitled ‘Serious Incident (including MAYDAY and PAN messages)’ has been split into two separate circumstances. ‘Serious Incident’ will form one circumstance and ‘MAYDAY and PAN messages’ will form another, please refer to Appendix A within version 2 of this SI.
Dated: June 2018


CAP1528: Guidance for Part 147 Instructors
Guidance for assessing the qualifications, skills, competency and the revalidation of Part 147 Instructors, Knowledge Examiners, Exam Invigilators and Practical Assessors.
Version 3 includes minor updates and clarification of guidance for Invigilators.
CAP1528 replaces CAA Standards Document 46 v1.
Dated: May 2018


CAP 1654: Exeter Airspace Change Decision
Regulatory Decision for the Exeter airspace change proposal.
Dated: April 2018


CAP1645: Training Com Newsletter Update – Spring 2018
Training Com Newsletter – Spring 2018
Dated: April 2018


CAP1626: CAA Statutory Charges 2018-19: Consultation on Charges (CAA Response Document)
We asked for comments from industry on the 2018/19 charge proposals for the CAA Schemes of Charges to be effective as from 1 April 2018. This document includes the comments received and the outcome.
Dated: March 2018


CAP1637: Guidance Criteria for Declared Training Organisations
The document is designed to be read in conjunction with the regulations and AMCs to assist Training Organisations in making their declaration. Declaration forms will be made available prior to the 8 April 2018.
Dated: February 2018


CAP 493 SI 2018/01: Correction to Section 1, Chapter 7, Paragraph 5B.1
A publication error has resulted in a change contained within Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2016/01 “Change to the Method of Determining the Transition Level” at section 1, chapter 7, paragraph 5B.1 being omitted from the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) at Edition 7. The purpose of this SI is to correct this omission.
Dated: January 2018


CAP1625: Guidance for NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3
This document sets out guidance to NERL from the CAA for the preparation of its business plan for the period from 2020 to 2024.
Dated: January 2018


CAP1616: Airspace Design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements
This document explains the CAA’s regulatory process for changes to airspace design.
Dated: December 2017


CAP1616a: Airspace Design: Environmental requirements technical annex
This document forms a technical annex to CAP 1616, Airspace Design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements. This technical annex outlines relevant methodologies for use in environmental assessments relating to airspace change.
Dated: December 2017


CAP 493: Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1
The Manual of Air Traffic Services contains procedures, instructions and information which are intended to form the basis of air traffic services within the United Kingdom. It is published for the guidance of civil air traffic controllers and may also be of general interest to others associated with civil aviation.

Supplementary Instructions (SIs) to CAP 493 are periodically issued ahead of routine amendments to introduce an entirely new subject, a radical change to existing instructions or to re-emphasise an existing instruction. CAP 493 should be read in conjunction with these Supplementary Instructions.
Dated: November 2017


CAP1581: Pilot Training Review Final Report: Recommendations and Conclusions
This study, initiated and funded by the CAA, looks at all aspects of pilot training in order to ensure relevance as aircraft technologies and training methodologies develop and to identify potential improvement.
Dated: November 2017


CAP1581a: Pilot Training Review Interim Report: Gap Analysis
Supplementing CAP 1581 – Pilot Training Review Final Report: Recommendations and Conclusions, this study, initiated and funded by the CAA, looks at all aspects of pilot training in order to ensure relevance as aircraft technologies and training methodologies develop and to identify opportunities for potential improvement.
Dated: November 2017


CAP1581b: Pilot Training Review Interim Report: Literature Review
Supplementing CAP 1581 – Pilot Training Review Final Report: Recommendations and Conclusions, this study, initiated and funded by the CAA, looks at all aspects of pilot training in order to ensure relevance as aircraft technologies and training methodologies develop and to identify opportunities for potential improvement.
Dated: November 2017


CAP1581c: Pilot Training Review Interim Report: Interview Study
Supplementing CAP 1581 – Pilot Training Review Final Report: Recommendations and Conclusions, this study, initiated and funded by the CAA, looks at all aspects of pilot training in order to ensure relevance as aircraft technologies and training methodologies develop and to identify opportunities for potential improvement.
Dated: November 2017


CAP 772: Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes
Birdstrikes are a cause of damage to aircraft and have the potential to cause an accident. The risk of a birdstrike can however be minimised through the application of appropriate and effective bird control measures adopted by aerodrome operators, working in conjunction with other organisations and specialists.
The principal changes in this revision address changes to bird/wildlife strike occurrence reporting procedures due to Regulation (EU) 376/2014.
Further details concerning the reporting of occurrences can be found at www.caa.co.uk/MOR.
Other significant changes concern: aerodrome habitat and land management, both on and in its surroundings in order to reduce the attractiveness of the area to birds/wildlife; and use of lasers for bird control.
Dated: October 2017


CAP 1599: Helicopter PIC hours – Experience crediting for CPL(A) applicants
This notice informs you of a change in CAA policy in relation to modular CPL(A) course PIC crediting that will be permitted to QMP(H) and CPL(H) pilots.
Dated: October 2017


CAP1597: TrainingCom Autumn 2017
News and advice for the training professional knowledge, best practice and standardisation.
Dated: October 2017


CAP 1530: On the Job Training (OJT) for first type ratings in any category or sub-category
CAP1530 has now been updated to reflect CAA policy regarding extending the authority to overseas based organisations to be able to apply for approved OJT.
Dated: October 2017


CAP1032: Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing
This publication is intended to impart information to providers of air traffic services and guidance to applicants for, and holders of, the aerodrome flight information service officer (aerodrome FISO) licence.
Dated: September 2017


CAP1430: UK Air Traffic Management Vocabulary
The UK Air Traffic Management Vocabulary (ATM), CAP1430, provides the authoritative reference for all terms and abbreviations used within specific CAA Civil Aviation Publications related to ATM. Primarily, these terms and abbreviations have been sourced from European Commission Implementing Regulations, particularly Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air. Where terms and abbreviations are not defined within Commission Implementing Regulations, additional material has been sourced from: Annexes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and, where appropriate, to ICAO documents such as PANS-ATM (Doc 4444); the UK Air Navigation Order and supporting UK policy documentation; and, the EUROCONTROL Airspace Management Handbook.
Dated: August 2017


CAP 797 SI 2017/01: CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual -Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA)
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to detail changes made to the Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual (CAP 797), relating to the amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) by Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 1185/2016
Dated: August 2017


CAP 493 SI 2017/05: Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C Phase 2 Implementation
Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Parts A & B) was incorporated into CAP 493 ‘Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1’ through Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2014/06. Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (SERA Part C) Phase 1 was incorporated into the MATS Part 1 through SI 2017/02. The purpose of this SI is to introduce Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (SERA Part C) Phase 2, which introduces additional requirements.
Dated: August 2017


CAP 493 SI 2017/04: Surveillance Separation Minima: Unknown Traffic
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) is to introduce a change to surveillance separation.
Dated: June 2017


CAP 493 SI 2017/04: Surveillance Separation Minima: Unknown Traffic
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) is to introduce a change to surveillance separation.
Dated: June 2017


CAP 493 SI 2017-03: Incident Reporting
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) is to update Section 6 of CAP 493, the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1.
Dated: June 2017


CAP1530: Licensed Aircraft Engineers: On the Job Training (OJT) for first type ratings in any Category or sub Category
Guidance for engineers OJT for first type ratings in any Category or sub Category within a Part 145.
Dated: May 2017


CAP1528: Guidance for Part 147 Instructors
Guidance for assessing the qualifications, skills, competency and the revalidation of Part 147 Instructors, Knowledge Examiners, Exam Invigilators and Practical Assessors.
CAP1528 replaces CAA Standards Document 46 v1
Dated: May 2017


CAP 774 UK Flight Information Services Edition 3 published
CAP 774 UK Flight Information Services Edition 3 has been published and becomes effective on 25 May 2017.

Aside from minor editorial changes within the foreword, Edition 3 removes the Glossary and abbreviations sections and refers the reader to CAP 1430 the UK Air Traffic Management (ATM) Vocabulary.

As highlighted in CAA Information Notice IN-2016/085, CAP 1430 the UK ATM Vocabulary collates the abbreviations and definitions contained within a number of ATM related CAPs, with this content being subsequently removed from the source documents.
Dated: May 2017


CAP 1531 Gatwick Route 4 RNAV 1 SIDs
We have published our conclusions in respect of modification requirements to Gatwick Route 4 RNAV 1 SIDs and correction requirements relating to Route 4 Conventional SIDs.
Further information about the post implementation review is available on our website.
Dated: April 2017


CAP 797 Edition 3 published – Flight Information Service Officer Manual
CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published today and will become effective on 2 May 2017.
Aside from minor editorial changes, Edition 3 includes significant amendments which remove the Glossary and phraseology sections – referring readers to CAP 1430 the UK ATM Vocabulary and CAP 413 Radio telephony Manual respectively – and takes into account changes introduced by Reg (EU) 376/2014 on occurrence reporting and Reg (EU) 1185/2016 (referred to as ‘SERA C’) and incorporates previously issued Supplementary Instructions.
Dated: April 2017


CAP 1375: Aviation English Research Project: Data analysis findings and best practice recommendations
Dated: April 2017


CAP 746 – Requirements for Meteorological Observations at Aerodromes
CAP 746 contains procedures and information which describe the provision of meteorological observations to civil aviation in the UK and the related regulatory requirements. This update to CAP 746 incorporates minor editorial amendments and changes for clarification purposes. These changes are detailed in the publication’s revision history.
Dated: March 2017


CAP 562: Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Information and Procedures (CAAIP)
Gives general information on a variety of matters concerned with civil aircraft during manufacture, overhaul, repair, maintenance, operation and procedures. CAP 562 is published to support Issue 8 of BCAR A. Issue 4, Amendment 1 (February 2017) Leaflet B-180, Appendix 1-2 (The Consignment by Air of Aircraft Spares and Consumables which meet the Criteria of ‘Dangerous Goods’) has been replaced in its entirety; and Leaflet 34-30 (Radio Altimeters and AVADs for Helicopters) has been technically updated.
Dated: March 2017


CAP 493 SI 2017-02: Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C Phase 1 Implementation
Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Parts A & B) was incorporated into CAP 493 ‘Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1’ through Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2014/06. The purpose of this SI is to introduce Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (SERA Part C) Phase 1 which amends Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 through the addition of several new requirements and revisions to a number of aspects of SERA Part A & B.
Dated: March 2017


CAP 584: Air Traffic Controllers – Training
This document specifies the requirements for the certification of ATC training organisations and approval process for Initial ATC training and Unit courses. Gives guidance on the documentation required to be submitted for approval. This amendment has been produced to update the reference for the Air Traffic Controllers – Licensing CAP which has changed from CAP 744 to CAP 1251. The initial training terminal objectives for ratings have been moved to the CAP 794. This update also reflects the post transition period of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340: the introduction of best practice for the conduct of written examinations.
Dated: March 2017


CAP 777: ATC Surveillance Minimum Altitude Charts in UK Airspace Policy and Design Criteria
CAP 777, defines the responsibilities, purpose and parameters involved when constructing and revising an Air Traffic Control Surveillance Minimum Altitude Chart (ATCSMAC).
The main purpose of the charts are to ensure the appropriate minimum safe levels, in the vicinity of a defined area around the aerodrome (Surveillance Minimum Altitude Area) are promulgated in order to relieve controllers of the responsibility for determining the heights where the sequencing and separation of arriving IFR flights with Primary and/or Secondary Surveillance RADAR is taking place. They also provide pilots with an indication of the minimum altitudes which ATC will allocate when vectoring an aircraft below the published Minimum Sector Altitude (MSA).
Dated: February 2017


CAP1434: UK Flight Information Services
The purpose of this leaflet is to provide guidance to pilots on the types of Air Traffic Services that are available to all flights operating within Class G airspace and, where notified, to VFR flights operating in Class E airspace.
Dated: February 2017


CAP1236: Guidance regarding flight operations in the vicinity of volcanic ash
This guidance aims to provide the essential information regarding planning and undertaking flight operations in or near volcanic ash for pilots, aircraft owners, Air Traffic Service (ATS) staff, aerodrome operators and maintenance engineers.
Dated: February 2017


CAP1500: Compliance report on passenger rights during disruption
Report reviewing compliance of the top 31 airlines with various aspects of Regulation 261/2004, including care and assistance, denied boarding, downgrading and missed connections.
Dated: February 2017


CAP1204: Study on the population trends in the vicinity of ten UK civil airports
This report presents an assessment of population trends in the vicinity of ten UK civil airports. The analysis includes the use of census data from 1991 to 2011.
Dated: February 2017


CAP1506: Survey of noise attitudes 2014: Aircraft
This report describes the Survey of Noise Attitudes 2014 (SoNA 2014), commissioned by the UK Government. It describes the approach to the study, the sampling strategy, the determination of the noise exposure, the analytical approach and the results.
Dated: January 2017


CAP1498: Definition of overflight
In contribution to the development of revised guidance on the Airspace Change Process, this report defines overflight as it relates to airspace regulation; and defines an overflight metric which may be used to quantitatively compare different airspace options.
Dated: January 2017


CAP1038: CAA Check Flight Handbook
The CAA Check Flight Handbook is published to support Issue 8 of BCAR A.
Dated: January 2017


CAP1445: Consumer Panel annual report 2015-16
The Consumer Panel helps the CAA to deliver regulation that positively promotes the interests of consumers.
This is the Panel’s fourth annual report. It sets out the Panel’s views on a range of issues, including Heathrow Airport, runway expansion, complaint handling and ADR and airport surface access.
Dated: December 2017


CAP 437: Standards for offshore helicopter landing areas
This publication provides the criteria applied by the CAA in assessing the standards of offshore helicopter landing areas for worldwide use by helicopters registered in the United Kingdom.
The eighth edition presents several new topics not previously addressed in CAP 437 including a risk assessment for helicopter operations to helidecks in the UKCS which are sub-1D and criteria for parking areas. In addition there is a comprehensive update on the section related to helideck surface including new friction requirements for flat helidecks with micro-texture finishes and for profiled helidecks. An update on best practice for temporary combined operations, multiple platform configurations and helideck movement are also included. This amendment is issued to present the final specification and the installation arrangements for the Lit Touchdown/Positioning Marking Circle and Lit Heliport Identification Marking. Finally the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Requirements for Air Operators, Operational Requirements Part-OPS, Annex VI Part SPA (AMC1 SPA.HOFO.115 Use of offshore locations) are reflected in Appendix material.
Dated: December 2016


CAP1054: Aeronautical Information Management
This CAP has been introduced to notify United Kingdom policy and provide guidance for the origination, management, transmission and distribution of aeronautical data and aeronautical information published in the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package (IAIP).
This CAP also specifies the applicable guidance and acceptable standards for complying with European Regulation (EU) No. 73/2010 & (EU) No. 1029/2014.
Dated: December 2016


CAP1149: Noise monitor positions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports
This report describes the NTK noise monitor positions used by Environmental Research and Consultancy Department (ERCD) between 2007 and 2016 to validate ANCON, the UK civil aircraft noise contour model. This is the third edition of CAP 1149.
Dated: December 2016


CAP1032: Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing
This publication includes information for providers of air traffic services and guidance to applicants for, and holders of, the Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer (Aerodrome FISO) Licence. Edition 2 has been substantially revised and updated, incorporating Supplementary Instructions published on 1 April 2016 and 29 September 2016, alongside improvements to the layout and content of Chapter 3 Medical Requirements. It will become effective on 5 January 2017.
Dated: November 2016


CAP1178: Regulated Suppliers of In-flight Items in the UK
Regulated suppliers of in-flight items and services
Dated: November 2016


CAP1168: Guidance Material for Organisations, Operations and Design Requirements for Aerodromes
Alternative Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for aerodromes that fall within the scope of Commission Regulation (EU) No.139/2014.
Dated: October 2016


CAP1430: UK Air Traffic Management Vocabulary
This document provides the authoritative reference for all terms and abbreviations used within specific CAA Civil Aviation Publications related to Air Traffic Management.
Dated: September 2016


CAP1428: Impacts of space weather on aviation
Provides guidance to airline and airport operators of the likely impacts of space weather on aviation. Mitigation strategies through company Safety Management Systems are strongly encouraged.
Dated: September 2016


CAP 1032 SI 2016/2: CAP 1032 Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction is to detail changes made to the manual of Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer (AFISO) Licensing (CAP 1032), relating to the ‘Grant, Validity and maintenance of the AFISO Licence’.
Dated: September 2016


CAP 791: Procedures for changes to aerodrome infrastructure
The purpose of this document is to give guidance on the procedures to be used to notify the CAA of changes at an aerodrome, covering both infrastructure and management system changes in accordance with EU and National Regulations
Dated: August 2016


CAP1434: UK Flight Information Services
The purpose of this leaflet is to provide guidance to pilots on the types of Air Traffic Services that are available to all flights operating within Class G airspace and, where notified, to VFR flights operating in Class E airspace.
The leaflet supplements CAP 774 UK Flight Information Services.
Dated: August 2016


CAP 493 SI 2016/02: Removal of Section 8 Chapter 2 – Air Traffic Control Licensing
This Supplementary Instruction to the Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 removes Section 8 Chapter 2 entitled Air Traffic Control Licensing.
Dated: August 2016


CAP 747: Mandatory requirements for Airworthiness
CAP 747 now provides a single source of mandatory information for continuing airworthiness as issued by the CAA. Airworthiness Directives for Annex II aircraft published in CAP 476 are now included, those Airworthiness Directives issued by EASA have been removed and are available on the EASA website. Issue 3, amdt 2016/01 has been amended to update Section 1 Part 1, General Information; insert UK CAA AD G-2015-0001R1; replace in entirety GR No 10; and update GRs 17 and 24.
Dated: August 2016


CAP 774:UK Flight Information Services
The UK Flight Information Services (CAP 774) details the suite of air traffic services (ATS) which (excluding aerodrome services) are the only services provided in Class G airspace within the UK Flight Information Region (Where notified, elements of the UK FIS are also provided to aircraft operating in Class E airspace). Therefore, this document is equally applicable to all civilian and military pilots, air traffic controllers, and Flight Information Service Officers. Supplementary guidance for pilots on the the types of Air Traffic Services that are available to all flights operating within Class G airspace and, where notified, to VFR flights operating in Class E airspace is available in CAP1434 UK Flight Information Services.
Dated: June 2016


CAP 797 SI 2016/03: CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual -Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) and Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction is to detail changes made to the Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual (CAP 797), relating to the amendment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air and the publication of Regulation (EU) No. 376/2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation.
Dated: June 2016


CAP1178: Regulated Suppliers of In-flight Items in the UK
Regulated suppliers of in-flight items and services
Dated: June 2016


CAP 797 SI 2016/02: CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual – Use of Runway Designators
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction is to introduce a change to the use of runway designators in RTF messages relating to departure and arrival.
Dated: May 2016


CAP 797 SI 2016/01: CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer Manual – Transition Level
The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction is to introduce a change to the method of determining the transition level.
Dated: May 2016


CAP 493 SI 2016/01: Change to the Method of Determining the Transition Level
This Supplementary Instruction to the Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 amends the method of determining transition level to ensure that the transition level is located at least 300 m (1,000 ft) above the transition altitude.
Dated: May 2016


 

CAP1397: Comment response document: UK Private Pilot Licence and National Private Pilot Licence medical requirements
CAP 1397 is the comment response document giving the outcome of a a public consultation to propose that the medical requirement for a UK Private Pilot Licence or a National Private Pilot Licence holder is to meet the current DVLA Group 1 Ordinary Driving Licence (ODL) standards with no General Practitioner (GP) or Aeromedical Examiner (AME) intervention required, in the majority of cases.
Dated: May 2016


CAP1361: CAA approved commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) operators
Alphabetical listing of CAA-approved commercial operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) operating sub-7kg SUA and/or 7-20kg SUA.
Dated: May 2016


CAP1287: Initial proposals on modifications to NATS (En Route) plc licence in respect of Governance and Ring-fencing
CAA’s initial proposals on how the air traffic services licence of NERL should be amended to meet concerns first identified in the CAA’s Ad Hoc Review of 2012/13. That Review found that the current arrangements for governance and ring-fencing may need to be strengthened to ensure that users are adequately protected from risks which arise outside of the regulated business.
Dated: April 2016


CAP 725: Airspace Change Process Guidance Document
Provides guidance on the various stages of the change process. Although this document contains extracts from the Airspace Charter it should be strictly viewed as guidance material only. Each ACP is unique and this document may not necessarily consider all aspects of any particular change request. Change Sponsors are strongly advised to contact DAP staff before commencing any work
Dated: April 2016


CAP1378: Airspace Design Guidance: Noise Mitigation Considerations when Designing PBN Departure and Arrival Procedures
This document explores the impacts and possibilities of using PBN routes to mitigate noise impacts.
Dated: April 2016


CAP1385: Performance-based Navigation (PBN): Enhanced Route Spacing Guidance
This document describes a Loss of Separation Risk Modelling (LSRM) approach to establishing PBN route spacing.
Dated: April 2016


CAP 403: Flying Displays and Special Events: A Guide to Safety and Administrative Arrangements
This publication sets out the safety and administrative procedures to be followed by the organisers and participants of civil flying displays and special events in the UK. Further information including application forms can be found on the CAA website at www.caa.co.uk/airdisplays
This revision of CAP 403 contains amendments necessary to support implementation of actions contained in two reports from the CAA’s Air Display Review: Actions that impact on UK civil air displays in 2016, published in January 2016 and UK civil air display review: final report, published in April 2016. A full revision of the CAP leading to creation of a new edition will take place later in 2016.
Dated: April 2016


CAP 1032 SI 2016/1: Licensing APPENDIX A
Syllabus for the AFISO Licence Multi-Choice Examinations
Dated: April 2016


CAP1361: CAA approved commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) operators
Alphabetical listing of CAA-approved commercial operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) operating sub-7kg SUA and/or 7-20kg SUA.
Dated: April 2016


CAP1400: UK civil air display review: final report
This is the final report from our Civil Air Display Review, confirming a series of measures aimed at making UK civil air displays even safer. This is the CAA’s third report from our review. This report follows the Progress Report published in October 2015 and the Action Report published in January this year.
Dated: April 2016


CAP1264: Standards for helicopter landing areas at hospitals

The purpose of the CAP is to promulgate design standards and options for new heliports and refurbishments located at hospitals in the United Kingdom. Design standards are based on the international standards and recommended practices in ICAO Annex 14 Volume II. A good heliport design will ensure it is ‘safe and friendly’ for helicopter operations, while accounting also for the clinical needs of a patient; so it’s proximity to the Emergency Department (ED) affords rapid patient transfer without the complication of a secondary transfer by land ambulance.
Dated: March 2016


CAP 764: Policy and Guidelines on Wind Turbines
Revised guidance on wind turbines and their effect on aviation for aviation stakeholders, wind energy developers and LPAs when assessing the viability of wind turbine developments.
Dated: February 2016


CAPs prior to this date should be available via the CAA website – Publications search