Information Notices (New CAA System)

CAA Notifications on Information Notices

 

IN-2017/034: Implementation of Performance Based Navigation – Guidance for Pilots
The purpose of this Information Notice is to give further information on the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) 539/2016 Performance Based Navigation (PBN) that amends Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 (the Aircrew Regulation).
Dated: August 2017


IN-2017/033: Part 145 – Lost Capability
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform Part 145 organisations the actions that may be taken by the CAA where it is identified that an organisation is temporarily unable to fulfil the Part 145 requirements for a particular product, part, appliance or process listed on its approval certificate.
Dated: August 2017


IN-2017/032: De Havilland DH60 Moth, DH82a Tiger Moth and DH83 Fox Moth Aircraft Wing Spar Sets Produced by The Croydon Aircraft Company of New Zealand
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise owners, maintenance organisations and operators of potentially affected aircraft of this developing issue.
Dated: July 2017


IN-2017/031: Aerodrome Rescue and FireFighting Service – Provision of Fire Extinguishing Agents
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise aerodrome operators that CAA intends to withdraw UK Acceptable Means of Compliance (AltMoC) 4 (see CAP1168), and change CAP168 Chapter 8 in order to align the complementary extinguishing agent requirements at UK licensed and certificated aerodromes with the standards and recommended practices of ICAO Annex 14, and EASA acceptable means of compliance (AMC) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014
Dated: July 2017


IN-2017/030: Changes to Subscriptions, Alerts and Information Notices
This Information Notice explains changes to our current subscription and notification service that will take effect from 24 August. From this date, the CAA subscriptions service currently in place will only be used for safety critical updates (Safety Notices, Safety Directives, Emergency Airworthiness Directives, UK Airworthiness Directives and Mandatory Permit Directives) and the Official Records Series. All other alerts and updates will be sent through our SkyWise system which you can access as an app on your phone or tablet, via a website or by subscribing for updates by e-mail.
Dated: July 2017


IN-2017/029: Third Country Licences Issued In Accordance With ICAO Annex I and Their Use Within The United Kingdom
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform Examiners of subject matters to be covered in examinations for Third Country Licences holders.
Dated: July 2017


IN-2017/028: Flight Crew Licensing, Theoretical Knowledge Examinations New Examination Question-delivery System
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight to industry, stakeholders and students the introduction of three additional answer style questions for commercial pilots examinations with the launch of a new delivery platform Quadrant.
Dated: July 2017


IN-2017/027: Compliance Monitoring – Certificated Aerodromes
The purpose of this Information Notice is to enable aerodrome operators to align their compliance monitoring process with the CAA’s oversight cycle. The document contains the compliance questions related to the subjects that form the annual CAA Audit.
Dated: June 2017


IN-2017/026: Implementation of Performance Based Navigation – Guidance for all Operators, Approved Training Organisations and Examiners
The purpose of this Information Notice is to give further information on the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 539/2016 Performance Based Navigation (PBN) that amends Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (the Aircrew Regulation).
Dated: June 2017


IN-2017/025: Changes to Subscriptions, Alerts and Information Notices
This Information Notice explains changes to our current subscription and notification service that will take effect from 24 August. From this date, the CAA subscriptions service currently in place will only be used for safety critical updates (Safety Notices, Safety Directives, Emergency Airworthiness Directives, UK Airworthiness Directives and Mandatory Permit Directives) and the Official Records Series. All other alerts and updates will be sent through our SkyWise system which you can access as an app on your phone or tablet, via a website or by subscribing for updates by e-mail.
Dated: June 2017


IN-2017/024: Making CRM Training Effective and Fit For Purpose – Conference
The purpose of this Information Notice is to publicise a CRM Conference in November 2017.
Dated: June 2017


IN-2017/023: Requirements for Providing Recorded Surveillance Data by ANSPs to the CAA or the AAIB as Required in CAP 670 SUR10
The purpose of this Information Notice is to remind the ANSPs of their obligations for providing recorded surveillance data to the CAA or the AAIB following an accident or an incident. It also clarifies the expectations of the CAA and the AAIB as regards the data required, and provides advance notification of changes to current CAP 670 policy statements affecting surveillance recording and replay systems.
Dated: June 2017


IN-2017/022: Type Rating Instructor (Aeroplane) (TRI(A)) & Synthetic Flight Instructor (Aeroplane) (SFI(A)) Revalidation and Renewal
In addition to the information contained in IN-2016/043 this IN confirms that an applicant for a revalidation of an SFI certificate shall have completed, within 12 Months plus the remainder of the month in which the proficiency check was passed, a proficiency check on each of the types for which privileges are to be revalidated. It further clarifies that a TRI holding priviledges in addition to ‘FFS’ will need to be assessed in a control seat in the FFS during part of a TRI AoC.
Dated: June 2017


IN-2017/021: Verification of Third Country ICAO Licences
The purpose of this Information Notice is to introduce form SRG2142, for the verification of Third Country ICAO Licences. This application form is relevant to persons wishing to apply for a licensing service with the UK CAA on the basis of credits from a Third Country ICAO Licence. Submission of the form grants the UK CAA permission to request confirmation from authority that issued your ICAO licence and medical certificates that these are current, valid and not under any pending or current enforcement action.
Dated: June 2017


IN-2016/043: Type Rating Instructor (Aeroplane) (TRI(A)) & Synthetic Flight Instructor (Aeroplane) (SFI(A)) Revalidation and Renewal
This Information Notice clarifies the requirements for the revalidation and renewal of SFI(A) certificates and TRI(A) certificates that include ‘aircraft’ privileges. It also includes information regarding SFI(A) privileges and conditions.
This Information Notice supersedes IN-2015/064.
Version 2 has been updated to include changes to Paragraph 2.2: A TRI AoC in the FFS must include demonstration of skill relevant to instructing priviledges held. Therefore TRIs wishing to Renew or Revalidate TRI qualifications which include ‘TRI(A) FFS and LIFUS Instructor’, ‘TRI(A) A/C (T/os and ldgs only) and LIFUS Instructor’ or TRI(A) A/C and FFS should be assessed in a control seat in addition to the IOS during the AoC. A TRI(A) only Renewing or Revalidating in the FFS can be assessed solely in a control seat in the FFS. (FCL.935).
Dated: May 2017


IN-2017/020: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the Isle of Man VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: May 2017


IN-2017/019: Guidance to Aerodromes, ANSP and Data Originators on Future Provision of Aeronautical Information
The purpose of this Information Notice is to cancel IN 2015/052 & 2016/064, and support the implementation of aeronautical data requirements in (EU) 139/2014, (EU) 73/2010 and future (EU) 2017/373. This IN also supports CAP 1054.
Dated: May 2017


IN-2017/018: Small Unmanned Aircraft – National Qualified Entities
The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify all persons who may be associated with National Qualified Entities (NQEs), or who may use their services, of the intended role and the scope of the privileges granted under the CAA approval. It will also provide additional guidance on the CAA’s expectations with respect to the assessment process and the standardisation considerations for all CAA approved NQEs.
Dated: May 2017


IN-2017/017: CAA Application Form SRG 1411 – Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) Licence
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide notification of the changes being made to CAA Application form SRG 1411 – Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) Licence
Dated: May 2017


IN-2017/016: Third Country Licences holders Assessment of Knowledge
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform Examiners of subject matters to be covered in examinations for Third Country Licences holders.
Dated: April 2017


IN-2017/015: Part 145 – Maintenance Staff Employment Status
This Information Notice provides guidance to enable Part-145 organisations to establish the employment status of staff engaged on zero hours contracts for the purposes of Part 145.A30(d).
Dated: April 2017


IN-2017/014: UK CAA Interpretation of Principal Place of Business
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform all applicable organisations of the CAA’s interpretation of “Principal place of business”.
Dated: April 2017


IN-2017/013: Third Country Licences Issued In Accordance With ICAO Annex I And Their Use Within The United Kingdom
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise on the policy regarding the use of Third Country Licences and their use within UK Airspace
Dated: April 2017


IN-2017/012: Update – Acceptance of Training Gained Prior to 17 September 2012, Before Proceeding to a Skills Test
The purpose of this Information Notice is to assist in the acceptance of training experience gained before 17/09/2012 This IN updates and supersedes 2016/053.
Dated: April 2017


IN-2017/011: Part-145 – Occasional and Temporary Line Stations
This Information Notice sets out what the CAA considers as a Part 145 occasional or temporary line station, how they may be established and the periods of time that they may remain in place.
Dated: March 2017


IN-2017/010: CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 21 January to 22 March 2017
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide highlights of EASA developments and related CAA activities, covering the period 21 January to 22 March 2017
Dated: March 2017


IN-2017/009: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the Stornoway VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: March 2017


IN-2017/008: 2nd Helicopter Safety Culture Seminar
The purpose of this Information Notice Information Notice is to inform the Helicopter Industry the intent of the Seminar is to promote dialogue and debate amongst the helicopter community with the aim of raising awareness and reducing occurrences
Dated: March 2017


IN-2017/007: Revision to Videos on the Hazards to Flight Safety from the Improper Carriage of Lithium Batteries
The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify aircraft operators and agencies involved with the handling of cargo, passengers and baggage, that the separate videos relating to Flight and Cabin Crew; Cargo and Ramp; and Passenger Handling personnel (as detailed in paragraph 2.5) have been updated.
Dated: March 2017


IN-2017/006: Part-147 Certificates of Recognition Issued by the Hellenic Aviation Training Academy (HATA) – EL.147.0007
The purpose of this Information Notice is in response to an EASA Safety Information Bulletin (‘SIB’) No 2014-32R1 entitled: Alleged Examination Fraud at Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation, Hellenic Aviation Training Academy (‘HATA’) and in consideration of Commission Decision (EU) 2016/2357 in respect of certificates issued by HATA, and Part-66 licenses issued on the basis thereof.
This Information notice also applies to all EASA Part-145 and Part M organisations who are requested to immediately review their certifying staff records to establish if they have issued certifying staff authorisations to Part-66 licenced personnel affected by the contents of this Information Notice.
Dated: January 2017


IN-2017/005: Pilot Support Programme – Guidance for Operators
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform industry of the proposed introduction of legislation to require all operators to have a pilot support programme included in their SMS.
Dated: January 2017


IN-2017/004: CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 17 November 2016 – 20 January 2017
This Information Notice provides highlights of EASA developments and CAA activities covering the period 17 November 2016 to 20 January 2017.
Dated: January 2017


IN-2017/003: Framework for the Competence of Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) Personnel
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to advise industry that following a comprehensive review of the CAA’s Framework for the Competence of Rescue and Fire Fighting Service Personnel (CAP 699) the CAA is publishing CAP 699.
Dated: January 2017


IN-2017/002: EASA Part-SPO (Specialised Operations) Declaration Form
The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify operators affected by the introduction of Part-SPO that the form for submitting declarations is now available to use
Dated: January 2017


IN-2017/001: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the Clacton VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: January 2017


IN-2016/104: Amendment to Part-FCL Licence Document
The purpose of this Information Notice is announce the amendment of the Part-FCL licence document.
Dated: December 2016


IN-2016/103: Dangerous Goods: Operations Manual Requirements
The purpose of this Information Notice is to remind AOC holders of the need to update operations manuals to reflect changes within the 2017-18 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Doc 9284 AN/905). This IN supersedes IN-2014/201.
Dated: December 2016


IN-2016/102: Introduction of the Part-FCL Competency-Based Instrument Rating in the United Kingdom
The purpose of this Information Notice is summarise how pilots may qualify for issue of the competency based instrument rating (CBIR). This IN supersedes IN-2016/011.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/101: Temporary Certificate of Part-FCL Licence Privileges for Ratings or Certificates
The purpose of this Information Notice is to define and explain CAA policy on Temporary Certificates conferring licence ratings and certificates privileges whilst licence endorsement applications are being processed. This IN supersedes IN-2016/027.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/100: Publication of CAP 1032 ‘Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing’ Edition 2
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight the publication on 24 November 2016 of Edition 2 of CAP 1032 Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer Licensing, which will become effective on 5 January 2017
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/099: CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 9 August – 17 November 2016
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide highlights of EASA developments and related CAA activities, covering the period 9 August to 17 November 2016.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/098: Implementation of ICAO Doc 4444 (PANS ATM) Amendment 7 to – SID/STAR Phraseology
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform airspace users of the changes to SID/STAR-related phraseology that will be progressively introduced globally from 10 November 2016, and in the UK approximately late in 2017.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/097: Withdrawal of IP-1, Information on the Application of the Incident Command System at Aerodromes and Aircraft Incidents
The purpose of this Information Notice is to Withdraw IP-1.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/096: Telecommunications Code Operators: General Permitted Development Order (GPDO)
The purpose of this Information Notice is to draw attention to Government’s decision to update the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development (England) Order 2015 [No 596]), which has resulted in changes to the notification process where telecommunication mast extensions are proposed.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/095: UK e-Exam Venues
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight the changes of availability of UK e-exam venues and the closure of two venues for the 2017 timetable.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/094: Winter Operations on Licensed/Certificated Aerodromes
The purpose of this Information Notice is to remind aerodromes and their users of the additional runway condition reports available during operations on certain types of surface contamination.
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/093: Designated Area for the Carriage of Documents – Part-NCO and Part-SPO
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise pilots and operators of aircraft required to comply with Annex VII (Part-NCO) and Annex VIII (Part-SPO) of the documents, manuals and information to be carried on each flight
Dated: November 2016


IN-2016/092: Specialised Operations – EASA Part-SPO
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform industry that the CAA has a website page containing information relevant to those operators who will be conducting future Part-SPO operations under the EASA rules.
Dated: October 2016


IN-2016/091: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the Wallasey VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: October 2016


IN-2016/090: Training of Rescue and Firefighting Service (RFFS) Personnel
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to advise industry that following a comprehensive review of the CAA’s Framework for the competence of rescue and fire fighting service personnel (CAP 699) the CAA is carrying out a short consultation, seeking views from industry on the draft, revised CAP 699.
Dated: October 2016


IN-2016/089: Compliance Monitoring – Certificated Aerodromes
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform Aerodrome Operators of their CM obligations and how it integrates with the CAA Oversight process.
Dated: October 2016


IN-2016/087: New Process for the Application of Maintenance Programmes, Initial and Amendments
The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify organisations of changes to the maintenance programmes
Dated: September 2016


IN-2016/086: Notification of Amendment to the Requirements for the UK National Private Pilots Licence – NPPL(A) with a Microlight Aeroplane Class Rating
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide NPPL Microlight holders with updates to the licence requirements with the implementation of ANO 2016.
Dated: September 2016


IN-2016/085: Introduction of CAP 1430 ‘UK ATM Vocabulary’
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight the publication on 29 September 2016 of a new document, the ‘UK ATM Vocabulary’ (CAP 1430), which will become effective on 5 January 2017
Dated: September 2016


IN-2016/084: Avoidance of Incidents Related to Controlled Flight Into Terrain When Under Air Traffic Control Radar Control
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide advice on monitoring techniques to avoid inadvertent CFIT events when in receipt of an air traffic service and especially when being radar vectored.
Dated: September 2016


IN-2016/082: The Future of the Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating (IMC Rating) as the Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R))
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide guidance on the privileges of and requirements to instruct for the Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R)). This Information Notice supersedes IN-2015/009.
Dated: September 2016


IN-2016/081: Eligibility of Pilots to Conduct Check Flights
The purpose of this Information Notice is to describe the arrangements that should be in place to ensure that pilots selected to conduct airworthiness check flights are suitably qualified and experienced. This Information Notice supersedes IN-2014/052.
Dated: September 2016


IN-2016/078: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the Aberdeen VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: August 2016


IN – 2016/077: Changes to Part-M and Part-145 Effective 25 August 2016
The purpose of this Information Notice is to remind Part-145 and Part M Subpart F Maintenance Organisations, and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations and Independent Part 66 Licensed Engineers that amendment in Sept 2015 to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1321/2014 applies from 25 August 2016.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/076: Conformance with Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Restrictions
The purpose of this Information Notice is to remind all stakeholders of some of their obligations with regard to ATFM and flight planning.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/075: Applications for Part-FCL Validation of Flight Crew Licences by Pilots Receiving Remuneration from Non-Commercial Air Transport Flight Operations
This Information Notice concerns applications for Part-FCL validation of third country ICAO flight crew licences by pilots not engaged in commercial air transport (CAT) operations. Current UK legislation requires that affected pilots should complete the process of licence validation by 25 August 2016, but administrative delays due to failures to amend necessary application forms require adoption of temporary processes using old forms.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/074: AMC1 FCL.1015(d)(7) Examiner Standardisation Extension of an Examiner Certificate to Further Types
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to advise on the policy regarding Type Rating Examiner – Helicopters (TRE(H)), wishing to extend their examiner privileges on to a new type and the requirement for a further examiner check – Assessment of Competence (AoC).
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/073: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Air Navigation Order 2016
The purpose of this Information Notice IN) is to notify all persons who may be associated with the operation of small unmanned aircraft of the new Order and to provide guidance on the effects of the changes. From a small unmanned aircraft perspective, the changes to the order primarily consist of a renumbering of the articles and a change of the layout of the document, and there are no significant amendments to the actual regulations. However, those that have a need to make reference to the Order or the relevant articles should take careful note of the changes.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016072: Applications for Exemption From the Part-FCL Base Training Requirements of the MPL Advanced Phase Base Training Minima
This Information Notice outlines what progress is being made following presentation of industry concerns to EASA and explains how requests may now be made for temporary approval to apply ICAO provisions to reduce the minimum required number of base training take-offs and landings from 12 to 6.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/071: CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 4 March to 8 August 2016
This Information Notice (IN) provides highlights of EASA developments and CAA activities covering the period 4 March 2016 to 8 August 2016.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/069: Surveillance Performance and Interoperability Regulation (SPI IR) Stage 2 Review – Launch of the Online Data Survey by EASA SPI Rule Making Task
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform the industry of the launch of the “online survey” to gather the necessary data from the European industry stakeholders for the purposes of revising the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 1207/2011 of 22 November 2011 laying down requirements for the performance and the interoperability of surveillance for the single European sky (SPI IR).
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/068: Changes to EASA ‘Grandfathered’ Equipment, Parts and Appliances: Revised Regulatory Status
The purpose of this Information Notice is to update the position previously notified in IN-2014/142 regarding ‘grandfather provisions’ for design changes to EASA Equipment, Parts and Appliances originally certified prior to 28 September 2003.
This Information Notice supersedes IN-2014/142
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/067: Changes to UK Meteorological Observing and Forecast Arrangements for Civil Aviation ICAO Annex 3 – Amendment 77
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide users with a summary of changes included in ICAO Annex 3 – Amendment 77, and to set out how the UK will implement these changes.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/066: Requirement to Convert Flight Crew Licences Issued under the UK ANO and JAR-FCL 1 & 2 to Part-FCL
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise UK and JAR licence holders of the need for conversion to Part FCL licences by April 2018.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/065: Part-FCL Senior Examiner Seminars (Multi Pilot and Single Pilot High Performance Complex Aeroplanes and Helicopters)
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform industry of the upcoming conference.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/064: CAA Publication – Update on Aeronautical Information Management (CAP 1054)
The purpose of this Information Notice is to clarify the impacts of EASA NPA 2016-02 upon (EU) No. 73/2010 (ADQIR) compliance activities upon UK stakeholders.
Dated: August 2016


IN-2016/063: Notification of the Change in Process for the Issue of an ATCO Licence Assessor Endorsement
The purpose of this IN is to advise of the change in process for the issue of an air traffic controller licence assessor endorsement.
Dated: July 2016


IN-2016/062: Helicopter Safety Culture Seminar
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advertise the ‘Helicopter Safety Culture Seminar’ to be held at CAA Gatwick on 8 December 2016.
Dated: July 2016


IN-2016/061: Single European Sky CAA Information Bulletin
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide an update on European ATM and European Aviation Agency (EASA) Air Navigation Service/Air Traffic Management (ANS/ATM) activities from the CAA.
Dated: July 2016


IN-2016/056: Publication of CAP 1251 ‘Air Traffic Controllers – Licensing’
The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify industry of the publication of CAP 1251
Dated: July 2016


IN-2016/055: Sports Parachuting Aircraft – Operators and Pilots
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to provide an update on the progress of new European aviation rules relating to aircraft operators and pilots providing aircraft for sports parachuting flights in the United Kingdom.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/054: Implementation of Part-NCO
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise the GA community that the EASA Air Operations Regulations 965/2012 will enter into force on 25 August 2016.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/053: Acceptance of Training Gained Prior to 17 September 2012, Before Proceeding to a Skills Test
The purpose of this Information Notice is to assist in the acceptance of training experience gained before 17 September 2012.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/052: EASA ED Decision 2016/09/R Rescue and Firefighting Services – Remission Factor, Cargo Flights, etc.
This Information Notice advises aerodrome operators that, subject to the prior approval of CAA, remission factor may be implemented, and provides guidance on the aspects to be considered and implementation steps to be taken. This IN supersedes IN-2014/089.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/051: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
This Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the St Abbs VHF VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/049: Part-FCL, Appendix 9 The Meaning of ‘Available’ in the Context of the Use of Flight Simulators and Other Training Devices for Pilot Licensing Purposes
The purpose of this Information Notice is to define ‘available’ in the context of FSTDs.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/048: Part 66 Licence: The Acceptance of On the Job Training (OJT) in Support of the First Type Rating
The purpose of this Information Notice is to set out the process for the UK Civil Aviation Authority to receive and process EASA Form 19 engineering licence application forms; for the first type rating or the addition of a new category or sub category of a UK CAA issued EASA Part 66 Licence. As part of the Part 66 licence assessment process, the CAA reviews On the Job Training (OJT) work records/work sheets supplied by an applicant. This IN identifies the documentation that is required be submitted to assist with these assessments.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/047: CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight the publication of Edition 22 of CAP 413 Radiotelephony Manual
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/044: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) on Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD)
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide guidance for fixed-wing FSTD operators, AOC holders and ATO’s regarding the conduct of UPRT on FSTDs in compliance with Part-ORO.
Dated: June 2016


IN-2016/043: Type Rating Instructor (Aeroplane) (TRI(A)) & Synthetic Flight Instructor (Aeroplane) (SFI(A)) Revalidation and Renewal
This Information Notice clarifies the requirements for the revalidation and renewal of SFI(A) certificates and TRI(A) certificates that include ‘aircraft’ privileges. It also includes information regarding SFI(A) privileges and conditions. This Information Notice supersedes IN-2015/064.
Dated: May 2017


IN-2016/042: Amendment to AIP GEN 1.5-5.3 Carriage of SSR Transponder Equipment
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight changes in the AIP with regard to the transponder carriage exemption process
Dated: May 2017


IN-2016/041: UK Derogations Notified under Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 Article 12 including Extension to the Annex III Opt Out for Individuals using Third Country Licences
This IN is intended to notify publication of ORS4 No. 1171 regarding “Amended use of Derogations Notified to the European Commission by the United Kingdom under Article 12 of the Aircrew Regulation effective 8 April 2016.
This IN supersedes IN-2016/036.
Dated: May 2016


IN-2016/040: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform stakeholders about the impact of the temporary withdrawal of the Strumble VOR to allow equipment replacement.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/039: ORA.GEN.130 Changes to Organisations
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise Approved Training Organisations (ATO) how to make various changes to their organisation’s structure, procedures, personnel, facilities and equipment. Some changes require formal CAA Approval, other changes on occasion do not require prior CAA approval. The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to highlight details for both procedures.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/038: Reminder to ANSPs and ITOs Regarding the Process for the Certification of Air Traffic Controller Training Organisations
The purpose of this IN is to remind Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Initial Training Organisations (ITOs) of the process for the certification of air traffic controller training organisations in accordance with European Regulation (EU) 2015/340 on air traffic controller licensing and certification.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/036: Concerning individuals using Third Country Licences for Non-Commercial Flights in Aircraft Registered in a Third Country and individuals using Third Country Licences for Non-Commercial Flights in Aircraft Registered in the United Kingdom
The purpose of this Information Notice is to confirm the granting of an Exemption covering Third Country Licence holders flying Third Country and UK Registered aircraft without having to hold a Part-FCL licence or a Validation.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/034: Balloons: Congested Area take-off, Becalmed Landing and Open-air Assembly Permission and Exemption
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to alert all balloonists of the publication of a new permission and exemption ORS4 1157 which allows any hot-air balloon (the ‘balloon’) to take off or land within, and to fly over, a congested area of a city, town or settlement below a height of 1,000 feet above the highest fixed obstacle within a horizontal radius of 600 metres of the aircraft, subject to the conditions specified in the permission and exemption.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/033: RFFS Training – Live Fire Drills
The purpose of this Information Notice is to clarify the interpretation of UK-CAA regarding the requirement for RFFS personnel to participate in live fire drills commensurate with the types of aircraft, and type of rescue and firefighting equipment in use at the aerodrome, including pressure fed fuel fires.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/032: Single European Sky CAA Information Bulletin
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide an update on European ATM and European Aviation Agency (EASA) Air Navigation Service/Air Traffic Management (ANS/ATM) activities from the CAA.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/031: Release of the ECCAIRS European Reporting Portal, a provision of Regulation (EU) No. 376/2014 on the Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation
This information notice follows on from IN-2015/117 published in December 2015 and provides an updated set of FAQs and answers following recent developments and updates from both the European Commission and EASA.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/030: CHIRP The Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme
The purpose of this Information Notice is to describe the services provided by CHIRP – the Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme.
Dated: April 2016


IN-2016/028: Electronic Delivery of CAA Airworthiness Approval, Acceptance and Acknowledgement Letters
As part of the CAA programme to modernise its services and improve communications with its stakeholders, the CAA is pleased to announce the implementation of the next stage of its digital by default strategy.
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/027: Temporary Certificate of Part-FCL Licence Privileges for Ratings or Certificates
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to notify that the UK CAA has decided to implement the provision of ARA.FCL.215(d) and to set out the conditions to be fulfilled before issuing temporary Part-FCL licence privileges for Ratings or Certificates to applicants where the UK CAA is their Competent Authority.
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/026: Rotorcraft – Critical Parts Awareness and Training
This Information Notice provides guidance on the identification, handling and management of critical parts installed on rotorcraft. It has been produced to address recommendation (R24) published in CAP 1145, which stated: “EASA to provide additional guidance material to improve standardisation in the approach to the classification of critical parts to minimise inconsistencies in the instructions for continuing airworthiness and where appropriate to require revisions to existing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness.”
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/025: Approved Training Organisations and Registered Training Facilities Requirements for Pilots’ Aircraft Checklists and Related Content in Theoretical Knowledge
The purpose of this Information Notice is to advise as to the importance of ensuring aircraft checklists are current for the aircraft concerned.
This IN supersedes IN2012/040.
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/024: CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 26 January to 3 March 2016
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide highlights of EASA developments and related CAA activities, covering the period 26 January to 3 March 2016.
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/023: Notification of Amendment to Military Credit Report
The purpose of this Information Notice is to notify 22 Gp and serving military pilots of amendment 1 to the military credit report, pending completion of CAP 804 update.
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/022: Temporary Increase to Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) Approval Timescales
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform sponsors of Instrument Flight Procedures that timescales for approval of such procedures in the short term will be lengthened and in the longer term agreed with the CAA at the early stages of the project.
Dated: March 2016


IN-2016/020: NOTAM Policy Procedural Changes
The purpose of this Information Notice is to raise awareness of procedural changes to NOTAM Policy. It replaces an early Information Notice (IN-2015/102) and contains minor operational changes.
The policy introduces procedural changes with the objective of increasing efficiency in the way NOTAM are managed and reducing the duration they remain in the NOTAM system. NOTAM with permanent information will be incorporated into an appropriate place holder within the UK AIP, by the next available AIRAC date.
Transition from AIS to AIM within the UK in accordance with the ICAO Roadmap, has resulted in the CAA and MOD agreeing to develop a joint and integrated approach. Accordingly under the joint and integrated approach, Military series messages (aeronautical warnings) to pilots will be discontinued and issued as Civil NOTAM.
Dated: February 2016


IN-2016/019: Policy Statement Establishment and Dimensions of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ)
The purpose of this Information Notice is to highlight the publication of the CAA policy for the Establishment and Dimension of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ).
Dated: February 2016


IN-2016/018: Policy for RNAV Holding Attached to Arrival Procedures in UK Airspace
This IN referes to an interim policy statement in the progression towards the introduction of RNAV holding in the UK. The implementation of the London Airspace Management Programme (LAMP) has been a driver in the formulation of this policy.
Dated: February 2016


IN-2016/017: Oxford Airport Frequency Monitoring SSR Code 4517
The purpose of this Information Notice is to promulgate the implementation of a Frequency Monitoring SSR Code for Oxford Airport. The code is taken from their existing SSR allocation and has been subject to a consultation with the CAA ATM Inspector. No potential concerns have been raised. The change will be submitted into the AIRAC 05/2016 via AIP Change Request.
Dated: February 2016


IN-2016/016: CAA Statutory Charges 2016/17 Consultations
The purpose of this Information Notice is to provide awareness to all industry of the launch of two CAA Statutory Charges 2016/17 Consultations: i) the CAA Statutory Charges 2016/17 Consultation (Excluding Air Display and Low Flying Permission Proposed Charges) and ii) the CAA Statutory Air Display and Low Flying Permission Charges Consultation.
Dated: February 2016


IN-2016/015: Publication of CAP 764: CAA Policy and Guidelines on Wind Turbines Issue 6
The purpose of this Information Notice is to promulgate the publication of Issue 6 to CAP 764: CAA Policy and Guidelines on Wind Turbines. Issue 6 is publicised following a lengthy consultation with both external and CAA stakeholders. It simplifies radar effects paragraphs and returns the more complicated radar detail to CAP 670. Potential Mitigation Measures were also taken directly from CAP 670 therefore detailed explanations are removed from CAP 764 with only a summary retained. Issue 6 also incorporates CAA Policy Statements on the ‘Lighting of Wind Turbine Generators in United Kingdom Territorial Waters (22 November 2012)’ and the ‘Failure of Aviation Warning Lights on Offshore Wind Turbines (27 April 2012)’. CAA Policy Statement ‘Lighting of En-Route Obstacles and Onshore Wind Turbines (1 April 2010)’ remains extant. Appendices concerning radar assessment methodology and references are removed, the latter being comprehensively covered by hyperlinks and footnotes within the document. Issue 6 has been comprehensively reviewed and updated where necessary to reflect current information and practices. It replaces Issue 5 completely.
Dated: January 2016


IN-2016/014: CAA Information Bulletin on EASA Developments – 4 December 2015 to 25 January 2016
This Information Notice provides highlights of EASA developments and CAA activities covering the period 4 December 2015 to 25 January 2016.
Dated:January 2016


IN-2016/013: Planned Withdrawal of Retail Very Low Bandwidth Leased Lines (Analogue Private Circuits and KiloStream)
British Telecom (BT) is withdrawing all its remaining sub-2Mbit/s leased lines, (sometimes referred to as very low bandwidth leased lines, Analogue Private Circuits or KiloStream), on 31 March 2020 and it is vital that all remaining users migrate onto other services before that date. It is highly likely other communication providers will withdraw similar services if they utilise parts of the BT infrastructure. The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to raise awareness of the forthcoming withdrawal and ensure service providers have adequate time to assess the impact of the change on their operational and business systems.
Dated: January 2016


IN-2016/012: Farnborough Lower Airspace Radar Service (LARS) Boundary Change
The purpose of this Information Notice is to promulgate the changes to the Farnborough LARS North and East service provision areas, and is effective from 03 March 2016.
Dated: January 2016


IN-2016/011: Introduction of the Part-FCL Competency-Based Instrument Rating in the United Kingdom
The second 2014 amendment to the Aircrew Regulation (Regulation (EC) 1178/2011 as amended) has introduced an alternative route to obtaining an Instrument Rating (IR) that is often referred to as the “Competency Based Instrument Rating” (CBIR). This Information Notice sets out the means by which the holders of UK-issued Part-FCL licences may qualify for an IR via this route.
This Information Notice supersedes IN-2014/129.
Dated: January 2016


IN-2016/010: Introduction of the Part-FCL En-Route Instrument Rating in the United Kingdom
The third amendment to the Aircrew Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 as amended), has introduced a new rating for flight in accordance with the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in aeroplanes. It is called the En-route Instrument Rating (EIR). This Information Notice sets out the means by which the holders of UK-issued Part-FCL licences may qualify for an EIR. (Part-FCL is Annex I to the Aircrew Regulation).
This IN supersedes IN-2014/169.
Dated: January 2016


IN-2016/009: Single European Sky CAA Information Bulletin
This Information Notice provides the latest in a regular series of updates on Single European Sky (SES) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Air Navigation Service/Air Traffic Management (ANS/ATM) activities from the CAA.
Dated:January 2016


IN-2016/006: Replacement of Controller Licences in Accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/340 of 20 February 2015
The purpose of this IN is to inform industry of the CAA process for the issue of an ATCO licence in accordance with European Commission (EU) No. 2015/340.
Dated:January 2016


IN-2016/004: Designation of UK Examiners for Skill Tests for Initial Issue of Licences, Ratings and Certificates
This Information Notice applies to the holders of examiner certificates issued by the UK CAA. The equivalent information for non-UK examiners is published in Information Notice IN 2016/003 ‘Procedures for Examiners Holding Part-FCL Certificates Issued by Countries Other than the UK’.
This Information Notice supersedes IN-2014/110.
Dated: January 2016


IN-2016/003: Procedures for Examiners Holding Part-FCL Certificates Issued by Countries Other than the UK
This Information Notice applies to the holders of examiner certificates issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Member State authorities other than the UK CAA (non-UK examiners). The equivalent information for UK examiners is published in Information Notice IN-2016/004.
This Information Notice supersedes IN-2015/050
Dated:January 2016


IN-2015/121: London Airspace Management Programme (LAMP) Phase 1A Airspace Change Proposal
The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform relevant stakeholders.
Dated: December 2015


IN-2015/120: EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2015-20 Private Pilot Training Outside of an ATO
The purpose of this Information Notice is to update the Flight Training Industry of the proposal to introduce a new approach to non-commercial pilot training in Europe, based on a less prescriptive approach than the existing ATO framework
Dated: December 2015


IN-2015/119: NATS VOR Replacement Programme
The NATS has historically operated 46 Doppler VHF Omni Range (DVOR) navigation beacons across the UK to provide an en-route navigation service as either stand alone beacons or co-located with Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) beacons. The age of these facilities means that either replacement or withdrawal has become necessary. In line with the ECAC-wide Navigation Strategy and following the extension of the mandate for the carriage of RNAV equipment to all levels in controlled airspace, the CAA has approved in principle a reduction in the VOR infrastructure from 46 to 19 sites. Equipment at the retained sites will gradually be replaced and each replacement will result in the facility being unavailable for use for approximately three months with any co-located DME also being unavailable during this period.
Dated: December 2015


IN-2015/118: Halon 1211 – Fire Extinguishing Agent – Removal from Use at Aerodromes
Halons are ozone-depleting substances listed as controlled substances in Group III of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009. Their production in EU Member States has been banned since 1994, in line with the requirements of the Montreal Protocol. Their use, however, continues to be permitted for certain ‘critical uses’ including use on Airport Rescue and Firefighting Service (RFFS) vehicles, and to protect aircraft in hangars and maintenance areas.
The purpose of this Information Notice (IN) is to remind aerodrome operators that the above ‘critical use’ permission ends on 31 December 2016 after which the Halon must not be used.
Dated: December 2015


IN-2015/117: Publication of Regulation (EU) No. 376/2014 on the Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation (Updated)
This information notice amends IN-2015/107 published in November 2015 and provides an updated set of FAQs and answers following recent developments and updates from both the European Commission and EASA.
Dated: December 2015


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