Official Series 4 (ORS4)

CAA Notifications on OSR4

 

ORS4 No.1406: Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight by up to Six People
This exemption allows flights in non-EASA aircraft to take advantage of the more permissive ‘cost sharing’ rules for EASA aircraft, as described in Article 6 (4a) of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1405: COVID-19: Part 147 Exemption for Basic Training Schools against the 90% Attendance Requirement
This Exemption provides alleviation to the current attendance requirements as listed in Part 147.
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1404: Covid 19 – Outbreak: Applicability of Requirements on Performance Based Navigation Training
Due to COVID 19 restriction measures it has not been possible for individuals to carry out the required PBN training. This exemption extends the period by which individuals must complete this training until April 2021
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1403: Glider and SLMGs – Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders at and above FL 100 up to FL 195 in Designated Areas
This document provides an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195.
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1402: COVID-19 – ATCO On-the-Job Training Instructor (OJTI) Extension to Training Privileges
This exemption is to assist Air Traffic Control (ATC) Units that have needed to temporarily reduce staffing levels for the COVID-19 crisis to re-commence training without all ATCOs with OJTI endorsements first having to complete a six-month operational period prior to commencing OJT instruction.
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1401: Covid-19 Outbreak: Recency Exemption for Training Personnel involved in Supervision of Line Flying – Commercial Air Transport Only
The intent of this exemption is to assist an operator to return aircrew to recency by using TRIs or TREs or line supervisors who have exceeded the recency requirements of 90 days stated within FCL.060, but must not have exceeded 120 days (this is an update of ORS4 No. 1390)
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1400: Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for New Members of UK Model Flying Associations
General Exemption which removes the requirement to register as an SUA operator for members who have joined certain UK Model Flying Associations on or after 15th June 2020, for a period of 90 days, at which point they will have been registered by their respective associations.
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1399: COVID-19 – Air Traffic Control Officers Recency Validity Extension
ISSUED IN ERROR _ This exemption allows individual ATCOs to be extended beyond the normal 90 days recency requirements, provided the ANSP has permission form their CAA ATS inspector
Dated: July 2020


ORS4 No.1398: Carriage of Alcohols, Not Otherwise Specified, Ethanol Solution and Isopropanol Carried in the Aircraft Cabin
In line with government recommendations relating to COVID-19, the CAA has issued an approval to allow UK operators of UK registered aircraft to carry and use hand sanitiser in the cabin.
UK Operators holding a UK Dangerous Goods approval, who chose to carry replacement hand sanitiser within the aircraft cargo compartment must do so in full compliance with the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO TI).
Dated: June 2020


ORS4 No.1397: Balloon Pilots – Congested Area Take-Off, Becalmed Landing & Open-Air Assembly Permission and Exemption
This permission and exemption allows balloon pilots to take-off within or near a congested area below a height of 1000 feet above the highest fixed obstacle within 600m and to take off or land within 1000m of open-air assembly of 1000 persons, subject to certain conditions. It also permits a balloon to land in a congested area if it is becalmed.
Dated: June 2020


ORS4 No.1396: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Registration and Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Control Line Model Aircraft Flights
General Exemption which allows the flight of Control Line model aircraft without the need to comply with the SUA operator registration or remote pilot competency requirements.
Dated: June 2020


ORS4 No.1395: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of an Appropriate UK Model Aircraft Association Achievement Certificate
General Exemption which removes the requirement for holders of specified achievement certificates/awards issued by UK Model Aircraft Associations from the requirements of ANO article 94F (requirement for acknowledgement of remote pilot competency) until 30 December 2020.
Dated: June 2020


ORS4 No.1394: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots Operating under a CAA Permission or Exemption
General Exemption which removes the requirement for remote pilots flying in accordance with a permission, exemption or operational authorisation issued by the CAA from the requirements of ANO article 94F (requirement for acknowledgement of remote pilot competency) until 30 December 2020
Dated: June 2020


ORS4 No.1393: Use of National Permit to Fly Aircraft for Flight Instruction and Self-Fly Hire
Article 42 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 declares that National Permit to Fly aircraft cannot be used for commercial operations or for hire. This permission allows remunerated training and self-fly hire in permit to fly aircraft subject to certain conditions.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1392: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Operations in Accordance with a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Specific Approval
General exemption for any helicopter flying on a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) flight in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 (‘the Air Operations Regulation’) from the requirements of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) with regards to minimum heights and Visual Flight Rules.
Re-issued to enable HEMS operations to be conducted without helmets during the transport of COVID-19 suspected cases.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1391: Rigid Outer Packaging for Biological Substances, Category B, UN3373 Samples
In support of the Government’s drive to increase testing for COVID-19 the CAA exempts UK shippers, operators, their agents and the Royal Mail Group PLC, from the requirement for rigid outer packaging, as required by the Technical Instructions for the transport by air, of patient samples classified as Biological Substances, Category B, UN3373.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1390: Covid-19 Outbreak: Recency Exemption for Line Training Personnel involved in Supervision of Line Flying – Commercial Air Transport Only
The intent of this exemption is to assist an operator to return aircrew to recency by using TRIs or TREs or line supervisors who have exceeded the recency requirements of 90 days stated within FCL.060, but must not have exceeded 120 days
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1389: Standardised European Rules of the Air – VFR and Special VFR Flights Within the Manchester Low Level Route
General exemption from the ATC clearance requirements of SERA.6001(4) (Classification of airspaces) when flying within the Manchester Low Level Route (See UK AIP EGCC AD2.22). Authorisation (under SERA.8005(b)(5) (Operation of air traffic control service)) for standard separation not to be provided between special VFR flights operating within the Manchester Low Level Route, subject to the specified conditions. This replaces ORS4 No 1357.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1388: 75 MHz Marker Beacon Receiver – Public Transport Aircraft
General Exemption from Article 119 and Scale H of Schedule 6, Part 2 of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for a 75 MHz marker beacon.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1387: Part 66 Appendix III – Aircraft Type Training and Examination Standard in Light of COVID 19
Part 66 Appendix III – Aircraft Type Training and Examination Standard in Light of COVID 19
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1386: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Delay to Implementation of the Six-Month Validity Rule Applied to Skills Test or Assessment of Competence
This exemption applies to applicants for the issue of a licence, rating or certificate. The exemption provides alleviation from the six-month time limit recently applied to the skills test or assessment of competence by the recent amendment to EU Legislation.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1385: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Extension of Validity and other time periods for EASA Licences, Ratings, Privileges, Endorsements and Certificates of Aeroplane and Helicopter Pilots, Instructors and Examiners Co
This exemption deals with the extension of validity and other time periods for EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and certificates of aeroplane and helicopter pilots, instructors and examiners.
The CAA updated this exemption to ensure that the Government’s COVID-19 regulations are fully considered by all concerned.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1384: Extension of Validity Periods for Licences, Ratings, Certificates and Training and Checking of Aircrew and Crew Operating under a UK National or Police Air Operator’s Certificate
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the CAA exempts all aeroplane and helicopter commercial pilots with an EASA licence operating for the holder of a UK National AOC or PAOC from the normal validity periods for licences, certificates and ratings that expire before the 31st October 2020 and specific operator training requirements subject to the conditions in the exemption.
The CAA updated this exemption to ensure that the Government’s COVID-19 regulations are fully considered by all concerned.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1383: Covid-19 Outbreak: Extension of validity Periods for Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Aircrew, Instructors, Examiners, Aircraft Maintenance Licence Holders and Air Traffic Controllers
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidance, the Civil Aviation Authority (‘the CAA’), exempts all operators, aircrew, instructors, examiners, aircraft maintenance licence holders and air traffic controllers for whom the CAA is the Competent Authority from the normal validity periods for licences, certificates and ratings that expire before the 31s October 2020 subject to the conditions in the exemption.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1382: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Extension of Validity and other Time Periods for UK National Licences, Ratings, Privileges, Endorsements and Certificates of Balloon Pilots, Instructors and Examiners
This exemption covers Balloon licence holders, instructors and examiners, allowing alleviations from the standard requirements.
Please see CAP 1917 for further details.
Dated: May 2020


ORS4 No.1381: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Extension of Validity and other Time Periods for Licences, Ratings, Privileges, Endorsements and Certificates of Balloon and Sailplane Pilots, Instructors and Examiners
This exemption provides alleviations for Balloon and Sailplane pilots at this time of difficulties and the need to follow Government COVID-19 regulations.
Please see CAP 1917 for further details.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1380: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will apply the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, Article 12(4), restricted to the holders of licence certificate issued by t
To permit FAA licence holders to exercise private privileges within UK airspace until a Bi-lateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) is concluded with the USA.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1379: Covid-19 – Extension of the Validity Period for Recurrent Dangerous Goods Training
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the CAA exempts any UK shipper and agent thereof, any UK aircraft operator and any agent thereof, and any agent for a non-UK aircraft operator from the requirements of the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2002 (“AN(DG)R”) regulation 13(5) that recurrent dangerous goods training shall take place not less than every two years.
Additionally, the CAA exempts any aircraft operator for whom the CAA is the Competent Authority from the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 ORO.GEN.110(j) and SPA.DG.105(a) that dangerous goods training programmes shall be established as required by the Technical Instructions in so far as recurrent training is to be completed every 24 months.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1378: COVID-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew
This exemption permits the extension of the validity of ratings and endorsements on licences issued under the ANO
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1377: Installation of a Temporary Separation Barrier between the Flight Deck and Cabin Area of Aircraft used to Transport Key Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This exemption provides some protection for flight crew from the possibility of contracting the COVID-19 virus when transporting asymptomatic key workers by air in small aircraft during the pandemic.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1376: COVID-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew
This exemption permits the extension of the validity of ratings and endorsements on licences issued under the ANO.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1375: Small Unmanned Aircraft – COVID19 Pandemic – Emergency Services Response
General Exemption which allows a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft in support of the Police response while enforcing the Government restrictions resulting from the COVID19 pandemic.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1374: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Extension of validity and other time periods for EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and certificates of aeroplane and helicopter pilots, instructors and examiners co
This exemption deals with the extension of validity and other time periods for EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and certificates of aeroplane and helicopter pilots, instructors and examiners.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1373: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Expansion of Scope and Extension of Validity Period of a Temporary Flight Crew Licensing Certificate for the Initial Issue or Renewal of a Pilot Licence, Rating and Instructor or
This is an expansion of scope and extension of validity period of a temporary Flight Crew Licensing Certificate, issued as an emergency measure during the current COVID-19 outbreak
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1372: Exemption from the Requirement for Rigid Outer Packaging for Biological Substances, Category B, UN3373 samples
In support of the Government’s drive to increase testing for COVID-19 the CAA exempts UK shippers, operators, their agents and the Royal Mail Group PLC, from the requirement for rigid outer packaging, as required by the Technical Instructions for the transport by air, of patient samples classified as Biological Substances, Category B, UN3373.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1371: Installation of a Temporary Separation Barrier between the Cockpit and Cabin area of Aircraft used to Transport Key Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This exemption provides some protection for flight crew from the possibility of contracting the COVID-19 virus when transporting asymptomatic key workers by air in small aircraft during the pandemic.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1370: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft
This 7-month exemption is granted to allow UK EASA PPL (H&A) and LAPL (H&A) holder to continue to operate UK EASA aircraft having made a medical self-declaration in order to reduce demand on the AMEs during the on-going COVID-19 outbreak.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1369: Glider and SLMGs – Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders in Temporary Reserved Area (Gliders)
This document provides an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified Temporary Reserved Area (Gliders).
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1367: Covid 19 – Extension of Validity Periods for Licences, Ratings, Certificates and Training and Checking of Aircrew and Crew Operating under a UK National or Police Air Operator’s Certificate
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the CAA exempts all aeroplane and helicopter commercial pilots with an EASA licence operating for the holder of a UK National AOC or PAOC from the normal validity periods for licences, certificates and ratings that expire before the 31st October 2020 and specific operator training requirements subject to the conditions in the exemption.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1366: Launching of Self-Propelled Hang-Gliders with Wheels
Allows an aircraft, of the specified characteristics, to comply with the Air Navigation Order 2016 as if it met the definition of a ‘self-propelled hang-glider’ in Schedule 1 to the Order. Normally this would require the aircraft to be in a ‘foot-launched’ configuration.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1365: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will apply the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, Article 12(4), restricted to the holders of licence certificate issued by the Fe
To permit FAA licence holders to exercise private privileges within UK airspace until a Bi-lateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) is concluded with the USA.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1364: Covid-19 – Extension of the Validity Period for Recurrent Dangerous Goods Training
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidance, the CAA exempts any UK shipper and agent thereof, any UK aircraft operator and any agent thereof, and any agent for a non-UK aircraft operator from the requirements of the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2002 (“AN(DG)R”) regulation 13(5) that recurrent dangerous goods training shall take place not less than every two years.
Additionally, the CAA exempts any aircraft operator for whom the CAA is the Competent Authority from the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 ORO.GEN.110(j) and SPA.DG.105(a) that dangerous goods training programmes shall be established as required by the Technical Instructions in so far as recurrent training is to be completed every 24 months.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1363: Carriage of Airborne Collision Avoidance System by Historic or Ex-Military Aeroplanes
Exemption for certain categories of Annex II aircraft from the ANO requirement to carry Airborne Collision Avoidance System equipment.
Dated: April 2020


ORS4 No.1362: The Requirement to Carry Automatic Direction-Finding Equipment in Specified Circumstances
Describes the powers of the Authority to exempt certain categories of aircraft from the requirement to carry Automatic Direction-Finding Equipment
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1361: Small Unmanned Aircraft – COVID19 Pandemic – Emergency Services Response
General Exemption which allows a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft in support of the Police response while enforcing the Government restrictions resulting from the COVID19 pandemic.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1360: Unmanned Aircraft – COVID19 Pandemic – Extension of Validity Period for all UAS Operating Permissions or Exemptions Expiring on or before 30 June 2020
General Authorisation which extends the validity period of UAS operating permissions, exemptions or operational authorisations which expire on or before 30 June 2020 for a period of 3 months due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1359: Altitude Alerting System – Public Transport Aeroplanes
General exemption from the requirement at Article 119(2) and paragraphs 4(10) and 5 (Scale AA) of Part 1 of Schedule 6 of the Order for such aeroplanes to be equipped with an altitude alerting system in accordance with Scale AA.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1358: Leasing Agreements Entered into by a United Kingdom Air Carrier
This General Approval sets out the conditions under which aircraft can be leased to an air carrier holding an Operating Licence granted by the CAA.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1357: Standardised European Rules of the Air – VFR and Special VFR Flights Within the Manchester Low Level Route
General exemption from the ATC clearance requirements of SERA.6001(4) (Classification of airspaces) when flying within the Manchester Low Level Route (See UK AIP EGCC AD2.22). Authorisation (under SERA.8005(b)(5) (Operation of air traffic control service)) for standard separation not to be provided between special VFR flights operating within the Manchester Low Level Route, subject to the specified conditions.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1356: BCAR Section L Licence Validity Extension
BCAR Licence validity due to COVID 19 Outbreak
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1355: COVID-19 Outbreak: Exemption in Respect of the Requirement to Carry the Original EASA Airworthiness Review Certificate onboard the Aircraft during all flights.
Exemption to allow operators the ability to carry a copy of the Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) onboard the aircraft for a period of up to 30-days after issue or extension of the ARC to allow the original certificate to be put onboard the aircraft.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1354: Covid-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Aircrew, Instructors, Examiners, Aircraft Maintenance Licence Holders and Air Traffic Controllers
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidance, the Civil Aviation Authority (‘the CAA’), exempts all operators, aircrew, instructors, examiners, aircraft maintenance licence holders and air traffic controllers for whom the CAA is the Competent Authority, and wherever normal revalidation facilities are not available from the normal validity periods for licences, certificates and ratings that expire before the 31st October 2020 subject to the conditions in the exemption.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1353: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Theoretical Knowledge Examination Completion Period as required by Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended
Candidates who have already started their Flight Crew Theoretical Knowledge Examination, will be permitted an additional 6 months
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1352: Part 147 Exemption for Basic Training Schools against the 90% Attendance Requirement
Exemption from 90 % Attendance for Part 147 Basic Training Schools – COVID 19
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1351: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Operator’s Proficiency Checks as required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012
To allow the operator to put appropriate measures in place with the agreement of CAA Flight Operations department, to permit other means to comply with operator’s proficiency checks
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1350: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Licence Proficiency Checks as required by Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended
To allow the operator to put appropriate measures in place with the agreement of CAA Flight Operations department, to permit other means to comply with licence proficiency checks
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1349: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Cabin Crew Proficiency Checks as required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012
To allow the operator to put appropriate measures in place with the agreement of CAA Flight Operations department, to permit other means to comply with operator’s proficiency checks of cabin crew.
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1348: Carriage of Alcohols, n.o.s. and Ethanol solution carried in the Aircraft Cabin
In line with government recommendations relating to COVID-19, the CAA has issued an approval to allow UK operators of UK registered aircraft to carry and use hand sanitiser in the cabin.
UK Operators holding a UK Dangerous Goods approval, who chose to carry replacement hand sanitiser within the aircraft cargo compartment must do so in full compliance with the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO TI).
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1347: Carriage of Alcohols, n.o.s. and Ethanol solution carried in the Aircraft Cabin
In line with government recommendations relating to COVID-19, the CAA has issued an approval to allow UK operators to carry and use hand sanitiser in the cabin.
UK Operators holding a UK Dangerous Goods approval, who chose to carry replacement hand sanitiser within the aircraft cargo compartment must do so in full compliance with the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO TI).
Dated: March 2020


ORS4 No.1346: Flight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice Recorders – Helicopters
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(13)(c)(i) of Schedule 6, part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for helicopters, operated under and in accordance with a Police Air Operator’s Certificate, with MTOM between 2,730 kg and 3,175 kg with an individual Certificate of Airworthiness first issued before 01 January 2019 to carry flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. This exemption will expire on 31 July 2021 by when such helicopters will be required to be fitted with the necessary equipment. This exemption replaces ORS 4 No. 1267 and further extends compliance dates in line with Safety Directive 2020/001
Dated: February 2020


ORS4 No.1345: Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for Members of UK Model and Small Unmanned Aircraft Associations
General Exemption which removes the requirement to register as an SUA operator for members of certain UK Model or Small Unmanned Aircraft Associations until 30 June 2020, at which point they will be registered by their respective associations.
Dated: February 2020


ORS4 No.1344: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Issuing VFR and SVFR Air Traffic Control Clearances to Helicopter Operations Conducted in Support of the Maintenance of the National Infrastructure.
General exemption and permission concerning VFR and SVFR Air Traffic Control Clearances to helicopter operations conducted in support of the maintenance of the national infrastructure in specific circumstances when taking off or landing at an aerodrome within a control zone or entering the aerodrome traffic zone or aerodrome traffic circuit.
Dated: February 2020


ORS4 No.1343: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Issuing VFR and SVFR Air Traffic Control Clearances to Helicopter Operations Conducted by Police, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Search And Re
General exemption and permission concerning VFR and SVFR Air Traffic Control Clearances to helicopter operations conducted by Police, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Search And Rescue (SAR) operators in specific circumstances when taking off or landing at an aerodrome within a control zone or entering the aerodrome traffic zone or aerodrome traffic circuit. Replaces Official Record Series 4 No. 1222 with effect from 26 March 2020.
Dated: February 2020


ORS4 No.1342: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Special VFR Flight at Night
General permissions and authorisation for the purposes of SERA.5005 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 (‘the Standardised European Rules of the Air’ (SERA)), flight visibilities reduced to not less than 1,500 m within Class G airspace during by day for flights operating subject to the conditions set out in the permission. Replaces Official Record Series 4 No. 1125 with effect from 26 March 2020.
Dated: February 2020


ORS4 No.1341: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class G airspace by day
General permission for the purposes of SERA.5001 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 (‘the Standardised European Rules of the Air’ (SERA)), flight visibilities reduced to not less than 1,500 m within Class G airspace during by day for flights operating subject to the conditions set out in the permission. Replaces Official Record Series 4 No. 1067 with effect from 26 March 2020.
Dated: February 2020


ORS4 No.1340: Requirement for Part FCL licence Holders to hold the Relevant Class or Type Rating when Revalidating or Renewing an Instrument Rating for an Aeroplane or Helicopter
This exemption allows the continued use of UK issued pilot licences and exercise of instrument privileges until 16 March 2020 by complying with the requirements of (EU) No.1178/2011 and allows training organisations to amend their manuals and procedures.
Dated: January 2020


ORS4 No.1339: Gliders and SLMGs – Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders at and above FL 100 up to FL 195 in Designated Areas
This document provides an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195.
Dated: January 2020


ORS4 No.1338: Underwater Locating Devices
This exempts UK Registered helicopter operators from the requirement to have an underwater locating device (ULD) with a transmission time of 90 days for flight recorders that are not deployable.
Dated: December 2019


ORS4 No.1337: Carriage of Methanol Solution (UN1992) on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft within the United Kingdom
Exemption to allow the carriage of methanol solution for patient specimens on flights within the UK under certain conditions.
Dated: December 2019


ORS4 No.1336: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying Out Search and Rescue Operations
Specific requirements to address the Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue Operations.
Dated: December 2019


ORS4 No.1335: Continuing Airworthiness Requirements for Multi Turboprop Aeroplanes of 5700 kg MTOM and Below
Exempts turbo prop aeroplanes of 5700 kg MTOM and below, when not involved in commercial operations, from the obligation to contract a CAMO and a Part-145 organisation.
Dated: December 2019


ORS4 No.1334: Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for ARPAS UK Members
General Exemption which temporarily exempts from the requirement to register as an SUA operator for members of ARPAS UK until 16 December 2019, at which point they must register with the CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration service.
This exemption has been granted to ARPAS UK members, to allow additional time to register with the CAA registration system, following the joint decision to withdraw from the CAA registration bulk upload.
Dated: November 2019


ORS4 No.1333: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Registration and Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Control Line Model Aircraft Flights
General Exemption which permits the flight of Control Line model aircraft without the need to comply with the SUA operator registration or remote pilot competency requirements.
Dated: November 2019


ORS4 No.1332: Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for Members of UK Model and Small Unmanned Aircraft Associations
General Exemption which removes the requirement to register as an SUA operator for members of certain UK Model or Small Unmanned Aircraft Associations until 23 February 2020, at which point they will be registered by their respective associations.
Dated: November 2019


ORS4 No.1331: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of an Appropriate UK Model Aircraft Association Achievement Certificate
General Exemption which removes the requirement for holders of for holders of specified achievement certificates/awards issued by UK Model Aircraft Associations from the requirements of ANO article 94F (requirement for acknowledgement of remote pilot competency) until 30 June 2020.
Dated: November 2019


ORS4 No.1330: Requirement to Complete a 30 Multiple-Choice Questions Examination for the issue of a Single-Pilot Single-Engine or Single-Pilot Multi-Engine Aeroplanes (Sea) Rating on a UK issued Part-FCL Licence
This exemption is required following the introduction of the amended requirements of (EU) No.2019/1747 to the Aircrew Regulation. This will reduce the significant regulatory impact that will be placed on UK approved training organisations, thus allowing flexibility to amend their manuals and training procedures.
Dated: November 2019


ORS4 No.1329: Requirement for Part FCL licence Holders to hold the Relevant Class or Type Rating when Revalidating or Renewing an Instrument Rating for an Aeroplane or Helicopter
This exemption allows the continued use of UK issued pilot licences and exercise of instrument privileges until 10th January 2020 by complying with the requirements of (EU) No.1178/2011 and allows training organisations to amend their manuals and procedures.
Dated: November 2019


ORS4 No.1328: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of the FPV UK ‘A’ Certificate
General Exemption which removes the requirement for holders of the FPV-UK ‘A’ Certificate from the requirements of ANO article 94F (requirement for acknowledgement of remote pilot competency) until 30 June 2020.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1327: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots Operating under a CAA Permission or Exemption
General Exemption which removes the requirement for remote pilots flying in accordance with a permission, exemption or operational authorisation issued by the CAA from the requirements of ANO article 94F (requirement for acknowledgement of remote pilot competency) until 30 June 2020.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1326: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of an Appropriate UK Model Aircraft Association Achievement Certificate
General Exemption which removes the requirement for holders of specified achievement certificates/awards issued by UK Model Aircraft Associations from the requirements of ANO article 94F (requirement for acknowledgement of remote pilot competency) until 30 June 2020.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1325: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Registration and Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Control Line Model Aeroplane Flights
General Exemption which permits the flight of Control Line model aeroplanes without the need to comply with the SUA operator registration or remote pilot competency requirements.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1324: Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for Members of UK Model and Small Unmanned Aircraft Associations
General Exemption which removes the requirement to register as an SUA operator for members of certain UK Model or Small Unmanned Aircraft Associations until 31 January 2020, at which point they will be registered by their respective associations.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1323: Leasing Agreements Entered into by a United Kingdom Air Carrier
This General Approval sets out the conditions under which aircraft can be leased to an air carrier holding an Operating Licence granted by the CAA.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1322: Glider Towing with UK National Permit to Fly Aircraft
This is a General Authorisation under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces any previous permissions or exemptions with regard to glider towing with a UK National Permit to Fly aircraft.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1321: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Special VFR Flights within the Brooklands, Denham, Fairoaks and White Waltham Local Flying Areas
Authorisation related to Special VFR Flights within the Brooklands, Denham, Fairoaks and White Waltham Local Flying Areas
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1320: Gratuitous Carriage of Passengers by EASA AOC Holders
Exempts the holder of a Part-CAT air operator certificate (AOC) from the requirement to operate a flight in accordance with public transport requirements if the only reason that the flight is considered to be public transport is that all passengers or cargo are carried gratuitously in the aircraft. Any flight made under this exemption must be operated in accordance with the EASA Air Operations Regulation Part-ORO.AOC.125(a).
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1319: Radio Altimeter – River Thames Routes – Helicopters (Public Transport)
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(12)(v)(dd) of Schedule 6, Part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016 regarding the carrying of radio altimeters when flying over the River Thames in helicopters conducting Public Transport flights.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1318: Helicopters Flying for Public Transport at Night
Exemption to allow Search and Rescue and Police helicopters to land at and take off from places at night which do not have adequate lighting and do not meet the requirement of Article 210(2) of the ANO 2016, providing that the helicopter itself has adequate lighting.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1317: Helicopters Flying for Public Transport at Night – Person in Charge of Take-off or Landing Area
Exemption to allow Police and Search and Rescue helicopters operating at night to land at and take off from places without the person in charge of the land having to provide the required lighting.
Dated: October 2019


ORS4 No.1316: Aerotowing of Hang Gliders by Type Approved Microlight Aeroplanes
This is a general permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous permissions with regard to the use of type approved microlights for the towing of hang gliders.
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1315: Overflight of Congested Area Conditions on UK National Permits to Fly
Exempts aircraft from their Permit to Fly Condition that prohibits them from overflight of “Settlements”. The aircraft concerned will still need to avoid Towns and Cities, but it is envisaged that this change will make flight planning easier for the operators of the aircraft concerned without compromising safety
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1314: Use of Type Approved Microlights and Gyroplanes for Flight Training or Self-Fly Hire
This is a General Permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous permissions and exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights and gyroplanes which fly in accordance with a national permit to fly.
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1313: Noise Certificate for Single Seat Microlight Aeroplanes
This exemption allows microlight aeroplanes to land or take off in the UK without being subject to the requirement to hold a valid noise certificate. This exemption has been issued to enable microlight owners and manufacturers to benefit from the deregulatory measure before the ESO and ANO is amended.
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1311: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Operations above 400 feet within Flight Restriction Zones by SUA Operators Holding Permissions or Exemptions issued Prior to 13 March 2019
General Permission which rectifies an unintended consequence relating to permissions and exemptions issued prior to 13 March 2019, when the 2019 amendment Air Navigation Order came into force.
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1280: Use of Type Approved Microlights and Gyroplanes for Flight Training or Self-Fly Hire
This is a General Permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous permissions and exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights and gyroplanes which fly in accordance with a national permit to fly.
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1312: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace
Dated: September 2019


ORS4 No.1310: UK Register of Civil Aircraft and UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages
Dated: July 2019


ORS4 No.1309: Use of Derogation provided for under Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 as amended, Article 12, Paragraph 2a(3) allowing Member States to derogate from the provisions of Subpart B of Annex I
This derogation permits:
The holder of a UK licence issued under the ANO currently in force to act as pilot of a UK registered aeroplane or TMG with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Permit to Fly, within the exercise of the privileges of a Part-FCL LAPL (even though that person does not hold a LAPL)
The derogation permits such activity to take place and will be effective until 8 April 2020.
Dated: July 2019


ORS4 No.1308: Management of Aeronautical Databases
This General Exemption is issued to enable Helicopter Operators using an Esterline Database to continue to use it in its up to date, unaltered form subject to certain conditions. It will be revoked once Esterline has demonstrated compliance with Part-DAT.
Dated: July 2019


ORS4 No.1307: Balloon Pilots – Congested Area Take-Off, Becalmed Landing & Open-Air Assembly
This permission and exemption permits balloon pilots to take-off within or near a congested area below a height of 1000 feet above the highest fixed obstacle within 600m and to take off or land within 1000m of open air assembly of 1000 persons, subject to certain conditions. It also permits a balloon to land in a congested area if it is becalmed.
Dated: June 2019


ORS4 No.1306: Noise Certificate for Single Seat Microlight Aeroplanes
This exemption allows single-seat microlight aeroplanes to land or take off in the UK without being subject to the requirement to hold a valid noise certificate.
This exemption has been issued to enable microlight owners and manufacturers to benefit from the deregulatory measure before the ANO is amended.
Dated: May 2019


ORS4 No.1303: The Requirement to Carry Automatic Direction-finding Equipment In Specified Circumstances
Exemption from the Requirement to Carry ADF For RNAV Equipped Aircraft
Dated: May 2019


ORS4 No.1305: Foreign Flight by Aircraft with Permits Issued by BMAA
The exemption will allow aircraft, that have been issued their Permit to Fly by the BMAA, to fly abroad provided permission has been granted by the appropriate National Aviation Authority
Dated: April 2019


ORS4 No.1304: Foreign Flight by Microlights with Permits Issued by BMAA
The exemption will allow Microlights, that have been issued their Permit to Fly by the BMAA, to fly abroad provided permission has been granted by the appropriate National Aviation Authority.
Dated: April 2019


ORS4 No.1302: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace
General Exemption (E 4869) from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace.
Dated: April 2019


ORS4 No.1301: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of FAA Pilot Licences who are Permanently Residing in the United Kingdom and Exercising Private Licence Privileges to Comply with the Conversion
The CAA has continued the exemption for FAA Pilot Licence Holders who are Permanently Residing in the United Kingdom, to continue exercising the privileges of that licence within the United Kingdom for a further 12 months whilst a Bilateral Safety Agreement with the USA is agreed.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1300: Leasing Agreements Entered into by a UK Air Carrier
This General Approval sets out the conditions under which aircraft can be leased to an air carrier holding an Operating Licence granted by the CAA.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1298: Gliders and SLMGs – Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders at and above FL 100 up to FL 195 in Designated Areas
This document provides an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1299: Requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot’s Licences (Aeroplanes) to hold a Part-FCL Instrument Rating-(IR) when Acting as Pilot-in-Command of a United Kingdom (UK) Registered Aeroplane
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences (Aeroplane) to hold a Part-FCL Instrument Rating-(IR) when Acting as Pilot In Command of a United Kingdom (UK) Registered Aeroplane when Operating Under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in the UK.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1297: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Commercial/Congested Area Operations involving the use of a Competent Observer
General Exemption which permits holders of the ‘Standard Permission’ to use an observer whilst flying within the limitations of that permission using First Person View on small unmanned aircraft up to 400ft, within congested areas, undertaking commercial operations and whilst remaining at least 150 metres of an organised open air assembly and at least 50 metres from any person, vessel vehicle or structure.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1296: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Control Line Model Aeroplane Flight Within Flight Restriction Zones
General Exemption which permits the flight of Control Line model aeroplanes within the flight restriction zone of a protected aerodrome without the need to obtain permission from the ATC unit of aerodrome operator.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1295: Small Unmanned Aircraft with a Mass Greater than 7kg – Operations within Class D or E Airspace Outside of Flight Restriction Zones by SUA Operators Holding Permissions or Exemptions issued prior to 13
General Exemption to correct an anomaly created by the changes introduced by the Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019. It amends any permissions or exemptions that have currently issued in order to reflect the intent of the amended regulation.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1294: Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying
General exemption to allow First Person View flying of radio-controlled aircraft, providing that a competent observer is present.
The document has been amended in order to accommodate the changes reflected in The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019.
Dated: March 2019


ORS4 No.1293: Requirement to Hold a Part-FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (“LAPL”) when Acting as Pilot-in-Command of a United Kingdom Registered Aircraft with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Permit to
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders of appropriate pilot licences issued under Article 152 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) to act as pilot of a UK registered EASA aeroplane or helicopter or TMG within the privileges of the Part-FCL LAPL without holding a Part-FCL LAPL.
Dated: February 2019


ORS4 No.1292: Requirement to Hold a Part-FCL Pilot’s Licence to Operate a UK Registered Balloon, Sailplane or Powered Sailplane with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness until 8 April 2020
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders of pilot licences or certificates issued under the UK Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016 to hold a Part-FCL pilot licence to operate a UK registered balloon, sailplane or powered sailplane with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness.
Dated: January 2019


ORS4 No.1291: Exemption to Enable Use of the 2019-2020 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
Exemption to enable use of the 2019-2020 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, even though this is not the version referred to in the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 2002, as amended by the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
Dated: December 2018


ORS4 No.1290: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying Out Search and Rescue Operations
Specific requirements to address the Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue Operations
Dated: December 2018


ORS4 No.1289: Flight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice Recorders – Helicopters
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(13)(c)(i) of Schedule 6, part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for helicopters, other than those operated under and in accordance with a Police Air Operator’s Certificate, with MTOM between 2,730 kg and 7,000 kg to carry flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders.
Dated: December 2018


ORS4 No.1288: UK Register of Civil Aircraft and UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages
Opening hours for the UK Register of Civil Aircraft and UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages
Dated: November 2018


ORS4 No.1287: Gratuitous Carriage of Passengers by EASA AOC Holders
Exempts the holder of a Part-CAT air operator certificate (AOC) from the requirement to operate a flight in accordance with public transport requirements if the only reason that the flight is considered to be public transport is that all passengers or cargo are carried gratuitously in the aircraft. Any flight made under this exemption must be operated in accordance with the EASA Air Operations Regulation Part-ORO.AOC.125(a).
Dated: October 2018


ORS4 No.1286: Radio Altimeter – River Thames Routes – Helicopters (Public Transport)
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(12)(v)(dd) of Schedule 6, Part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016 regarding the carrying of radio altimeters when flying over the River Thames in helicopters conducting Public Transport flights.
Dated: October 2018


ORS4 No.1285: Leasing Agreements Entered into by a UK Air Carrier
This General Approval sets out the conditions under which aircraft can be leased to an air carrier holding an Operating Licence granted by the CAA.
Dated: October 2018


ORS4 No.1284: Exemption from the requirement of Commission Regulation (EC) 1178/2011, Annex IV, Subpart B, MED.B.001(d)1(i), that only Holders of a CPL, MPL or ATPL may be issued with a Part-MED Class 1 Medical with OML endorsement
This exemption has been issued so that pilots who are unable to obtain a Class 1 medical without an Operational Multi-pilot Limitation endorsement may be treated in the same way as those who are able to do so, for the purposes of training for initial issue of a commercial pilot licence.
Dated: October 2018


ORS4 No.1283: Requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilots Licences to hold a National Pilot Licence or an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft in the UK
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences to hold a national pilot licence or an EASA Part-MED medical certificate when operating certain EASA aircraft in the UK.
Dated: October 2018


ORS4 No.1282: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace.
Dated: September 2018


ORS4 No.1281: Aerotowing by Type Approved Microlight Aeroplanes
This is a general permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights for the towing of hang gliders.
Dated: September 2018


ORS4 No.1280: Use of Type Approved Microlights and Gyroplanes for Flight Training or Self-Fly Hire
This is a General Permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous permissions and exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights and gyroplanes which fly in accordance with a national permit to fly.
Dated: September 2018


ORS4 No.1279: Small Unmanned Aircraft with a Mass Greater than 7kg – Operations above 400ft within Controlled Airspace and/or Aerodrome Traffic Zones
General Permission which rectifies an unintended consequence within the 2018 ANO amendment. It reinstates the ability for an air traffic control unit, having already permitted a flight of a small UAS (mass greater than 7kg) within the controlled airspace or the aerodrome traffic zone that it is responsible for, to permit that small unmanned aircraft to fly in excess of 400 feet above the surface within that same airspace.
Dated: September 2018


ORS4 No.1278: Balloon Pilots – Flying Displays
Authorises a balloon to be flown at air displays by the holder of a Private Pilot’s Licence (Balloons and Airships) or a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Balloons).
Dated: September 2018


ORS4 No.1277: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Night Operations and Operations within Congested Areas by SUA Operators Holding Permissions issued Prior to 30 July 2018
General Permission which amends current small UAS ‘standard’ operating permissions to enable operations at night and operations within congested areas for small UAS with a mass greater than 7kg. Aligns previously issued permissions with revised policy.
Dated: August 2018


ORS4 No.1276: Flight by Type-Approved Gyroplanes, Operating on a National Permit to Fly, Over Assemblies of Persons and Congested Areas in Specified Circumstances
Exempts type-approved gyroplanes operating on a national Permit to Fly from being required to comply with the Permit to Fly condition that they must not fly over any assembly of persons, congested area of a city, town or settlement except to take off or land; subject to certain conditions.
Dated: August 2018


ORS4 No.1275: Exemption from Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended, Article 4a, Performance Based Navigation Requirements for the Aircrews, Operating Aircraft not certified to conduct RNP Approaches.
This exemption is applicable only to flight crew holding a UK issued EASA Part FCL Licence with an Instrument Rating, operating aircraft not fulfilling all airworthiness requirements for full PBN operations, thus limiting to operations to RNAV5 (B-RNAV) and RNAV1 (P-RNAV).
Dated: August 2018


ORS4 No.1274: Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight by up to Six People
This exemption allows flights in non-EASA aircraft to take advantage of the more permissive ‘cost sharing’ rules for EASA aircraft, as described in Article 6 (4a) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Dated: August 2018


ORS4 No.1273:Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying
General exemption to allow First Person View flying of radio-controlled aircraft, providing that a competent observer is present.
Dated: July 2018


ORS4 No.1272: Requirement to Hold an Air Operators Certificate (Balloons) to Operate a UK Registered Balloon, with a Valid Certificate of Airworthiness
This Exemption will permit the continued use of UK AOC (B) subject to the ANO to operate UK registered balloons, with a valid Certificate of Airworthiness until Regulation (EU) 2018/395 is applicable on 8 April 2019.
Dated: June 2018


ORS4 No.1271: Use of National Permit to Fly Aircraft for Flight Instruction and Self-Fly Hire
Article 42 Air Navigation Order 2016, declares that National Permit to Fly aircraft cannot be used for commercial operations or for hire. This permission allows remunerated training and self-fly hire in permit to fly aircraft subject to certain conditions.
Dated: June 2018


ORS4 No.1270: 75 MHz Marker Beacon Receiver – Public Transport Aircraft
General Exemption from Article 119 and Scale H of Schedule 6, Part 2 of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for a 75 MHz marker beacon. Dated: June 2018


ORS4 No.1269: Requirement to hold a Part-FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (“LAPL”) when acting as pilot-in-command of a United Kingdom registered aeroplane or helicopter or touring motor glider (TMG) with an EASA C
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders of appropriate pilot licences issued under Article 152 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) to act as pilot of a UK registered EASA aeroplane or helicopter or TMG within the privileges of the Part-FCL LAPL without holding a Part-FCL LAPL.
Dated: May 2018


ORS4 No.1268: Requirement to complete Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
This exemption is issued by way of deferral from the requirement for upset prevention and recovery training for CPL(A), MPL and ATPL(A) licence applicants.
Dated: May 2018


ORS4 No.1267: Flight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice Recorders – Helicopters
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(13)(c)(i) of Schedule 6, part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for helicopters, operated under and in accordance with a Police Air Operator’s Certificate, with MTOM between 2,730 kg and 3,175 kg with an individual Certificate of Airworthiness first issued before 01 January 2019 to carry flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. This exemption will expire on 31 March 2020 by when such helicopters will be required to fitted with the necessary equipment. This exemption replaces ORS 4 No. 1210 and extends compliance dates in line with Safety Directive 2018/002
Dated: May 2018


ORS4 No.1266: UK Register of Civil Aircraft and UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages
Opening hours for the UK Register of Civil Aircraft and UK Register of Aircraft Mortgages
Dated: May 2018


ORS4 No.1265: Exemption for Certain Irish Registered Aircraft not possessing ICAO Compliant Certificates of Airworthiness
CAA has negotiated a mutual agreement with the Irish Aviation Authority to allow certain Irish registered Annex II aircraft categories other than the two covered in the ECAC Agreement to fly in each other’s State on the basis of a permit, permit exemption or equivalent document issued by the other party.
Please note that this supersedes and revokes ORS4 No.911 which is contained within CAP 747.
Dated: April 2018


ORS4 No.1264: Requirement to hold a Part-FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (“LAPL”) when acting as the pilot of a United Kingdom registered aeroplane or helicopter with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness within
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders of appropriate pilot licences issued under Article 152 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) to act as pilot of a UK registered EASA aeroplane or helicopter within the privileges of the Part-FCL LAPL without holding a Part-FCL LAPL.
Dated: April 2018


ORS4 No.1263: Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) Compliant Pilot Training Organisations (Registered Training Facility- RTF) Registered with the UK CAA being Permitted to Provide Pilot Training for a Part-FCL Private
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for UK CAA registered JAR-compliant pilot training organisations (Registered Training Facility- RTF) to be allowed to provide pilot training after 8 April 2018 without complying with the provisions of the Aircrew Regulation Annex VI and Annex VII.
Dated: April 2018


ORS4 No.1262: Requirement to Hold a Part-FCL Pilot Licence to Operate a Touring Motor Glider (TMG) with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness from 8 April 2018
General Exemption: In respect of UK National Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplane) (NPPL (A)) holders with a Self-Launching Motor Glider (SLMG) class rating from the requirement to hold a Part-FCL Pilot Licence to operate a Touring Motor Glider (TMG) with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness
Dated: April 2018


ORS4 No.1261: Requirement to Hold a Part-FCL Pilot’s Licence to Operate a UK Registered Balloon, Sailplane or Powered Sailplane with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness From 8 April 2018
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders of pilot licences or certificates issued under the UK Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016 to hold a Part-FCL pilot licence to operate a UK registered balloon, sailplane or powered sailplane with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness.
Dated: April 2018


ORS4 No.1259: Requirement to Complete Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
This exemption is issued by way of deferral from the requirement for upset prevention and recovery training for CPL(A), MPL and ATPL(A) licence applicants.
Whilst this exemption is valid for an initial period of two months, the CAA will request the permission of the Secretary of State, that the exemption is extended until 8 April 2019.
Dated: April 2018


ORS4 No.1258: Glider and SLMGs – Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders at and above FL 100 up to FL 195 in Designated Areas
This document provides an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195.
Dated: March 2018


ORS4 No.1257: Glider and SLMGs – Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders in Temporary Reserved Area (Gliders)
This document provides an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified Temporary Reserved Area (Gliders).
Dated: March 2018


ORS4 No.1256: Airborne Collision Avoidance System
Exemption for certain categories of Annex II aircraft from the ANO requirement to carry Airborne Collision Avoidance System equipment.
Dated: March 2018


ORS4 No.1255: Altitude Alerting System – Public Transport Aeroplanes
General exemption from the requirement at Article 119(2) and paragraph 4(10) and paragraph 5, Scale AA of Schedule 6 to the Order for such aeroplanes to be equipped with an altitude alerting system in accordance with the said Scale AA.
Dated: March 2018


ORS4 No.1254: Exemption under Article 14(4) of Regulation (EC) 216/2008 and Article 266 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 in respect of the requirement for holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft
General Exemption: In respect of the requirement for holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences to hold an EASA Part-MED medical certificate when operating certain EASA aircraft.
Dated: March 2018


ORS4 No.1253: Launching of Self-Propelled Hang-Gliders with Wheels
This exemption allows an aircraft, of the specified characteristics, to comply with the Air Navigation Order 2016 as if it met the definition of a ‘self-propelled hang-glider’ in Schedule 1 to the Order. Normally this would require the aircraft to be in a ‘foot-launched’ configuration.
Dated: March 2018


ORS4 No.1252: Slingsby T61 – Exemption to Allow Flight for Aircraft in the United Kingdom with an Invalid EASA Certificate of Airworthiness
T61 aircraft transition from EASA C of A to Annex II aircraft.
Dated: February 2018


ORS4 No.1251: Exemption from the requirement of Commission Regulation (EC) 1178/2011, Annex IV, Subpart B, MED.B.001(d)1(i), that only holders of a CPL, MPL or ATPL may be issued with a Part-MED Class 1 medical wit
This exemption has been issued so that pilots who are unable to obtain a Class 1 medical without an Operational Multi-pilot Limitation endorsement may be treated in the same way as those who are able to do so, for the purposes of training for initial issue of a commercial pilot licence.
Dated: February 2018


ORS4 No.1250: Noise Exemption for Experimental Aircraft
E Conditions Noise Exemption
Dated: January 2018


ORS4 No.1249: General Exemption for Foreign Registered Home-Built Aircraft and Certain Historic Aircraft
Allows entry into UK airspace (for maximum 28 days) of home-built and certain historic aircraft registered in other ECAC member states without having to apply for an individual exemption under the Air Navigation Order 2016
Dated: December 2017


ORS4 No.1207: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying out Search and Rescue Operations
Specific requirements to address the Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue Operations.
Dated: December 2017


ORS4 No.1247: Gratuitous Carriage of Passengers by EASA AOC Holders
This exempts the holder of a Part-CAT air operator certificate (AOC) from the requirement to operate a flight in accordance with public transport requirements if the only reason that the flight is considered to be public transport is that all passengers or cargo are carried gratuitously in the aircraft. Any flight made under this exemption must be operated in accordance with the EASA Air Operations Regulation Part-ORO.AOC.125(a).
Dated: October 2017


ORS4 No.1246: Helicopters Flying for Public Transport at Night
Exemption to allow Search and Rescue and Police helicopters to land at and take off from places at night which do not have adequate lighting and do not meet the requirement of Article 210(2) of the ANO 2016, providing that the helicopter itself has adequate lighting
Dated: October 2017


ORS4 No.1245: Helicopters Flying for Public Transport at Night – Person in Charge of Take-Off or Landing Area
Exemption to allow Police and Search and Rescue helicopters operating at night to land at and take off from places without the person in charge of the land having to provide the required lighting.
Dated: October 2017


ORS4 No.1244: Radio Altimeter – River Thames Route – Helicopters (Public Transport)
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(12)(v)(dd) of Schedule 6, Part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016 regarding the carrying of radio altimeters when flying over the River Thames in helicopters conducting Public Transport flights.
Dated: October 2017


ORS4 No.1243: Requirement to Inform an Aero Medical Examiner of Illness or Injury
Exempts any person who has made a declaration of medical fitness in accordance with ANO (2016) Article 163, from the requirements at Articles 166 (2) and (3) of the ANO (2016).
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1242: Maintenance of Microlight and SLMG Class Ratings Issued Prior to 1 February 2008
Under the Air Navigation Order 2016, microlight and SLMG class ratings (regardless of the licence they are included in) are required to be maintained on a 24 month validity period cycle, as set out in Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8. References to the validity provisions set out in Section 1 of Part C of Schedule 7 to the Air Navigation Order 2009 have been removed. This exemption allows the specified licence holders to maintain a microlight or SLMG class rating under the Air Navigation Order 2009 arrangements set out in Section 1 of Part C of Schedule 7. This allows the use of the previous ‘5 hours in 13 months’ flight experience and validity arrangement, or the option to obtain a ‘certificate of test’ with a 13 month validity period.
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1241: Leasing Agreements Entered into by a UK Air Carrier
This General Approval sets out the conditions under which aircraft can be leased to an air carrier holding an Operating Licence granted by the CAA.
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1240: Use of Type Approved Microlights and Gyroplanes for Flight Training or Self-Fly Hire
This is a General Permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous permissions and exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights and gyroplanes which fly in accordance with a national permit to fly.
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1239: Launching, Mooring, Tethering or Towing of Balloons, Gliders, Kites, Parascending Parachutes and Airships
During the drafting of the Air Navigation Order 2016, an error was made in the drafting related to Article 92, which regulates the launching, mooring, tethering or towing of the aircraft described in this exemption. This exemption corrects the error, until such time as the Order can be appropriately amended.
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1238: Definition of Controlled Airspace in the Air Navigation Order 2016
During the drafting of the Air Navigation Order 2016 class F and class G airspace were erroneously included in the definition of controlled airspace in Schedule 1. This exemption is necessary to alleviate from any adverse consequences as a result of this, until such time as the Order can be appropriately amended.
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1237: The Carriage of Munitions of War and Sporting Weapons in Unaccompanied Passenger
General exemption from Article 99(2)(a)(i) of the Air Navigation Order 2016, allowing munitions of war and sporting weapons within checked baggage to be carried on an aircraft without the passenger being on board.
Dated: September 2017


 

ORS4 No.1236: Aerotowing by Type Approved Microlight Aeroplanes
This is a General Permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights for the towing of hang gliders
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1235: Balloon Pilots – Flying Displays
Flying display arrangements for balloon pilots
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1234: Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight by up to Six People
This exemption allows flights in non-EASA aircraft to take advantage of the more permissive ‘cost sharing’ rules for EASA aircraft, as described in Article 6 (4a) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Dated: September 2017


ORS4 No.1233: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Emergency Services Operations
This exemption allows a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft during emergency operations where an increased risk to life becomes apparent at short notice and where the observance of the restrictions in articles 94(3) and 95 of the Order would be likely become a hindrance.
Dated: July 2017


ORS4 No.1232: International Aviation Composites Helicopter Blade Repairs
This exemption will enable repaired helicopter rotor blades utilising IAC repair data that is not EASA approved, to remain fitted to the aircraft while the repair data is reviewed and approved by EASA.
Dated: July 2017


ORS4 No.1231: The Carriage of Methanol on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft
Exemption to allow the carriage of patient specimens in methanol on flights within the UK under certain conditions.
Dated: July 2017


ORS4 No.1230: The Carriage of Weapons of War and Munitions of War, Approving and Authorising Armed Police On Board an Aircraft
Authorisation and Approval under European Regulations to allow Police to carry weapons on board an aircraft in accordance with Exemption 019162.
Dated: June 2017


ORS4 No.1229: Permitting the Carriage Munitions of War and Exemption to Enable Armed Police On Board an Aircraft
Exemption and Permission under the ANO to allow Police to carry weapons on board an aircraft in accordance with Exemption 019162
Dated: June 2017


ORS4 No.1228: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of FAA Pilot Licences with FAA Class 3 Medicals, Exercising Private Licence Privileges to Comply with the Conversion and Validation Requirements of Annex III
Notifies the Part-FCL Annex III licensing validation requirements for holders of third country, non-Part FCL, (‘EASA’) licences wishing to exercise private, non-commercial, licence privileges, after 8 April 2017. It explains that, whilst the final terms of EU-US bilateral aviation safety agreement (BASA) for mutual licence recognition are still under negotiation, affected FAA licence holders will be exempt from the need for full compliance with Annex III, subject to their satisfying certain criteria drawn from the current draft BASA. The criteria proposed will permit the continued interim use of FAA Class 3 medicals for the non-commercial flying in question until such time as the finalised, signed BASA is in place.
Dated: June 2017


ORS4 No.1227: Use of National Permit to Fly Aircraft for Flying Displays
This permission has been issued to correct an omission in the Air Navigation Order 2016. It replicates the effect of what was previously Article 23(1)(c) of the Air Navigation Order 2009, which allowed aircraft flying in accordance with a National Permit to Fly aircraft to fly for the purpose of aerial work that consisted of flying displays, associated practice, test and positioning flights or the exhibition or demonstration of the aircraft.
Dated: May 2017


ORS4 No.1226: Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying
General exemption to allow First Person View flying of radio-controlled aircraft, providing that a competent observer is present.
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1225: Non-EASA Balloon – Metz Event
Article 33(2) of the Air Navigation Order 2016 allows a non-EASA balloon, flying on a non-commercial flight, beginning and ending in the United Kingdom without passing over any other country, to operate without a certificate of airworthiness being in force. This General Exemption allows such non-EASA balloons to participate in a large ballooning event in the area of Metz, France, subject to the stated conditions, including attaining the prior permission of DGAC, France.
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1224: Launching of Self-Propelled Hang-gliders with Wheels
This exemption allows an aircraft, of the specified characteristics, to comply with the Air Navigation Order 2016 as if it met the definition of a ‘self-propelled hang-glider’ in Schedule 1 to the Order. Normally this would require the aircraft to be in a ‘foot-launched’ configuration. Wheels or other support devices may be fitted for takeoff, provided the conditions of the exemption are complied with. The minimum stall speed specified in the exemption is to ensure the performance of the aircraft remains equivalent to one that can be foot-launched.
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1223: Carriage of Medicine (UN1851 and UN3249) on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft within the United Kingdom
General exemption to allow the carriage of certain medicines in the post on flights within the UK under specified conditions.
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1222: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Air Traffic Control VFR and SVFR Clearances to Helicopter Operations Conducted by the Police, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), Search And Rescue (S
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5005(b) (Visual Flight Rules) for helicopters engaged on Search and Rescue, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) or police operations or training flights or flights in support of the maintenance of the national infrastructure. Permission under SERA.5010 (Special VFR in control zones) for ATC units to issue Special VFR clearances to Search and Rescue, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) or police helicopters other than in accordance with SERA.5010(b).
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1221: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of FAA Pilot Licences Exercising Private Licence Privileges to Comply with the Conversion and Validation Requirements of Annex III to Regulation (EU) No. 117
General exemption to enable FAA licence holders outside UK airspace on 8 April 2017 to fly back to the UK without breaching regulatory requirements contained in Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 and ORS4 No. 1220
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1220: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of FAA Pilot Licences Exercising Private Licence Privileges to Comply with the Conversion and Validation Requirements of Annex III to Regulation (EU) No. 117
Notifies the Part-FCL Annex III licensing validation requirements for holders of third country, non-Part FCL, (‘EASA’) licences wishing to exercise private, non-commercial, licence privileges, after 8 April 2017. It explains that, whilst the final terms of EU-US bilateral aviation safety agreement (BASA) for mutual licence recognition are still under negotiation, affected FAA licence holders will be exempt from the need for full compliance with Annex III, subject to their satisfying certain criteria drawn from the current draft BASA.
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1219: Continuing Airworthiness Requirements for Multi Turboprop Aeroplanes of 5700 kg MTOM and Below
Exempts turbo prop aeroplanes of 5700 kg MTOM and below, when not involved in commercial operations, from the obligation to contract a CAMO and a Part-145 organisation
Dated: April 2017


ORS4 No.1218: Altitude Alerting System – Public Transport Aeroplanes
General exemption from the requirement at Article 119(2) and paragraph 4(10) and paragraph 5, Scale AA of Schedule 6 to the Order for such aeroplanes to be equipped with an altitude alerting system in accordance with the said Scale AA.
Dated: March 2017


ORS4 No.1217: Non-Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) Transponder Equipped Glider and SLMG Operations at and above FL 100 up to FL 195
This document provides an exception for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195.
Dated: March 2017


ORS4 No.1216: 75 MHz Marker Beacon Receiver – Public Transport Aircraft
General Exemption from Article 119 and Scale H of Schedule 6, Part 2 of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for a 75 MHz marker beacon.
Dated: March 2017


ORS4 No.1215: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Air Traffic Control VFR and SVFR Clearances to Helicopter Operations Conducted by the Police, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), Search And Rescue (S
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5005(b) (Visual Flight Rules) for helicopters engaged on Search and Rescue, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) or police operations or training flights. Permission under SERA.5010 (Special VFR in control zones) for ATC units to issue Special VFR clearances to Search and Rescue, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) or police helicopters other than in accordance with SERA.5010(b).
Dated: February 2017


ORS4 No.1214: Carriage of Methanol Solution (UN1992) on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft within the United Kingdom
Exemption to allow the carriage of methanol solution for patient specimens on flights within the UK under certain conditions.
Dated: February 2017


ORS4 No.1212: Noise Exemption for Experimental Aircraft
E Conditions Noise Exemption
Dated: January 2017


ORS4 No.1210: Flight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice Recorders – Police Helicopters
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(13)(c)(i) of Schedule 6, part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for helicopters, operated under and in accordance with a Police Air Operator’s Certificate, with MTOM between 2,730 kg and 3,175 kg with an individual Certificate of Airworthiness first issued before 01 January 2108 to carry flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. This exemption will expire on 31 March 2019 by when such helicopters will be required to fitted with the necessary equipment.
Dated: December 2016


ORS4 No.1209: Flight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice Recorders – Helicopters
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(13)(c)(i) of Schedule 6, part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for helicopters, other than those operated under and in accordance with a Police Air Operator’s Certificate, with MTOM between 2,730 kg and 7,000 kg to carry flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders
Dated: December 2016


ORS4 No.1208: Exemption to Enable Use of the 2017-2018 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
Exemption to enable use of the 2017-2018 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air instead of the 2015-2016 Edition, even though this is not the version referred to in the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations 2002, as amended by the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.
Dated: December 2016


ORS4 No.1207: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying out Search and Rescue Operations
Specific requirements to address the Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue Operations.
Dated: December 2016


ORS4 No.1206: Carriage of Aerosols without a Subsidiary Risk On Board an Aircraft
Exemption to allow the carriage of aerosols containing anti-icing aviation fuel additive under certain conditions.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1205: The Carriage of Electroshock Weapons by Police Officers On Board an Aircraft
General Exemption, Approval and Permission to allow Police Officers to carry electroshock weapons such as tasers on flights, providing that certain conditions are met to ensure that they are carried safely.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1204: The Carriage of Munitions of War by Police Officers
General Exemption from Article 266 of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding munitions of war brought onto an aircraft by a police officer.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1203: Flight Data Recorders and Cockpit Voice Recorders – Helicopters
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(13)(c)(i) of Schedule 6, part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016, regarding the need for helicopters with MTOW between 2,730 kg and 7,000 kg to carry flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1202: The Carriage of Munitions of War and Sporting Weapons in Unaccompanied Passenger
General exemption from Article 99(2)(a)(i) of the Air Navigation Order 2016, allowing munitions of war and sporting weapons within checked baggage to be carried on an aircraft without the passenger being on board.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1201: Helicopters Flying for Public Transport at Night
Exemption to allow Search and Rescue and Police helicopters to land at and take off from places at night which do not have adequate lighting and do not meet the requirement of Article 210(2) of the ANO 2016, providing that the helicopter itself has adequate lighting.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1200: Helicopters Flying for Public Transport at Night – Person in Charge of Take-off or Landing Area
Exemption to allow Police and Search and Rescue helicopters operating at night to land at and take off from places without the person in charge of the land having to provide the required lighting.
Dated: November 2016


ORS4 No.1199: Leasing Agreements Entered into by a UK Air Carrier
This General Approval sets out the conditions under which aircraft can be leased to an air carrier holding an Operating Licence granted by the CAA.
Dated: October 2016


ORS4 No.1198: Radio Altimeter – River Thames Route – Helicopters (Public Transport)
General Exemption from Article 119 and paragraph 4(12)(v)(dd) of Schedule 6, Part 1, of the Air Navigation Order 2016 regarding the carrying of radio altimeters when flying over the River Thames in helicopters conducting Public Transport flights.
Dated: October 2016


ORS4 No.1196: Flying Display; Balloon; Hot-air Balloon
Flying display arrangements for balloon pilot
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1195: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1194: Continuing airworthiness requirements for multi turboprop aeroplanes of 5700 kg MTOM and below
Exempts turbo prop aeroplanes of 5700 kg MTOM and below, when not involved in commercial operations, from the obligation to contract a CAMO and a Part-145 organisation
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1193: Requirement to Inform an Aero Medical Examiner of Illness or Injury
During the drafting of the Air Navigation Order 2016 the requirement for holders of medical certificates to inform an Aero Medical Examiner (AME) of unfitness to fly (in the circumstances set out in Article 166) was additionally applied to those flying in accordance with a medical declaration under Article 163. This was not intentional. This exemption alleviates from this requirement.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1192: Maintenance of Microlight and SLMG Class Ratings Issued Prior to 1 February 2008
Under the Air Navigation Order 2016, microlight and SLMG class ratings (regardless of the licence they are included in) are required to be maintained on a 24 month validity period cycle, as set out in Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 8. References to the validity provisions set out in Section 1 of Part C of Schedule 7 to the Air Navigation Order 2009 have been removed. This exemption allows the specified licence holders to maintain a microlight or SLMG class rating under the Air Navigation Order 2009 arrangements set out in Section 1 of Part C of Schedule 7. This allows the use of the previous ‘5 hours in 13 months’ flight experience and validity arrangement, or the option to obtain a ‘certificate of test’ with a 13 month validity period.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1191: Aerotowing by Type Approved Microlight Aeroplanes
This is a general permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights for the towing of hang gliders.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1190: Use of Type Approved Microlights and Gyroplanes for Flight Training or Self-Fly Hire
This is a general permission under the Air Navigation Order 2016 which replaces previous permissions and exemptions with regard to the use of type approved microlights and gyroplanes which fly in accordance with a national permit to fly
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1189: Launching, Mooring, Tethering or Towing of Balloons, Gliders, Kites, Parascending Parachutes and Airships
During the drafting of the Air Navigation Order 2016, an error was made in the drafting related to Article 92, which regulates the launching, mooring, tethering or towing of the aircraft described in this exemption. This exemption corrects the error, until such time as the Order can be appropriately amended.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1188: Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight by up to Six People
This exemption allows flights in non-EASA aircraft to take advantage of the more permissive ‘cost sharing’ rules for EASA aircraft, as described in Article 6 (4a) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1187: Definition of controlled airspace in the Air Navigation Order 2016
During the drafting of the Air Navigation Order 2016 class F and class G airspace were erroneously included in the definition of controlled airspace in Schedule 1. This exemption is necessary to alleviate from any adverse consequences as a result of this, until such time as the Order can be appropriately amended.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1186: Noise Exemption for Experimental Aircraft
E Conditions Noise Exemption
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1185: Exemption to permit pilots with valid single engine aeroplane class ratings to fly the Colomban
Exemption permitting the SEP holder to act as PIC of the Colomban Cri-Cri after relevant training and assessment.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1183: The Carriage of Emergency Locator Transmitters in Aircraft Flying for Purposes other than Public Transport or Commercial Air Transport
Exemption to allow UK-registered aircraft not flying for the purpose of Public Transport or Commercial Air Transport to fly without emergency locator transmitters.
Dated: August 2016


ORS4 No.1179: To enable any Self Launching Motor Glider (SLMG) (including Self Launching Sailplane (SLS) or Touring Motor Glider (TMG)) to be used for aerial work consisting solely of flying training without complying with aerial work requirements
To enable any SLMG which is either: an Aircraft with a National Certificate of Airworthiness; or an Aircraft with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness, which is maintained and operated in accordance with the applicable requirements for Private Flying; to be used for aerial work consisting solely of flying training without complying with aerial work requirements.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1175: Exemption to Enable Glider Towing Within a Club Environment
This General Exemption allows for aircraft which are maintained in accordance with the regulations applicable to aircraft being used for private flights to be used for the purpose of Glider towing within specified limitations and conditions.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1172: Balloon AOC – Required Crew Training
Exemption to extend the periods given in the Air Navigation Order during which balloon flight crew must have had training, experience, practice and periodical tests.
Dated: May 2016


ORS4 No.1171: Amended use of Derogations Notified to the European Commission by the United Kingdom under Article 12 of the Aircrew Regulation effective 8 April 2016
The Aircrew Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (as amended)) laying down the European rules for aircrew licensing came into force on 8 April 2012. The United Kingdom, pursuant to article 12(7) of the Regulation, has provided the Commission with an updated notification of the derogations that it intends to apply within the territory of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of the related implementation programme for the period 8 April 2016 to 8 April 2018. The details of the United Kingdom’s use of the derogations is set out in this record.
Dated: May 2016


ORS4 No.1170: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Non-United Kingdom Operators
General approval for the carriage of dangerous goods within the United Kingdom (UK) by Third Country Operators (TCO) engaged in commercial air transport (CAT). Please note that this general approval only applies to the carriage of dangerous goods that are normally permitted to be carried by the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. Any operator wishing to carry munitions of war within the UK must hold the appropriate permission issued by the UK CAA.
Dated: May 2016


ORS4 No.1169: Exemptions concerning the maintenance of microlight and SLMG class ratings in UK PPL(A)s, CPL(A)s and ATPL(A)s
These exemptions permit: 1. The holder of a UK PPL(A) to keep a microlight aeroplane class rating valid in the same way as an NPPL(A) holder. 2. The holder of a BCPL(A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) to keep a microlight aeroplane class rating valid in the same way as a microlight aeroplane class rating issued to a UK PPL(A) holder prior to 1 February 2008. 3. The holder of a UK PPL(A), BCPL(A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) to keep an SLMG class rating valid in the same way as a microlight aeroplane class rating issued to a UK licence holder prior to 1 February 2008 These exemptions are a continuation of the exemptions previously published in ORS4 No. 1020
Dated: May 2016


ORS4 No.1168: Small Unmanned Aircraft – First Person View (FPV) Flying
General exemption to allow First Person View flying of radio-controlled aircraft, providing that a competent observer is present.
Dated: May 2016


ORS4 No.1167: The Carriage of Emergency Locator Transmitters in Aircraft Flying for Purposes other than Public Transport or Commercial Air Transport
Exemption to allow UK-registered aircraft not flying for the purpose of Public Transport or Commercial Air Transport to fly without emergency locator transmitters.
Dated: May 2016


ORS4 No.1169: Exemptions concerning the maintenance of microlight and SLMG class ratings in UK PPL(A)s, CPL(A)s and ATPL(A)s
These exemptions permit: 1. The holder of a UK PPL(A) to keep a microlight aeroplane class rating valid in the same way as an NPPL(A) holder. 2. The holder of a BCPL(A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) to keep a microlight aeroplane class rating valid in the same way as a microlight aeroplane class rating issued to a UK PPL(A) holder prior to 1 February 2008. 3. The holder of a UK PPL(A), BCPL(A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) to keep an SLMG class rating valid in the same way as a microlight aeroplane class rating issued to a UK licence holder prior to 1 February 2008 These exemptions are a continuation of the exemptions previously published in ORS4 No. 1020
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1166: Permitting the Carriage of Munitions of War and Exempting to Enable Armed Police On Board an Aircraft
Exemption and Permission under the ANO to allow Police to carry weapons on board an aircraft in accordance with Exemption 019162.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1165: The Carriage of Weapons of War and Munitions of War, Approving and Authorising Armed Police On Board an Aircraft
Authorisation and Approval under European Regulations to allow Police to carry weapons on board an aircraft in accordance with Exemption 019162.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1164: Carriage of Medicine (UN1851 and UN3249) on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft within the United Kingdom
General exemption to allow the carriage of certain medicines in the post on flights within the UK under specified conditions.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1163: UK Licence Validation Requirements for Holders of ICAO Annex 1 Flight Crew Licences
Temporary exemption from the requirements of EU Regulation 1178/2011 Annex III requiring the holders of ICAO Annex 1 flight crew licence holders to have their licences validated. This will enable continued operations pending confirmation of extension to 8 April 2017 of the EU Commission opt-out and subsequent UK derogation from the requirements specified in 1178/2011 Annex III.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1161: Exemption to Permit the Extension of the Validity of Certificates of Revalidation for the Assistant Flying Instructor’s Rating (Microlight); the Flying Instructor’s Rating (Microlight) and the Flying Instructor’s Rating (SLMG)
In European law periods of validity of ratings are given as 1 or 2 years depending on the rating but the regulation also states when calculating validity that it ‘shall extend to the end of the relevant month’. In 2012 the opportunity was taken to align United Kingdom law with European law in relation to the periods of validity given to ratings in United Kingdom licences. The CAA has been made aware that that this was not achieved for the ratings specified in this exemption. This exemption is issued to permit that alignment for the specified ratings.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1155: Use of Type Approved Microlights for Flight Instruction and Self-Fly Hire
The purpose of this general permission and exemption is to allow any type approved microlight aeroplane to be used for either self-fly hire or remunerated flying instruction and testing, provided it takes place in a club environment. Previously this was permitted by individual permissions included in the permit (in the case of instruction and testing) and individual exemptions (in the case of self-fly hire). These will no longer be required, provided the permission and exemption are complied with.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1149: Exemption Against Article 23(4) of The Air Navigation Order 2009 in Order to Provide for an Alternative Occupant Warning Placard for Ex-military Aircraft with a National Permit to Fly
To allow an alternative Occupant Warning placard for ex-military aircraft with a national permit to fly pending future changes to the Air Navigation Order (ANO).
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1146: Requirement to Hold a Part-FCL Licence in Order to Fly a UK Registered EASA Aircraft Within the Privileges of the LAPL, SPL or BPL
The 2012 ANO 2009 amendment requiring pilots to hold a Part-FCL licence when flying a UK registered EASA aircraft was itself amended in March 2015. This makes use of a derogation available until 8 April 2018 under Article 12 of EU Reg 1178/2011. Accordingly, the United Kingdom has filed an Article 12 derogation from the requirement to hold certain Part-FCL licences and ratings, provided the pilot holds a valid and appropriate UK pilot licence that would be required for the flight in question if the aircraft was a non-EASA aircraft.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1143: Flying Training and Testing in Jointly-owned Aircraft with National Certificate of Airworthiness or National Permit to Fly
This exemption allows joint-owners of non-EASA aircraft, who wish to pay for flying training in their aircraft, to comply with the airworthiness requirements applicable to private flight. This includes aircraft flying in accordance with a national permit to fly.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1136: Requirement to hold a Flight Radiotelephony Operator Licence
The purpose of this exemption is to exempt balloon pilots from the requirement to hold a flight radiotelephony operator licence in order to communicate with balloon ground crew.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1122: Charity Flights
Permits any flight in respect of which the only valuable consideration is given or promised to a Registered Charity to be conducted as a private flight. See www.caa.co.uk/ga.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1110: Introductory Flights, Parachute Dropping, Sailplane Towing and Aerobatic Flights
This exemption enables introductory flights, parachute dropping, sailplane towing and aerobatic flights to be carried out by an Approved Training Organisation or organisation created with the aim of promoting aerial sport or leisure aviation. See IN-2015/029 for further details.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1109: Aerotowing by Type Approved Microlight Aeroplanes
Allow towing of a non-EASA glider by a type approved microlight aeroplane by issuing an exemption for this aerial work.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1101: Use of Type-Approved Gyroplanes for Self-Fly Hire, Including Instruction and Testing
This exemption is to allow a pilot to hire a type-approved gyroplane, subject to certain conditions
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1098: The Giving of Instruction for Remuneration by the Holder of a United Kingdom Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes) that includes a Class Rating Instructor Rating (Single Pilot Aeroplane)
The PPL(A) issued under the European Aircrew Regulation permits the holder to receive remuneration for the giving of instruction in flying. The Air Navigation Order has been amended to allow the equivalent privilege for the holder of a PPL(A) issued under UK legislation including FI(A) and AFI(A) ratings , but did not include holders of Class Rating Instructor Ratings for single pilot aeroplanes (CRI(SPA)). This exemption allows UK PPL(A)/CRI(SPA) holders to receive remuneration for aerial work which consists of flying instruction in a club environment in advance of further amendment of the Order.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1097: Flights for the Purpose of Aerial Work Conducted by Holders of a UK Private Pilot’s Licence or a National Private Pilot’s Licence
This exemption enables the holder of a UK Private Pilot’s Licence or National Private Pilot’s Licence to conduct certain flights for the purposes of aerial work. See IN-2015/029 for further details.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1087: 90-Day Rule for Private Pilots
Allows some private pilots who are outside their 90-day currency period the option to carry a passenger (who is a suitably qualified pilot) on a flight to renew their currency.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1079: Aircraft Operating on a UK National Non-expiring Certificate of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Review Certificate
The purpose of this exemption is to allow operators of aircraft being used for the purposes of Public Transport or Aerial Work and issued with a national non-expiring Certificates of Airworthiness to carry a copy of the ARC rather than the original if the flight begins and ends in the UK. This exemption is not applicable to aircraft operating on an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Review Certificate.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1023: Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly for Single Seat Microlight Aeroplanes
This exemption allows single seat microlight aeroplanes to fly in the UK without being subject to the requirement to hold a valid Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly. This exemption has been issued to enable microlight owners and manufacturers to benefit from the deregulatory measure before the ANO is amended.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No. 995: The use of a Medical Declaration or Light Aircraft Pilot Licence Medical Certificate with UK Pilot Licences Other than NPPL when flying SSEA, SLMG and Microlight Aeroplanes
This exemption is issued to enable the holder of a UK aeroplane pilot licence other than the NPPL(A) OR a licence deemed to have been issued in accordance with the Aircrew Regulation to use that licence as if it is an NPPL(A) while having only a medical declaration appropriate to an NPPL(A) or a Light Aircraft Pilot Licence Medical Certificate
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No. 946: Extension of validity of a certificate of test or experience for an aircraft rating in a Private Pilot’s Licence (Gyroplanes)
This exemption allows for the extension of the period of validity of aircraft ratings in United Kingdom Private Pilot’s Licences for Gyroplanes when meeting alternative requirements to maintain those ratings and if meeting these alternative requirements for certificates of revalidation in licences to replace certificates of test or experience in pilots’ personal logs.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No. 857: The issue of a Medical Certificate by a Medical Officer in HM Forces
The issue of a Medical Certificate by a Medical Officer in HM Forces
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No. 648: Mandatory Occurrence Report Scheme – Reporter’s Signature
Exempts reporters from Article 153 requirement for a signature on a Mandatory Occurrence Report where the report is submitted by e-mail.
Dated: September 2016


ORS4 No.1182: The Carriage of Munitions of War and Sporting Weapons in Unaccompanied Passenger
General exemption from Article 134(2)(a)(i) of the Air Navigation Order 2009, allowing munitions of war and sporting weapons within checked baggage to be carried on an aircraft without the passenger being on board..
Dated: July 2016


ORS4 No.1181: Exemption Under Article 14(4) Regulation (EC) 216/2008 from any requirement of Part M and Part 145 (Annex I and Annex II to Regulation (EU) 1321/2014) that would prevent the fitment of new aircraft components supplied without an EASA Form 1 or equivalent, to any Kavanagh Hot Air Balloon (TCDS EASA.IM.BA.110) registered in the UK
Exemption to allow fitment of parts without an EASA Form 1 to be fitted to a Kavanagh Hot Air Balloon.


ORS4 No.1180: The Carriage of Methanol on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft
Exemption to allow the carriage of patient specimens in methanol on flights within the UK under certain conditions.
Dated: July 2016


ORS4 No.1179: To enable any Self Launching Motor Glider (SLMG) (including Self Launching Sailplane (SLS) or Touring Motor Glider (TMG)) to be used for aerial work consisting solely of flying training without complying with aerial work requirements
To enable any SLMG which is either: an Aircraft with a National Certificate of Airworthiness; or an Aircraft with an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness, which is maintained and operated in accordance with the applicable requirements for Private Flying; to be used for aerial work consisting solely of flying training without complying with aerial work requirements.
Dated: July 2016


ORS4 No.1178: The Carriage of Approved Oxygen and Survival Equipment in Aircraft Flying for Purposes other than Public Transport or Commercial Air Transport
Exemption to allow UK-registered aircraft not flying for the purpose of Public Transport or Commercial Air Transport to fly with equipment that is not approved.
Dated: July 2016


ORS4 No.1177: The Carriage of Munitions of War by Police Officers
General Exemption from Article 134 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, regarding munitions of war brought onto an aircraft by a police officer.
Dated: June 2016


ORS4 No.1176: Exemption Under Article 14(4) Regulation (EC) 216/2008 from any Requirement of Part M and Part 145 (Annex I and Annex II to Regulation (EU) 1321/2014) that would Prevent the Fitment of New Aircraft Components Supplied without an EASA Form 1 or Equivalent, to any Australian Gippsland GA8 Airvan Aircraft (TCDS EASA.IM.A.042) Registered in the UK
Exemption to allow fitment of parts without an EASA Form 1 to be fitted to a Gippsland GA8 Airvan
Dated: June 2016


ORS4 No.1175: Exemption to Enable Glider Towing Within a Club Environment
This General Exemption allows for aircraft which are maintained in accordance with the regulations applicable to aircraft being used for private flights to be used for the purpose of Glider towing within specified limitations and conditions.
Dated: June 2016


ORS4 No.1173: Noise Certificate for Single Seat Microlight Aeroplanes
This exemption allows single-seat microlight aeroplanes to land or take off in the UK without being subject to the requirement to hold a valid noise certificate. This exemption has been issued to enable microlight owners and manufacturers to benefit from the deregulatory measure before the ANO is amended.
Dated: June 2016


ORS4 No.1166: Permitting the Carriage of Munitions of War and Exempting to Enable Armed Police On Board an Aircraft
Exemption and Permission under the ANO to allow Police to carry weapons on board an aircraft in accordance with Exemption 019162.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1165: The Carriage of Weapons of War and Munitions of War, Approving and Authorising Armed Police On Board an Aircraft
Authorisation and Approval under European Regulations to allow Police to carry weapons on board an aircraft in accordance with Exemption 019162.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1164: Carriage of Medicine (UN1851 and UN3249) on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft within the United Kingdom
General exemption to allow the carriage of certain medicines in the post on flights within the UK under specified conditions.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1163: UK Licence Validation Requirements for Holders of ICAO Annex 1 Flight Crew Licences
Temporary exemption from the requirements of EU Regulation 1178/2011 Annex III requiring the holders of ICAO Annex 1 flight crew licence holders to have their licences validated. This will enable continued operations pending confirmation of extension to 8 April 2017 of the EU Commission opt-out and subsequent UK derogation from the requirements specified in 1178/2011 Annex III.
Dated: April 2016


 

ORS4 No.1161: Exemption to Permit the Extension of the Validity of Certificates of Revalidation for the Assistant Flying Instructor’s Rating (Microlight); the Flying Instructor’s Rating (Microlight) and the Flying Instructor’s Rating (SLMG)
In European law periods of validity of ratings are given as 1 or 2 years depending on the rating but the regulation also states when calculating validity that it ‘shall extend to the end of the relevant month’. In 2012 the opportunity was taken to align United Kingdom law with European law in relation to the periods of validity given to ratings in United Kingdom licences. The CAA has been made aware that that this was not achieved for the ratings specified in this exemption. This exemption is issued to permit that alignment for the specified ratings.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1160: Air Navigation Order 2009 – Schedule 5 Scale (J) – Airborne Collision Avoidance System
General exemption from the requirements at article 39(2) of, and paragraphs 2(11) and 2(12) of the Table at paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the Order to carry the equipment specified as Scale J in paragraph 4 of Schedule 5, that is to say an Airborne Collision Avoidance System which meets the ICAO standards for ACAS II equipment.
Dated: April 2016


ORS4 No.1159: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Special VFR in Control Zones
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5010 (Special VFR in control zones) when flying within the UK in accordance with the conditions specified.
Dated: March 2016


ORS4 No.1158: Standardised European Rules of the Air – Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace
General exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within the UK at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level and within Class D airspace.
Dated: March 2016


ORS4 No.1157: Balloon Pilots – Congested Area Take-Off, Becalmed Landing & Open-Air Assembly
This permission and exemption permits balloon pilots to take-off within or near a congested area below a height of 1000 feet above the highest fixed obstacle within 600m and to take off or land within 1000m of open air assembly of 1000 persons, subject to certain conditions. It also permits a balloon to land in a congested area if it is becalmed.
Dated: March 2016


ORS4 No.1156: The Carriage of Electroshock Weapons by Police Officers On Board an Aircraft
General Exemption, Approval and Permission to allow Police Officers to carry electroshock weapons such as tasers on flights, providing that certain conditions are met to ensure that they are carried safely.
Dated: March 2016


ORS4 No.1155: Use of Type Approved Microlights for Flight Instruction and Self-Fly Hire
The purpose of this general permission and exemption is to allow any type approved microlight aeroplane to be used for either self-fly hire or remunerated flying instruction and testing, provided it takes place in a club environment.

Previously this was permitted by individual permissions included in the permit (in the case of instruction and testing) and individual exemptions (in the case of self-fly hire). These will no longer be required, provided the permission and exemption are complied with.
Dated: February 2016


ORS4 No.1153: Carriage of Methanol Solution (UN1992) on Commercial Air Transport or Public Transport Aircraft within the United Kingdom (CAA Reference No. 018903)
Exemption to allow the carriage of methanol solution for patient specimens on flights within the UK under certain conditions.
Dated: January 2016


ORS4 No.1152: Noise Exemption for Experimental Aircraft
E Conditions Noise Exemption
Dated: January 2016


ORS4 No.1151: Altitude Alerting System – Aeroplanes
General exemption from Article 37(2) and paragraphs 4(13) and 5 (Scale AA) of Schedule 4 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, regarding the carrying of altitude alerting systems.
Dated: January 2016


ORS4 No.1150: Minimum Equipment – EU-OPS AOC Holders – Private and Aerial Work Flights
A Permission to allow an operator to use the same MEL for private and aerial work flights as for public transport or commercial air transport flights.
Dated: January 2016


ORS4 No.1149: Exemption Against Article 23(4) of The Air Navigation Order 2009 in Order to Provide for an Alternative Occupant Warning Placard for Ex-military Aircraft with a National Permit to Fly
To allow an alternative Occupant Warning placard for ex-military aircraft with a national permit to fly pending future changes to the Air Navigation Order (ANO).
Dated: January 2016


ORS4 No.1148: 75 MHz Marker Beacon Receiver
General Exemption from Article 39 and Scale H of Schedule 5 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, regarding the need for a 75 MHz marker beacon.
Dated: January 2016


ORS4 No.1147: Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft Carrying Out Search and Rescue Operations
Specific requirements to address the Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue Operations.
Dated: December 2015


ORS4 Notices prior to this date should be available via the CAA website – Publications search