Official Series 9 (ORS9)

CAA Notifications

 

ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 35: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 Annex II Part-ARO and Annex IV Part-CAT
UK Statutory Instrument 2021 No. 1203 (the Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021) introduced changes to UK Regulation (EU) No. 965/2012 (the Air Operations Regulation). The objective of this Decision is to support the implementation of the requirements by providing, amending or supplementing acceptable means of compliance and/or guidance material on: alcohol testing during RAMP inspections; operator responsibilities towards prevention of a person boarding an aircraft when under the influence of a psychoactive substance and acting to endanger safety; operator policy and procedures for the prevention and detection of misuse of psychoactive substances by crew members and other safety-sensitive personnel; and operator provision of a Support Programme for flight crew.
Dated: November 2023


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 33: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for UK Reg (EU) No 1178/2011 Annex I Part-FCL and Annex VI Part-ARA regarding the introduction of Evidence Based Training for Fli
The Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for UK Reg (EU) No 1178/2011 has been amended to facilitate the implementation of the amended rules for licensing.
Dated: November 2023


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 32: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 Annex I Part-Definitions, Annex II Part-ARO and Annex III Part-ORO regarding the introduction of Evid
The Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 has been amended to facilitate
Dated: November 2023


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 34: Decision revoking Alternative Means of Compliance, for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012, previously proposed and/or accepted by the CAA
This Decision is to revoke two CAA generic Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMoC) that were issued in response to the Covid Pandemic, and are now considered as no longer needed.
Dated: October 2023


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 26: Decision adopting Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 Annex V Sub Part K, Helicopter Offshore Operations Part- SPA.HOFO.160(c) regarding Equipme
New Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material is added to Part SPA.HOFO.160(c) to support the change to the requirement in UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 25: Decision adopting Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 Annex V Part-SPA Sub-part J regarding Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
The new Acceptable Means of Compliance and associated Regulation changes incorporate into law the requirements previously published in CAA Safety Directive SD-2014/003 which will be revoked.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 24: Decision enabling approved maintenance organisations to use maintained components which have been released by EASA approved maintenance organisations on an EASA Form 1
Decision to allow maintained components released using an EASA Form 1 to be fitted on UK registered aircraft if that aircraft falls within the scope of Part ML, if the component has been maintained by its original manufacturer and if the component cannot be obtained from alternative acceptable sources.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 23: Decision enabling the recognition of maintained aircraft parts which have been released to service by a Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Approved Aircraft Component Maintenance Organisation
This decision gives effect to the working arrangement established between the CAA and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore on the reciprocal acceptance of aircraft component maintenance.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 22: Decision enabling the recognition of maintained aircraft parts which have been released to service by a Transport Canada Approved Aircraft Component Maintenance Organisation
This decision gives effect to the working arrangement established between the CAA and Transport Canada on the reciprocal acceptance of aircraft component maintenance.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 21: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) to UK (EU) Reg 1321/2014 regarding the CAA Form 1 and the recognised equivalent documents to include the EASA Form 1
The Decision is to ensure that those parts issued with an EASA Form 1 prior to 31 December 2022, that remain in the supply chain and have not yet been fitted to UK registered aircraft, may lawfully be fitted in the normal way from 1 January 2023 onwards.
The CAA is amending the AMC to Part-M, Part-145, and Part-ML, to clarify that certain EASA Form 1s are ‘equivalent documents’ as permitted by the terms of the Regulation to which the AMC applies.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 20: Decision enabling an approved maintenance organisation located inside the USA to perform the Release to Service of an aircraft registered in the UK, until 31 December 2024
Following the expiry of ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 03 on 31 December 2022, a new Decision is needed to recognise organisations based in the USA subject to the new UK/USA Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) and Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG).
These arrangements cover the period 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2024.
Correspondingly, the arrangements previously set out in Decision No. 3 that were applicable to maintenance organisations approved under European organisations are withdrawn.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 19: Decision amending Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 Annex IV Part-CAT regarding the definition of equivalent Type 2 aeronautical database providers
This CAA Decision amends the Guidance Material to UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 regarding the definition of Type 2 aeronautical database providers that are deemed equivalent to Type 2 aeronautical database providers certified in accordance with UK Reg (EU) 2017/373. The amendment expands the definition to explain that database providers certified by EASA in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 or holders of an FAA Data Supplier Letter of Acceptance will be accepted by the UK CAA as equivalents to a UK CAA DAT Provider certificate for the purpose of UK Flight Operator’s demonstration of compliance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 for the management of aeronautical databases.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 18: Decision amending Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Article 2 and the Annex
This new guidance material (GM) represents the first in a series of rulemaking activities whose ultimate purpose is to ensure that the UK’s ruleset is fit for purpose. This activity will analyse and combine the content of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) with the Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 to create a consolidated UK Rules of the Air (ROTA) Regulations.
This first step amends aspects of the retained GM to account for changes to the source International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) and to reflect extant UK operational practises. Moreover, it supports amendments made to UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 and its annex by the Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Management (Amendment) Regulations 2022.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 17: Decision amending Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 Annex IV Part-ATS
This new guidance material (GM) represents the first in a series of rulemaking activities whose purpose is to complete the harmonisation of air traffic management (ATM) and air navigation services (ANS) safety regulation under the umbrella of UK Reg (EU) 2018/1139 (“the UK Basic Regulation”), moving away from the current regulatory framework under the Air Navigation Order.
This activity will see the development of UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 “the ATM/ANS Implementing Rule (IR)” through the adoption into Annex IV (Part-ATS) of requirements that are already implemented in the UK through Civil Aviation Publications (CAPs); in particular the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) and the Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual (CAP 797).
Whilst the terms contained in this GM are not yet utilised within the acceptable means of compliance (AMC) to Annex IV (Part-ATS), this will be addressed in subsequent phases of the harmonising rulemaking activity. Importantly, the terms defined within this GM are sourced from International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) and have already largely been implemented in the UK through CAP 1430 the UK ATM Vocabulary.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 16: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) 2019/947 regarding the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft
This Decision amends Acceptable Means of compliance and Guidance Material for UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft.
Dated: December 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 15: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 regarding aeroplane performance, non-extended range twin operations (ETOPS) extended opera
This Decision amends AMC and GM following recent changes introduced to UK Reg (EU) No 965/2012 in the Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (Statutory Instruments 2021 No. 1203).
Specific changes relate to: power supply to cockpit voice recorders; flight recording for light aircraft; commercial air transport operation of certain aeroplanes without an ETOPS approval; runway surface condition reporting and in-flight assessment of landing performance; reduced required landing distance for certain CAT operated aeroplanes; operations in airspace where performance-based communication and surveillance (PBCS) is implemented; life jacket stowage; technical standards on first-aid oxygen dispensing units, de-icing/anti-icing ground procedures; and technical record requirements.
Dated: November 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 14: CAA Decision amending acceptable means of compliance and guidance material for UK Reg (EU) No. 139/2014 regarding data quality requirements and global reporting format requirements
CAA Decision amending acceptable means of compliance and guidance material provided for data quality requirements and global reporting format requirements included in the UK Reg (EU) No. 139/2014. New requirements on data quality and global reporting format were introduced to UK Reg (EU) No. 139/2014 in the SI 2021 No. 1203.
Dated: September 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 13: CAA Decision amending acceptable means of compliance and guidance material for UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 regarding data quality requirements
CAA Decision amending acceptable means of compliance and guidance material regarding data quality requirements included in UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 . New requirements on data quality were introduced to UK Reg (EU) No. 2017/373 in the SI 2021 No. 1203
Dated: September 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 11: Decision introducing Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) regarding Section 11 Interference, Emergency Contingencies and Interception
The CAA has published an amendment to GM1 SERA.11001. The revised guidance material reflects recent changes to ICAO European Region procedures and incorporates the long-standing UK practice for aircraft to remain on the assigned route or track whilst carrying out the emergency descent, unless doing so would endanger the aircraft.
Dated: May 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No. 10: Decision introducing Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) regarding Section 6 Airspace Classificati
SERA.6005 contained within the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, includes requirements for communications and SSR transponders relating to radio mandatory zones (RMZ) and transponder mandatory zones (TMZ).
The CAA has adapted aspects of its long-standing airspace policy statement on RMZ and TMZ into acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) relating to SERA.6005. These AMC and GM provide greater clarity and guidance on the operation of RMZ and TMZ, and are complemented by an airspace policy statement which details requirements on the design and establishment of RMZ and TMZ, and places them into the wider context of UK airspace policy.
Dated: January 2022


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 9: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) No. 923/2012, Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA), to amend AMC and GM relating to SERA.6001
This Decision amends the AMC1 and GM1 to better reflect the full range of activities requiring an approval to exceed the airspace speed limit and providing better guidance to operators of aircraft that regularly require such approvals.
Dated: October 2021


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 8: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) 923/2012, Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA), to amend AMC and GM relating to SERA.6001(a)
This Decision amends the AMC1 and GM1 to better reflect the full range of activities requiring an approval to exceed the airspace speed limit and providing better guidance to operators of aircraft that regularly require such approvals.
Dated: September 2021


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 7: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 Annex IV Part-ATS regarding the problematic use of psychoactive substances
Annex IV ‘Part-ATS’ to Regulation (EU) 2017/373 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, includes a requirement for air traffic control service providers to develop and implement a procedure for the detection of cases of problematic use of psychoactive substances by air traffic controllers.
The CAA has established additional, detailed acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) relating to this requirement, to support industry in their implementation activities. These AMC and GM, complemented by a policy document that explains the CAA’s processes for oversight of such a rostering system, replace those previously adopted through ORS9 CAA Decision No 1 dated 22 December 2020.
Dated: September 2021


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 6: Decision amending Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) for UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 Annex I Part-Definitions and Annex IV Part-ATS regarding air traffic controllers’ rostering¬†
Annex IV ‘Part-ATS’ to Regulation (EU) 2017/373 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, includes a requirement for air traffic control service providers to develop, implement and monitor a rostering system in order to manage the risks of occupational fatigue of air traffic controllers.
The CAA has established additional, detailed acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) relating to this requirement, to support industry in their implementation of this requirement. These AMC and GM, complemented by a policy document that explains the CAA’s processes for oversight of such a rostering system, replace those previously adopted through ORS9 CAA Decision No 1 dated 22 December 2020.
Dated: September 2021


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 5: CAA Decision to delay implementation of various AMC and GM to UK (EU) Reg No 1178/2011 Part FCL and Part ORA pursuant to Article 76(3) of UK (EU) Reg No 2018/1139
This Decision gives the ability for students to complete their examinations to the question bank they have been instructed in.
Dated: March 2021


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 4: Decision enabling acceptance of an Alternative Method of Compliance to Airworthiness Directives approved by the FAA of the United States of America (USA), for UK registered aircraft
To ensure continuity of existing arrangements made under the Agreement between the USA and the EU on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety after Exit day, any FAA approved Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) to Airworthiness Directives (AD), for products where the US is the State of Design (SoD) will be automatically considered to be CAA-approved, subject to conditions specified in this Decision. This Decision replaces CAA Decision No2 and extends its applicability to include all AMOC to an AD issued by the FAA where the US is the State of Design.
Dated: January 2021


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 3: Decision enabling an approved maintenance organisation located outside the UK to perform the release to service of an aircraft registered in the UK, after Exit day
Dated: December 2020


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 2: Decision enabling acceptance of an Alternative Method of Compliance to Airworthiness Directives approved by the FAA of the United States of America (USA), for UK registered aircraft
To ensure continuity of existing arrangements made under the Agreement between the USA and the EU on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety after Exit day, any FAA approved Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) to Airworthiness Directives (AD), of general applicability for products where the US is the State of Design (SoD) will be automatically considered to be CAA-approved, subject to conditions specified in this Decision.
Dated: December 2020


ORS9 – CAA Decision No 1: Decision enabling EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance, Guidance Material and Certification Specifications adopted by EASA to continue to be valid in the United Kingdom from Exit Day onwards unless and until amended or withdrawn by the CAA
The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Act) brings European Union (EU) legislation into UK domestic law. However, EASA (as opposed to EU) decisions in the form of Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), Guidance Material (GM) and Certification Specifications (CS) are not within the scope of the Act. The CAA Decision 1 enables EASA rulemaking decisions in relation to AMC, GM and CS continue to be valid in the UK after Exit day.
Dated: December 2020