Safety Notice (New CAA System)

CAA Notification on Safety Notices

 

SN-2019/008: Helicopter Operations – Guidance on Aerodrome Operating Minima for IFR Departures
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to provide guidance on aerodrome operating minima and the aircraft commander/PIC’s responsibilities for helicopter flights, particularly other than CAT/PT, departing IFR from aerodromes not equipped for instrument departures. This SN supersedes SN 2016/001.
Dated: November 2019


SN-2019/007: Helicopter Operations Flight Planning and Safe Flight Execution
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to reinforce to operators, trainers and pilots the essential need for detailed and appropriate pre-flight planning and risk assessment before conducting any flight but in particular those intended to be conducted under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The plan then needs to be executed accordingly. This SN supersedes SN 2017/003.
Dated: November 2019


SN-2019/006: Components Strips Report
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to advise the owners and the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs), who are responsible for the effectiveness of the maintenance programme, to request component strip reports from maintenance organisations and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) so that they can successfully analyse the effectiveness of their Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP).
Dated: July 2019


SN-2019/005: Avoidance of Loss of Control In-Flight – Flight Crew Training
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to raise awareness for operators and training organisations to urgently review their flight crew training with a view to enhancing awareness of an aircraft trim state, manual flight skills and intervention of automated trim systems.
Dated: July 2019


SN-2019/004: Use of the Fuel Pump Primer in an Emergency: Yak 50/52 Aeroplanes
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to provide advice to pilots on the use of the fuel pump primer in the event of an emergency, such as loss of fuel pressure or engine power during flight.
Dated: June 2019


SN-2019/003: Non-EASA General Aviation Aircraft Safety Harness Integrity
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to improve on the guidance already promulgated in SN2018/005 as a result of more liaison with industry experts. The aim is to provide a greater definition of variables that affect harness integrity to aid in inspection by authorised engineers/inspectors.
Dated: March 2019


SN-2019/002: Protecting Final Reserve Fuel and The Minimum Fuel Declaration
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to clarify the procedures for protecting final reserve fuel, including usage of the MINIMUM FUEL declaration.
Version 2 has been published to update document references
Dated: March 2019


SN-2019/001: Risk of Controlled Flight into Terrain During 3D BARO-VNAV and 2D Approaches (Altimeter Settings)
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to draw attention to the risk of Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) when flying approaches with an incorrect Altimeter Subscale setting.
Dated: March 2019


SN-2018/011: Small Unmanned Aircraft DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures
This Safety Notice provides updated instructions and guidance regarding the DJI TB50/55 series of batteries and supersedes SN-2018/010.
The text highlights the updated battery firmware that has was released by the manufacturer on 16 November to correct previous instances where power has been unexpectedly lost. The aircraft operating restrictions that must now be observed are dependent on whether or not the manufacturer’s recommended updates have been successfully installed.
Dated: November 2018


SN-2018/009: Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures
This SN gives guidance on DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures that supersedes SN-2018/008.
Version 2 has been issued to clarify queries from industry relating to the suspension of permissions and exemptions issued to operators of the affected DJI platforms until further notice by the CAA.
Dated: November 2018


SN-2018/008: Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Matrice 200 Series In-Flight Power Failures
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to raise the awareness for DJI Matrice 200 series users of a small number of in flight power failures which have led to a complete power loss and the aircraft have fallen to the ground. The SN gives guidance on how to complete the latest firmware update and also suspends any permissions based on an Operational Safety Case.
Dated: October 2018


SN-2018/007: The Dangers of Operating Outside the Privileges of Your Pilot’s Licence
Licence Privileges – Following a number of incidents, some fatal, the CAA has issued a Safety Notice relevant to licence privileges.
Dated: October 2018


SN-2018/006: Boeing A75 Series FAA Unapproved Parts Notification
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to draw attention to the FAA Unapproved Parts Notification relating to Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc. wing repair ribs and stringer segments for the Boeing A75 Series.
Dated: September 2018


SN-2018/005: Non-EASA General Aviation Aircraft Safety Harness Integrity
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to provide advice regarding safety harness maintenance tasks for Non-EASA GA aircraft, identifying criteria to consider when establishing the integrity of the aircraft lap and shoulder harnesses, when undertaking the necessary routine inspection.
Dated: July 2018


SN-2018/004: Emergency Parachutes in Ex-Military Jets
The purpose of this safety notice is to remind the owners and operators of Ex-Military Jets that they ensure, where the ejection seats have been disabled, the alternative method of emergency egress has been incorporated in the pilot information, the procedure has been verified and that all the required equipment is maintained in a serviceable condition
Dated: April 2018


SN-2018/003: FAA Flight Prohibition in the Use of Supplemental Helicopter Harnesses
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to advise helicopter operators and owners of the FAA Emergency Order of Prohibition. It is recommended that operators and owners review their current procedures for flights involving the opening or removal of doors.
Dated: March 2018


SN-2018/002: Maintenance and Overhaul of Piston Engines
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to remind Individuals and organisations maintaining historic piston engines of maintenance best practice.
Dated: February 2018


SN-2018/001: Restricting the Operation of Ex-Military Jet Aircraft at Flying Displays
The scope of this SN applies to all ex-military jet aircraft operated under CAA CAP 632 ‘Operation of Permit-to-Fly Ex-Military Aircraft on the UK Register’ and civilian foreign registered ex-military jet aircraft. Other types of aircraft are unaffected.
Dated: February 2018


SN-2017/005: Carriage of Assistance Dogs in the Aircraft Cabin
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to provide airline operators with the latest guidance material regarding the carriage of recognised assistance dogs. This SN supersedes SN-2015/001.
Dated: June 2017


SN-2017/004: Balloon Operations – Safety Matters
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to provide balloon operators and pilots with the latest guidance concerning balloon operations with particular emphasis on passenger-related matters and advice on pilot training and pilot decision-making.
Dated: May 2017


SN-2017/003: Helicopter Operations Flight Planning and Safe Flight Execution
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to reinforce to operators, trainers and pilots the essential need for detailed and appropriate pre-flight planning and risk assessment before conducting any flight but in particular those intended to be conducted under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The plan then needs to be executed accordingly.
This SN supersedes SN 2016/002.
Dated: April 2017


SN-2017/002:Responsibilities of Operators, CAMOs,MOs Pilots of Ex-Military Aircraft with a CAA Permit to Fly
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to remind operators, Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organisations (CAMOs), Maintenance Organisations (MOs) and pilots of Ex-Military aircraft with a CAA Permit to Fly of their responsibilities with regard to correctly monitoring, on an ongoing basis, the airworthiness of these aircraft.
Dated: March 2017


SN-2017/001: Department for Transport Security Advice to Air Operators
The purpose of this Safety Notice (SN) is to remind or alert UK aircraft operators to the international security threat and risk information available from the Department for Transport (DfT). This SN supersedes SN-2014/009.
Dated: January 2017


SN-2016/006: CAA Requirements for Check Flights
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to detail the CAA policy regarding the requirements for check flights for UK registered aircraft. This Safety Notice supersedes SN-2013/011.
Dated: August 2016


SN-2016/005: Restricting the Operation of Aircraft at Flying Displays, Air Races and Contests
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to notify industry of the revocation of paragraph 4 (Flying Displays, Air Races and Contests) of ORS4 No 1124 (Standardised European Rules of the Air – Exceptions to the Minimum Height Requirements).
NOTE: As of 18 August 2016, ORS4 No 1124 has be revoked and replaced with ORS4 No 1174.
Dated: June 2016


SN-2016/004: Dangerous Goods Training Requirements Applicable to Fixed Base Operator Personnel
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to remind Fixed Base Operators of the requirements for the provision of dangerous goods training to be provided to personnel involved with passenger handling and the loading and unloading of cargo and baggage.
Dated: April 2016


SN-2016/003: Level Busts: Hazards and Defences
The purpose of this SN is to alert industry to the heightened risk of level busts during periods of low atmospheric pressure; highlight the main causes of level busts and defences to employ against them; provide advice and guidance on best practice procedures to avoid level busts; and encourage operators to review their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure their defences are robust, and the risks of level busts are captured in their Risk Assessment. This Safety Notice (SN) supersedes SN-2014/004.
Dated: April 2016


SN-2016/002: Helicopter Operations Flight Planning and Safe Flight Execution
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to reinforce to operators, trainers and pilots the essential need for detailed and appropriate pre-flight planning and risk assessment before conducting any flight but in particular those intended to be conducted under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The plan then needs to be executed accordingly. This Safety Notice supersedes SN-2014/008.
Dated: April 2016


SN-2016/001: Private and Aerial Work Helicopter Operations – Guidance on Aerodrome Operating Minima for IFR Departures
The purpose of this Safety Notice is to provide guidance on aerodrome operating minima and the aircraft commander’s responsibilities for private helicopter flights departing IFR from aerodromes not equipped for instrument departures. This Safety Notice supersedes SN-2014/006.
Dated: April 2016