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Infringement update: RAF Syerston ATZ infringement
On 3 July 2019, a pilot pleaded guilty to an airspace infringement of the RAF Syerston Aerodrome Traffic Zone in November 2018. The pilot was ordered to pay over £3,200 in fines.
Dated: July 2019


Infringement Coordination Group decisions
The CAA has published decisions from the Infringement Coordination Group’s review of infringement Mandatory Occurrence Reports under CAP1404, the review and actions process for airspace infringements. Course of action, number and a short summary will be published monthly.
Reported infringements from May are also available in the 2019 table.
Dated: June 2019


Airspace infringements: April figures and moving map tips
Figures for reported infringements in April are now available.
Dated: June 2019


Frequency Monitoring Codes: Updated squawk guidance
Updated Frequency Monitoring Code/Squawk guidance from the Airspace Infringement Working Group has been published on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website.
This new content covers the who, what, why and how – along with a downloadable Frequency Monitoring Code area map and squawk/frequency card.
Dated: April 2019


Airspace infringements: March figures and pre-flight planning
A breakdown of reported infringements in March is now available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website.
Updated resources on preparing R/T transmissions for transit and flying within an ATZ have also been added under Pre-flight planning.
Dated: April 2019


Squawk and LARS cards
Frequency Monitoring Code and Lower Airspace Radar Service cards are now available from the Airspace & Safety Initiative website.
Dated: April 2019


Airspace infringements: February figures and controller’s stories
February saw 78 reported airspace infringements. A breakdown of figures is now available: Airspace & Safety Initiative – Facts, stats and incidents
NATS have published the first in a series of controller’s stories.
Amanda Rhodes, NATS air traffic controller at Swanwick Centre, talks about her experience with airspace infringements: Airspace Infringement Series: A controller’s story
Dated: April 2019


January infringement statistics now published
Airspace infringement statistics for January 2019 are now available.
In January the Infringement Coordination Group provisionally suspended the licences of two pilots – one due to repeat infringements and one due to safety matters. An additional 21 pilots were referred to attend the Airspace Infringement Awareness Course.
Dated: March 2019


Airspace infringement statistics update
Reported airspace infringement figures for 2018 are now available. These latest statistics are compared to 2017
Dated: February 2019


Infringement update: Causal factor analysis
Analysis of airspace infringement reports from 2017 has shown that that correct use of a moving map could have helped avoid 85% of airspace infringements.
Occurrence reports from private pilots were assessed against four key measures that could have helped prevent the infringement or reduced its impact on other air traffic or controllers.
The report was carried out by a sub-group of the CAA’s Airspace Infringement Working Group, made up of three experienced General Aviation pilots.
Read the full report: Causal Factor Analysis of Airspace Infringements 2017 
Latest infringement statistics showing total reported infringements for 2017 and 2018 are now available
Dated: January 2019


Airspace & Safety Initiative update: Hawarden RMZ
Details of Hawarden RMZ infringements and how to avoid them now available at airspacesafety.com.
See Infringement updates for more information.
Dated: January 2019


Airspace & Safety Initiative update: Solent rules
Solent LAIT ‘Golden Rules’ for avoiding airspace infringements are now available.
Dated: November 2018


Airspace infringement statistics update
Latest infringement statistics plus details of Barton ATZ Infringements and how to avoid them.
Latest infringement statistics
Barton ATZ infringments and how to avoid them
Dated: November 2018


Birmingham airspace infringments and how to avoid them
Details on Birmingham airspace infringements and how to avoid them now available.
Dated: November 2018


Alert for airspace infringement statistics 
Statistics of reported annual airspace infringements as of 30 September 2018 are now available