Wizz Air files an application for UK Air Operator’s Certificate and and Operating Licence

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” or “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (“AOC”)… Read the full press release

New CAA report reveals quality of service for disabled travellers at major UK airports

Numbers of UK passengers with a disability travelling by air grows by more than two thirds since 2010 – far exceeding overall passenger growth over the same period New CAA report shows majority of UK airports offer ‘very good’ or ‘good’ service for disabled travellers but East Midlands, Exeter, Heathrow and Manchester, are rated ‘poor’… Read the full press release

CAA and GASCo jointly developed training package targeting infringing pilots

LONDON, 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Pilots who infringe airspace in the UK may now be asked to attend a safety awareness course, it was announced today (1 August, 2017). The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) have jointly developed a unique training package targeting infringing pilots. The… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

CAA, Heathrow Airport Ltd, and the Heathrow airline community appoint Jeff Halliwell as the chair of the Consumer Challenge Board

LONDON, 2017-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Heathrow Airport Ltd, and the Heathrow airline community are pleased to confirm the appointment of Jeff Halliwell as the chair of the Consumer Challenge Board (CCB), a new independent body that will challenge and scrutinise Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to ensure its business… Read the full press release

CAA report: George Best Belfast City Airport ranked amongst the top 10 airports in the UK

BELFAST, 2016-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — New UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report rates airports on quality of assistance for passengers with a disability or reduced mobility and we’re delighted to announce that George Best Belfast City Airport has achieved a rating of ‘very good’ and has ranked amongst the top 10 airports in the UK…. Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) decision on changes to departure routes from Birmingham Airport

LONDON, 2016-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced its decision on changes to departure routes from Birmingham Airport.   As a result of the extension of the airport’s runway in 2014 new routes were required for departing aircraft. The airport consulted with the local community and other interested parties on several… Read the full press release

New consultation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on UK’s Transition Altitude change

LONDON, 2015-12-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest stage in the process to change the UK’s Transition Altitude has begun, following the launch of a new consultation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Transition Altitude (TA) is the height at which climbing and descending aircraft change from operating their altimeters by reference to an… Read the full press release

The Light Aircraft Association awarded ‘good training provider’ mark by UK Civil Aviation Authority

LONDON, 2015-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has been awarded a ‘good training provider’ mark by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), becoming the second recipient of the regulator’s new training approval initiative. The Pilot Recognition for Operational Up-skilling and Development (PROUD) scheme was set up the CAA as a… Read the full press release

CAA launches scheme to improve the skills levels of private pilots, The Pilot Recognition for Operational Up-skilling and Development (PROUD) scheme

LONDON, 2015-8-3 — /Travel PR News/ — A new scheme to improve the skills levels of private pilots has been launched today by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The initiative aims to encourage GA associations and organisations to provide ‘life-long’ learning programmes for their members and other pilots to help improve safety The Pilot… Read the full press release

CAA launched consultation aimed at reducing the burdens associated with securing airworthiness and operational approval for new light aircraft designs

LONDON, 2014-11-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A proposal to simplify the initial testing process for experimental aircraft in the UK will benefit small-scale aircraft designers and manufacturers, as well as encouraging the growth of aerospace excellence in new design concepts. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation aimed at reducing the red… Read the full press release

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced the UK’s Class F airspace will be replaced

LONDON, 2014-9-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the UK’s Class F airspace is to change. This follows the recommendations of an ICAO audit, changes to European legislation under the Single European Rules of the Air and a subsequent review of national airspace arrangements, which included a consultation… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority launches online test to assess airmanship skills for infringing pilots

LONDON, 2014-9-4 — /Travel PR News/ — To increase the options it has available to tackle airspace infringements, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) may, from today, ask pilots who do infringe controlled or restricted airspace to sit a short online test to assess their airmanship skills. The test will only be accessible with a secure password, sent… Read the full press release

CAA: UK airports recorded best ever first quarter on-time performance with 84% of scheduled flights ‘on-time’

• 84% of scheduled flights landed ‘on-time’ at UK airports in the first quarter of 2014. • On-time performance was six percentage points higher than the same period in 2013. • All 10 airports monitored saw punctuality improvements. • Latest CAA figures show the best first quarter on-time performance since records began. LONDON, 2014-7-14 —… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority published its recommendations to help drive improvements in the way the aviation industry manages aircraft noise

LONDON, 2014-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a series of recommendations to help drive improvements in the way the aviation industry manages aircraft noise. More people in the UK are affected by aviation noise than any other country in Europe. With the Airports Commission currently considering proposals for increasing… Read the full press release

Airport Operators Association survey: UK airports are confident of air passenger growth in 2014

UK airports are confident of air passenger growth in 2014. LONDON, 2014-5-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Just a few weeks after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reported that passenger numbers in 2013 were up 3.5% to 228 million, compared to 221 million in 2012, a new survey responded to by 25 UK airports has revealed… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority launches new industry safety tools

London, 2014-04-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a series of template risk models, highlighting a number of specific safety scenarios, which airline and airport operators, air navigation service providers, maintenance organisations, ground service providers and regulators can use as part of their own safety management systems (SMS). The models… Read the full press release

Finavia Corporation updated its financing policy and its financing-related reporting policy

Vantaa, Finland, 2013-12-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The company immediately updated its procedures when the 2011 auditing of the accounts found out that Finavia Corporation has acquired structured interest derivatie contracts in 2009–2011. The contracts were non-hedging, i.e. in violation of the Group’s financing policy. The use of derivatives, which started during CAA, the predecessor of Finavia Corporation,… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority to hold public consultation on its proposal to deregulate all UK-registered single seat microlights

2013-09-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced its intention to hold a public consultation on its proposal to deregulate (for airworthiness purposes) all UK-registered single seat microlights. This consultation, which will open during September and run for six weeks, will, if successful, extend the present single seat deregulated (SSDR) category,… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority released details on training school transition

2013-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Details of the assistance being provided by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to flight training schools, to manage the introduction of new European regulations, have today been released. Those training schools currently referred to as Registered Training Facilities (RTF), have to achieve ‘Approved Training Organisations’ status over the next two years… Read the full press release

United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launch joint fire safety initiative

2013-08-06— /travelprnews.com/ — The potential risks fire poses to passenger aircraft has been placed centre stage in an awareness raising campaign by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The safety drive includes a short video that has just been released, identifying the specific maintenance risks that may cause onboard fires,… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority informed flying schools alternatives to fitted screens used in cockpits during instrument flight tests are now allowed

2013-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today informed Approved Training Organisations (ATO) that fitted screens used in cockpits during instrument flight tests are no longer the sole method that may be used to restrict a pilot’s vision. The change of policy will only affect flight tests for the initial issue of… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority warns British holidaymakers to look past the price when booking late breaks

2013-07-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — British families looking to get some summer sun have been warned to look past the price before they book, or risk losing their hard-earned holiday. With the school holidays approaching, many families will be looking to take advantage of cheap travel deals by booking a late summer break. But with research showing… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority announced check flights for CofA and permit renewals no longer mandatory

2013-07-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that it will no longer be a requirement to routinely carry out a check flight to qualify for the renewal of an expiring National Certificate of Airworthiness; annual EASA Permit to Fly; National Airworthiness Review Certificate; or Certificate of Validity. However, a check flight… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority opened public consultations on the implementation of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA)

2013-06-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today launched a consultation on its proposals for the implementation of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA). The consultation period runs from 25 June 2013 to 28 August 2013. Full details of the consultation, including how to submit comment on the CAA’s proposals, can… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority reminds British passengers on the way they can get help when flying

2013-06-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is today reminding British sun-seekers who need assistance when travelling by air how they can get any help they need to ensure they enjoy a safe flight this summer. The message comes as the European Commission begins a campaign to raise awareness of passenger rights. The… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority study reveals loss of control responsible for 40 per cent of air accidents

2013-06-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a study of recent world-wide air accidents. The CAA said the findings of its Global Fatal Accident Review 2002-2011 will help it identify major safety issues and trends allowing it to develop key safety initiatives in co-ordination with UK airlines. The CAA’s Global… Read the full press release

London Gatwick submitted its revised offer to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on new deal for the airport between 2014 and 2021

Contracts & Commitments will provide a better outcome in terms of the quality of airport facilities, service levels and price than regulation could ever achieve Gatwick puts forward an improved offer for airlines and passengers with a price of RPI+ 1.5% over seven years Gatwick believes the pace of change at the airport should continue… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority helps UK holidaymakers avoid extra airline and airport fees and charges

2013-06-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — UK holidaymakers can now check the cost of any extra fees they might have to pay both their airline and airport, thanks to the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) online fees and charges comparison tables. Covering the top 22 airlines operating in the UK, the CAA’s airline fees and charges comparison table… Read the full press release

The CAA Proposes to Replace Class F Advisory Routes in the London and Scottish Flight Information Regions

2013-06-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released additional information in support of its proposals to replace Class F Advisory Routes in the London and Scottish Flight Information Regions. The consultation with the aviation community was launched on 8 April 2013. The CAA proposes to replace Class F Advisory Routes with Class… Read the full press release