CAA launches a platform to help recover the thousands of drones lost in the UK

With over a quarter of drone owners admitting to having lost their drone, this service at dronesreunited.uk will be able to help reconnect owners with their lost devices thanks to the new UK drone registration system.  Drone registration also goes live today (5/11). LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority… Read the full press release

CAA Headquarters relocates to Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the relocation of our central London office from Holborn to Canary Wharf, our official corporate headquarters is now Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport. The official registered address is Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0YR. Our building on Kingsway in Holborn,… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport received the highest rating of “very good” from CAA for disability access

Aberdeen, UK, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has received the highest rating of “very good” from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for disability access. The CAA has today (Thursday 11 July 2019) published its fourth annual report on the disability access of the UK’s largest airports, spanning a 12-month reporting period… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport the most punctual airport in the UK according to CAA

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2019-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data has revealed George Best Belfast City Airport as the most punctual airport in the UK. The study found flights from UK airports were delayed by an average of 16 minutes last year with average delays at Belfast City Airport just… Read the full press release

Marykay Fuller and Anne Lambert join the CAA board

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today (28 January, 2019) announces the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors. Marykay Fuller and Anne Lambert join the board, bringing with them a wealth of experience and skills. Marykay Fuller has been a Partner at KPMG and previously was a Principal Banker… Read the full press release

CAA publishes new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (15 October, 2018) published new industry guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities. The guidance to airlines follows similar advice given to airports in 2016 and has been formulated in association with disability groups. Acknowledging existing good practice by some… Read the full press release

Dolphin Dynamics to release new functionality in line with CAA’s updated ATOL regulations

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Dolphin Dynamics will be releasing new functionality in line with the CAA’s updated ATOL regulations following the introduction of the PTR (Package Travel Regulations) earlier this year. The PTR reinforced customers’ rights to hold travel package organisers responsible as the definition of a package holiday organiser was widened…. Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport rated ‘very good’ on CAA’s accessibility report

Top 30 UK airports ranked on accessibility for disabled passengers 16 UK Airports ranked ‘very good’ – up from six airports in last year’s review Birmingham, Gatwick and Stansted have not met CAA expectations Manchester Airport ranked ‘poor’ for the second year in a row BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK… Read the full press release

CAA approves TAG Farnborough Airport’s request for controlled airspace in its surrounding area

CAA decision made in the interests of safety Suitably equipped GA aircraft will be allowed open access to segments of the new airspace Farnborough required to engage with local GA on access to other segments LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — An airspace change proposal by TAG Farnborough Airport has been largely approved by… Read the full press release

CAA announces airspace restrictions to protect the Royal Air Force flypast in July

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of airspace restrictions to protect the flypast in July to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Restrictions will be in place for the main flypast on Tuesday 10 July and also the rehearsal, which will… Read the full press release

CAA introduces an exemption to allow UK General Aviation pilots to continue to fly ‘EASA’ light aircraft

Medical Declarations can be used with an EASA Licence on conversion LONDON, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is introducing an exemption to allow UK General Aviation pilots to continue to fly ‘EASA‘ light aircraft under existing National pilot licensing and medical certificate arrangements, during the delay to the publication of the EASAamendment… Read the full press release

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