The UK Civil Aviation Authority welcomes Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit. She will take up the post later this year following the departure of current head Tony Rapson after more than five years. Rachel brings a wealth of aviation experience… 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 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

UK Civil Aviation Authority announces the conclusions on Gatwick Airport airspace departures review

LONDON, 2015-11-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced the conclusions of its review of the impact of a 2013 airspace change for departures from Gatwick Airport. European and national projects are improving airspace infrastructure to deliver a more efficient use of airspace and enable environmental improvements including fuel and… 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

The British Microlight Aircraft Association granted ‘A8-26’ approval by the UK Civil Aviation Authority

LONDON, 2015-8-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) has been granted ‘A8-26’ approval by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which delegates greater responsibility for airworthiness oversight of recreational ‘Permit to Fly’ microlights and amateur built very light aeroplanes (VLA). The move, which will allow the BMAA to develop a… Read the full press release

Citywing: Blackpool Airport will be open once again for flights to the Isle of Man and Belfast from 1st April

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2015-3-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the sudden closure of Blackpool Airport last October, Citywing and the Airport owners have worked tirelessly to ensure that commercial flights can commence once again between Blackpool and the Isle of Man and Belfast. Managing Director at Citywing, David Buck, said: ‘We are so pleased… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority commits to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry

LONDON, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a public consultation, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed it is committed to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry. One of the options could see the outsourcing of its AeroMedical Centre to a suitable private sector provider…. Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority publishes its finalised Policy Framework for General Aviation (GA) regulation

LONODN, 2014-11-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a wide consultation the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published its finalised Policy Framework for General Aviation (GA) regulation. The framework balances the CAA’s public commitment to regulate the UK GA sector in a more proportionate and evidence-based way with its duties to protect third… 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

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

UK Civil Aviation Authority’s newly-launched GA Unit to present at the AeroExpo on June 1st

LONDON, 2014-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Pilots attending this weekend’s AeroExpo event at Sywell Aerodrome will be able to hear first-hand how general aviation will be regulated over the coming years. The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s newly-launched GA Unit will be holding an inaugural event on Sunday 1 June at the Northamptonshire show, to put… 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

The UK Civil Aviation Authority published the views of European holiday protection schemes stakeholders on proposals to revise the European Package Travel Directive

London, UK, 2014-1-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a new report on the views of organisations administering holiday protection schemes across Europe on proposals to revise the European Package Travel Directive (PTD). The CAA has developed the report following a workshop held in London in November, which the CAA organised… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) appointed two senior figures to key leadership roles

London, UK, 2014-1-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced the appointment of two senior figures to key leadership roles within its recently merged safety and airspace functions. Rob Bishton, a senior airline executive with a wealth of industry experience will take over as Head of the CAA’s Flight Operations department, while Tony… 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’s statement on Super Puma suspension

2013-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority said: “As the UK’s aviation safety regulator, protecting the public is our fundamental purpose. It was right that Super Puma operations were suspended in the immediate aftermath of the accident on 23 August, until further information was available. “Since the accident, our experts have… 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

UK Civil Aviation Authority reminds holidaymakers to pack their ATOL certificate before travelling abroad this summer

2013-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — With schools set to close for summer this week and thousands of families heading abroad for their holidays, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is reminding holidaymakers to pack their ATOL certificate to make sure they’re covered if something happens to their travel company. Families booking ATOL protected air holidays are covered… 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 published Flexible Regulation to Protect Passengers

2013-04-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published for consultation its initial proposals for the economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports to ensure passengers are protected after April 2014. The initial proposals are set out under powers granted by the Civil Aviation Act 2012 that allow an unprecedented degree… Read the full press release

UK Civil Aviation Authority announces changes to the pilot exam programme

2013-04-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published details of changes to the ground-based exam programme taken by students training for a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The changes follow extensive consultation with pilot representative bodies. Under the new exam schedule the number of exam papers sat by a student will increase… Read the full press release