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CAA reminder on EU-UK licence transition
Sep23

CAA reminder on EU-UK licence transition

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued a reminder to holders of EASA approvals and personnel licences that they will need to apply to the CAA to obtain the UK equivalent approvals and licences required to continue providing services to UK organisations and operating or providing maintenance for UK registered aircraft.     The CAA adds that a smaller number than expected of Part 145/component/C rated companies that support GA...

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Post-Brexit Britain to adopt EU tax rise for AVGAS 
Dec16

Post-Brexit Britain to adopt EU tax rise for AVGAS 

During a debate on a post-Brexit taxation bill in UK parliament yesterday, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman MP, revealed that the duty rate on aviation gasoline (AVGAS) is due to increase next year. Addressing the House of Commons, Jesse Norman MP said: “The Bill introduces a small increase in the rate of duty on aviation gasoline, which will apply across the UK to ensure consistency between Great Britain and Northern...

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APPG-GA appoints new Chair
Nov27

APPG-GA appoints new Chair

With Grant Shapps appointment as Transport Secretary earlier in July, it was incumbent upon him to stand down as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation. The APPG has recently confirmed his replacement, Mark Pritchard MP. Speaking of the change in chairmanship, the group said: “We would like to congratulate Grant on his appointment, and we wish him and his new team the very best of luck in their roles. “We are...

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Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?
Mar08

Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?

With just under two months left before the UK officially withdraws from the European Union, the future for the UK aviation industry, and that of its regulator (the CAA), remains as opaque as ever. It is no secret that both industry as a whole and the regulator in particular wish the UK to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Speaking in September 2017, Andrew Haines – then Chief Executive of the CAA...

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No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK
Nov29

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training...

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