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UK flight training regulatory charges rise by 7.7%
May14

UK flight training regulatory charges rise by 7.7%

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) charging scheme for the financial year 2024/2025 came into effect in April. The headline figure for the flight training industry is a 7.7% increase across all CAA safety related charges which includes licensing charges for pilots and flying schools, revised down slightly from the 8.3% increase previously proposed. Details of the revised charges for pilots and flight schools are contained...

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Results in for UK CAA cost-sharing flight advertising consultation
Apr23

Results in for UK CAA cost-sharing flight advertising consultation

The UK CAA has been running a consultation on potential changes to the advertising of cost sharing flight as part of a wider cost-sharing flight consultation, and judging by feedback received, pilots do not want to see new, more restrictive advertising regulations imposed. The UK CAA apparently wants to tighten cost sharing flight regulations in order to crack down on illegal charter flights (also known as ‘grey charter’), an...

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UK CAA refreshes its STEM website fearing future skill shortage
Apr16

UK CAA refreshes its STEM website fearing future skill shortage

The UK CAA has recently completed a revamp of its Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) dedicated website citing that it has been recognised by the aviation community that there will be an anticipated shortage of skilled aviation professionals in the near future. The CAA says that “it is important we support the ambitions and interests of everyone to create opportunities which are inclusive and engaging for all. “Our...

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UK CAA consulting on vertiport network
Feb13

UK CAA consulting on vertiport network

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation on design proposals for vertiports at existing aerodromes, paving the way for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft operations in the UK. Vertiports are sites used for the arrival, departure, and surface movement of VTOL aircraft and the CAA says the creation of a network to connect communities by air will be possible with the introduction of this...

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Six considerations for the use EC technology
Feb12

Six considerations for the use EC technology

The UK CAA has published a report on the use of electronic conspicuity (EC) technology used in light aircraft. Covered by FTN, the milestone report was carried out by the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) and Jarvis Bagshaw, who surveyed pilots to investigate how Human Factors affect the safe use of EC devices. The six factors for the use of EC technology  is now examined. EC is an umbrella term for the technology that can help...

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