In the UK, don’t delay have your say about the CAA

In the UK, don’t delay have your say about the CAA

Time is running out to make your feelings known in the UK about how well the regulatory authority is doing. Recent months have bought many unwelcome changes to CAP722 seemingly not based on facts but on influence.

The industry at large in social media posts seems to be calling for full realignment with EASA, to simplify and standardise operations across a wide area.

Due to the level of interest, and to allow time for more people to respond, the deadline for responses to this call for evidence has been extended to 11:45pm, 29 January 2023.

The effectiveness and efficiency of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

This call for evidence aims to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It is part of evidence-gathering for the Department for Transport’s review of the CAA.

The CAA is the United Kingdom’s independent specialist aviation and airspace, safety, security, consumer rights, spaceflight, and economic regulator. The CAA ensures:

  • the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards
  • consumers have a choice, value for money, and are protected and treated fairly when they fly
  • the efficient use of airspace to manage the environmental impact of aviation on local communities and the reduction of CO2 emissions
  • compliance with regulations so that the aviation industry effectively manages security risks

Respond here

Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.