Today, the CAA announced their new online reporting system for small unmanned aircraft (SUA).
Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO), the CAA have introduced a new online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line with the guidance set out in CAP1788 and with consideration of the interests described below.
The CAA were quick to remind users that the ANO, as amended, gives provision for aerodromes to grant or deny access to Flight Restriction Zones on the grounds of aviation safety, security or any other reasonable interest. They also highlighted that CAP1788 has been published and issued to all protected aerodromes.
Although the CAA have issued the Airspace Access Reporting Form, the have made it clear that, although they will monitor form submissions, they do not undertake to investigate each report: “You may not receive further correspondence following submission of this form, however the CAA will monitor trends of reports and act where appropriate and necessary.”
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