Tag: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

CAA Drone Registration Service: A Step-by-Step Guide

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed the new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019. With registration mandatory from 30 November 2019, drone operators will be able to register from the scheme’s launch date at register-drones.caa.co.uk. The new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft …

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A Guide to Renewing your PfCO

The time has arrived, your ‘standard permission’ or Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) is due for renewal. But since it feels like just yesterday that you had it granted, you’re left wondering how on earth to get started. If this sounds like you, then we’ve got the ultimate guide to renewing your PfCO coming right …

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Why are Online Drone Courses so popular?

More recently, online drone courses have become the preferred training method for individuals and businesses looking to become certified drone pilots. But why is this? With the drone industry having boomed in the past few years, we’ve seen more and more people training for their CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). However, with classroom-based drone …

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CAA publish 7th Edition of CAP 722 for UAS Operations

The CAA has published the Seventh Edition of CAP 722, which is now split into three parts with the appendices covered in separate documents CAP 722A and CAP 722B. The CAP 722 July 2019 amendment updates references and text in accordance with ANO 2016 and its subsequent amendments, changes to European regulations brought about by …

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Small UAS flights below 400 ft will no longer be notified to the CAA

Following recent updates to the Air Navigation Order for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) the CAA has reviewed the process for the notification of SUAS flights. Subsequently they will no longer issue NOTAM for SUAS flights below 400ft AGL. This decision follows engagement with key stakeholders and the use of risk analysis tools and safety …

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CAA removes requirement for PfCO Insurance Documentation

On 26 June 2019, the CAA officially confirmed that their online application form has been amended, removing the requirement for PfCO applicants to include any insurance documentation. This change also applies to the Operating Safety Case (OSC) widely known as the Ops Manual; Cap722 states on page 131 section 3.16 of the Operations Manual template …

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Guide to EU UAS Regulations and CAP1789

On 21 June, the CAA released CAP1789 to provide an outline of the newly published EU unmanned aircraft regulations. Due to be implemented by July 2020, the ‘EU UAS Regulation Package’ aims to provide harmonisation across Europe, simplifying the overall process for UAS operations and removing the need to refer to separate regulations within each …

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CAA Launch Online Reporting System for Small Unmanned Aircraft

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 …

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CAA Consultation open for UK Drone Registration Scheme

This morning the CAA officially opened the consultation on the on the proposed charge for the new UK drone operator registration scheme. Members of the public have until 7 June 2019 to view and respond to the proposal. This comes in preparation for the Government mandated UK Drone Registration Scheme, which is due to be …

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CAA publish Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments in CAP 1763

Background On 20 February 2019, the UK Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) titled ‘The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019’ that is detailed by the CAA in CAP 1763. This new ANO publication comes into force on 13th March 2019 and will affect the operation of small unmanned aircraft …

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Department for Transport release official response detailing the future of drones in the UK

Overview Following the recent disruption to Gatwick Airport’s operations over the Christmas period, we have seen a surge in national press surrounding the use of drones in the UK. Bringing with it a new level of awareness to this emerging technology, many of us have since been asking what can – and will – be …

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News Alert: CAA Issues New Safety Notice for SUA Operators

News Alert: CAA Issues New Safety Notice for SUA Operators The CAA have released the latest Safety Notice (SN–2018/11) to all Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operators regarding operational safety of the DJI TB50 and TB55 Intelligent Flight Batteries. This Safety Notice provides updated information regarding the points detailed in Safety Notice SN–2018/10, which is now …

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