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Issuing Permits for EASA Enduring Permit aircraft

Issuing Permits for EASA Enduring Permit aircraft Further to discussions between the AOPA Maintenance Working Group and the CAA, we have had the following position statement from the CAA in respect of EASA Permit Aircraft: "We have been assessing our policies this week on how things like Permits and CofA’s…

GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health under COVID-19

GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health under COVID-19 The Government's guidance permits essential maintenance activity to take place during the current COVID-19 restrictions, and on this basis owners / operators of GA aircraft are permitted to conduct aircraft maintenance flights on the following basis: Maintenance flights. Post-maintenance…

CAA: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew

CAA: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew The CAA have published ORS4 1378 COVID-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew which permits the extension of the validity of ratings and endorsements on licences issued under…

SkyWise: Preparing to prevent infringements to the east of Manchester

SkyWise: Preparing to prevent infringements to the east of Manchester The twelfth in the series of infringement updates has been written by members of the Northwest Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT) at NATS Manchester Airport and Barton Aerodrome. It is focused on preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of the…

CAP 413 Radio Telephony Manual - New Edition

CAP 413 Radio Telephony Manual - New Edition The Radiotelephony Manual (CAP 413) has been updated. Edition 23 includes updates to: Foreword; Definitions; Military Callsigns and numerous editorial changes. It has been published today and has an effective date of 8 June 2020.

NATS: Airspace User Portal to be suspended

NATS: Airspace User Portal to be suspended From 30 April 2020, drone users, General Aviation pilots and those submitting Non-Standard Flight (NSF) applications will no longer be able to do so via the Airspace User Portal (AUP). After that date, users should revert to the original notification process detailed in…

CAA Extension of validity EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements etc.

CAA Extension of validity EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements etc. The CAA have published ORS4 1385 (formerly ORS4 1374 which is superseded) which deals with the extension of validity and other time periods for EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and medical certificates of aeroplane and helicopter pilots, instructors and examiners.…

CAA Coronavirus Exemptions: News Update

CAA Coronavirus Exemptions: News Update The CAA have published an update on Coronavirus exemptions affecting Private Pilots, Student Pilots: Medical Self-Declaration (PMD) The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the current exemption that allows General Aviation (GA) pilots to self-declare their medical fitness, that was due to expire on…

ORS4 No.1370: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of EASA PPL and LAPL to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft

ORS4 No.1370: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of EASA PPL and LAPL to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft The CAA have published ORS4 No 1370 which grants a 7-month exemption, until 8 November 2020, to allow UK EASA PPL (H&A) and LAPL (H&A) holder…

Part-ML and Part-CAO forms now available

Part-ML and Part-CAO forms now available The application form for an Authorisation to Issue an Airworthiness Review Certificate for aircraft within the scope of Part-ML is now available on the CAA website. Applications for an independent certifying staff authorisation can made using Form SRG1015 Applications for Part-CAO transition will now…

Coronavirus: Flight Information Service Officers

Coronavirus: Flight Information Service Officers The CAA have published Safety Notice SN-2020/007which makes provision for the extension of Flight Information Services Officers (FISO) licences and medical declarations.

DfT Coronavirus: Recreational general aviation

DfT Coronavirus: Recreational general aviation The Department for Transport (DfT) have published the following advisory notice in respect of GA. AOPA, in response to requests from members, is seeking further clarification from the DfT in respect of access to airfields for security/airfield maintenance and also aircraft maintenance being accepted as…
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