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Saturday, 3 December 2016

End of the line for Network Rail, as control is to be shared with train operating companies.....


Network Rail is to be stripped of its absolute control over Britain's railway tracks, with new powers being passed to the train operators, in a major reorganisation of the system, it is reported.

The Daily Telegraph said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is preparing to tell the publicly-owned Network Rail that he wants it to share responsibility for running the tracks with the private operating companies.

The move would mean companies such as Virgin, Southern or ScotRail would for the first time be given responsibility for maintenance and repairs, ending Network Rail's monopoly. 

Mr Grayling - who will set out his plans in a speech to the Policy Exchange think-tank on Tuesday - is said to believe it would incentivise the operators to carry out the work more quickly, reducing delays and possibly leading to lower fares (!!!).

The newspaper said Mr Grayling's support for giving the operators control over the tracks dated back over a decade when he was a Conservative opposition transport spokesman.

He was quoted as saying then: "We think, with hindsight, that the complete separation of track and train into separate businesses at the time of privatisation was not right for our railways.

"The separation has helped push up the cost of running the railways - and hence fares - and has slowed decisions about capacity improvements. Too many people and organisations are now involved in getting things done - so nothing happens."

In response to the report, a deadpan Department for Transport spokesman said only: "I can confirm Chris Grayling is making a speech on Tuesday."


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GLASGOW AIRPORT DEPARTING KLM FLIGHT CAPTAIN SUFFERS MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DURING TAXI




The captain of a departing  KLM aircraft became unwell, with a suspected heart attack (myocardial infarction), as he was about to leave Glasgow Airport for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of an on-board passenger.

Firefighters from Glasgow Airport helped take the Dutch pilot off the plane. He was met by ambulance crews and taken to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank.

The co-pilot of the plane, which had 128 people on board, returned the aircraft back to the gate. The flight was supposed to leave at around 5pm, but because of the emergency it was cancelled.

Passengers on board had their flights re-booked.

A spokeswoman for KLM said: “During taxiing to the runway on this KLM flight to Amsterdam the captain became unwell and the staff treated him with the help of a passenger.

“He was taken to hospital where his condition is said to be stable.”

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CHAPECOENSE FOOTBALL CLUB AIR CRASH: BOLIVIA SUSPENDS THE AIR OPERATOR LICENCE FOR LAMIA CHARTER AIRLINE

Breaking News


On December 1st, Bolivian authorities announced the immediate suspension of the Air Operators License of LaMia, a local charter carrier after the fatal crash on the 28th of November, of the 16 year old BAe 146 possibly due to insufficient fuel.

The crash happened in close proximity to Medellin, Colombia, and resulted in 71 deaths, with only six survivors.

Among the casualties were Brazilian football club Chapecoense players  travelling to Colombia for the finals of Copa Sudamericana.

According to a pre-crash transmission recording, the pilot of the chartered plane carrying Brazilian football club Chapecoense announced that the plane was running out of fuel.

In addition to the audio recording, another piece of evidence (or the lack thereof) is the absence of fuel traces at the crash site. It is known for aircraft to explode upon impact, which did not happen with the LaMia incident.

The fact that fuel tanks were empty might be the reason six people survived the crash.

In November 2016, LaMia had a fleet of two BAe 146  planes. The airline was founded in 2015 from the remains of the unsuccessful Venezuelan airline with the same trading name.

Prior to suspension, Bolivian LaMia was targeting mining companies, travel agencies and football teams, including the national teams of Venezuela, Bolivia and Argentina.




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Friday, 2 December 2016

Politicians are blocking a UK gain of £29 billion and 116,000 jobs annually from fully-optimized airspace by 2035 claims NATS

The UK is running out of time – to manage not only the expected number of aircraft but also the complexity of the future airspace challenge.

By 2030, there will be 3 million flights per year in UK airspace. Those flights will need to be managed in new, environmentally sensitive ways – that means less noise, better local air quality and tighter controls on greenhouse forming gas emissions; NATS was the first air navigation service provider in the world to set itself a carbon dioxide emissions reduction target – to reduce CO2 emissions per flight by 10% between 2006 and 2020.







The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has declared its support for, and participation in the Sky’s the Limit campaign for more efficient air traffic routes in the UK, and has called for similar momentum for airspace change throughout Europe.


NATS, the UK air traffic control company, has plans for important airspace changes to update a system originally designed 50 years ago. But it needs a government policy framework to provide the necessary political support for change.


Estimates produced by SEO Economics for IATA suggest that the UK could gain £29 billion and 116,000 jobs annually from fully-optimized airspace by 2035. Moreover, every passenger will benefit from shorter travel times and more connections.


"Air routes in the UK are hampered by lack of political will to help NATS deliver change to ensure greater capacity, fewer delays, and reduced emissions and noise. The Sky’s the Limit campaign is calling for the UK Government to set a policy for modernization and reform – an objective fully shared by the airline community," said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s European Regional Vice President.   


IATA urged similar action throughout Europe to address airspace inefficiencies that are costing passengers around 10 million minutes of delay every year. Lack of optimized routes results in excess fuel usage and emissions.


The SEO Report suggests a fully modernized airspace would unlock €245 billion in annual economic benefits by 2035: the result of improved productivity, a million extra jobs, and lower costs.


"The benefits that the Sky’s the Limit campaign envisages for the UK can be replicated across Europe, but modernized European airspace can only be achieved if airlines, ANSPs and Governments work together. If the UK get its approach right, it will be a leading example for other European states to follow. We need each country to develop a National Airspace Strategy, in full consultation with airlines, to maximize the potential of our airspace system. There should be no limits to creating the high-quality airspace network passengers deserve," said Schvartzman. 


source IATA, NATS, CNS


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NEW NATS APP TO AID DRONE JOCKEYS TO OBEY THE LAW

         


The menace of drones/UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) being flown near airports has become increasingly serious in recent years, but it’s one that a new app from the air traffic control provider NATS is hoping to mitigate.

 Following significant increases in UK near miss reports causing disruption to air traffic and risking a major incidents involving drones/UAV's, aircraft and helicopters  during the past year.  Drone Assist, powered by Altitude Angel has been introduced and is available for free download on Android and iOS from Saturday 3 December.



This presents drone pilots with an interactive map of areas of airspace used by commercial air traffic. Drone operators planning to fly near these areas - usually around airports and airfields - must by law avoid them or exercise great caution to stay outside of prohibited airspace.  It will also contain a ‘Fly Now’ feature that shares the user/drone flight location with other app users, and the wider drone community, helping to reduce the risk of a drone related incident in the UK’s airspace.

Drones in any case must always be kept well away from aircraft, airports and airfields.

The app has been developed in partnership with Altitude Angel, working on future drone traffic management solutions, and also includes the location of ground based hazards that might pose a safety or privacy risk, such as power lines, schools or sports venues. It does not however replace any legal obligation of the drone operator to maintain visual contact with his /her drone.

Phil Binks, NATS drone lead, said: “With drone incidents on the rise, it’s clear many people are unaware of the rules and  their legal obligations as pilots. Drone Assist is designed to help everyone abide by the rules, identify areas of controlled and restricted airspace and help them enjoy flying whilst ensuring their safety and the safety of other airspace users.


The UK Airprox Board, which investigates reports of aircraft near misses, has so far reported on approximately 50 drone incidents this year up from 11 during 2015. With drones expected to be among the top gifts received this Christmas, NATS is urging would-be drone pilots to be sure of the rules and regulations before taking to the skies.

Richard Parker, founder and CEO of Altitude Angel commented: “We are delighted to be working with NATS, and are proud that the UK is taking a global lead in addressing this issue as we work to keep our skies safe for all aerial citizens. Partnerships like this are an essential first-step to bringing together drone pilots and other stakeholders, all working towards greater airspace safety, and laying the foundation for a future where drones and manned aircraft can coexist without incident.”

In a recent study by the CAA, 90% of people agreed that adherence to the CAAs Dronecode is important but only 40% of drone owners were aware of it.



Tools like Drone Assist are designed to help, as is the new website launched by NATS and the CAA called www.dronesafe.uk. The site, which is easily accessible directly within the app, provides further information on the rules around drone flying in the UK, including the CAAs Drone Code and information on CAA-approved training courses.




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DID THE LAMIA BAe 146 CRASH DUE TO EMPTY FUEL TANKS?


According to a pre-crash transmission recording, just released by investigators,  the pilot of the 16-year-old, chartered plane carrying Brazilian football club Chapecoense alerted ATC that his plane was running out of fuel and needed to land urgently. ATC seem to have ignored or misunderstood the pilots request. 

The BAe 146 operated by, and chartered from Bolivia’s LaMia took place on the night from the 28th to the 29th of November, killing 71 out of 77 people on board, including the majority of the Brazilian team heading for the Copa Sudamericana final game at Medellin, Colombia.

Apart from the voice recording, the absence of fuel traces at the crash site, suggest the lack of fuel option. There was no explosion or fire. The pilot was known to have had electrical problems, and was dumping fuel. Did he dump to much?

However as the fuel tanks were empty, might be the reason six people who were ejected from the wrecked aircraft as it slid down the side of a mountain, survived the crash.











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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Aviation Incidents November 30th 2016

Expressjet CRJ9 at Montreal on Nov 29th 2016, rejected takeoff due to lavatory fan
An Expressjet Canadair CRJ-900, registration N138EV performing flight EV-5545/DL-5545 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 73 passengers and 4 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Montreal's runway 06R when the crew received an aft...
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TAP A319 at Porto and Santiago Compostela on Oct 10th 2016, landed below required minimum fuel
A TAP Portugal Airbus A319-100, registration CS-TTD performing flight TP-1710 from Funchal to Porto (Portugal) with 75 passengers and 6 crew, was on approach to Porto when the airport needed to introduce low visibility procedures due to weather...
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VivaColombia A320 near Medellin on Nov 28th 2016, suspected fuel leak
A VivaColombia Airbus A320-200, registration HK-5051 performing flight FC-8170 from Bogota to San Andres Island (Colombia), was enroute at FL360 about 150nm northwest of Medellin at 02:11Z when the crew initiated a diversion to Medellin reporting a...
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Thai A333 at Phuket on Nov 29th 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
A Thai Airways Airbus A330-300, registration HS-TEJ performing flight TG-206 from Phuket to Bangkok (Thailand), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 09 when the crew rejected takeoff after the right hand engine (PW4168) emitted a loud bang. The...
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Delta MD88 at Daytona Beach on Nov 28th 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strikes
A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N943DL performing flight DL-2183 from Daytona Beach,FL to Atlanta,GA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 07L when the crew rejected takeoff after a number of birds impacted an engine...
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

AVIATION INCIDENTS NOV 28 2016

LAMIA Bolivia RJ85 near Medellin on Nov 28th 2016, electrical problems, impact with terrain
A LAMIA Bolivia Avro RJ-85, registration CP-2933 performing flight LMI-2933 from Santa Cruz (Bolivia) to Medellin (Colombia) with 72 passengers and 9 crew, was descending towards Medellin about 15-20nm southeast of Medellin in the area of La Ceja...
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Delta B712 at Atlanta on Nov 23rd 2016, aft lavatory smoke indication
A Delta Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N961AT performing flight DL-1228 from Atlanta,GA to Jackson,MS (USA), was climbing out of Atlanta when the crew stopped the climb at FL220 due to an aft lavatory smoke indication and returned to Atlanta...
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Scoot B789 near Singapore on Nov 26th 2016, engine shut down in flight
A Scoot Boeing 787-900, registration 9V-OJF performing flight TZ-1 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Singapore (Singapore), was descending towards Singapore when the right hand engine (Trent 1000) emitted sparks through the tailpipe. The crew shut the...
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THY A321 at Istanbul on Nov 28th 2016, bird strike
A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration TC-JRL performing flight TK-2408 from Istanbul to Antalya (Turkey) with 176 people on board, departed Istanbul's runway 17R when the left hand engine (V2533) ingested birds prompting the crew to...
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American A321 near Albuquerque on Nov 27th 2016, engine shut down in flight
An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N551UW performing flight AA-1693 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 178 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL280 about 130nm westnorthwest of Albuquerque when the crew needed to...
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Middle East & North Africa Aviation needs to beef up consumer protection and security says IATA ACCO




IATA

Infrastructure, Taxes and Charges, Consumer Protection and Security
Top IATA Agenda at AACO 




          

Casablanca - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are:
  • Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs
  • Curbing the spate of unprecedented increases in taxes and charges over the last year
  • Aligning consumer protection regulations with global standards
  • Enhancing security efforts
Passenger demand in MENA is set to expand by 4.8% each year on average over the next 20 years, to become a market of 400 million passengers in 2035.


If that demand is met, the number of jobs supported by aviation in the region will grow from 2.4 million to 3.9 million over the same period.


And aviation’s contribution to regional GDP will increase from $157.2 billion to $359.5 billion.


"Aviation is the business of freedom. Its success generates prosperity. A safe, secure, efficient and sustainable air transport industry contributes to the welfare of nations. Strengthening aviation, in partnership with governments, pays huge social and economic dividends. Airlines in MENA face very different business challenges. But whether building or protecting competitiveness, cost-efficient infrastructure, global standards, reasonable costs and secure operations are critical," said A. de Juniac, IATA Director General and CEO, at the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) 49th Annual General Meeting in Casablanca, Morocco. He continued:


  • Infrastructure : "Infrastructure in MENA reflects the foresight of Governments in the region to capture aviation’s economic and social benefits. However to keep this competitive advantage, continuous consultation is needed so that capital expenditure aligns with industry growth, required service levels and acceptable costs," 
De Juniac also sounded a note of caution on infrastructure privatization and urged governments to effectively balance public and private interests. "The desire to harness commercial discipline in managing airports is understandable. But, despite many airport privatizations around the world we have not seen any outcomes that have truly met expectations. It’s important to learn from experiences elsewhere, especially ensuring that any privatization is driven by real user consultation throughout the process,"
De Juniac called for cooperation to modernize air traffic management (ATM) in the region.  
"Studies show that the average ATM delay in the Gulf is 29 minutes with the potential to double by 2025. Without an increase in the overall efficiency of the ATM systems in the region through improved airspace design, MENA’s world-class hubs will be compromised with gridlock. We appreciate the many programs that are in progress - including the GCC Air Navigation Committee, the Middle East ATM Enhancement Program and others. But we must drive these efforts even harder to achieve a real breakthrough," said de Juniac.
  • Rising costs : IATA urged cooperation to reverse unprecedented rises in taxes and charges - about $700 million in extra costs in 2015 alone. "Every dollar that a passenger spends in the region creates jobs and spreads prosperity. And every dollar collected in taxes or charges is an incentive for travelers to go elsewhere. A low cost structure is a key component of the region’s success—particularly in the Gulf," said de Juniac.

  • Consumer Protection Regulations : IATA urged global standards to guide the proliferation of consumer protection initiatives in the region. Regulators in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and the Arab Civil Aviation Commission are in various stages of activity in this regard. De Juniac called on governments in the region to keep the global standards and recommended practices arrived at through the processes of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at the core of any developments.

  • Security : Security is a global issue. Keeping aviation secure is integral to a state’s responsibility for national security as highlighted in a UN Security Council Resolution earlier this year. Challenges include insider threats, landside exposure at airports, overflight of conflict zones, and cyber security. "Security is clearly a government responsibility. To stay a step ahead of those who would do aviation harm, intelligence gathering by governments and information sharing among governments and with industry is essential. Industry also plays a vital role in supporting their efforts. It’s a top priority for IATA and we will become even more active," said de Juniac.
Read Alexandre de Juniac's Speech





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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

COLUMBIA PLANE CRASH, 76 DEAD, 5 SURVIVORS, BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL TEAM ON BOARD. UK AAIB TEAM OF INSPECTORS FLYING TO COLUMBIA TO ASSIST IN THE INVESTIGATION


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Latest: The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch [AAIB] is sending a team of three to Colombia to assist Aeronautica Civil with their investigation of the aircraft accident at Medellin.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is sending a team of three inspectors to Colombia to assist Aeronautica Civil with their investigation of the aircraft accident at Medellin.

AAIB’s involvement is as the State of Manufacture, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 protocols.

Bogota (Colombia):
A chartered British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft operated by  Bolivian charter airline LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 [Registration CP-2933]  from Viru Viru International Airport in Bolivia to Medellin, Colombia crashed just outside Medellin.with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division football team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final.

Aviation authorities said there are initial reports of at least six survivors.


"It's a tragedy of huge proportions," Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu Radio, before departing for the site (set in a mountainous area outside the city) where the aircraft crashed.


Aviation authorities said the aircraft, a British Aerospace BAE 146 short-haul plane operated by Bolivian charter airline LaMia, declared an emergency at 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT) reporting electrical failure.


The BAE 146 has a good safety record and at one time (badged the HS 146) the RAF used the aircraft for the Queens Flight and transportation of VIPs.


The region had however been experiencing exceptionally heavy rain and severe electrical thunderstorms during the night, this might well have contributed to the incident.

Authorities and rescuers were immediately alerted however  an air force helicopter had to abort due to low visibility and poor weather conditions.

The aircraft, made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and was transporting the first division Chapecoense football team from southern Brazil.

The team was scheduled to play on Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.

The plane was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew. Local radio said the same aircraft transported Argentina's national squad for a match earlier this month in Brazil.

A video published on the team's Facebook page showed the team preparing for the flight earlier on Monday in Sao Paulo's Guarulhos international airport. In flight pictures were also posted on Twitter showing all the passengers seated and enjoying the flight. A short while later only 5 would survive. A local journalist suggests 2 of the survivors are footballers. Clearly as this is a rapidly developing situation, actual numbers of casualties may well change.


The team, from the small city of Chapeco, joined Brazil's first division in 2014, for the first time since the 1970s and progressed to the Copa Sudamericana finals last week by defeating Argentina's San Lorenzo squad. The final matches have been abandoned.


Source CNS, AFP, Reuters


First picture from the crash location






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Monday, 28 November 2016

AVIATION INCIDENTS UPDATE NOVEMBER 2016

France A332 near Paris on Nov 25th 2016, hydraulic failure
An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCF performing flight AF-524 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), was enroute at FL370 about 270nm south of Paris when the crew decided to return to Paris. The aircraft...
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Lufthansa A343 at Bogota on Nov 18th 2016, rejected takeoff due to tail wind
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGO performing flight LH-543 from Bogota (Colombia) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from Bogota's runway 13R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 130 knots over...
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Allegiant A320 at Punta Gorda on Nov 25th 2016, could not retract flaps
An Allegiant Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N223NV performing flight G4-1690 from Punta Gorda,FL to Indianapolis,IN (USA), was climbing out of Punta Gorda's runway 04 when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet reporting they could not...
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Biman B773 near Ashgabat on Nov 27th 2016, engine fuel pressure problem
A Biman Bangladesh Boeing 777-300, registration S2-AHN performing flight BG-1011 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Budapest (Hungary) with 99 passengers and 29 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 50nm northeast of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) when the crew decided...
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Frontier A321 at Orlando on Nov 25th 2016, door issue
A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N705FR performing flight F9-1643 from Orlando,FL to Minneapolis,MN (USA), was climbing out of Orlando's runway 18R when the crew requested to stop climb at 5000 feet and delay vectors reporting they...
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Sunday, 27 November 2016

BOMB ALERT: Bordeaux Airport EVACUATED

+++ Breaking News Alert +++






Bordeaux Airport has been evacuated (Sunday afternoon 27th November) due to a bomb alert, details are sketchy but social media is showing pictures of intending air passengers standing outside the airport terminal. 


No one has so far claimed responsibility.


Local authorities have been alerted, on site currently searching airport buildings and airport assets.


Intending travellers are requested to contact their airline before setting off for the airport.


Many incoming flights are being diverted to other airports, and departing flights cancelled, until the all-clear can be given and then delays and cancellations are expected for several days.










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NEW CAA ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR FLYING DISPLAYS AND SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATIONS GOES LIVE DECEMBER 1



From December 1 2016, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will only accept applications for Flying Displays and Specials Events, plus Unusual Aerial Activity notifications online.


This online system will replace the existing SRG1303 and SRG1304 form applications but enables:
  • Multiple applications
  • Save the form to re-use
  • Calculate fees automatically
  • Pay by credit or debit card so the CAA can start to assess applications immediately
The CAA claims that as submissions are automatically verified, there is less chance of being able to submit an application without all the information the CAA needs to process it. 


The CAA say they will continue to accept and process 'paper' mail and email applications using SRG1303 and SRG1304 forms  that are received or post marked 30 November 2016. However applications from the December 1 2016 will have to be made electronically online.


As the majority of payments are already made by credit or debit card the CAA will also remove the BACS payment facility in the near future.


Further information on : www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Displays,-events-and-activities/Flying-displays-and-special-events/








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Friday, 25 November 2016

AVIATION INCIDENTS NOVEMBER 23 2016

Azur B763 at Moscow on Nov 23rd 2016, bird strike
An Azur Air Boeing 767-300, registration VQ-BSX performing flight ZF-7777 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), was climbing out of Domodedovo's runway 14R when an engine (CF6) ingested a bird prompting the crew to stop...
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India Express B738 near Kochi on Nov 23rd 2016, suspected tail pipe fire
An Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registration VT-AXZ performing flight IX-885 from Mangalore (India) to Dammam (Saudi Arabia) with 131 passengers and 9 crew, stopped the climb out of Mangalore at FL250 and diverted to Kochi for a safe landing...
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Canada B763 near Sao Paulo on Sep 25th 2016, acrid odour in cockpit
An Air Canada Boeing 767-300, registration C-GEOU performing flight AC-91 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 205 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 170nm north of Sao Paulo when the crew noticed an acrid odour...
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Canada A320 at Vancouver on Nov 18th 2016, rejected takeoff due to control problem
An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FDRP performing flight AC-222 from Vancouver,BC to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 155 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (50 KIAS) due to an ECAM message...
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Saudia A321 at Alexandria on Sep 13th 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine fire indication
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration HZ-ASJ performing flight SV-332 from Alexandria (Egypt) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), was accelerating for takeoff from Alexandria's Borg el Arab Airport when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed...
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Aviation Incidents & Alerts November 23 2016



Rusline CRJ1 near Moscow on Nov 23rd 2016, hydraulic failure
A Rusline Canadair CRJ-100, registration VQ-BNY performing flight 7R-211 from Saint Petersburg to Kirov (Russia), was enroute at FL300 about 100nm northeast of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport when the crew reported a hydraulic failure and decided to...
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Cathay Pacific B773 near Novosibirsk on Nov 23rd 2016, cargo smoke indication
A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KPU performing flight CX-250 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Hong Kong (China) with 214 passengers and 18 crew, was enroute at FL350 about 100nm south of Novosibirsk (Russia) when the crew received an...
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Provincial DH8C at Deer Lake on Nov 19th 2016, uncommanded feather
A Provincial Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration C-GYCV performing flight PB-917 from Deer Lake,NL to Goose Bay,NL (Canada) with 40 people on board, was climbing out of Deer Lake when the right hand propeller experienced an uncommanded...
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Lufthansa A333 at Munich on Jul 26th 2016, FMS fuel computation prompts emergency call
A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKE performing flight LH-495 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Munich (Germany), was on final approach to Munich's runway 26L when the crew received a "windshear ahead" warning and called out "Go Around". The...
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Lufthansa Cargo MD11 at Shanghai on Nov 6th 2016, fuel emergency forces landing below weather minima
A Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration D-ALCM performing flight GEC-8408 (dep Nov 5th) from Novosibirsk (Russia) to Shanghai Pudong (China), was on final approach to Pudong's runway 34R at 02:23L (18:23Z Nov 5th) when the crew went...
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