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The work of the Radio Licensing section

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The Directorate of Airspace Policy of the Civil Aviation Authority has been appointed by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) as its agent to distribute wireless telegraphy act aeronautical radio licences. DAP aims to provide a prompt and efficient service for issuing radio licences. Please see our list of FAQs


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The use of the Aeronautical radio spectrum in the main frequency bands is divided into two main functions – ground-air communications and radio navigation. The Directorate of Airspace Policy (acting as agent to the Office of Communications) issues licences to cover these uses of radio.

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Code of Practice

Our code states our aim to provide you with a prompt and efficient service and outlines our procedures for handling enquiries and monitoring customer feedback. It outlines the standards of service you can expect from us and offers useful advice on how to get the best from the services we offer

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Application Forms

Application forms relating to Radio Licensing.

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If you have any queries or comments on our service please do not hesitate to contact us. Our details are as follows.

Radio Licensing Section
Directorate of Airspace Policy
CAA House
K6, G6
45 – 59 Kingsway

Telephone Helpline:
0207 453 6555 (open 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday excluding public holidays)

0207 453 6556


Useful Links: 
Ofcom - the UK’s new communications industry regulator
Radio Telephony discipline - Information on Radio Telephony discipline 
Flight Crew Licensing enquiries - CAA documents relating to Flight Crew Licensing 
The Stationery Office (TSO)  - Purchase CAA publications