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RSS is a notification mechanism for any new information published by the CAA.

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RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)

What is RSS?

The CAA website is one of our major systems; it is used to publish our rules, regulations, guidance, news and general information. Keeping in touch with what we have published and updated has become an activity that requires the users of the site to actively visit and look for these changes.

The CAA has introduced RSS Newsfeeds to help to reduce this administrative burden. RSS is a technology, which will automatically deliver updated information to your PC via your internet browser or to your email system. It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.

Each newsfeed will be themed by a particular function that the CAA has responsibility for; it is likely that you will see information from more than one CAA business unit published together within a newsfeed. The CAA has decided to initiate this facility with a limited number of newsfeeds, but intends to develop more as demand grows.

We would welcome our feedback on this facility and seek your views on what subjects you might like to see provided in the future. Email Webmaster.

If you do not want this information delivered to your PC you will still be able to visit the CAA RSS pages where we will publish the updates in one place. Please note that not all page updates will be included in the newsfeeds but all significant changes and updates will be.  Please continue to visit the pages, as you require. 

How do I start using RSS Feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds, listed on the right of this page.

If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader. Most sites that offer RSS feeds use a similar orange RSS button, but some may just have a normal web link to the feed.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to RSS feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.

How do I get a News Reader?

There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.

Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

To identify a suitable news reader, try Google (News Reader). Alternatively, if you are a corporate user, speak to your IT Department who may either have a preferred news reader product, or already provide a centralised mechanism for displaying RSS content on your intranet.

Using CAA RSS Feeds on your Site

If you run your own website or intranet site, you can use RSS feeds to display the latest headlines from other websites on your site.

We encourage the use of CAA RSS feeds as part of a website however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when CAA News content appears. The attribution text should read "The UK Civil Aviation Authority" or "From the UK Civil Aviation Authority" as appropriate. You may not use the CAA logo.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of CAA content.  The CAA does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds.