Aviation safety

The Government and the Safety Regulation Group recognise that aviation safety needs constant vigilance by regulators and industry alike. They believe that the development of objective-based regulations, where appropriate, has the potential to improve significantly safety levels by requiring operators to implement Quality Assurance Systems and by encouraging the use of formal Safety Management Systems.

Proposal to revise the Public Safety Zones at Inverness Airport

Confirmation of the implementation of revised Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and the Department’s response to representations received.

Published:
09 February 2010

Proposal to revise the Public Safety Zones at Aberdeen Airport

Confirmation of the implementation of revised Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and the Department’s response to representations received.

Published:
09 February 2010

Proposal to revise the Public Safety Zones at Inverness Airport

Confirmation of the implementation of revised Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and the Department’s response to representations received.

Published:
12 November 2009

Proposal to revise the Public Safety Zones at Aberdeen Airport

Confirmation of the implementation of revised Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and the Department’s response to representations received.

Published:
12 November 2009

Proposal to revise the Public Safety Zones at Edinburgh Airport

Confirmation of the implementation of revised Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and the Department’s response to representations received.


Proposal to revise the Public Safety Zones at Southampton Airport

Conformation of the implementation of revised Public Safety Zones (PSZs) and the Department’s response to representations received.

Published:
06 May 2009

State Safety Programme (SSP)

The International Civil Organisation requires contracting States to have a State Safety Programme (SSP). The UK SSP has been published as CAP 784 on the Civil Aviation Authority Website. [External link]


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

ICAO Audit final report on the Safety Oversight Audit Mission to the United Kingdom.


Safeguarding, Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas

DfT/ODPM Circular 1/2003. This Circular provides advice to local planning authorities in England and Wales regarding the safeguarding of aerodromes, technical sites and military explosives storage areas.


Mission statement of Dft Transport Security Division

Mission statement of Dft Transport Security Division giving its overall aim.

Published:
13 May 2005
Last update:
04 November 2005

Airlines banned from operating to the UK

Information on foreign airlines (or individual aircraft) that are being refused permits to operate commercial services to the UK.

Published:
28 June 2004
Last update:
17 April 2009

Third party risk near airports and public safety zone policy (2 Mb)

A report by National Air Traffic Services Ltd to the Department for Transport as part of a review of policy on airport safety perimeters.

Published:
21 November 2005

Control of development in airport public safety zones (Circular 1/2002) (282 kb)

Guidance for local planning authorities.

Published:
31 May 2005

Aviation safety - Government response to Select Committee report

Government response to the July 1999 report by Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Select Committee.

Published:
12 January 2006

Proposal to revise the public safety zones at Southampton Airport (393 kb)

Notification document on the revision of the public safety zones at Southampton Airport.

Published:
16 February 2009

Revision of the public safety zones at Southampton Airport frequently asked questions (32 kb)

Frequently asked questions relating to the notification document on the revision of the public safety zones at Southampton Airport.

Published:
16 February 2009

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