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.

Control of Development in Airport Public Safety Zones

This Circular updates DfT Circular 1/2002 to take account of the shift of day-to-day administrative responsibilities for implementing Public Safety Zone (PSZ) policy from the Department for Transport to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The PSZ policy itself and the guidance to local planning authorities contained in the Annex to this Circular remain the same.

08 March 2010

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.

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.

28 June 2004
Last update:
13 May 2011

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.

21 November 2005

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