Consultation outcome

General Aviation Red Tape Challenge: reducing regulations

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Government response to General Aviation Red Tape Challenge

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Detail of outcome

Response by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and government to the General Aviation Red Tape Challenge.

Through the establishment of a dedicated General Aviation (GA) Unit within CAA and the setting up of a GA Challenge Panel the government and CAA have shown the commitment to supporting and encouraging a vibrant GA sector.

A ‘right to reply’ consultation by the CAA into its response to the GA Red Tape Challenge is open until 6 December 2013.

Detail of feedback received

Documentation on public responses (PDF, 368KB) is available on the Civil Aviation Authority website.

Original consultation


Consultation on overly burdensome regulation on the UK aviation sector.

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Consultation description

As part of its strategy to promote economic growth, the government has committed to cut the overall volume of rules and regulations on the statute book. To help, it set up the Red Tape Challenge to provide a forum for the public to post comments about regulations that could be scrapped.

The General Aviation Red Tape Challenge is 1 theme which has raised many areas where regulation is overly burdensome on businesses across the UK aviation sector.

Published 11 April 2013