Aviation

Aviation and airspace policy, airport expansion, airline routes, passenger experience and air accidents.

Services

  1. General aviation operators and pilots notification of flights

    Download the general aviation report form (GAR) and send it in or use the online version.

  2. Send your air passenger duty return

    Use the online service to send your air passenger duty return (APD2).

  3. Tonnage tax training commitment: forms and guidance

    Application and reporting forms, with explanatory guidance, for making a training commitment for the tonnage tax scheme and for periodic review of that commitment.

  1. Send your air passenger duty return as an occasional operator

    Use form APD6 to apply for the occasional operator scheme and report your duty liability for all flights in a 24 hour accounting period.

  2. Record your aicraft cargo (C257)

    Use form C257 to outline an aeroplane's cargo manifest.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports

    Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports - carry-on luggage, checked-in baggage, restricted items and liquids, electronic devices carried from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia

  2. Aviation cyber security strategy
  3. Report an aircraft accident or serious incident
  1. Exemptions from air passenger duty

    • Detailed guide
    • HM Revenue & Customs
  2. Night flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, 2012 to 2014

    • Guidance
    • Department for Transport
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News and communications

  1. Lockheed Martin and Orbex to launch UK into new space age

    • Department for Transport, UK Space Agency, and Civil Aviation Authority
    • Press release
  2. One giant leap: Vertical launch spaceport to bring UK into new space age

    • Department for Transport, Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, UK Space Agency, Civil Aviation Authority, and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    • Press release
  3. Post-Monarch review finds too many passengers flying unprotected

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  4. Tougher laser misuse laws come into force

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Airline Insolvency Review: a call for evidence
  1. Airline Insolvency Review interim report

    • Department for Transport
    • Independent report
  2. Airports National Policy Statement: post adoption statement

    • Department for Transport
    • Policy paper
  3. Heathrow north-west runway and community compensation

    • Department for Transport
    • Policy paper
  4. Heathrow north-west runway and domestic connectivity

    • Department for Transport
    • Policy paper
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Transparency

  1. AAIB investigation to Ikarus C42 FB80, G-CICG

    • Air Accidents Investigation Branch
    • Aaib report
  2. AAIB investigation to Hummerchute, G-CKTA

    • Air Accidents Investigation Branch
    • Aaib report
  3. AAIB investigation to Zenair Ch 601ULA Zodiac, G-CIWS

    • Air Accidents Investigation Branch
    • Aaib report
  4. AAIB investigation to Tecnam P2008-JC, G-HRLE

    • Air Accidents Investigation Branch
    • Aaib report
  5. AAIB investigation to Robinson R22 Beta, G-JKAT

    • Air Accidents Investigation Branch
    • Aaib report
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