Posts Tagged: CAA

UK CAA Commercial Drone Operators List

Are you engaging the services of a UK commercial drone operator? Dont forget to check for the basics – 1 – Ask to see a copy of their Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO). Each of us has a unique ID on our certificate – confirm it is still valid, as these are renewed annually. (See… Read more »

UK CAA – ANO Update

CAP1687: Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 – Guidance for small unmanned aircraft users Extract: “This document has been written with the aim of providing readers, particularly those who are less familiar with the layout and structure of ANO amendments, with an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law; to provide guidance… Read more »

Royal Bath & West Show 2018

We were asked to support the Royal Bath & West Show’s ‘Safety Zone’ this year – providing a spotlight on drone safety. It proved to be very timely, as while we were there, the Department for Transport announced the new rules coming into law for recreational drone use (see our recent Facebook post here). We… Read more »


UPDATED INFORMATION ON UK CAA WEBSITE : PFCO PROCESS Commercial drone operators – please be aware of changes to the information regarding the process to obtain a Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO). There is also information for commercial drone operators to ensure that their application is CAA compliant. The headlines: – New Standard PFCO online… Read more »

UK CAA – Drone Related Price Increases

ORS5 No. 336 – Dated 16 March 2018 – New Scheme Of Charges Effective From 1 April 2018 Under Official Record Series 5, No. 336  (ORS5 No. 336) dated 16 March 2018 the CAA published its – CAA Scheme of Charges (General Aviation) – Which provides the General Aviation Scheme of Charges that is effective from… Read more »

UK CAA Info – PFCO Application Notes

Once again we are completing our annual review and update of our Operating Safety Case (OSC) to support our application for renewal of our Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO) to the UK CAA. This post is prompted by some useful information that is contained within the standard UK CAA auto response email; that we thought… Read more »

Check the SLAs when making submissions to the CAA

We have recently renewed our Restricted NQE certification with the UK CAA, and in the first quarter of next year, the renewal of our PFCO is due. We thought it might be worth a post the draw attention to the CAA’s quoted Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to process these applications and renewals.   It is… Read more »

Making Changes To Your System May Change Your OSC

We are suggesting some basic considerations for those operators that are making changes to / modifying their PFCO specified drone aircraft systems. No matter why you are changing the aircraft system or payload – you should always reconsider the validity of your Operating Safety Case or Operations Manual and your associated Permission For Commercial Operations… Read more »

AJSSL 2017 Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO)

We have just received our 7th annual renewal for our Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO) #38 We are once again able to commercially operate fixed wing and rotary winged (Single and multi) unmanned aircraft systems up to 20 kgs in Night and Day operations. It was great to receive the paperwork back from the CAA within… Read more »

Benefits Of Drones To The UK Economy

A Government Consultation On Benefits Of Drones To The UK Economy Closes Soon. The Title is: Unlocking the UK’s High Tech Economy: Consultation on the Safe Use of drones in the UK Closing Date – This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 15 March 2017 Summary – Seeks views on proposals to harness the positive benefits… Read more »