UK CAA – ANO Amendments

The 2019 key changes are:

1.Deletes the ‘over 7kg’ airspace restrictions

2. Changes the distance limitation from aerodromes that was introduced in 2018

3. Introduces some additional definitions in order to accommodate the aerodrome limitation

This is the 2019 amendment to the Air Navigation Order. and replaces the previous CAP 1687 which was the 2018 amendment to the Air Navigation Order.

The extract:

CAP 1763 – Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments – Guidance for Small Unmanned Aircraft users


On 20 February 2019, the United Kingdom Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) which contains its changes to the legislation regarding the operation of small unmanned aircraft. The amendment is published as Statutory Instrument (SI) 2019 No. 261 entitled ‘The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019’. This can be found at: made. The amendment comes into force on 13 March 2019.

The amendment makes changes to some aspects of the previous amendment to the ANO that was published on 30 May 20182. It should be noted that while some parts of this amendment came into force on 30 July 2018, other parts do not come into force until 30 November 2019.

Purpose of this document

This document covers the small unmanned aircraft related articles within the ANO that will remain relevant after 13 March 2019. It 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 on the cumulative effects of the two recent changes; and how they will be interpreted by the CAA. It replaces CAP 1687.

You will need to read the amendment document by visiting UK CAA CAP 1763 – Here