Following the UK’s exit from the EU on 31 January, a transition period will apply until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK and the aviation sector will continue to follow EU law and to participate in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) system. As a result, businesses and individuals operating in the UK should see no change to existing conditions during the transition period, while the longer-term UK-EU relationship on aviation is determined. Please see the homepage for further details.

A fuller outline of the position as the UK enters the transition period is available here.

While the respective positions outlined in the UK Government and EU negotiating mandates indicate what both sides want in terms of future agreements on air transport and aviation safety and security, the conditions that will exist after the end of the transition period are still uncertain.

As the UK-EU negotiations move forward and more information becomes available, the CAA will update these FAQs and notify stakeholders of the updates through the SkyWise alert system. If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to the EU exit category in the SkyWise system:

After the UK’s membership of the EASA system ceases at the end of the transition period and if there is no mutual recognition of safety certificates between the UK and European systems, changes to the reporting of Mandatory and Voluntary Occurrence Reports would be required. These changes would be dependent on the reporting method you currently use. This page sets out what you need to consider to prepare for this eventuality.  Regulation EU (No) 376/2014 has been translated into UK legislation, the existing requirements on who reports and what’s reported under this regulation remain unaffected.

Would I still have to report in an ECCAIRS /ADREP compatible format?

The CAA would retain the ECCAIRS platform under an existing ICAO - EU agreement.  Organisations already compliant with the reporting format element of EU376/2014 via a software solution to the CAA are unaffected. Organisations currently working towards a compliant software solution shall continue this work, following the advice on the CAP 382 pages of the CAA Website.


I report via the EU Aviation Reporting Portal, how would I continue to report?

For reporters currently using the EU Aviation Reporting Portal we will provide a new suite of report forms similar to those currently available on the reporting portal under the offline reporting section. 


Do I still report IORs to EASA?

If you hold an UK Approval or a UK DOA you will report to the UK CAA.


How do I request Occurrence Report Data?

You can continue to request data via the SRG1605 form. 


Can I request European Occurrence Report data?

The UK would lose direct access to the European Central Repository. The CAA and Industry can still request this data by completing the form and following the instructions at Annex III of EU 376/2014.