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The Air Navigation Order 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and Commencement

  3. 2.Revocation

  4. PART 1

    1. 3.Aircraft to be registered

    2. 4.CAA to register aircraft in the United Kingdom

    3. 5.Who may register aircraft in the United Kingdom

    4. 6.Application for registration

    5. 7.Changes to the register

    6. 8.Aircraft which are entered in the Register of Aircraft Mortgages

    7. 9.General provisions concerning registration

    8. 10.Nationality and registration marks

  5. PART 2

    1. 11.Requirement for an EU-OPS air operator certificate

    2. 12.Requirement for and grant of national air operator’s certificate

    3. 13.Requirement for and grant of police air operator’s certificate

    4. 14.Offering commercial transport and public transport flights

    5. 15.Operational directives

  6. PART 3

    1. 16.Certificate of airworthiness to be in force

    2. 17.Certificate of airworthiness for State aircraft registered in the United Kingdom

    3. 18.Issue and renewal of national certificates of airworthiness

    4. 19.National certificate of airworthiness ceasing to be in force and issue of airworthiness directives for non-EASA aircraft

    5. 20.Issue of airworthiness directives for EASA aircraft

    6. 21.Issue of national permits to fly

    7. 22.National permits to fly ceasing to be in force and issue of airworthiness directives for permit aircraft

    8. 23.Limitations of national permits to fly

    9. 24.Issue and validity of certificates of validation of permits to fly or equivalent documents

    10. 25.Requirement for an approved maintenance schedule and a certificate of maintenance review for non-EASA aircraft

    11. 26.Issue of a certificate of maintenance review for non-EASA aircraft

    12. 27.Technical Log for non-EASA aircraft

    13. 28.Requirement for a certificate of release to service for non-EASA aircraft

    14. 29.Circumstances where a certificate of release to service is not required

    15. 30.Contents of a certificate of release to service

    16. 31.Who may issue a certificate of release to service

    17. 32.Requirement for a certificate of release to service for EASA aircraft

    18. 33.Licensing of maintenance engineers

    19. 34.Aircraft, engine and propeller log books for non-EASA aircraft

    20. 35.Aircraft weight schedule

    21. 36.Access and inspection for airworthiness purposes

  7. PART 4

    1. 37.Equipment of aircraft

    2. 38.Carriage and use of equipment

    3. 39.Radio communication and radio navigation equipment of aircraft

    4. 40.Notified radio communication and radio navigation equipment to be carried by EU-OPS aeroplanes

    5. 41.Minimum equipment requirements

  8. PART 5

    1. 42.Required flight crew of aircraft

    2. 43.Flight crew required by aircraft registered in the United Kingdom

    3. 44.Pilots required on public transport flights by flying machines over 5700kg

    4. 45.Pilots required on public transport flights by aeroplanes of 5700kg or less

    5. 46.Pilots required on public transport flights by helicopters of 5700kg or less

    6. 47.Flight navigators or navigational equipment required on public transport flights

    7. 48.Required cabin crew of aircraft

    8. 49.Power to direct additional crew to be carried

  9. PART 6

    1. 50.Requirement for appropriate licence to act as member of flight crew of aircraft registered in United Kingdom

    2. 51.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception to act as flight radiotelephony operator

    3. 52.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for solo flying training

    4. 53.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for dual flying training

    5. 54.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for gyroplanes at night

    6. 55.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for balloons

    7. 56.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for pilot undergoing training or tests

    8. 57.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for navigators and flight engineers

    9. 58.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception for members of HM Forces

    10. 59.Flight crew licence requirement – Exceptions for gliders

    11. 60.Flight crew licence requirement – Exception where CAA permission granted

    12. 61.Requirement for appropriate licence to act as member of flight crew of aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

    13. 62.Deeming a non-United Kingdom flight crew licence valid

    14. 63.Permission required where licence does not meet relevant minimum standards

  10. PART 7

    1. 64.Grant, renewal and privileges of flight crew licences

    2. 65.Ratings and qualifications

    3. 66.Maintenance of privileges of aircraft ratings specified in Section 1 of Part B of Schedule 7 in pilot licences which are United Kingdom licences for which there are no JAR-FCL equivalents except for Basic Commercial Pilots’ Licences

    4. 67.Maintenance of privileges of aircraft ratings specified in Section 1 of Part B of Schedule 7 in JAR-FCL licences, United Kingdom licences for which there are JAR-FCL equivalents and United Kingdom Basic Commercial Pilots’ Licences

    5. 68.Maintenance of privileges of other ratings specified in Section 1 of Part B of Schedule 7

    6. 69.Maintenance of privileges of ratings specified in Section 2 of Part B of Schedule 7

    7. 70.Maintenance of privileges of Flight Engineers’ Licences

    8. 71.Maintenance of privileges of Flight Navigators’ Licences

    9. 72.Requirement for a medical certificate

    10. 73.Requirement for a medical declaration for a National Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes)

    11. 74.Licence holder not to act a member of flight crew when unfit

    12. 75.Training for landing on or taking off from water

  11. PART 8

    1. 76.Person not to fly after failing test

    2. 77.Approval of training and testing

    3. 78.Validation of licences

    4. 79.Personal flying log book

    5. 80.Instruction in flying

    6. 81.Glider pilot – minimum age

    7. 82.Licences and ratings no longer to be granted

  12. PART 9

    1. 83.Operations manual

    2. 84.Police operations manual

    3. 85.Training manual

  13. PART 10

    1. 86.Pre-flight action by commander of aircraft other than EU-OPS aeroplanes

    2. 87.Commander to be satisfied that flight can be safely completed

    3. 88.Passenger briefing by commander

    4. 89.Public transport of passengers – commander to ensure demonstration of lifejackets

    5. 90.Public transport of passengers – commander to ensure crew, passengers and baggage secure

    6. 91.Public transport of passengers – commander to ensure demonstration of use of oxygen

    7. 92.Aerial work and private flights – commander to ensure demonstration of use of oxygen

    8. 93.Pilot to remain at controls and be secured in seat

  14. PART 11

    1. 94.Flight data monitoring, accident prevention and flight safety programme

    2. 95.Public transport – operator’s responsibilities in relation to crew

    3. 96.Public transport – operator’s responsibilities in relation to routes and aerodromes

    4. 97.Commercial air transport and public transport flights at night or in Instrument Meteorological Conditions by aeroplanes with one power unit which are registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

  15. PART 12

    1. 98.Operator’s duty concerning the loading of public transport aircraft

    2. 99.Requirement to load in accordance with loading instructions

    3. 100.Requirement for a load sheet

    4. 101.Carriage of baggage

    5. 102.Exceptions

  16. PART 13

    1. 103.Aeroplanes registered in the United Kingdom – public transport operating conditions and performance requirements

    2. 104.Helicopters registered in the United Kingdom – public transport operating conditions and performance requirements

    3. 105.Helicopters registered in the United Kingdom carrying out Performance Class 3 operations

    4. 106.Helicopters registered in the United Kingdom carrying out Performance Class 1 and 2 operations

    5. 107.Public transport aircraft registered in the United Kingdom – aerodrome operating minima

    6. 108.Public transport aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom – aerodrome operating minima

  17. PART 14

    1. 109.Aerial work and private aircraft – aerodrome operating minima

    2. 110.Aerial work and private aircraft – survival equipment

  18. PART 15

    1. 111.Wearing of survival suits by crew

    2. 112.Operation of radio in aircraft

    3. 113.Operation of airborne collision avoidance system

    4. 114.Training in operation of airborne collision avoidance system

    5. 115.Operation of vibration health monitoring systems

    6. 116.Method of carriage of persons

    7. 117.Functioning of exits – commercial air transport aeroplanes and public transport aeroplanes and helicopters

    8. 118.Marking of exits – commercial air transport aeroplanes and public transport aeroplanes and helicopters

    9. 119.Marking of break-in areas

    10. 120.Flights over any foreign country

  19. PART 16

    1. 121.Minimum navigation performance

    2. 122.Height keeping performance – aircraft registered in the United Kingdom

    3. 123.Height keeping performance – aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

    4. 124.Area navigation and required navigation performance capabilities - aircraft registered in the United Kingdom

    5. 125.Area navigation and required navigation performance capabilities - aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

  20. PART 17

    1. 126.Towing of gliders

    2. 127.Operation of self-sustaining gliders

    3. 128.Towing, picking up and raising of persons and articles

    4. 129.Dropping of articles and animals

    5. 130.Dropping of persons and grant of parachuting permissions

    6. 131.Dropping articles for purposes of agriculture etc and grant of aerial application certificates

  21. PART 18

    1. 132.Carriage of dangerous goods

    2. 133.Carriage of weapons and of munitions of war – requirement for permission and for commander to be informed

    3. 134.Prohibition on carrying on board sporting weapons or munitions of war

    4. 135.Exceptions concerning carriage of weapons and munitions of war

    5. 136.Definitions

  22. PART 19

    1. 137.Endangering safety of an aircraft

    2. 138.Endangering safety of any person or property

    3. 139.Drunkenness in aircraft

    4. 140.Smoking in aircraft

    5. 141.Authority of commander of an aircraft

    6. 142.Acting in a disruptive manner

    7. 143.Stowaways

  23. PART 20

    1. 144.Application and interpretation of Part 20

    2. 145.Fatigue of crew – operator’s responsibilities

    3. 146.Fatigue of crew – responsibilities of crew

    4. 147.Flight times – responsibilities of flight crew

    5. 148.Protection of air crew from cosmic radiation

    6. 149.Fatigue of crew – EU-OPS operator’s responsibilities

  24. PART 21

    1. 150.Documents to be carried

    2. 151.Keeping and production of records of exposure to cosmic radiation

    3. 152.Use of flight recording systems

    4. 153.Preservation of records of aeroplane flight data recorder

    5. 154.Preservation of records of helicopter flight data recorder

    6. 155.Preservation of records of helicopter cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder

    7. 156.Production of documents and records

    8. 157.Production of air traffic service equipment documents and records

    9. 158.Power to inspect and copy documents and records

    10. 159.Preservation of documents, etc.

  25. PART 22

    1. 160.Rules of the Air

    2. 161.Power to prohibit or restrict flying

    3. 162.Flying displays

    4. 163.Balloons

    5. 164.Gliders, kites and parascending parachutes

    6. 165.Airships

    7. 166.Small unmanned aircraft

    8. 167.Small unmanned surveillance aircraft

    9. 168.Rockets

  26. PART 23

    1. 169.Requirement for an air traffic control approval

    2. 170.Duty of person in charge to satisfy himself as to competence of controllers

    3. 171.Manual of air traffic services

    4. 172.Provision of air traffic services

    5. 173.Making of an air traffic direction in the interests of safety

    6. 174.Making of a direction for airspace policy purposes

    7. 175.Use of radio call signs at aerodromes

    8. 176.Approval of instrument flight procedures

  27. PART 24

    1. 177.Prohibition of unlicensed air traffic controllers

    2. 178.Prohibition of unlicensed student air traffic controllers

    3. 179.Acting as an air traffic controller: exceptions

    4. 180.Acting as an air traffic controller and a student air traffic controller

    5. 181.Grant of student air traffic controller’s licences

    6. 182.Grant of air traffic controller’s licence

    7. 183.Language proficiency: additional requirements

    8. 184.Language proficiency: ongoing requirements

    9. 185.Particulars of licence

    10. 186.Privileges of an air traffic controller’s licence and a student air traffic controller’s licence

    11. 187.On-the-job training instructor endorsement

    12. 188.Maintenance of validity of ratings and endorsements

    13. 189.Obligation to notify rating ceasing to be valid and change of unit

    14. 190.Air navigation service provider: maintenance of records

    15. 191.Requirement for medical certificate

    16. 192.Incapacity of air traffic controllers

    17. 193.Fatigue of air traffic controllers

    18. 194.Acting under the influence of drink or a drug

    19. 195.Failing exams, assessments or tests

    20. 196.Use of simulators

    21. 197.Approval of courses, persons and simulators

    22. 198.Certification of training providers and mutual recognition of training certificates

    23. 199.Certified training provider: production of records

    24. 200.Mutual recognition of air traffic controller’s licences

    25. 201.Definitions relevant to this Part and Schedule 10

  28. PART 25

    1. 202.Prohibition of unlicensed flight information service officers

    2. 203.Licensing of flight information service officers

    3. 204.Flight information service manual

  29. PART 26

    1. 205.Air traffic service equipment

    2. 206.Air traffic service equipment records

  30. PART 27

    1. 207.Requirement to use licensed or Government aerodrome

    2. 208.Flights which must use licensed or Government aerodrome

    3. 209.Helicopters flying for public transport at night

    4. 210.Use of Government aerodromes

    5. 211.Licensing of aerodromes

    6. 212.Public use licence

    7. 213.Charges at aerodromes with a public use licence

    8. 214.Use of aerodromes by aircraft of Contracting States and of the Commonwealth

    9. 215.Noise and vibration caused by aircraft on aerodromes

    10. 216.Customs and Excise aerodromes

    11. 217.Aviation fuel at aerodromes

  31. PART 28

    1. 218.Aeronautical lights

    2. 219.Lighting of en-route obstacles

    3. 220.Lighting of wind turbine generators in United Kingdom territorial waters

    4. 221.Lights liable to endanger

    5. 222.Lights which dazzle or distract

  32. PART 29

    1. 223.Restriction on carriage for valuable consideration in aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

    2. 224.Filing and approval of tariffs

    3. 225.Restriction on aerial photography, aerial survey and aerial work in aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

  33. PART 30

    1. 226.Mandatory reporting of occurrences

    2. 227.Mandatory reporting of birdstrikes

  34. PART 31

    1. 228.Revocation, suspension and variation of certificates, licences and other documents

    2. 229.Provisional suspension or variation of EASA airworthiness certificates

    3. 230.Revocation, suspension and variation of permissions, etc. granted under article 223 or article 225

    4. 231.Prohibitions in relation to documents and records

    5. 232.CAA’s power to prevent aircraft flying

    6. 233.Power to prevent third-country aircraft taking off

    7. 234.Notifying competent authority of the detention of a third-country aircraft

    8. 235.Revocation of article 233 direction when validity of certificate of airworthiness affected

    9. 236.Secretary of State’s power to prevent aircraft flying

    10. 237.Directions to operators of aircraft to make data available

    11. 238.Right of access to aerodromes and other places

    12. 239.Obstruction of persons

    13. 240.Directions and directives

    14. 241.Offences and penalties

    15. 242.Exemption from Order

    16. 243.Appeal to County Court or Sheriff Court

    17. 244.Approval of persons to supply reports

    18. 245.Certificates, authorisations, approvals and permissions

    19. 246.Competent authority

  35. PART 32

    1. 247.Extra-territorial effect of the Order

    2. 248.Aircraft in transit over certain United Kingdom territorial waters

    3. 249.Application of Order to British-controlled aircraft registered elsewhere than in the United Kingdom

    4. 250.Application of Order to the Crown

    5. 251.Application of the Order to visiting forces

    6. 252.Application of the Order to military aircraft

    7. 253.Exceptions from application of provisions of the Order for certain classes of aircraft

    8. 254.Saving

  36. PART 33

    1. 255.Interpretation

    2. 256.Meaning of in flight

    3. 257.Meaning of operator

    4. 258.Meaning of aerodrome traffic zone

    5. 259.Meaning of aerial work

    6. 260.Meaning of public transport

  37. PART 34

    1. 261.Application of Part

    2. 262.Public transport – special rules for hire of aircraft

    3. 263.Public transport – special rule for associations of persons

    4. 264.Public transport – special rule for groups of companies

    5. 265.Public transport and aerial work – exceptions – flying displays

    6. 266.Public transport and aerial work – exceptions – charity flights

    7. 267.Public transport and aerial work – exceptions – cost sharing

    8. 268.Public transport and aerial work – exceptions – recovery of direct costs

    9. 269.Public transport and aerial work – exceptions – jointly owned aircraft

    10. 270.Public transport and aerial work – exceptions – parachuting

  38. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Revocations

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      A and B Conditions and categories of certificate of airworthiness

      1. PART B Categories of certificate of airworthiness and purposes for which aircraft may fly

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Classification and marking of aircraft and dealer certification

      1. PART A Classification of aircraft

      2. PART B Conditions in aircraft dealer’s certificate

      3. PART C Nationality and registration marks of aircraft registered in the United Kingdom

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Aircraft equipment

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Radio communication and radio navigation equipment to be carried in aircraft

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Aircraft, engine and propeller log books

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Flight crew of aircraft – licences, ratings, qualifications and maintenance of licence privileges

      1. PART A Flight crew licences

      2. PART B Ratings and qualifications

      3. PART C Maintenance of licence privileges

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Public transport – operational requirements

      1. PART A Information and instructions which must be included in an operations manual

      2. PART B Information and instructions which must be included in a training manual

      3. PART C Required crew training, experience, practice and periodical tests

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Documents to be carried

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Air Traffic Controllers – Licences, Ratings, Endorsements And Maintenance Of Licence Privileges

      1. PART A Air Traffic Controller Licences

      2. PART B Ratings, Rating Endorsements and Licence Endorsements

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Air traffic service equipment - records required and matters to which the CAA may have regard

      1. PART A Records to be kept in accordance with article 206(1)(a)

      2. PART B Records required in accordance with article 206(5)(b)

      3. PART C Matters to which the CAA may have regard in1( granting an approval of apparatus in accordance with article 206(6)

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Information and instructions which must be included in an aerodrome manual

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Penalties

      1. PART A Provisions referred to in article 241(5)

      2. PART B Provisions referred to in article 241(6)

      3. PART C Provisions referred to in article 241(7)

      4. PART D Provisions referred to in article 241(8)

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Parts of straits specified in connection with the flight of aircraft in transit over United Kingdom territorial waters

  39. Explanatory Note

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