Flight Operations [OPS]

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With immediate effect, Flight Time Limitations – Operator Requirements and Clarifications, Issue 1 of 27th May 2019 is hereby revoked.
  • Ref. Title Issue Date Download
    SSR 1801 Air Operator Certificate and EASA Part-M, Subpart G Application Apr 2014 (LINK)
    SSR 1802 Application to vary Air Operator Certificate and EASA Part-M, Subpart G Sep 2010 (LINK)
    SSR 1804 Approval of Cabin Crew initial Training Organisation - Application and Revalidation Form Aug 2008 (LINK)
    SSR 1813 Application For RNP Approach Operational Approval Or Renewal Oct 2012 (LINK)
    SSR 1814 Application for ETOPS Approval Jun 2014 (LINK)
    SR 1815 Application for P-RNAV/RNAV 1 Operational Approval or Renewal Aug 2009 (PDF)
    SSR 1828 Application for Low Visibility Operations Approval Oct 2009 (LINK)
    SSR 1832 Operations Manual - Notice of Proposed Amendment Apr 2019 (LINK)
    SSR CA4040 Application for an RVSM, MNPS or RNP-10 Operational Approval/ Renewal Mar 2008 (LINK)
    SR CA4045 Application for an RNAV Operational Approval/Renewal Mar 2008 (PDF)
    SSR FORM 4 (SSR 2815A) Management Personnel - Air Operator Certification (FORM 4) Feb 2014 (LINK)
    SR 1840 Application For Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Approval                                               Sep 2013 (PDF)
    SR 1841 Application For Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Approval Sep 2013 (PDF)


    Ref. Title Issue Date Download
    SR/SIM02 Application for Approval to use a Qualified Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) Jul 2008 (PDF)
    SR/SIM03 Application for Approval to use a Qualified Helicopter Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) Jul 2008 (PDF)
  •  [OD] Operational Directives
    Ref. Title Issue Issue Date Download
    OD 2019/01 Flight Safety Document System 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/02 Arrangements in cases of suspected communicable diseases 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/03 Validity of Operational Flight Plans 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/04 Crosswind Limits for Landing and Takeoff 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/05 Aircraft Leasing 2 20/08/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/06 ATC Clearances 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/07 Authority's Power to Inspect 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/08 Cabin Safety Instructors and Examiners 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/09 FTL Variations 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/10 Aircraft Search Procedure Checklists 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/11 Operator Operational Control System 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/12 Boeing 737-8 “MAX” and Boeing 737-9 “MAX” Limitation of Operations  1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/13 FTL Operator Requirements and Clarifications (Cancelled) 1 28/08/2020 (PDF)
    OD 2019/14 Operation of Unmanned Aircraft 1 27/05/2019 (PDF)
    OD 2019/16 Safe Custody, Preservation, Production and Use of Flight Recorder Data 1 27/11/2019 (PDF)


    [OPS SN] Flight Operations Safety Notices
    Ref. Title Issue Date Download
    OPS SN-2012/06 Carriage of weapons and munitions of war 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/07 AOC Certification Guidance 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/09 Operator’s Minimum Equipment List (MEL) 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/10 AOC variation application for the inclusion of new types of additional aircraft of same type or variants 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/11 Guidance for persons nominated as AOC accountable manager 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/12 Flight Operations Safety Oversight Programme 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/09 Part CAT.IDE Compliance Document 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
      Appendix A-Compliance with EASA-OPS Part CAT.IDE-A 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
      Appendix B-Compliance with EASA OPS Part - CAT. IDE-H 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2012/16 Issuance of Exemptions 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2014/03 Compliance Monitoring Assurance Auditor Independence 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2014/06 Failing Operators 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2014/07 ELT Registration  5 03/12/2018 (PDF)
      > Appendix A - SEY 406 ELT+PLB Registration Form 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2014/08 Operator’s Financial Condition 4 03/12/2018 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2019/001 Avoidance of Loss of Control in Flight - Flight Crew Training 1 06/07/2019 (PDF)
    OPS SN-2020/01 Operations in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman 1 09/01/2020 (PDF)


    [OPS IN] Flight Operations Information Notices
    Ref. Title Issue Date Download
    OPS IN-2018/01 Introduction of SCAA Safety Directives, Safety Notices, Information Notices and Compliance Policy Letters 05/02/2018 (PDF)
    OPS IN-2019/01 SCAA Aviation Safety Reporting 20/05/2019 (PDF)
    OPS IN-2020/01 New Runway Surface Condition Reporting 22/01/2020 (PDF)
  • Others
    Ref. Title Issue Date Download
    2/2008 1. The Operator’s Minimum Equipment List (MEL)
    2. MEL Development Guidance and Policies
    3. MEL Submission for Approval and Quality Assurance Review
    4. MEL Amendments
    01/04/2008 (PDF)
    3/2008 1. Operations Manual Amendments
    2. Operations Manual Review for compliance to JAR-OPS 3 (not applicable for fixed-wing operators)
    3. Effectivity of UK CAA CAP 648 and 649
    01/04/2008 (PDF)


    Adoption of EU OPS – Transition Arrangements

    EU OPS Text Final

    EU OPS Text Final (Highlighted)
    CAP 648-JAR OPS 1 Cross Reference



  • Notes:
    The following Civil Aviation Directives should be read in conjunction with with Regulation 110 of the Civil Aviation (Safety) Regulations, 2017. Technical standards once incorporated are effective and applicable as amended (unless stated otherwise)

    1. The intent of the Civil Aviation Directives is to advise the aviation industry on the reference of the technical standards and the amendment status at the time of incorporation
    2. The Civil Aviation Directives may not necessarily refer to the latest amendment status which may be effective and should not be utilised to verify the amendment status of such technical standards. Operators should consult the respective organisation official web site for such information.

    Title Standard
    Standard ICAO Annex Target Issue Date Issue Effective Download
    OPS 33 Fatigue of Crew UK CAP 371 Avoidance of Fatigue in Aircrews Annex 6 Part 1 Chapter 9.6 04/05/2018 1 04/05/2018 (PDF)
    CAD-OPS P8 Organisation Requirements Air Operators EASA Part ORO Organisation Requirements Air Operators Annex 6 Part 1, 2 & 3 09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018  (PDF)
    CAD-OPS 38_1T Commercial Air Transport- Aeroplanes EU-OPS 1
    TGL 44
    Commercial Air Transport (Aeroplanes) Annex 6 Part 1 09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018 (PDF)
    CAD-OPS 38 Commercial Air Transport EASA Part CAT Commercial Air Transport Annex 6 Part 1 & 3 09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018  (PDF)
    CAD-OPS 39-1 Non-commercial operations with other-than complex motor-powered aircraft EASA Part NCO Non-commercial operations with other-than complex motor-powered aircraft Annex 6 Part 2 Sections 1 & 2 09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018  (PDF)
    CAD-OPS 39-2 Non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft EASA Part NCC Non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft Annex 6 Part 2 Sections 1 & 3 09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018 (PDF) 
    CAD-OPS 40 Specialised Operations EASA Part SPO Specialised Operations   09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018 (PDF) 
    CAD-OPS 41 Operations requiring special approvals EASA Part SPA Operations requiring special approvals Annex 6 Part 1, 2 & 3 09/05/2018 1   (PDF) 
    CAD OPS 57 Carriage of Dangerous Goods ICAO Technical Instructions (Doc 9284) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air Annex 18 04/05/2018 1 04/05/2018 (PDF)
    CAD-OPS 106 Authority Requirements Air Operator EASA Part ARO Authority Requirements Air Operator Annex 6 Part 1, 2 & 3 09/05/2018 1 09/05/2018  (PDF)
  • Ref. Title Compliance Document Issue Date Download
    OPS 1/2018 Flight Data Monitoring UK CAP 739 04/05/2018 (PDF)
    OPS 2/2018 Approval, Operational Serviceability and Readout of Flight Data Recorder Systems UK CAP 731 04/05/2018 (PDF)
    OPS 3/2018 Requirements and Guidance Material for Operators UK CAA CAP 789 04/05/2018 (PDF)
    OPS 4/2018 Dropping Persons & Articles
    UK CAA CAP 660 04/05/2018 (PDF)
    OPS 5/2018 Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air IATA DGR 04/05/2018 (PDF)
  • Under Review
  • Title Issue Date Download
    Aeroplane Commercial Operations to other than Certified Aerodromes March 2019
  • Title Issue Date Download
    Manual of Validation and Surveillance of Foreign Operators 11/03/2020 (PDF)
Last Updated: Friday 28th August 2020