The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation about giving the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) access to the civil sanction powers in the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008. This would provide the CAA with a greater range of enforcement options across the UK, so it can regulate more flexibly, proportionately, and cost-effectively.
The DfT are seeking your views on:
- which offences it is appropriate to have civil sanctions available
- which of the possible civil sanctions should be made available to the CAA for each offence
Your participation will help us to create a properly balanced regime that allows the CAA to swiftly return offenders back into compliance. This will help to meet the interests of passengers, support a competitive aviation industry, assure safe private flying and contribute to economic growth.
The consultation closes on 12 November 2015. Full details and documentation can be found here.