Civil Aviation Authority
45-59 Kingsway London United Kingdom
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is a public corporation, was established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator and provider of air traffic services. The CAA is the UK’s specialist aviation regulator. Its activities include: making sure that the aviation industry meets the highest technical and operational safety standards preventing holidaymakers from being stranded abroad or losing money because of tour operator insolvency planning and regulating all UK airspace and regulating airports, air traffic services and airlines and providing advice on aviation policy from an economic standpoint. The interests of consumers and the public are at the heart of all that we do. The UK Government requires that the CAAs costs are met entirely from its charges on those whom it regulates. Unlike many other countries, there is no direct Government funding of the CAAs work. We have two main offices, in London on the Kingsway and close to Gatwick Airport. Our airspace, consumer policy and ATOL teams are all based in London, with colleagues regulating safety mostly based in Gatwick and a series of smaller regional offices.