Department for Transport, Civil Aviation Authority, and Baroness Vere of Norbiton

CAA still held in the highest regard but needs to improve communication on decision-making process and foster tighter working relationships within the sector.

  • independent review into UK aviation regulatory body reaffirms its status as a “highly effective” industry regulator
  • report sets out a series of recommendations to maintain its high level of service
  • four themes of accountability, governance, efficiency and efficacy considered as part of a government review of public bodies

The UK’s aviation regulator has today (17 July 2023) been reconfirmed as a highly effective regulator following an independent review that considered its performance, accountability and leadership.

As part of a government-wide review into public bodies, an independent review led by Jeremy Newman, Chair of the Workforce Development Trust, looked at how the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) operates across 4 key areas. As part of its findings, it noted an overwhelming response across the sector that the regulator’s impact was positively highlighted, both in the UK and internationally, as it continued to be held by its international contemporaries in the highest regard.

The review considered how accountable the CAA is to the industry it regulates, its governance and relationship with the Department for Transport (DfT), the efficiency of its services and how effective it is in regulating airlines and airports.

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