The UK Civil Aviation Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Bishton as its new Chief Executive, effective 21 October 2023.

Rob’s extensive career in aviation includes being a commercial pilot, and serving in a number of senior industry roles. He joined the Civil Aviation Authority in 2014, and has been a member of its Board since 2019, leading its Safety and Airspace Regulation Group. He helped lead the organisation’s extensive preparations for the EU-Exit, as well as the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new era of the Civil Aviation Authority continues its relentless focus on safety, whilst driving increased benefits for consumers, best value for industry, enabling new technologies and working internationally.

As the industry welcomes a period of sustainable growth, Rob welcomes the challenge of fulfilling the Civil Aviation Authority’s mission to continue to deliver the highest standards of safety and security, supporting consumers, and enabling innovation.

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