These Regulations deal with issues which are aimed at providing protection for those travelling to and from the UK by air. They include regulations which offer protection for UK travellers who are stranded overseas and offering support to disabled passengers travelling by air.
You can see a list of the regulations that apply to passenger safety below and to the left of this page.
Civil Aviation (Air Transport Advisory Council) Order 1947 (1)
The Order establishes the Air Transport Advisory Council to advise Ministers on the licensing of air routes.
Civil Aviation Air Travel Organisers Licensing Regulations 2012
They require businesses other than airlines that make available seats on flights to obtain an ATOL licence from the Civil Aviation Authority, unless exempt
Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding, Compensation and Assistance) Regulations 2005
These regulations give effect to EC Regulation 261/2004 on denied boarding, cancellation and long delay. They are the principal instrument under which passengers received assistance during events like volcanic ash.
Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2007
These regulations give effect to EC rights of access and assistance to disabled air passengers both at airports and on board the plane.
Civil Aviation (Provision of Information to Passengers) Regulations 2006
The Regulations create offences and penalties for failure either:- to inform air passengers of the identity of the airline operating a flight on which they are booked; or to offer reimbursement to passengers if their airline is subject to an operating ban on safety grounds.
Tell us what you think should happen to these regulations and why, being specific where possible:
- Should we scrap them altogether?
- Could their purpose be achieved in a non-regulatory way (eg through a voluntary code?) How?
- Could they be reformed, simplified or merged? How?
- Can we reduce their bureaucracy through better implementation? How?
- Can we make their enforcement less burdensome? How?
- Should they be left as they are?
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