The UK Civil Aviation Authority is currently appointed as agent to distribute Aeronautical Radio Licences on behalf of Ofcom. The Registry has been advised that this appointment will be changing from November 2018 and the following detail has received by the Registry:
“The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently contracted to administer radio licences for UK and Crown Dependency aircraft and ground stations on behalf of Ofcom. Ofcom has decided that in future it will issue aeronautical radio licences itself. The new arrangements are expected to be in place from November 2018. Over the next five months the CAA and Ofcom will be working together to achieve a smooth transition.
The responsibility for assigning radio frequencies to the aviation industry rests with the CAA and this will not change.
We will publish more detailed information and guidance in due course. In the meantime, please see the adjoining FAQs and continue to direct radio licensing enquiries to the CAA as usual.”
Further information will be published by UK CAA and Ofcom as it becomes available, and the Registry will update its relevant information contained on its website, Registry Publications and Forms in due course.