CAA decision introducing change to SERA regarding access to RMZ and TMZ airspace

Following the UK’s exit from the EU and EASA, EU and EASA regulation has been retained under UK law (see BGA Laws and Rules for details).

SERA.6005 contained within the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 (as retained and amended in UK domestic law) includes requirements for communications and SSR transponders relating to radio mandatory zones (RMZ) and transponder mandatory zones (TMZ).

The CAA has decided to adapt aspects of its standing airspace policy statement on RMZ and TMZ into acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) relating to SERA.6005. These AMC and GM provide guidance on the operation of RMZ and TMZ, and are complemented by an airspace policy statement which details requirements on the design and establishment of RMZ and TMZ, and places them into the wider context of UK airspace policy.

You can view the CAA decision here.

You can view the subsequently published (Jan 2022) updated CAA policy statement on RMZ and TMZ here.