8.33 khz ra­dio in­stal­la­tion as­sis­tance

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The CAA has pub­lished the cri­te­ria that will en­able air­craft own­ers and op­er­a­tors to check if they are el­i­gi­ble to claim the 20% re­bate when in­stalling new ra­dios to com­ply with the changes, which come into force on 1 Jan­uary 2018, re­quir­ing all air­craft op­er­at­ing in airspace that re­quires the car­riage of a ra­dio to have 8.33 khz voice-com­pat­i­ble equip­ment fit­ted and op­er­a­tional.

The au­thor­ity’s Gen­eral Avi­a­tion Unit has se­cured €4.3 mil­lion in EU fund­ing, which rep­re­sents 20% of the to­tal an­tic­i­pated cost of re-equip­ping the UK fleet. The ap­pli­ca­tion form was be­ing pre­pared as this is­sue went to press. Mean­while CAP 1501 8.33 khz EU grant fund­ing: El­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria can be down­loaded at: caa.co.uk/cap1501

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