Commentary

3 Civil Aviation Authority (‘CAA’)

CIVIL AVIATION vol 7
| Commentary

3 Civil Aviation Authority (‘CAA’)

| Commentary

3 Civil Aviation Authority (‘CAA’)

The CAA was developed from a succession of government and independent regulatory bodies, and was created by the Civil Aviation Act 19711. In essence, it is a statutory corporation controlled by a board of between 7 and 16 members appointed, comprising a chair and non-executive members and a chief executive and executive members2. It exercises the decision-making functions of a quasi-judicial tribunal through its members who, for many prescribed functions, are the only persons who may make a decision on the CAA’s behalf3. In December 2002, the British Government issued for the first time a

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