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CAA Mode S Transponder Phase 2 Consultation - January 2008

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On 31st January 2008 the CAA published the phase 2 consultation documents for their latest proposals on the compulsory carriage of transponders - go to www.caa.co.uk and search for "Mode S".

It should be noted that the proposals are less draconian than last year's proposal of all aircraft in all airspace. However the BHPA believes that they still represent a significant risk to both our activities and General Aviation as a whole. Pending a full review of the CAA's documents our current position is that we do not believe that the transponder carriage proposed provides the CAA's stated safety improvements on a reasonable cost v benefit basis.

The BHPA team of Mark Turner, Phil Jones and Tom Hardie will carry out an assessment of the CAA's documentation and provide you with their thoughts in sufficient time for you to respond by the consultation close of 17:00 on 31st May 2008.

Further updates will be made available on this web site as and when they become available.

This is YOUR airspace use we are talking about, and if you don't seek to protect it officialdom takes the view that by silence you are stating that they do not affect you.

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