The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has enhanced the information available on its UK Register of Civil Aircraft database. The database, which holds all civil aircraft registration and airworthiness data in accordance with international regulations, now holds more detailed aircraft information.
Re-hosted on a new platform called the Aircraft Information System (AIS) the Register now holds over 21,000 live records, complete with comprehensive registration details and airworthiness information on the aircraft and its engines. The public face of the Register, G-INFO, is accessed via the CAA website at www.caa.co.uk/ginfo Amongst the additions to G-INFO made possible by this change is the ability to access the full registration history of each UK registered aircraft. Further improvements to G-INFO are also planned. The CAA intends to support the UK aviation industrys requirement to meet the new European safety rules governing airworthiness validity by providing an on-line service to bring Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC) into force. Organisations meeting the new standards will be given their own log-on so they can execute this transaction with the CAA via the website. The system will then provide them with a ready-to-print and ready-to-sign ARC document. This will speed up the time it takes for operators to complete their aircrafts annual airworthiness renewals. Howard Dyer, Head of Airworthiness Business Systems at the CAA, said: Upgrading G-INFO is a major step forward in the management of aircraft data. More information is now available on individual aircraft than ever before, and anyone who needs access to aircraft information now has a greatly enhanced tool available to do just that.