GCAA issues Light Sport rules

The General Civil Aviation Authority has issued a regulation for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) in the United Arab Emirates.

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is a growing general aviation sector offering aviation enthusiasts access to flight. LSA are light, non-complex aircraft that meet specific requirements and are authorised to operate along with an approved flying club membership.

Globally, the GCAA joins only a few authorities providing regulation for the LSA sector. Per geographical size, UAE airspace is one of the busiest in the world, LSA implementation is conscious of the security, Commercial and General Aviation interests and future release of airspace and cross country routing for General Aviation is planned.

Formerly unregulated, the GCAA vision was to increase safety, security and standardisation for the growing aviation community.

The regulation will be published into a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) that will remain open for 12 months allowing for comment.

The NPA provides clear expectations for everyone to follow to ensure safety, security and standardization in UAE skies.

The GCAA vision is to achieve safe, secure and sustainable General Aviation community within the UAE.

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