Comments Due on Non-UK Aircraft Proposal

 - October 19, 2006, 10:25 AM

October 28 is the comment deadline for the UK’s Department of Transport (DoT) proposal to prevent foreign-registered aircraft from being based in the UK “by limiting the time (e.g. 90 days) such an aircraft may spend in the UK in any 12 months.” The DoT believes that many private and corporate aircraft based in the UK have been placed on foreign registers “to take advantage of what are perceived as less onerous regulatory requirements.” The use of foreign-registered aircraft to “opt out of the UK regulatory system undermines the harmonized European standards,” UK officials claim.