Statistics

Reported infringements

2021 reported infringements by month

January February March April May June
CTA (includes airways) 3 4 10 47 31 52
TMA 2 3 6 16 19 24
CTR 8 3 14 23 29 35
ATZ 1 2 3 7 12 15
Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 3 4 3 6 7 13
Temporary Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 0 0 0 1 0 0
TMZ 0 0 1 1 8 5
RMZ 0 3 2 0 1 0
CAS-T 0 0 0 0 0 0
UIR (Upper Information Region) 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total reported airspace infringements 18 19 39 101 107  145

January to June 2021 reported infringements by aircraft type

2020 reported infringements by month and aircraft type

2020 reported infringements by month

January February March April May  June July August September October November December
CTA (includes airways) 23 9 19 4 20 20 54 29 53 33 14 16
TMA 9 9 14 3 3 7 29 15 14 14 8 5
CTR 9 6 22 2 20 18 32 26 22 16 14 7
ATZ 2 5 7 1 1 7 13 3 12 3 5 4
Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 2 2 2 0 4 2 3 5 6 5 3 5
Temporary Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
TMZ 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 6 0 0
RMZ 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 4 2 0 0
CAS-T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total reported airspace infringements 45 32 64 10 48 56 135 85 118 79 44 37

2020 reported infringements by aircraft type

Pie chart showing 2020 reported infringements by aircraft type

2020 reported infringements by aircraft type

2019 reported infringements by month and aircraft type

2019 reported infringements by month

January February March   April May   June July August September October November December
CTA (includes airways) 29 23 24 40 63 39 59 65 34 26 8 12
TMA 13 21 26 21 31 39 37 41 28 17 11 8
CTR 9 22 14 34 35 30 34 39 29 16 13 14
ATZ 5 4 5 9 12 12 18 13 6 10 2 4
Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 2 0 7 3 6 8 8 3 1 11 2 4
Temporary Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 2 0 2 0 0
TMZ 3 4 5 5 7 5 5 6 4 0 1 2
RMZ 1 3 2 4 5 10 10 10 2 0 0 1
CAS-T 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total reported airspace infringements 63 77 83 119 159 146 177 179 104 82 37 46

2019 reported infringements by aircraft type

Pie chart showing 2019 reported infringements by aircraft type

2019 reported infringements by aircraft type

Reported infringements summary: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Year 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total reported infringements 1162 1358 1271 753
CTA (includes Airways) 812 * 706 ** 411 294
TMA * included in 2017 CTA figure ** included in 2018 CTA figure 294 130
CTR * included in 2017 CTA figure 285 289 194
ATZ 97 130 100 63
Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas 81 *** 87 *** 54 39
Temporary Restricted/Prohibited/ Danger Areas *** included in 2017 Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas figure *** included in 2017 Restricted/Prohibited/Danger Areas figure 13 3
TMZ 57 76 46 15
RMZ 115 74 48 14
CAS-T 3 1

Airspace infringements: 2017 and 2018 statistics compared


CAA Airspace Infringement Team decisions

The number of MORs processed each month do not correspond numerically to those reported in the same month due to the time taken to collate MOR, Pilot and supporting supplementary reports.

2021 decisions by month

Course of action  January February March April May June
Closed with no further action (including Students)   6   4 7 6 6 5
Advisory letter   28   26 4 25 26 35
Online tutorial and test   1   1 0 1 0 1
Practical training   4   1 2 2 6 4
Airspace Infringement Awareness Course (AIAC)   10   8 3 4 15 8
Provisional suspensions   1   0 1 0 0 2
Proposal to revoke licence   0   0 0 0 0 0

2020 Summary of Airspace Infringement Team decisions

Course of action January February March   April May   June July August September October November December
Closed with no further action (including Students) 19 11 9 8 2 2 3 7 8 11 8 9
Advisory letter 18 32 20 16 8 24 33 47 43 63 35 17
On-line tutorial and test 3 5 3 4 0 1 1 5 0 2 1 2
Practical training 3 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 9 3 3 2
Airspace Infringement Awareness Course (AIAC) 8 11 8 8 6 7 6 9 9 13 5 4
Provisional suspensions 0 3 3 3 1 3 2 0 2 2 0 1
Proposal to revoke licence 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Summary of Airspace Infringement Team decisions

Course of action January February March   April May   June July August September October November December
Closed with no further action 1 2 3 0 7 5 1 9 6 5 3 5
Warning letter (*) 4 12 4 4 7 19 60 74 56 56 51 22
On-line test 2 4 3 1 0 1 1 14 6 8 1 1
Flight training (**) 1 1 2 1 2 0 1
Airspace Infringement Awareness Course (AIAC) 17 10 13 15 23 18 15 22 11 22 12 5
Provisional suspensions 2 3 2 1 3 6 5 4 0 4 2 2
Licence revocation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

(*) from 1 June 2019, all other pilots subject of airspace infringement MORs are contacted by the CAA to notify them of their airspace infringement and a pilot report requested. Once the investigation is complete, and if an airspace infringement is confirmed, the pilot will be sent a warning letter to close the occurrence.

(**) listed as a separate course of action from June

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