Statistics

Reported infringements

2024 reported infringements by month

Airspace Type  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  Total
CTA 28 15 27 39 109
TMA 10 7 6 16 39
CTR 12 8 11 12 43
ATZ 6 5 4 5 20
MTA/Restricted/Danger Areas 4 4 3 7 18
Temporary Restricted/Danger Areas 0 1 0 1 2
TMZ 4 3 3 9 19
RMZ 0 5 1 2 8
CAS-T 0 0 0 0 0
UIR/OCA 0 0 0 0 0
Total 64 48 55 91 258

Reported infringement statistics relate to all infringements occurring in UK airspace and those in non-UK airspace which involve pilots holding a UK-issued pilot’s licence.


Reported infringements: 2017 – 2023


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.

2024 decisions by month

 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  Total  Percentage
No AI 5 2 2 6 15 6 %
AI but No Further Action 8 12 4 7 31 13 %
Closed with no further action: Military 3 7 3 6 19 8 %
Closed with no further action: Students 2 1 2 1 6 3 %
Advisory Letter 31 29 11 37 108 46 %
Online tutorial and test 6 1 1 3 11 5 %
Airspace Infringement Awareness Course (AIAC) 9 8 11 4 32 14 %
Practical Training 5 2 4 1 11 5 %
Provisional Suspension 0 0 0 2 2 1%

Airspace Infringement Team decisions: 2019 – 2023


Online tutorial and test summary and results: 2023


Casual factor analysis

Annual reports are produced by a sub-group of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Airspace Infringement Working Group (AIWG). The group currently includes three people, all independent of the UK Civil Aviation Authority: two industry experts whose experience covers microlight flying and instruction, higher performance commercial and IFR flying and instruction alongside a third member with experience in SEP flying and PhD level work in causal factors.

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