UK Airprox Board UK Airprox Board
  • UK Airprox Board (UKAB) Responsibilities

    • UK Airprox Board Factsheet
    • Providing impartial, professional and timely assessments to the highest standards on cause and risk for all Airprox reported in UK airspace;
    • Making Safety Recommendations when appropriate, aimed at reducing the likelihood of a recurrence of any given Airprox event;
    • Communicating the findings set out in UKAB's formal Reports to the widest possible audience in the UK’s civil and military flying operation centres and air traffic control units;
    • Delivering presentations on the UKAB and its work to civil and military aviation audiences and influential groups associated with the aviation community; and
    • Identifying, analysing and alerting the CAA and the MoD to the prime causal factors of Airprox.

    The Airprox Board

    Board Members together form a team of highly experienced practitioners with first-hand civil and military ‘know how’ on Air Traffic Control disciplines; Commercial Air Transport (CAT) and General Aviation (GA) rotary, fixed wing and glider flying and military flying undertaken by the RN, Army, the RAF and UK-based USAF aircraft.

    Board Members are selected for acknowledged expertise in their particular field of aviation. Members are nominated by civil/ military organisations, sitting as experts in their own right and not representing any group or organisation.

    Advisors attend Board meetings to provide expert advice on their particular specialisation. Advisors from areas such as the CAA's Airspace Regulatory, Flight Operations and Air Traffic Services Investigations teams, the MOD's Military Aviation Authority (MAA), Military ATC Operations specialists, and NATS attend the Board routinely, whilst those from other associations and agencies come along as and when their specialist knowledge is required.

    The Director UKAB chairs the Board and leads the Secretariat, thereby providing a managerial link between the two teams. The current Director learned to fly in the University Air Squadron whilst at Leeds University and has been involved in aviation throughout his entire career. He was a fast-jet pilot in the Royal Air Force, rose to the rank of Air Commodore, and spent many years involved with operational command and control. Having now retired from the Royal Air Force, he enjoys keeping his hand in as a budding glider pilot.

    Terms of Reference for UK Airprox Board Members as of June 2016  

    UKAB Business Plan & Concept of Operation

    The UKAB 2014/15 Business Plan & Concept of Operation document provides details of the UKAB's mandate, current operating model and planned development activities over the next years. This document will be updated as future plans and concepts mature.

    UKAB Board Meeting Dates

    2016  2017  2018                  
    Wednesday 27th January Wednesday 25th January  Wednesday 24th January 
    Wednesday 24th February Wednesday 22nd February Wednesday 21st February
    Wednesday 23rd March Wednesday 22nd March  Wednesday 21st March
    Wednesday 27th April Wednesday 26th April Wednesday 25th April
    Wednesday 25th May Wednesday 24th May Wednesday 23rd May
    Wednesday 22nd June Wednesday 21st June Wednesday 20th June
    Wednesday 20th July Wednesday 19th July   Wednesday 18th July
    No meeting in August No meeting in August No meeting in August
    Wednesday 14th September Wednesday 13th September Wednesday 12th September
    Wednesday 12th October Wednesday 11th October   Wednesday 10th October
    Wednesday 9th November Wednesday 8th November Wednesday 7th November
    Wednesday 7th December Wednesday 6th December   Wednesday 5th December