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

     2019  2020  2021
    Wednesday 16 January
    Wednesday 15 January Wednesday 20 January 
    Wednesday 13 February Wednesday 12 February Wednesday 24 February
    Wednesday 13 March  Wednesday 18 March
    Wednesday 24 March
    Wednesday 10 April Wednesday 22 April
    Wednesday 28 April
    Wednesday 15 May Wednesday 20 May Wednesday 26 May
    Wednesday 19 June
    Wednesday 17 June Wednesday 23 June
    Wednesday 17 July Wednesday 15 July
    Wednesday 21 July
    No meeting in August No meeting in August
    No meeting in August
    Wednesday 11 September Wednesday 16 September
    Wednesday 15 September
    Wednesday 9 October Wednesday 14 October
    Wednesday 13 October 
    Wednesday 13 November Wednesday 11 November
    Wednesday 10 November
    Wednesday 11 December Wednesday 9 December
    Wednesday 8 December