Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA ) is a British authority which is concerned with the interests of civil aviation in the United Kingdom. It was established by Parliament into being in 1972 and initially worked with the air traffic control and aeronautical control authority for civil aviation.

After the air traffic control to the National Air Traffic Services was replied that the authority is especially entrusted with legislative functions, ie the setting and monitoring of business rules for aircraft operators, safety and customer protection. It currently employs about 1000 employees in two offices.

The CAA carries over their revenues, such as taxes, even making it one of the few authorities in the UK that is not financed through taxes.