BA has received a new Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to recognise its efforts to comply with new aviation safety regulationsFrom October 28 the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which now governs the way European airlines operate, will implement new requirements and the airline has spent the last 18 months preparing for the changes.

​ Tim Steeds, Director of Safety and Security, and Frank Zubiel, Flight Operations Inspector, CAA, with the AOC Certificate awarded to BA.

Director of Safety and Security Tim Steeds, who was awarded the new certificate last week, said:  “Preparing for these new regulations has been a huge task.  We’ve had to demonstrate to the UK CAA how we intend to meet EASA’s regulatory requirements, some of which involved mandatory changes.

“More than 100 manuals across the airline have had to be reviewed, updated and consolidated and we’ve produced 60,000 new cabin crew manuals.

“Thanks to the collaborative working we’ve seen across the directorates, we’ve completed the programme successfully.  I want to thank everyone who has been involved.”

The changes will affect thousands of colleagues across British Airways, depending on where they work.  As the new requirements come into effect, there will local communication activity and briefings to align with the changes