The UK Civil Aviation Authority has appointed Mike Barnard as General Aviation Programme Manager.

His main role will be to lead a programme to develop and implement policy on how the CAA regulates the GA sector in the future.

Building on the CAA’s 2012 review on the future regulation of GA, and the European Aviation Safety Agency’s GA strategy review, Mr Barnard will be helping to define the sector’s future regulatory oversight. The work will cover both EASA regulated and national Annex II areas.

Mr Barnard has extensive experience of GA, being a Director of the Light Aircraft Association and the General Aviation Safety Council and a qualified private pilot since 1994. He also brings extensive management experience to the role from his career in the automotive industry.

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