Memorandum submitted by Cabair Holdings
The Cabair Group is the largest privately owned
FTO and aviation related business in the United Kingdom employing
some 250 people and we would refer you to www.cabair.com for further
Please find enclosed letter written to the CAA
following receipt of the proposed new bias" of charges following
the JRT. Whilst the enclosure is a mixture of inputs I believe
its message is valid to bring to the attention of the committee.
Our company has traded in the General Aviation
market sector for over 35 years and is seeing it become increasingly
non-competitive for a number of reasons which stem from apparent
The main causes are:
1. Unnecessary costs without substance.
2. Over and unnecessary regulations.
4. No support for the industry versus overseas
options ie a level playing field it is not.
and the results:
2. A contracting industry.
3. Unfair" overseas competition.
4. Continual management time commitments
to negative results.
5. Relocation of an increasing part of our
Clearly the CAA cannot be responsible for all
the above issues but they" are seen as a part of an overall
system that is overseeing the destruction of a once proud industry.
The effects do range from recreational aviation through professional
flight training, manufacturing (or the lack of) to corporate aviation.
With this unique opportunity of a transport
committee review we would urge Parliament to take the lead by
insisting that the following three objectives are targeted.
1. Positive support model to be created to
encompass all facets of the industry.
2. Review of the CAA to include an end to
discriminatory policies, a proper needs analysis" and justification
of charges including where necessary the use of external resources
to provide services not influencing safety.
3. The creation of an arbitration body to
allow speedy and effective policy guidance and/or mediation in
key areas of the industry.
14 November 2005
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