Fifty Ninth Report Contents

Appendix 1: Air Navigation (Cosmic Radiation: Protection of Air Crew and Space Crew and Consequential Amendments) Order 2019 (SI 2019/1115)

Additional Information from the Department for Transport

Q1: Is there any data available about how many people are expected to fall within the protections in this Order?

A1: According to Transport Statistic GB 2018, in 2017 there were 12,354 pilots and 34,286 cabin crew employed by UK airlines. There will also be an additional, but very much smaller, number of pilots and cabin crew employed by UK based operators of corporate aircraft. At this time there are no spacecraft affected by the Order. Of these employees none will fall within the “classified” category that is subject to the higher protections.

Q2: What is the definition of an Operator for the purpose of this Order?

A2: Article 4(1) defines operator as the person who at the relevant time has management of the aircraft or spacecraft.

Q3: Is there an indication of when the guidance mentioned in paragraph 11.1 of the Explanatory Memorandum would be available?

A3: The CAA is working on the guidance and will issue it as soon as possible. The CAA will also advise operators when the Order comes into force. As there will be no “classified” crew members, operators will not be required to take any immediate actions to comply with the Order.

Q4: When does Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom need to be implemented by?

A4: The transposition deadline for the Directive was 6 February 2018. This is the last element of the Directive to transposed.

26 July 2019

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