CAA International (CAAi), the technical advisory arm of the newly formed International Group (IG) within the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) has announced it has become a registered UK Social Enterprise.

As part of the newly formed CAA International Group, CAAi has committed to invest its profits back into the global aviation community, to fund aviation regulatory improvement programmes that make the biggest positive impact on aviation.

Maria Rueda, Managing Director for CAAi said, “A lot has changed in aviation since CAAi’s inception over ten years ago. With more flights than ever leaving the UK and passenger demand expected to double over the next 20 years, it was important that CAAi evolved in order to make the biggest positive impact to global aviation. Becoming a social enterprise was the logical next step in our journey of raising aviation standards across the world”.

Matthew Margesson, Head of International Development for CAAi said, “It’s business as usual for CAAi, but with one key difference – our new profit-for-a-purpose business model. From today, our profits will be reinvested to deliver aviation improvement programmes and training across the world – and where it is needed most, benefiting people everywhere; those who choose to fly and those who do not”.

CAAi is already planning major investment in training scholarships for overseas aviation regulatory personnel, in partnership with the United Nations aviation agency, ICAO. “Investing in the aviation leaders of tomorrow is crucial for a safe and secure future global aviation network” Margesson explained. “With over 80 countries still below the global average of effective implementation of international aviation regulatory standards, we are now much better placed to support ICAO, EASA, other Agencies and State Authorities, working hand-in-hand to improve international aviation compliance across the world”.

To mark the occasion, CAAi has launched a new brand and website, to better reflect its CAA heritage and the collective spirit of raising aviation standards across the globe.

For more information, please contact Stuart Coates, Senior Manager – International Marketing & Communications; stuart.coates@caa.co.uk

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