Aeronautical licensing process and applications

You can apply or amend existing licence(s) for an Aircraft or a Ground Station Licence using the aeronautical application forms linked below. Please submit completed forms via:

Apply for an aeronautical licence

To complete these forms, please right-click the required link and select 'Save link as...' or 'Save target as...' to download the form to your device.

Aircraft application form OfW585 (PDF, 929.4 KB)

Ground station application form OfW586a (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Ground station payment contact form OfW586b (PDF, 821.2 KB)

Aeronautical radar ground station licence application form OfW593 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Aeronautical navigational aid radio ground station licence application form OfW594 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

How the licensing process works

If you have questions about your aeronautical licence, find the answers here.

Wireless Telegraphy Act licensing policy manual (PDF, 305.2 KB)

EMF licence condition (PDF, 164.7 KB)

Update 18 March 2022 – Decision to vary aircraft licences

Ofcom has published a General Notice setting out our decision to vary all aircraft and aircraft (transportable) licences. This is to update and simplify the licence documents that we issue.

We are currently in the process of writing to affected licensees to provide them with their new licence. While this process is ongoing, we will still accept new licence applications and issue new licences but may issue applicants with an old-style licence and shortly afterwards automatically send a new, revised licence that supersedes their existing one. The new licence will reflect the changes we have made to update and simplify licences.

Anyone deciding to apply for an aircraft or aircraft (transportable) licence (or continue with a licence application) while the process of sending out new licences is ongoing, will be doing so on the basis they agree to these changes.

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