Ofcom and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Published: 29 March 2022

Ofcom is responsible for issuing all radio licences for Aircraft and Ground Stations. The CAA will continue to assign and coordinate frequencies for ground stations and work closely with Ofcom.

What Ofcom and the CAA do


Our role in aeronautical licensing is to administer and issue licences. We will also collect licence fees, issue fee notices and send out reminders if payment date is missed. We will also contact licensees if there are any future policy decisions that affect them.

Spectrum Licensing
020 7981 3131 / 0300 123 1000
Email: spectrum.licensing@ofcom.org.uk
Address: Spectrum Licensing, PO Box 1285, Warrington, WA1 9GL


The CAA will continue to assign and coordinate frequencies. The CAA will continue to assess stations are fit for purpose under the ANO procedures and approve equipment.

Email: frequency.approval@caa.co.uk

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