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CAA names new director of safety

Published on Friday, October 4, 2019

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rob Bishton as its new group director of safety and airspace regulation, following a global recruitment process.

Bishton, a former pilot, has been at the CAA since 2014, where he is currently head of flight operations and a member of the safety and airspace regulation’s senior leadership team.

He replaces Mark Swan, who is leaving the CAA after 11 years to take up the new role of head of the Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG).

Bishton has extensive experience in the aviation industry, including as former operations director at Fastjet and as a commercial pilot with over 10,000 flying hours.

He’s also currently a non-executive director of the UK Flight Safety Committee.

Bishton will take up his new post November 6, assuming accountability for all the CAA’s safety and airspace regulatory functions.

He will also become an executive director and sit on the CAA board.

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