CAA Grant Eligibility for 8.33kHz Upgrade
By January 2018, all aircraft that are required to carry a radio must have 8.33 kHz-compatible equipment fitted and operational, and from 1st January 25kHz radios cannot be used for general communication.
The CAA has secured €4.3 million of funding from the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to encourage the early transition of the UK GA fleet to 8.33 kHz-capable equipment.
Upgrading your aircraft radio to 8.33 kHz-compatible equipment
The clock is ticking... are you ready?
If you haven't already heard, by January 2018, all aircraft operating in airspace that requires the carriage of a radio must have 8.33 kHz-compatible equipment fitted and operational, and after 1st January 25kHz radios cannot be used unless specifically exempted for a particular channel such as the emergency frequency 121.5MHz.