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Aviation: Crew

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 138096, tabled on 10 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will conduct a review of colour vision regulations for commercial pilots in the UK.

Answered on

17 March 2022

The DfT and the CAA have previously considered colour vision policy and are of the view that the current policy is fit for purpose. The current tests used to establish colour vision thresholds is scientifically validated and allows for significantly more colour deficient pilots to fly compared to historical tests. The UK regime is also more liberal compared to some European states.

The government remains committed to improving UK aviation policy and ensuring the aviation sector remains diverse and inclusive. However, all our decisions are evidence-based and there is currently no evidence indicating a change in policy in this area is necessary.

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