Changes have been made to CAA ANO articles 166 & 167, principally to article numbering and the definition of PFAW – Aerial Work.
The most noteworthy change to the text is that ‘commercial operation’ has replaced ‘aerial work’ within the new article 94(5) and this is to align with EASA-OPS. The term ‘aerial work’ is no longer used in any part of the ANO. ‘Commercial operation’ is given the following meaning within article 7: “…any operation of an aircraft other than for public transport— (a) which is available to the public; or (b) which, when not made available to the public, is performed under a contract between an operator and a customer, where the latter has no control over the operator, in return for remuneration or other valuable consideration.” 3.2 The intent of this meaning is exactly the same as the previous intent of ‘aerial work’. The key elements in understanding this term are ‘…any operation of an aircraft…in return for remuneration or other valuable consideration’
CAA Information link: https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Aircraft/Unmanned-aircraft/Small-drones/Regulations-relating-to-the-commercial-use-of-small-drones/
The changes come into effect from 25th August and the new numbered articles 95 & 96 need to be updated in the Ops Manuals for renewals after that time. There isn’t anything significant, just an updated reference to what is “Aerial Work” and article numbering.