Alerts: Airspace change

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Guidance for NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3 (2020-2024)

We have published finalised guidance for NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3 (2020-2024). You can read the guidance on our website. SW2018/004

Airspace design: new airspace change portal launched

The CAA has today launched its new airspace change portal which helps ensure that the revised process, announced in December 2017, is fair, transparent, comprehensible and proportionate. The portal launched today is an interim solution, using existing online tools to enable transparent consultation on new proposals, while we procure and build a purpose-built, long-term solution. […]

Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design

We have now published the new process for changing airspace design.  Airspace Design: guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements (CAP 1616) is available on our website, along with a technical annex setting out environmental requirements. Other supporting documentation is available on our website. The new process will take […]

Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2018/19

We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2018/19. For more information, and to submit comments, please view the consultation. All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 8 February 2018. SW2017/216

SAIP AD1 airspace change proposal: decision published

We have published our decision relating to the Swanwick Airspace Improvements Programme (SAIP_ Airspace Development (AD)1 Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of the decision document has been published on our website. SW2017/200

Guidance for NERL in preparing its Business Plan for Reference Period 3: consultation document

We are seeking views on the CAA’s proposed guidance to NERL in preparing its business plan for Reference Period 3 (RP3). For more information, and to submit comments, see All comments must be received before 10 November 2017. SW2017/196

CAA decision published for FASI(N) airspace change proposal

The CAA has published its decision relating to the NATS – Revised ATS route structure over the Irish Sea (Isle of Man and Antrim Sectors) Airspace Change Proposal.  A copy of the decision document, along with other documentation related to the Proposal and our assessment of it, can be found on our airspace change page. […]

UK ATM Vocabulary – CAP 1430 Edition 2 published

Edition 2 of the UK Air Traffic Management Vocabulary (CAP1430) has now been published. It becomes effective on 12 October 2017 and includes amendments introduced by the second phase of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1185 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Part C) which represents the final stage of SERA development. Further information on […]

Notification of receipt of ACP consultation feedback report and formal ACP submission

The CAA has received a copy of the Edinburgh ACP Second Consultation Feedback Report relating to the proposed SIDs, Arrival Transitions (and associated hold) airspace change proposal. The report can be found on our website under ‘Sponsor’s external feedback report on second consultation – Issue 1’. Edinburgh Airport has also formally submitted its Airspace Change […]

Noise impacts survey

We are looking at how we can influence the aviation industry’s noise performance, and we would like to hear from people impacted by aviation noise to get a better understanding of what you would like us to do about noise. We intend to use this information to inform how we use our existing powers to improve […]

DfT airspace consultation: CAA response

The CAA has today published its response to the DfT’s consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. SW2017/99

Withdrawal of CAA SID PBN Replication Policy

The CAA Standard Instrument Departure (SID) PBN Replication Policy has been withdrawn pending review and amendment, primarily to remove reference to consultation arrangements, which will now be covered by guidance issued as part of the Airspace Change Process.  This Replication Policy, together with the policies for the PBN replication of Standard Arrival Routes (STARs) and […]

Important information for SkyWise app users

A new version of the SkyWise app is being released this week and will be available to download for Apple and Android devices. Please ensure that you have the option for ‘Automatic Downloads’ turned on in your device’s settings so that you can continue to receive notifications. Guidance for Apple devices Guidance for Android devices […]

Gatwick Route 4 RNAV 1 SIDs

We have published our conclusions in respect of modification requirements to Gatwick Route 4 RNAV 1 SIDs and correction requirements relating to Route 4 Conventional SIDs. Read the full report and associated documentation. Further information about the post implementation review is available on our website. SW2017/48

CAA consultation launched on airspace change process guidance

We have launched a consultation on the draft guidance document that supports the new process for assessing airspace changes. We welcome your views. SW2017/44

Exeter Airport – airspace change consultation

Exeter Airport has launched a consultation on their proposal to establish controlled airspace, running from 9 March 2017 to 9 June 2017. Access the consultation document. View our page on Exeter Airport’s proposal. SW2017/32

Hawarden RMZ airspace change proposal

We have now published our decision relating to the Hawarden RMZ airspace change proposal. We have also released copies of other documentation related to the proposal and our assessment of it. SW2017/25