Alerts: Airspace change

Here you can see details of all alerts issued during the last 12 months. Select a category to see the relevant headlines, sorted by date, and click on one to read the full alert. If you are looking for information about an older notification please email including the reference number where possible e.g. SW2017/194.

The UKAB Annual report 2020

The UK Airprox Board’s new annual report offers an historic overview of cases followed by a detailed breakdown of Airprox by sector, risk, altitude and airspace. Understanding Airprox and the factors behind them is a key step towards mitigating against mid-air collision and UKAB’s sole purpose is to share its work far and wide to […]

AMS Support Fund: Call for applications

The CAA is inviting UK aviation industry organisations to submit funding proposals to the AMS Support Fund (ASF)  The ASF, which is different from the FASI Grant, is intended to aid projects in support of the delivery of airspace modernisation where delivery benefits multiple stakeholders and or research will enable wider industry deployment.    The fund will be managed and administered by […]

CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 89

GA FEEDBACK 89 includes a number of topics that will have relevance to the GA community as we return to flying over the summer period.  Having suffered from an extended period of not flying due to COVID-19 restrictions, the key messages are to take care to follow procedures and check lists properly, beware task-fixation and […]

Definition of Category D for Minimum Standards for Noise Modelling

The CAA has published its decision on defining Category D for our Minimum Noise Modelling Requirements. This follows its consultation on this issue which was published in January 2021. This document should be read in conjunction with the consultation document and our interim assessment of the consultation responses to CAP 1875, and our Policy on […]

Criteria for accepting the airspace change masterplan

The airspace change masterplan is a single coordinated implementation plan of interdependent airspace change proposals modernising airspace out to 2040. To ensure the masterplan is consistent with government policy and CAA statutory functions, the CAA must ‘accept’ it into our Airspace Modernisation Strategy.  Today we publish the criteria that must be met for acceptance as […]

Public evidence session – Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65)

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be holding a Public evidence session on the airspace change proposal (ACP) Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65). This ACP affects London Luton Airport’s arrival routes. To register to speak at the Public evidence session, please complete the form found on the Airspace Change Portal. […]

CAA assessment of the criteria for call-in by the Secretary of State of Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6

The CAA has received a request for the final decision on the Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 to be called-in. This document reports CAA’s assessment of the criteria for call-in by the Secretary of State. SW2021/212

The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK.

The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK. The process involves coordinated activity between the CAA and the DfT and will be used in the development of aviation legislation, certification specifications and other detailed specifications, acceptable means of compliance and guidance material. Information about […]

Airspace Classification Review – Cotswold Report 2021

As part of the Airspace Classification Review procedure, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has published a report that provides a factual overview of the intelligence we have gathered to date on the Cotswold Region and are now inviting those stakeholders familiar with this region to provide feedback on our initial findings through an online survey […]

NATS AIS Internet Briefing System (IBS)

NATS will replace the AIS IBS with a new system on Thursday, 12th August 2021. The new system provides an improved user interface and enhanced functionality – Full details of changes are available via the NATS news item at including a new User Manual. Note: Users with existing Pre-flight Information Bulletin (PIB) accounts will […]

SkyGuardian Summer 2021 operations and TDAs

The CAA has approved Airspace Change ACP-2020-100 to facilitate SkyGuardian operating from RAF Waddington and RAF Lossiemouth this summer. The Temporary Danger Areas, known as TDAs, will be notified in AIC Yellow 068/2021 which is due to be published in July’s aeronautical information cycle.   The TDAs will be activated by NOTAM.   The CAA […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – MOD West Freugh, 19 July – 13 August

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies, impacting common RPAS control and electronic situational awareness devices will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers will be located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045550W.GNSS (L1 & L2) impact as follows:70m AMSL and below – Up to 22NM (Radius)5000ft AMSL and below […]

CAP 1781 – DVOR/DME/NDB Rationalisation

The CAA has published CAP 1781 and CAP 1781b as guidance in support of how airports might mitigate the effect of the removal of conventional navigation aids from December 2022. From this date, NATS plan to commence decommissioning of DVOR, DME and NDB sites. The two CAPs offer the use of RNAV Substitution as one […]

Airspace Classification Review update

An update on the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s progress on in its procedure to review the classification of airspace has been published. More details on airspace classification can be found on our website. SW 2021/073

FASI Programme Funding Support Package

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has received confirmation of funding from the Department for Transport to support the airspace design change initiatives that are a core element of our Airspace Modernisation Strategy. The funding will be administered via grants to help the airspace change sponsors involved in the masterplan progress their airspace design changes. A […]

CAA 2021/22 Statutory Schemes of Charges

We have published today under CAA UK Official Record Series 5 our revised 13 Schemes of Charges that will be legally implemented with effect from 1 April 2021. The current 13 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31 March 2021. Following the waiving of the proposed charge increase in 2020/21, the CAA […]

Inverness Airport Airspace Change Proposal: Call-in Window Open

Following the publication of a redacted version of the Sponsor’s final proposal, any stakeholder may submit a ‘call-in’ requesting that the final decision about changes to the design of UK airspace is made by the Secretary of State for Transport rather than the CAA. Stakeholders can review the airport’s proposal to assess whether or not […]

CAA airspace change guidance CAP 1616: fourth edition published

We have published an updated fourth edition of CAP 1616 Airspace Change: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing the notified airspace design and planned and permanent redistribution of air traffic, and on providing airspace information. This revised guidance can be downloaded at: SW 2021/040

Gatwick Modified Route 5 (Runway 08 RNAV-1 Standard Instrument Departure Procedures) Post Implementation Review

As part of the post implementation review of this airspace change, data received from Gatwick Airport Limited for the period 30 March 2017 to 30 September 2017 has been published along with this Guide to the PIR Data. Following the publication of this data an opportunity for feedback has been opened. Stakeholders have until 19 March […]

London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change decisions

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today published its decision not to approve airspace change proposals made by London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton. For full details on the decisions please see their respective decision documents: London Oxford Airport – Proposal for Revised Airspace and Instrument Flight Procedures RAF Brize Norton – Class D […]

Co-sponsor assessment of Airspace Masterplan Iteration One (Southern UK)

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Department for Transport (DfT) have today published its co-sponsor assessment of the Airspace Masterplan Iteration One (Southern UK). Please note, this document was developed before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and meant it was not possible to publish this report in Spring 2020, as originally intended. […]

Airspace Classification update

An update on the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s progress on in its procedure to review the classification of airspace has been published. More details on airspace classification can be found on our website.

Expired: East Anglia Military Training Area: Post Implementation Review

The Sponsor’s Report for the Amendment to East Anglia Military Training Area Post Implementation Review has been published. This airspace change proposal is being conducted under CAP 725 but for transparency the publishing of this sponsor’s report opens a 28 day window for feedback. Any feedback should be sent to to

UK-EU trade agreement

EU Exit: the UK and EU have reached agreement over future trading relationships, including those involving aviation. We are studying the detail of the agreements relating to air transport and aviation safety and will update relevant pages of the UK-EU transition microsite as information becomes clearer about how the new arrangements will work in practice. […]

UAS Airspace Restrictions Guidance and Policy

The CAA has published CAP 722C – UAS Airspace Restrictions Guidance and Policy. This CAP describes the policy and guidance for organisations or individuals who wish to restrict or facilitate UAS operations with an airspace restriction.

Expired: Statutory charges FY21/22: Consultation

Our Statutory charges FY21/22 consultation has now been published and explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2021. We look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those we regulate. We welcome comments on all aspects of the proposals, including the charges structure […]

Airspace modernisation update – October 2020

The CAA has published a further update relating to work on airspace modernisation. This update is in relation to Sponsors restarting a ‘paused’ ACP and how we intend to assure that ACPs in the FASI-S programme that are progressing to a CAP1616 Stage 2 Gateway assessment do not constrain the optimisation of the wider network.