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.

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 […]

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.

Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Post Implementation Review

While it had been expected that Stage 7 PIR of the Farnborough Airport airspace change would begin in the latter part of 2020, the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the activity levels of both IFR Commercial Air Transport and General Aviation. It has been agreed by the CAA, sponsor and GA stakeholders […]

CAA charge proposal delay

The CAA recognises the enormous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation and aerospace industries. For this reason, we delayed the increase to our scheme of charges for an initial period of three months to 30 June 2020 and a further 3 months to 30 Sep 2020. Having reviewed this decision in […]

Isle of Man/Antrim Post Implementation Review

The CAA’s Post Implementation Review assessment for the Isle of Man/Antrim sectors systemisation and introduction of RNAV1 route structure Future Airspace Strategy Implementation (North) (formally Prestwick Lower Airspace Systemisation) airspace change proposal has been published.

Airspace Change Process for GNSS Instrument Approach Procedures without an Approach Control Service

The UK Civil Aviation Authority published its procedure for considering proposals involving the implementation of a GNSS approach to an aerodrome without an approach control service on 28 August 2020. The purpose of this document is to set out the Civil Aviation Authority’s policy and guidance relating to the Airspace Change Process for a permanent […]

Expired: Newcastle International Airport SIDs PIR feedback window open

Following the publication of updated data and corrections to previous data a new opportunity for feedback has been opened. >Newcastle International Airport SIDs PIR Stakeholders have until 0900 4 September 2020 to submit any evidence or views on the updated data and corrections that they want the CAA to take into account. Submission by email […]