• Return to proposals being developed under the new process

    ACP reference: ACP-2017-76

    Sponsor: NATS

    Proposal name: Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme - Airspace Deployment 3

    Proposal description: This proposal concerns the re-alignment of routes in support of Jersey Standard Instrument Departure (SID) & Standard Arrival (STAR) changes.

    Geographic area: South

    Level: 2A 

    Stage 1: DEFINE

    At stage 1, the change sponsor meets with the CAA to discuss objectives and engages with those potentially affected about the underlying design principles. A timeline is agreed.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 1a:

    Assess Requirement

    The CAA has determined that the proposal is in scope of the airspace change process.  The CAA has provisionally determined that this airspace change proposal will be a Level 2A.

    Step 1b:

    Design Principles

    Complete Design Principles
    The CAA accepts the process and approach used to develop the design principles and accepts that they represent a well-founded shortlist to inform the development of design options.

    Define Gateway Complete 23/02/2018 The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment for SAIP AD3 and is satisfied that the change sponsor has met the requirements of the Process up to this point. The CAA approves progress to the next Step.


    At stage 2, the change sponsor continues to liaise with stakeholders, develops options and carries out initial impact appraisals.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 2a:

    Develop & Assess

    Complete         Design Options
    Design Principles Evaluation

    Step 2b:

    Options Appraisal

    Complete Safety Document   
    The CAA accepts the Design Principles Evaluation and is satisfied that the design options are aligned with the design principles
     Develop & Assess Gateway Expected 23/03/2018    

    Stage 3: CONSULT

    At stage 3, the change sponsor prepares a consultation, assesses who should be consulted and undertakes the consultation.

    Step Current Status Documents
    Step 3a: Consultation Preparation Not Started  
    Step 3b: Consultation Validation Not started    
    Consult Gateway Expected 27/04/2018

    Step 3c:

    Commence Consultation

    Not started  

    Step 3d:

    Collate & Review Responses

    Not started  

    Stage 4: UPDATE & SUBMIT

    At stage 4, the change sponsor may modify their proposals to reflect consultation responses, and will then make a formal submission of the proposal to the CAA.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 4a:

    Update Design

    Not started    

    Step 4b:

    Submit Proposal to CAA

    Not started  

    Stage 5: DECIDE

    At stage 5, the CAA assesses the proposal.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 5a:

    CAA Assessment

    Not started    


    Step 5b:

    CAA Decision

    Not started    

    Decide Gateway  Expected 27/07/2018  

    Stage 6: IMPLEMENT

    At stage 6, if approved, the change is implemented.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 6:


    Not started    


    At stage 7, the CAA carries out a review of the change, usually after 12 months of operation.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 7:

    Post-Implementation Review

    Not started