• We aim to publish the full contents of all documents received by us during the change process. Occasionally it will be necessary for us to consider, under our Environmental Information Regulation obligations, whether some information cannot be disclosed or can only be disclosed in a way which balances the rights of the owners of the information against the public interest in transparency, especially information which is commercially confidential or protected by intellectual property rights.

    Future Airspace Strategy Implementation (North) (formerly Prestwick Lower Airspace Systemisation)

    FASI(N) is a combination of airspace redesign modules that comply with the UK's Future Airspace Strategy through the provision of Performance Based Navigation routes, Standard Instrument Departures and Standard Arrival Routes which facilitate continuous climb and continuous descent operations, user preferred routes, Flexible Use of Airspace and simplified boundaries between controlled and uncontrolled airspace. The redesign and modification will include the Manchester Terminal Control Area, Scottish Terminal Control Area, Belfast Terminal Control Area and Irish Sea sector operations.

  • Last updated: 22 August 2017

    Sponsor: NATS

    Isle of Man/Antrim sectors systemisation and introduction of RNAV1 route structure

    Formal overview and background material relating to the airspace change proposal 11 Nov 2015
    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 17 Nov 2015
    Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices) 4 Jul - 30 Aug 2016
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report 27 Jan 2017
    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA) 29 Mar 2017
    Operational assessment by CAA  26 Jul 2017
    Consultation assessment by CAA 30 Jun 2017
    Environmental assessment by CAA 30 Jun 2017
    Decision document (CAA change approval) 21 Aug 2017
    AIRAC distribution date/AIP amendment 28 Sep 2017
    Change implementation date  9 Nov 2017

    ACP reference: ACP-2015-02

    Sponsor: Edinburgh Airport Ltd

    New SIDs and STARs (Arrival Transitions to Final Approach), RNAV (GNSS) approaches, and revised ILS procedures (as required), re-design of terminal holds and associated STARs (part of NATS' PLAS project).

    Last updated: 29 September 2017

    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change

    11 Nov 2016
    Sponsor's first external consultation document (with associated appendices) 6 Jun 2016
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report 25 Nov 2016
    Sponsor's second external consultation document 30 Jan 2017
    Edinburgh has updated their consultation material to add additional information about the impact of the changes and proposed RNAV SID designs - this material is available at letsgofurther.com. 16 Feb 2017
    Sponsor's external feedback report on second consultation - Issue 1. The sponsor will publish a second feedback report - date TBC. 4 Aug 2017
    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA) 4 Aug 2017 
    The CAA will carry out a completeness check to determine if all ACP documentation has been received; this is due to be completed by 10 August 2017. If this is successful, then the case study analysis will commence. 4 Aug 2017
    'Completeness check' completed 11 August 2017. The CAA is commencing Stage 5 of the ACP Process. The outcome of this regulatory analysis will not be known until after 1 December 2017. Edinburgh has published an interim statement regarding what has been proposed to the CAA. 14 Aug 2017
    The CAA has decided not to continue its review into Stage 5 of the Airspace Change Process. We have requested the airport address a number of technical and coordination issues. 21 Sep 2017
    CAA letter to Edinburgh Airport regarding the decision not to continue its review into Stage 5 of the Airspace Change Process. 21 Sep 2017
    Operational assessment by CAA  
    Consultation assessment by CAA  
    Environmental assessment by CAA  
    Decision document (CAA change approval)  
    AIRAC distribution date/AIP amendment  
    Change implementation date  

    ACP reference: ACP-2015-03

    Sponsor: Glasgow Airport     

    Last updated: 29 November 2016

    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 05 Oct 16
    Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices)  
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report  
    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)  
    Operational assessment by CAA  
    Consultation assessment by CAA  
    Environmental assessment by CA  
    Decision document (CAA change approval)  
    Change implementation date  
    AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment  
    Sponsor's analysis  
    CAA PIR assessment  

     

    ACP reference: ACP-2016-25

    Sponsor: Glasgow Prestwick Airport

    RNAV departure and arrival procedures

    Last updated: 20 March 2017

    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 23 Feb 17
    Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices)  
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report  
    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)  
    Operational assessment by CAA  
    Consultation assessment by CAA  
    Environmental assessment by CAA  
    Desicion document (CAA change approval)  
    Change implementation date  
    AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment  
    PIR initiation date  
    Sponsor's analysis   
    CAA PIR assessment   

    ACP reference: ACP-2015-10

    Sponsor: Leeds Bradford Airport

    This proposal concerns the development of new RNAV departure and arrival procedures at Leeds Bradford airport.

    Last updated: 13 December 2017

    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 23 Sep 2016
    Sponsor external consultation document and addendum (with associated appendices) 14 Jul - 5 Nov 2017
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report  
    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)  
    Operational assessment by CAA  
    Consultation assessment by CAA  
    Environmental assessment by CAA  
    Desicion document (CAA change approval)  
    Change implementation date  
    AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment  
    PIR initiation date  
    Sponsor's analysis   
    CAA PIR assessment