• Sponsor: NATS

    Description: New RNAV1 ATS routes and new RNAV1 Standard Arrival Routes (STARs) for traffic arriving into Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Northolt and Cambridge from the south-west of the London Terminal Control Area. This proposal involves changes to ATS routes and STARs within existing Controlled Airspace (CAS) above 7,000 ft AMSL. There is no change to existing CAS lateral or vertical limits.

    Last updated: 12 October 2017

    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change (minutes) 17 Nov 2016

    Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices) 

    22 Nov 2016
    Sponsor external consultation document: Flight Efficiency Partnership
    23 Feb 2017
    Sponsor external consultation document: MOD Consultation Paper 2 Mar 2017
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report N/A 

    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)

    Following submission, this proposal was returned to the sponsor for re-submission. On 23 December 2016, NATS subsequently advised the CAA that they would delay proposed implementation until Autumn 2017 and would re-submit the airspace change proposal at a later date. No analysis has been undertaken by the CAA.

    6 Dec 2016 

    Second framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change

    The scope presented by NATS on 17 Nov 16 was updated to include additional ATS routes and STARs.

    23 Mar 2017

    Sponsor's re-submitted formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)

    18 Apr 2017
    Operational assessment by CAA 19 Jul 2017 
    Consultation assessment by CAA 19 Jul 2017
    Environmental assessment by CA 22 May 2017 
    Decision document (CAA change approval) 18 Aug 2017 
    Change implementation date 9 Nov 2017 
    AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment 28 Sep 2017 
    PIR initiation date 9 Nov 2018
    Sponsor's analysis
    CAA PIR assessment