Guidance on changes to the use or classification of airspace in the UK
A change to the use or classification of airspace in the UK can take many forms and may be simple and straightforward to implement with little noticeable operational or environmental impact. Conversely, a change may be complex and involve significant alterations to existing airspace arrangements and impact upon the various airspace user groups and the general public.
Changes to the use or classification of airspace in the UK are managed in accordance with the Airspace Charter (CAP 724) and under the Airspace Change Process. The CAA Guidance on the Application of the Airspace Change Process (CAP 725) provides the detail on the processes by which changes to the dimensions, classification or use of UK airspace is carried out.
When considering any airspace change the CAA must: