Whenever a sponsor is considering introducing a new Instrument Flight Procedure or
amending/withdrawing an existing one (or part of one) they should contact us before commencement of any project
activity to obtain a full understanding of what is required of all parties involved in the process.
The following will need to be put in place to achieve a timely and cost efficient project:
Once the decision to proceed has been made, the sponsor should formally notify us of the project using DAP 1916 -
Notification of Intended Airspace Change Proposal or Procedure Design Activity. This will ensure a CAA case officer
is allocated to the project.
The detailed requirements for Approval of Instrument Flight Procedures are set out in CAP 785 - Approval
Requirements for Instrument Flight Procedures for Use in UK Airspace.
The new/amended designs, together with all supporting documentation and payment should be submitted using form
DAP 1917 -
Application for Approval of a PANS-OPS designed Instrument Flight Procedure. Details of the charges payable for the
approval of each procedure can be found on the form and in the Official Record Series 5 - CAA Scheme
of Charges (Instrument Flight Procedures).
Form DAP 1917 has been designed to cater for both an
individual procedure or an entire aerodrome project.
In that respect it will only ever require 1 x Code A cost. All other codes are on the basis of each individual
3 x ILS, 3 x LOC Only, 1 x Hold, 1 x SID and 1 x STAR
3 x Code B, 3 x Code D, 1 x Code E and 2 x Code H
1 x ILS, 2 x SBAS, 1 x BaroVNAV, 2 x LNAV
= 1 x Code B, 3 x Code C and 2 x Code D
Once we have confirmed that the new/revised design meets the requirements of CAP 785, the procedure will be
forwarded to the project sponsor for subsequent submission of the UK AIP Change Request Form , following which NATS AIS
will promulgate the procedure in the UK AIP.
It should be noted that the time period for this activity in CAP 785 should be taken as a minimum period and that
whilst we will strive to complete the approval process as quickly as possible this cannot be guaranteed. Project
sponsors should ensure that there is as much flexibility as possible built into the project at this crucial stage.
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