• Return to proposals being developed under the new process

    ACP reference: ACP-2018-05

    Sponsor: Ministry of Defence

    Proposal name: Combat Air Training Airspace

    Proposal description: This proposal concerns the development of segregated airspace to facilitate air training for new combat aircraft in the UK.

    Geographic area: North Sea

    Level: M2

    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

    Complete Assessment meeting minutes (redacted)
    Assessment meeting slides (redacted)

    Statement of need (redacted)

    In considering the Statement of Need 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 M2

    Step 1b:

    Design Principles

    Complete         Design Principle (redacted)
    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  23 March 2018 The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment for Combat Air Training Airspace 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.

    Stage 2: DEVELOP AND ASSESS

    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    Airspace change design options
    Design principle evaluation

    Step 2b:

    Options Appraisal

       
    Complete         Options appraisal (Phase I - initial)
    The CAA accepts the Design Principle Evaluation and Options Appraisal (Phase 1 - initial), and is satisfied that the design options are aligned with the design principles.
    Scaling  The CAA has determined that the airspace change proposal will be a Level M2
    Develop & Assess Gateway  29 June 2018 The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment for Combat Air Training Airspace 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.

    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 Complete N/A
    Step 3b: Consultation Validation Complete

    Consultation Strategy

    The CAA verifies that the consultation documents address all of the reasonable requirements of the consultees, that the strategy to communicate with them is sufficient and appropriate and that the consultation period is of appropriate duration.

    Options Appraisal (Phase II - Full) 

    Enclosure A

    Enclosure B

    The CAA has assessed the full Options Appraisal and is satisfied that it meets the requirements.

    Consult Gateway  Complete 27 July 2018 The CAA has completed the Consult Gateway Assessment for Combat Air Training Airspace 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.

    Step 3c:

    Commence Consultation

    Complete 14 Sep 2018      Consultation

    Step 3d:

    Collate & Review Responses

    Complete 21 Sep 2018        Collate and review responses   

    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

    Complete 25 Sep 2018   

    Options Appraisal (Phase III - Final)

     

    Step 4b:

    Submit Proposal to CAA

    Complete 03 Oct 2018         Combat Air ACP - Formal Submission
    Combat Air ACP ADD 

    Stage 5: DECIDE

    At stage 5, the CAA assesses the proposal.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 5a:

    CAA Assessment

     

    The CAA confirm that the document check has been completed.

     
     

     

     
     
     
     

    Step 5b:

    CAA Decision

    Commenced          


     

     

     


    Decide Gateway (Expected) 30 Nov 2018  

    Stage 6: IMPLEMENT

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

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 6:

    Implement

    Not started    

    Stage 7: POST IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW

    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