Return to proposals being developed under the new process
ACP reference: ACP-2017-43
Sponsor: Heathrow Airport Limited
Proposal name: London Heathrow - Airspace (controlled), Departure and Arrival Procedures
Proposal description: This proposal concerns the development of controlled airspace, departure and arrival procedures related to the introduction of a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
Geographic area: South-East
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.
The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment
for Heathrow (ACP-2017-43) and is satisfied that the change sponsor has met the
requirements of the Process up to this point. The CAA approves progress to the
These approved design principles are aligned to this airspace change proposal (ACP). Additional ACPs put forward by the Change Sponsor will require their own set of design principles developed through stakeholder engagement, outlined in CAP1616 process.
At stage 2, the change sponsor continues to liaise with stakeholders, develops options and carries out initial impact appraisals.
Develop & Assess
At stage 3, the change sponsor prepares a consultation, assesses who should be consulted and undertakes the consultation.
Collate & Review Responses
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.
Submit Proposal to CAA
At stage 5, the CAA assesses the proposal.
At stage 6, if approved, the change is implemented.
At stage 7, the CAA carries out a review of the change, usually after 12 months of operation.
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