• This proposal began its development under the airspace change process prior to its revision in January 2018, and has transitioned to the new process. Our transition policy makes clear that such proposals need to meet the requirements of the new process. Where the means by which work carried out under the old process has been adapted or supplemented to meet the requirements of the new process, this has been set out below.

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    ACP reference: ACP-2017-58

    Sponsor: NATS

    Proposal name: Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme - Airspace Deployment 4

    Proposal description: This proposal concerns the development of air traffic service routes in the Clacton Sector.

    Geographic area: East

    Level: 2B 

    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
    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 2A.

    Step 1b:

    Design Principles

    Complete Design Principles
    Stakeholder Engagement Evidence
    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 Complete:
    26/01/2018
    The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment 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 (Redacted)
    Design Principle Evaluation

    Step 2b:

    Options Appraisal

    Complete         Options Appraisal (Phase 1 - Initial)   
    The CAA accepts the Design Principles Evaluation and is satisfied that the design options are aligned with the design principles
    Scaling    The CAA has determined that this airspace change proposal will be a Level 2A.  
     Develop & Assess Gateway Complete: 23/02/2018 The CAA has completed the Develop and Assess Gateway Assessment for SAIP AD4 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   
    Step 3b: Consultation Validation Complete     

    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.      

    The CAA has assessed the full options appraisal and is satisfied that it meets the requirements.


     

    Consult Gateway Complete 27/04/2018 The CAA has completed the Consult Gateway Assessment for SAIP AD4 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

    2 May 2018         https://consultations.airspacechange.co.uk/nats/nats-saip-ad4/

    Step 3d:

    Collate & Review Responses

    Not started  

    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

    Not started  


     

    Step 4b:

    Submit Proposal to CAA

    Not started  

    Stage 5: DECIDE

    At stage 5, the CAA assesses the proposal.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 5a:

    CAA Assessment

    Not started    

     

     
     
     
     

    Step 5b:

    CAA Decision

    Not started    


     

     

     


    Decide Gateway  Expected 30/08/2018  

    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