• Return to proposals being developed under the new process

    ACP reference: ACP-2017-77

    Sponsor: NATS

    Proposal name: Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme - Airspace Deployment 5

    Proposal description: This proposal concerns new Conditional Routes (CDRs) from the London/Shannon Flight Information Region (FIR) boundary.

    Geographic area: North West

    Level: 2A 

    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


    Assessment Meeting Agenda

    Assessment Meeting Slides

    Assessment Meeting Minutes

    Step 1b:

    Design Principles

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    Define Gateway 28 September 2018


    At stage 2, the change sponsor continues to liaise with stakeholders, develops options and carries out initial impact appraisals.

    StepCurrent StatusDocuments

    Step 2a:

    Develop & Assess

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    Step 2b:

    Options Appraisal

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     Develop & Assess GatewayDate yet to be agreed   

    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 Not Started  
    Step 3b: Consultation Validation Not started    
    Consult Gateway Date yet to be agreed

    Step 3c:

    Commence Consultation

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    Step 3d:

    Collate & Review Responses

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    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

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    Step 4b:

    Submit Proposal to CAA

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    Stage 5: DECIDE

    At stage 5, the CAA assesses the proposal.

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 5a:

    CAA Assessment

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    Step 5b:

    CAA Decision

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    Decide Gateway  Date yet to be agreed  

    Stage 6: IMPLEMENT

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

    Step Current Status Documents

    Step 6:


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    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

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