• Title: Establishment of Danger Areas to facilitate Unmanned Arial Systems operations at Predannack Airfield

    Sponsor: MOD

    Last updated: 7 April 2021

    DAP1916 30/08/2017
    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 02/10/2017

    Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices)

      18/12/2017 to 16/03/2018 
      Sponsor's external consultation feedback report 13/08/2018
      Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA) 24/08/2018 
      Sponsor's redacted final formal airspace change proposal (date published by CAA 2 October 2018)
      Following the publication of a redacted version of the Sponsor's final proposal, any stakeholder may submit a 'call in' requesting that the final decision about changes to the design of UK airspace is made by the Secretary of State for Transport rather than the CAA. Stakeholders can review the airport's proposal to assess whether or not it meets any of the call-in criteria. The 'call in' for the Predannack Danger Area Airspace Change Proposal is open until 30 October 2018. Details on the process and how to submit a request can be found here.
      Sponsor's additional consultation document
      Sponsor's additional consultation feedback report
      CAA letter to sponsor 06/04/2018
      Operational assessment by CAA 25/03/2019
      Consultation assessment by CAA 07/11/2018
      Environmental assessment by CA
      Decision document (CAA change approval) 11/04/2019
      Change implementation date 18/07/2019
      PIR Initiation Date
      Sponsor’s Analysis (included in CAA PIR Assessment CAP)
      CAA PIR Assessment 23/02/2020 
      The CAA PIR Assessment confirms the airspace change. The airspace change process for the Predannack Danger Areas airspace change request implemented on 18 July 2019 has therefore now concluded.  

    • The purpose of the PIR is for the CAA, as the independent regulator, to assess whether the change has delivered the anticipated impacts and benefits set out in the original airspace change proposal and decision, and if not to ascertain why and determine the most appropriate course of action.