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Sponsor: NATS

Description: New RNAV1 ATS routes and new RNAV1 Standard Arrival Routes (STARs) for traffic arriving into Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Northolt and Cambridge from the south-west of the London Terminal Control Area. This proposal involves changes to ATS routes and STARs within existing Controlled Airspace (CAS) above 7,000 ft AMSL. There is no change to existing CAS lateral or vertical limits.

Last updated: 19 December 2017

Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change (minutes) 17 Nov 2016

Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices)

22 Nov 2016

Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)

Following submission, this proposal was returned to the sponsor for re-submission. On 23 December 2016, NATS subsequently advised the CAA that they would delay proposed implementation until Autumn 2017 and would re-submit the airspace change proposal at a later date. No analysis has been undertaken by the CAA.

6 Dec 2016
Sponsor external consultation document: Flight Efficiency Partnership 23 Feb 2017
Sponsor external consultation document: MOD Consultation Paper 2 Mar 2017
Sponsor's external consultation feedback report N/A

Second framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change

The scope presented by NATS on 17 Nov 16 was updated to include additional ATS routes and STARs.

23 Mar 2017

Sponsor's re-submitted formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA)

18 Apr 2017
Environmental assessmentby CAA 22 May 2017
19 Jul 2017
Consultation assessmentby CAA 19 Jul 2017
Decision document(CAA change approval) 18 Aug 2017
AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment 28 Sep 2017
Change implementation date 9 Nov 2017
PIR requirements 19 December 2017
PIR initiation date 9 Nov 2018
Sponsor's analysis  
CAA PIR assessment