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Sponsor: Birmingham Airport

RNAV Standard Instrument Departure Procedures

Last updated: 05 October 2021

Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 21 Nov 16
Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices) 13 Jun 17
Sponsor's external consultation feedback report 30 Apr 18
Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA) 30 Apr 18

Sponsor's redacted final formal airspace change proposal


Appendix 1. Nominal NPR Centrelines, NPR Swathe, MOSUN Tracks
Appendix 2. Existing Runway 33 SID Charts
Appendix 3. ADMEX, UNGAP & Westcott Track Density Plots
Appendix 4. TNT4D and WCO4D Track Density Plots
Appendix 5. MOSUN Procedure Track Density Plots
Appendix 6. Proposed LUVUM SID with NPR Swathe
Appendix 8. Final HARP Change Request Form (not published by the Sponsor due to commercial sensitivities)
Appendix 9. Original HARPmChange Request Form (not published by the Sponsor due to commercial sensitivities)
Appendix 7. LUVUM 1D SID Chart & Coding Table
Appendix 10. Leq and SEL Contour Results
Appendix 11. 2016 Average 16hr Day Leq (Existing)
Appendix 12. 2016 Average 16hr Day Leq (Proposal)
Appendix 13. 2018 Average 16hr Day Leq (Existing)
Appendix 15. 2023 Average 16hr Day Leq (Existing)
Appendix 16. 2023 Average 16hr Day Leq (Proposal)
Appendix 17. Most Frequent SEL Footprints 2016 Current Southbound vs Proposed Southbound
Appendix 18. Most Frequent SEL Footprints 2016 MOSUN SID vs New MOSUN SID
Appendix 19. Most Frequent SEL Footprints 2016 TRENT vs BIMBA SID
Appendix 20. Noisiest SEL Footprints 2016 Current Southbound vs Proposed Southbound
Appendix 21. Noisiest SEL Footprints 2016 MOSUN SID vs New MOSUN SID
Appendix 22. Noisiest SEL Footprints 2016 TRENT vs BIMBA SID
Appendix 23. Proposed Noise Preferential Route (NPR) Centrelines and NPR Swathe

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. The 'call in' for Birmingham’s Airspace Change Proposal is open until 20 November 2018. Details on the process and how to submit a request can be found here.
23 Oct 18

Secretary of State call-in request

DfT request for CAA Call in Assessment

Call in request

Call in request

Letter from DfT on Birmingham Airport Call-in

CAA assessment of the call in criteria

02 Jan 19

Operational assessment by CAA  
Consultation assessment by CAA  
Environmental assessment by CAA  

Decision document (CAA change approval)

22 Feb 2019
Change implementation date 23 May 2019
AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment 11 Apr 2019
PIR: Letter sent to Birmingham Airport 4 May 2021

PIR data received from change sponsor

2 July 2021

Following the receipt of the PIR data from the change sponsor, stakeholders have until 2359 on Monday 04 October 2021 to submit any feedback on the data that they want the CAA to take into account as we carry out the PIR.

Stakeholders should submit feedback by email to airspace.policy@caa.co.uk and state ‘Birmingham RWY 33 Standard Instrument Departure Procedures PIR (ACP-2016-15) in the subject heading.

Submissions are limited to one per individual (verified by email address). We give no assurance that we will take account of submissions made outside the feedback window.

6 Sep 2021

Birmingham Airport have been made aware of an error in the traffic statistics on page 5 of the PIR Report. The traffic figures for the UMLUX and ADMEX routes were reversed by mistake. This has now been updated in the latest version of the report and the deadline for comment extended by 7 days.

5 Oct 2021

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