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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

Sponsor: Leeds East Airport (LEA)

The implementation will consist of RNAV1 approaches to runways 24 and 06 to permit all weather operations, enhance safety and allow for further development of the aerodrome.

Last updated: 19 November 2021

Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change 28 Oct 2016
Sponsor external consultation document (with associated appendices)  
Sponsor's external consultation feedback report  
CAA letter to DfT - clarification on Air Navigation Guidance requirements 7 March 2019
DfT response to CAA - clarification on Air Navigation Guidance requirements 18 March 2019
Sponsors Consultation document 2021 18 Feb 2021

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

Consultation Strategy

Consultation Report

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Supporting material such as the Instrument Flight Procedure Design documentation, Safety Case, and individual draft Letters of Agreement have been provided to the CAA for assessment but will not be published for policy and confidentiality reasons.

19 August 2021
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 Leeds East’s Airspace Change Proposal was open until 22 September 2021.Details on the process and how to submit a request

The ‘call in’ window closed on 22 September 2021 with no requests made for the proposal to be ‘called in’

25 August 2021

11 Nov 2021

Following discussions with the CAA, the Sponsor submitted updated documentation to provide clarification on a number of points. This included an updated formal airspace change proposal, an updated consultation report and an updated Safety Case 11 Nov 2021
Following further discussions with the CAA, the Sponsor has submitted updated documentation to provide clarification on a number of points. This included an updated formal airspace change proposal, an updated Pilot Brief and an updated Safety Case. 21 Feb 2022

Following a request for Leeds East Airport to provide additional information to the CAA as part of the ACPs regulatory assessment, the Sponsor has amended their ACP submission and agreed to publish their safety case. As a result of this, stakeholders have the opportunity to provide feedback on this new information until 21 March 2022.’

Stakeholders can submit feed-back by email to airspace.policy@caa.co.uk
21 Feb 2022
Updated Pilot Brief in response to stakeholder feed-back received by the Sponsor 26 Apr 2022

Leeds East Airport and Sherburn in Elmet meeting minutes. Westferry House/Online - 31 Mar 22

05 May 2022
Operational assessment by CAA  
Consultation assessment by CAA  
Environmental assessment by CA  
Decision document (CAA change approval)  
Change implementation date  
AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment  
Sponsor's analysis  
CAA PIR assessment  

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