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The National Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (NATMAC) is a non-statutory advisory body chaired by the CAA. The Committee is consulted for advice and views on any major matter concerned with airspace management and strategy matters.

It is widely recognised that engagement activities of an airspace change sponsor usually includes engagement with relevant NATMAC members. This is because NATMAC has representation from across the UK Aviation community.  The CAP1616 airspace change process specifically requires engagement with relevant NATMAC members during the early stages of the process to support the development of design principles and design options prior to formal consultation occurring.

NATMAC also assists the CAA in the development of airspace policies, configurations, and procedures in order that due attention is given to the diverse requirements of all users of United Kingdom airspace, civil and military.

The Committee is chaired by the  Head of Airspace, Air Traffic Management & Aerodromes at the CAA. Membership is at the chair’s discretion and remains under constant review.

For any questions and for the latest copy of the NATMAC contact list please contact the secretary on the following email address: NATMAC@caa.co.uk

Future NATMAC plenary dates

NATMAC meets twice a year, here are the next scheduled dates:

NATMAC 96 – 10 October 2024

NATMAC 97 – 3 April 2025

NATMAC 98 – 9 October 2025

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Committee membership

Airlines UK

AOA - Airport Operators Association

AOG - Airfield Operators Group

AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

ACOG - Airspace Change Organising Group

ARPAS-UK - Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK

AEF - Aviation Environment Federation

BA - British Airways

BAE Systems

BALPA - British Air Line Pilots Association

BBAC - British Balloon and Airship Club

BBGA - British Business and General Aviation Association

BGA - British Gliding Association

BHA - British Helicopter Association

BHPA – British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

BMAA - British Microlight Aircraft Association

British Skydiving

Drone Major

GAA - General Aviation Alliance

GATCO – Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers

HCAP – Honourable Company of Air Pilots

HCGB - Helicopter Club of Great Britain

Isle of Man CAA

LAA – Light Aircraft Association

Low Fare Airlines

MAA – Military Aviation Authority

Ministry of Defence - Defence Airspace and Air Traffic Management

NATS – National Air Traffic Services

Navy Command HQ


UKAB - UK Airprox Board

UKFSC - United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee

USAFE - United States Visiting Forces (USVF), HQ United States Country Rep-UK (HQ USCR-UK)

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