The last iteration to be accepted into the CAA’s Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) was Iteration 2 in January 2022.
Since then, we have accepted Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG)’s proposed ‘clustering’ approach to masterplan development, grouping proposals geographically.
Following a public engagement exercise, ACOG expect to submit an Iteration 3 covering the Scottish cluster for assessment. This will be followed by the remaining clusters in due course.
Prior to the submission of Iteration 3, ACOG is required to run a public engagement exercise to gather the views of individual stakeholders on the development of the masterplan at a strategic level. This engagement exercise supplements the CAP 1616 consultations for each airspace change proposal.
The masterplan so far
A high-level chronology of the masterplan commission and development year on year can be found below:
The CAA published an addendum to the Iteration 2 acceptance decision (CAP 2312A Addendum) that accepts:
- ACOG’s proposed approach to managing interdependencies between airspace changes (the ‘cluster’ approach), and
- ACOG’s advice on integrating a new Farnborough airspace change proposal into the masterplan.
The co-sponsors accepted Iteration 2 of the masterplan and published an acceptance decision (CAP 2312A).
ACOG submitted masterplan Iteration 2 of the Airspace Change Masterplan (CAP 2312B) to the co-sponsors for assessment.
Co-sponsors wrote to NERL to extend the masterplan commission to cover the rest of the UK.
NERL submitted masterplan Iteration 1.
Co-sponsors wrote to NERL to confirm the iterative approach and the contents of Iteration 1 of the masterplan; plans for future iterations; and how they will assess the first iteration.