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The table below gives an overview of the delivery elements that structure the delivery plans set out in Part 2 and (in due course) Part 3 of the Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS).

There are nine elements arranged under two headings: aircraft-based navigation and airspace management. The 15 initiatives from the 2018 AMS, delivery of which will continue, are subsumed into these nine elements.

More information is in AMS Part 2 and the linked database.

Category AMS delivery elements 2018 AMS initiatives further developed through these elements


Aircraft-Based Navigation UK-ABN/1. Trajectory-based operations 2, 7, 8, 11, 14

Overarching principle: implementing government policy on minimising the environmental impacts of aviation within the context of supporting
a strong and sustainable aviation sector

UK-ABN/2. Terminal airspace redesign 4, 5, 14
UK-ABN/3. Network management 3, 6
UK-ABN/4. Integration 3, 9, 10, 11
Airspace Management UK-AM/5. Airspace management
UK-AM/6. Data services 13, 15
UK-AM/7. Future surveillance and spectrum 11, 12
UK-AM/8. Integration of communications, navigation, surveillance & spectrum 12, 13, 14, 15
UK-AM/9. Aircraft capabilities New


Initiative 1 (Direct Route Airspace) in the 2018 AMS is complete. More detail on delivery elements UK-ABN/1 to /4 and UK-AM/5 to /9 is shown in AMS Part 2 and the linked database.

More detail on the 15 initiatives from the 2018 AMS is in the annual AMS progress reports.

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