The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today launched its Call for Evidence for the Barnsley region of the UK’s airspace. This is the second area it has chosen to review under its CAP 1991 procedure and has been based around the Barnsley Altimeter Setting Region.
This is a sizeable region, and for the past few months the Civil Aviation Authority has been carrying out an initial scoping exercise to highlight some of the key facts related to this region. The Civil Aviation Authority is now seeking the views of all stakeholders that are familiar with airspace in the Barnsley Region to help it to identify volumes of airspace that may need changes to their classification.
The responses to this Call for Evidence will then inform what, if any, volumes of airspace in the Barnsley Region will be taken through to the Amend stage of the classification review procedure or how we can use alternative solutions to remedy identified issues.
Stu Wain, Manager of Future Airspace at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:
“We are delighted to be launching our Call for Evidence as part of our review into the classification of airspace in the Barnsley region. We are encouraging anyone who has views this airspace to tell us what they know to help us identify what changes we can make to it to ensure that it is fit for purpose and access is more equitable.
“Stakeholders will also be pleased to know that while the Call for Evidence is happening, our team is already using existing stakeholder feedback about airspace in this region. Most notably, we are currently undertaking a detailed review of the Manchester Low Level Route to better understand the issues raised with this portion of airspace and identify any opportunities as to how we may address them."
This call for evidence is open until 08 January 2023 and is available at: