The Government has tasked the CAA with preparing and maintaining a co-ordinated strategy and plan for the use of UK airspace for air navigation up to 2040, including for the modernisation of the use of such airspace. The Airspace Modernisation Strategy responds to that requirement and forms part of the Government’s new arrangements to take forward the delivery of the airspace modernisation programme. The strategy sets out the ends, ways and means of modernising airspace.
Earlier in 2018 the CAA consulted on its draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy, including its approach and the initiatives it set out as the primary ways to deliver modernisation. The BGA previously reported its response coordinated with the GA Alliance. The CAA has subsequently published ‘CAP1711 Airspace Modernisation Strategy’.