Airspace News

Fairford Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Fairford has started an Airspace Change Proposal to segregate RPAS operations and is currently at Stage 1a of the process. You can read more about the Fairford ACP here. Please note that there can be a significant time lag between ACP documents being published and their appearance on the…

NERL West LD1.1 ACP consultation

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Following a period of engagement, including with the BGA and club representatives, NATS En-Route Ltd (NERL) has consulted on their LD1.1 ACP re airspace above 7000′ in Wales and the West. The BGA has submitted a consultation response.

London Luton Airport arrival routes airspace change approved by the CAA

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On the 24th November, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced their decision to approve the London Luton Airport arrivals airspace change proposal that was co-sponsored by NATS. The feedback during the consultation resulted in three changes; minimal changes from today’s flight paths below 5,000ft with greater dispersion of flights above…

Waddington Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Waddington has published details of its merged RPAS operations and RAFAT operations Airspace Change Proposal and is currently engaging with stakeholders at Stage 2 of the process. You can read more about the Waddington ACP here. Please note that there can be a significant time lag between ACP documents…

Exeter Airport Airspace Change Proposal

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Exeter airport has restarted its Airspace Change Proposal and is currently engaging with stakeholders at Stage 2 of the process. You can read more about the Exeter airport ACP here. Please note that there can be a significant time lag between ACP documents being published and their appearance on the…

CAA CAP1616 survey

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) public engagement exercise as part of a review into its airspace change process, known as CAP1616, will be closing on 30 November 2021. To participate, please visit this CAA survey webpage. The BGA response to the CAA CAP1616 survey is available here.  

Airspace Change

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Many airports across the UK are progressing, restarting or launching an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) with Government support, direction and co-ordination as part of the long term modernisation of the UK’s airspace. Other emerging ACPs include changes to en-route airspace as well as temporary and permanent airspace changes that segregate…

Electronic Conspicuity update

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The CAA has recently reported that “the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority will convene a task force to work with the manufacturing industry to develop and publish electronic conspicuity (EC) specifications to enable interoperability between airspace users. The jointly developed specifications will take into account future requirements…

COP26 Restrictions of Flying

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Restrictions are in place to protect the COP26 event in Glasgow from 30th October to 13th November 2021. Unauthorised flight into the restricted airspace is forbidden. Pilots are advised to read associated NOTAMS prior to flight. An Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) describing the COP26 restrictions of flying has been published…

Keevil airfield ACP

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The RAFGSA Bannerdown Gliding Club operates at Keevil airfield and co-ordinates its activities with those of the MoD airfield owner/operator. The airfield is also used for gliding competitions. As military operational use of the airfield winds down, the future of the airfield and its continued use for gliding could be…

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