Airspace News

Airspace Modernisation

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A Government directed Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) aims to redevelop UK airspace over the next twenty years.  This will result in most of the UK’s airports needing to redevelop the controlled airspace they manage. After a period during which most of the UK’s airports have not progressed their expected airspace…

NOTAM site updated

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NOTAM information is available from the NATS AIS website as either a bespoke briefing or as several contingency pilot information briefings. The way the information is presented has been updated. The bespoke briefing requires the user to register with the website. You can set up a login here. Please note…

Airspace Classification Review - Cotswold Report 2021

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As part of the Airspace Classification Review procedure, the CAA has published a report that provides a factual overview of the intelligence they have gathered to date on the Cotswold Region and are now inviting those stakeholders familiar with this region to provide feedback on our initial findings through an…

CAA airspace policy consultations

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The CAA is consulting with aviation bodies through what is called NATMAC on two draft revised airspace policies. One specifies the classification and services to be provided in different categories of airspace and the other defines how controlled airspace structures are to be designed to contain flight paths. The revised…

Glider towing operation transponder code

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Following work by a team from Lasham GS, an SSR transponder code specifically for glider towing operations where the tug aircraft is suitably equipped will be NOTAM’d and available for use UK-wide from 1st April 2020. The code availability will be published in the UK AIP as of the May…

Farnborough airspace file

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Alan Sparrow has updated ASSelect with the new Farnborough CTR/CTA (effective 27 Feb 20). See https://asselect.uk to download the new airspace data.