Purpose of this change

This proposal is for a Permanent change to the notified airspace design, and the change level is TBC. The detailed process requirements are published in Part 1 of CAP 1616.

The Department for Transport have notified aviation s takeholders via the Upgrading UK airspace: s trategic rationale, published in

February 2017, that the controlled airspace in southern England used to support commercial air transport operations is capacity

cons trained, it has evolved over time and does not exploit modern navigation technology.

The Future Airspace Strategy Implementation South (FASI South) programme has been es tablished by NATS and a number of key

airports operating in southern England, including London Luton Airport Operations Ltd. to coordinate a series of linked ACPs that will

modernise the overall airspace structure and route network.

London Luton Airport Operations Ltd is using this opportunity to look at options of aircraft reaching higher altitudes sooner on

departure and remaining higher for longer on arrival enabling significant environmental benefits .

CAA response to Step 2a

09/06/2021: The CAA is satisfied with the Change Sponsor's assessment of the contextual consideration and agrees the proposal can resume. However, until iteration two of the airspace change masterplan including the associated programme plan has been assessed and accepted by the CAA and Department for Transport as co-sponsors of airspace modernisation, no indicative timeline can be agreed by the CAA for this airspace change proposal. It is anticipated that the Develop & Assess Gateway for this ACP will not be before Q1 2022.

09/07/2021:

Until iteration two of the airspace change masterplan including the associated programme plan has been assessed and accepted by the CAA and Department for Transport as co-sponsors of airspace modernisation, the full indicative timeline for this ACP cannot be confirmed. The Define and/or Develop & Assess Gateway(s) within the published document 'Indicative Timeline - July 2021' are subject to change.

Documents for this proposal (13 documents)

Indicative Timeline - July 2021

Step 2a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 09 July 2021 15:43

Sponsor Evidence & Justification for Restart of a Paused ACP

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 09 June 2021 12:49

Letter to Sponsor from CAA Airspace Modernisation

Step 2a - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 17 January 2020 12:13

Letter to Sponsor from CAA Airspace Modernisation

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 17 January 2020 12:13

Letter to CAA from Sponsor - 03.10.19

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 22 October 2019 10:10

Letter to CAA from Sponsor - 07.08.19

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 22 October 2019 10:09

Letter to Sponsor from CAA Airspace Modernisation

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 05 August 2019 15:38

LLAOL Design Principle Submission Amendments

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 03 June 2019 14:36

LLAOL Design Principle Submission (redacted) V2.0

Step 1b - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 03 June 2019 14:34

LLAOL Design Principle Submission (redacted) V1.0

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 17 May 2019 15:55

Luton Assessment Meeting Minutes

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 01 February 2019 12:28

Assessment Meeting Agenda

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 21 January 2019 15:47

Statement of Need

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 13 December 2018 17:24

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Potentially Affected Area

This is the area which may be affected by this airspace change depending on its development. This area may change as the proposal is developed.

Step 2a : Develop & Assess

This step has been started

During the Options Development Step, the change sponsor develops one or more design options that address the Statement of Need and align with the defined design principles.

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