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 stakeholders that the controlled airspace in southern England used to support commercial air transport operations is capacity constrained. Passenger delays are expected to increase sharply over the next ten years if the airspace structure and route network are not upgraded to introduce additional capacity. The Future Airspace Strategy Implementation South (FASI South) programme has been established by NATS and fifteen key airports operating in southern England, including Southampton Airport Ltd. to coordinate a series of linked ACPs that will modernise the overall airspace structure and route network.

CAA response to Step 2a

30/06/2021: 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.

22/11/2021: 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 - November 2021' are subject to change.

Documents for this proposal (17 documents)

Indicative Timeline - November 2021

Step 2a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 23 November 2021 09:03

Indicative Timeline - July 2021

Step 2a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 09 July 2021 15:37

Sponsor Evidence & Justification for Restart of a Paused ACP

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 30 June 2021 15:30

CAA approval of indicative timeline change

Step 2a - Other

Date added: 10 October 2019 09:24

Statement regarding amended Appendix C

Step 1b - Additional stakeholder feedback

Date added: 27 August 2019 15:15

Annex A: ComRes report

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:18

Appendix E: Feedback on engagement process

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:17

Appendix D:Evolution of Design Princples

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:15

Appendix C:Stakeholder feedback

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:13

Appendix B: Engagement Material

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:10

Appendix A: Engagement Log

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:06

Report on airspace design principles engagement

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 23 August 2019 16:04

Letter to Sponsor from CAA Airspace Modernisation

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 05 August 2019 15:41

Minutes of Assessment meeting

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 05 February 2019 18:04

Agenda for CAP1616 Assessment Meeting

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 29 January 2019 12:04

Redacted Statement of Need

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 29 January 2019 10:47

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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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