Manchester Airport

Manchester Airspace Modernisation - Departures and Arrivals (FASI-N)
IN PROGRESS

ID: ACP-2019-23

This proposal is for a Permanent airspace change, and is level TBC.
Created: 05 April 2019
Last updated: 22 November 2019



Step 1b : Design Principles - This step has been started

During the Design Principles step, the sponsor develops the principles which will underpin their proposed options for the change. The design principles encompass the safety, environmental and operational criteria and strategic policy objectives that the change sponsor aims for in developing the airspace change proposal. They are developed through engagement with stakeholders and form a qualitative structure against which design options can be evaluated. Early engagement with stakeholders, optionally facilitated by a third party, may help to avoid disagreement later in the process.



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Purpose of this change

In line with the UK’s Airspace Modernisation Strategy, Manchester Airport wishes to modernise airspace arrangements for aircraft operating to and from the Airport at altitudes of 7,000 feet and below. This change will take advantage of modern navigational technology and is, in part, required due to the removal of VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) beacons that aircraft currently use to navigate. These changes will meet the airport’s mandatory obligations, deliver an airspace design that will enable Manchester Airport to continue to grow to make best use of its available runway capacity and seek to deliver benefits to passengers, by reducing delays, and to the environment, by facilitating more efficient operations, including reducing unnecessary aircraft holding.

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.

Documents for Step 1b : Design Principles

Step 1B Design Principles report
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 1 Engagement materials used
Design principles evaluation
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Appendix 2 Full list of stakeholders engaged
Design principles evaluation
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Appendix 3 Chronology of the engagement activity
Design principles evaluation
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Appendix 4 Email to stakeholders
Design principles evaluation
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Appendix 5 Internal communication
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 6 Press release
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 7 SRG Terms of Reference
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 8 tCi quality assurance report
Design principles engagement process
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App 9 Summary of responses to stakeholder comments
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 10 Focus Group feedback report phase 1
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 11 Questionnaire feedback report phase 1
Design principles engagement process
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Appendix 12 Focus Group feedback report phase 2
Design principles engagement process
Date added: 11/22/2019 5:08:52 PM


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