Purpose of this change

This proposal is for a Permanent change to the notified airspace design, and the change level is 1.

In 2017 the Department for Trans port (DfT) published the strategic rationale for ‘Upgrading UK Airspace’. This strategic rationale anticipates that airports will continue to grow, and that the operational constraints imposed by current airspace arrangements would increase unless airspace is updated.

East Midlands Airport is seeking to begin the process of updating its airspace. This will include reviewing arrival and departure routes for aircraft operating at altitudes of 7,000 feet and below. These lower level changes will then need to integrate with changes made at higher levels, and at other airports, as part of the national programme of airspace change.

Currently, arrival and departure routes at East Midlands Airport do not fully utilise the capability of modern aircraft navigation technology and techniques resulting in the inability to; potentially increase efficiency, reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions, enhance safety and reduce impact of aircraft noise.

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Stage 3 : Consultation/Engagement Preparation

This step has been started

At the beginning of Stage 3 the change sponsor prepares a strategy and draft materials and submits them to the CAA, along with the full options appraisal.

CAA response to Stage 3

12 Dec 23 - The revised airspace change process (CAP 1616, Version 5) will be implemented on 2 January 2024. This ACP will remain a Level 1 and will need to follow the process requirements as set out in CAP 1616 Version 5.

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Documents for this proposal (53 documents)

Design Principle Evaluation (DPE) V3 (28.7MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Design Principle Evaluation

Date added: 12 January 2024

Initial Options Appraisal Report (IOA) V2 (2.5MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Options Appraisal (Phase I - Initial)

Date added: 12 December 2023

Design Principle Evaluation (DPE) V2 (28.7MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Design Principle Evaluation

Date added: 12 December 2023

CAA’s Initial Options Appraisal Assessment (975.2kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Options Appraisal Assessment (Phase I - Initial)

Date added: 23 November 2023

Stage 2 Summary Document Appendix A - Design Options Evolution (429.8kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

Stage 2 Summary Document (4.1MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

Initial Options Appraisal - Appendix A - Full Analysis Table (1.7MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Options Appraisal (Phase I - Initial)

Date added: 30 October 2023

Initial Options Appraisal Report (IOA) (2.6MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Options Appraisal (Phase I - Initial)

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 11 tCI Statement of Assurance (379.1kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 10 Summary of Feedback Responses and Q&A (1.1MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 9 Phase Two Discussion Sessions Feedback Report (1.6MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 8 Phase One Discussion Sessions Feedback Report (1.5MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 7 YouGov Phase Two Focus Groups Feedback Report (2.0MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 6 YouGov Phase One Forums Feedback Report (1.7MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 5 Phase Two Engagement Materials - Arrivals (21.2MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 4 Phase Two Engagement Materials - Departures (6.6MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 3 Phase One Engagement Materials (13.3MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 2 Chronology of Engagement (205.2kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

SER Appendix 1 Full List of Stakeholders Engaged (542.7kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

Stakeholder Engagement Report (SER) (1.3MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 30 October 2023

Design Principle Evaluation (DPE) (28.4MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Design Principle Evaluation

Date added: 30 October 2023

Design Options Report (DOR) (33.5MB PDF)

Stage 2 - Design Options

Date added: 30 October 2023

Indicative Timeline - May 2023 (138.1kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 30 May 2023

Indicative Timeline - May 2023 (135.1kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 09 May 2023

Indicative Timeline - January 2023 (206.2kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 27 January 2023

Indicative Timeline - July 2021 (206.7kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 09 July 2021

Timeline Change Request (42.5kB PDF)

Stage 2 - Other

Date added: 16 March 2020

Change Control summary (251.9kB PDF)

Define Gateway - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 10 January 2020

EMA Step 1B Submission Document v2 - DPS (2.5MB PDF)

Define Gateway - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 10 January 2020

23 December 19 EMA Define Gateway Statement-V2 (143.0kB PDF)

Define Gateway - Define Gateway outcome

Date added: 02 January 2020

23 December 19 EMA Define Gateway Statement (131.1kB PDF)

Define Gateway - Define Gateway outcome

Date added: 23 December 2019

Final Submission Document - Printable Version (1.8MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 12 (343.7kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 11 (1.2MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 10 (1.3MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 9 (3.4MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 8 (2.8MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 7 (3.4MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 6 (3.4MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 5 (87.1kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 4 (149.8kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 3 (1.2MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 2 (111.1kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 1a (743.7kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Appendix 1b (168.9kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Final Submission Document - DPS (1.6MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 November 2019

Stage 1A Assessment Meeting Minutes (93.4kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 08 July 2019

Stage 1A Assessment Meeting - Presentation (1.8MB PDF)

Stage 1 - Other

Date added: 08 July 2019

Stage 1A Assessment Meeting Agenda (49.3kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 28 June 2019

Statement of Need - V2 (73.0kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Statement of Need

Date added: 28 June 2019

Statement of Need - V1 (64.0kB PDF)

Stage 1 - Statement of Need

Date added: 28 June 2019

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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.

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