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Airspace change ID: ACP-2019-64
Enhancement of Air Traffic Management
This proposal is for a Permanent change to the notified airspace design, and the change level is 0. The detailed process requirements are published in Part 1 of CAP 1616.
In the notes section Remove text ‘approved operators only’ and replace with ‘use of this procedure is strictly Prior Permission Required (PPR) from the aerodrome’. HIAL operates 4 aerodromes where the provision of ATS is provided under the auspices of AFIS. Each have a mixture of discreet terrestrial based Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) which are not published as well as RNAV/GNSS Instrument Approach procedures which are published. Each aerodrome operates under an ANO Article 172 exemption. Operational experience and evidence to date has highlighted significant use of the published RNAV/GNSS approaches without organisational approval; the text statement ‘approved operator only’ is either misunderstood, not noticed or ignored. Resultantly, Pilots are utilising the RNAV/GNSS procedures without unit contact or approval, often resulting in instances of airborne conflict with IFR scheduled traffic and at significant risk to either party. Part of the safety justification behind the ANO
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Step 1 - Statement of Need
Date added: 28 January 2020 14:47
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During the Implement Step, the change sponsor implements the approved change, working with air navigation service providers as necessary.
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