Step 1 : Assess Requirement

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During the Assess Requirement Step, the change sponsor prepares a Statement of Need setting out what airspace issue it is seeking to address. Having reviewed the Statement of Need, the CAA meets with the change sponsor to agree whether an airspace change is a relevant option to consider, and to have a first discussion about the appropriate scale of the airspace change process.

Purpose of this change

Skyports Limited, a UK-based drone delivery service provider, is seeking a volume of airspace complex on the west coast of Scotland in which to carry out UAS delivery operations to help the UK Government and NHS in Scotland with the response to COVID-19, using delivery drones to transport medical supplies and samples (including dangerous goods) between a number of healthcare facilities. The project is being funded through a joint initiative by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. This area of operation is part of the larger UKSA/ESA funded project incorporating the area of operation to be facilitated ACP-2020-055, which is a separate ACP.

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 this proposal (4 documents)

Assessment Meeting Presentation

Step 1 - Other

Date added: 19 December 2020 07:01

Assessment Meeting Minutes

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 19 December 2020 06:59

Assessment Meeting Agenda

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 17 December 2020 08:19

Statement of Need

Step 1 - Statement of Need

Date added: 15 December 2020 14:21

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