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.

Approval is sought for a Permanent Airspace Change surrounding Keevil Airfield, a satellite aerodrome of RAF Brize Norton located North

West of the Salisbury Plain Danger Areas. Airspace is required to facilitate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operation of military

Unmanned Air Systems.

Operating from Keevil will allow for essential aircrew and groundcrew training in an environment that is currently not possible from other

UK locations. The airfield will be primarily used for launch and recovery into EG D123 (2NM to the South), the principal operating

airspace already utilised for military BVLOS activity.

CAA response to Define Gateway

[20 Dec 21] The CAA has completed the Define Gateway Assessment and is satisfied that the change sponsor has met the requirements of the Process up to this point. The CAA approves progress to the next Step.

Documents for this proposal (9 documents)

Gateway Submission Follow Up

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 04 January 2022 12:09

Stage 1 Gateway Documentation

Step 1b - Design Principles

Date added: 09 December 2021 08:59

Design Principles Engagement Letter

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 09 December 2021 08:58


Step 1a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 14 October 2021 15:47

Assessment Meeting Minutes - Redacted

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 01 October 2021 15:13

Statement of Need v2

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 21 September 2021 10:26

Statement of Need

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 21 September 2021 10:26

Assessment Meeting Presentation

Step 1a - Other

Date added: 17 September 2021 07:03

Assessment Meeting Agenda

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 17 September 2021 07:02


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.

Define Gateway

This step has been started

At the Define Gateway, the CAA reviews and signs-off the documentation relating to Stage 1.

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