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.

P18 is a Conditional Route (CDR) with associated Airway, located between NATEB (Newcastle) and ADN (Aberdeen). Its current hours of availability are detailed within the UK AIP as: NATEB - ADN CDR 1 Fri (or the day preceding a PH) 1500 (1400) to Mon (or the day following a PH) 1000 (0900); Tue-Fri 0530-0900 (0430-0800). May-Sep, Mon-Thu 1900-0900. The limited availability of this CDR prevents the optimisation of environmentally efficient routings. As part of the Operational Service Enhancement Project and commitment to enabling environmental improvements, NATS has identified the need to increase the hours of availability of CDR P18. Increasing the hours of availability would enhance connectivity whilst improving fuel efficiency and reducing green-house gas emissions.

CAA response to Step 1a

Documents for this proposal (5 documents)

OSEP P18 Assessment Meeting Presentation

Step 1a - Other

Date added: 25 June 2021 07:43

Timeline Change Request June 2021

Step 1a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 18 June 2021 07:41

OSEP P18 Assessment Meeting Minutes

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 08 June 2021 09:17

Assessment meeting Agenda

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 08 June 2021 09:16

Statement of Need

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 08 March 2021 14:19


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.

Step 1a : Assess Requirements

This step has been started

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.

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