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.

In order to support NATO’s Agile Combat Employment concept, the US Air Force is making significant infrastructure investments on airbases in the UK and other allied nations. There is an emerging requirement for military aircraft, including Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), to operate regularly from RAF Fairford. In accordance with CAP 722 – Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Guidance and Policy, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations require either a CAA-approved Detect and Avoid (DAA) capability or to remain within a block of airspace that is segregated from other airspace users. This ACP aims to establish suitable segregated airspace to enable RPAS transition between RAF Fairford and medium- or high-altitude transit.

CAA response to Step 2a

Documents for this proposal (13 documents)

Stage 2A Feedback Form

Step 2a - Design Options Engagement Evidence

Date added: 05 May 2022 13:58

Stage 2A Initial Options Engagement Letter

Step 2a - Design Options Engagement Evidence

Date added: 05 May 2022 13:57

Stage 1 Submission V2

Step 1b - Design Principles

Date added: 05 May 2022 13:56

Oxfordshire RAUWG Minutes - 9 Mar 22

Step 1b - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 22 March 2022 16:33

Oxfordshire RAUWG Presentation

Step 1b - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 11 March 2022 16:45

Stage 1 DEFINE Submission

Step 1b - Design Principles

Date added: 11 March 2022 16:45

DP Engagement Local Authorities

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 10 January 2022 14:15

DP Engagement Airspace Users

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 10 January 2022 14:15

Amended Timeline

Step 1a - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 10 January 2022 14:11

Stage 1 DEFINE Assessment Meeting Minutes

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 21 December 2021 10:26

Stage 1 DEFINE Assessment Meeting Presentation

Step 1a - Other

Date added: 21 December 2021 10:25

Stage 1 DEFINE Assessment Meeting Agenda

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 21 December 2021 10:24

DAP1916

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 17 November 2021 12:35

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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.

Step 2a : Develop & Assess

This step has been started

During the Options Development Step, the change sponsor develops one or more design options that address the Statement of Need and align with the defined design principles.

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