Purpose of this change

This proposal is for a Temporary change to the notified airspace design, for which a scaled airspace change process applies and a change level is not applicable.

There is a requirement to operate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) on a temporary basis from RAF Fairford ahead of the establishment of a permanent segregated airspace structure.


Step 1 : Assess Requirement

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.

Documents for this proposal (5 documents)

Timeline Amendment Mar 23 (144.2kB PDF)

Step 1 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 16 March 2023

Assessment Meeting Minutes (185.5kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 14 April 2022

Assessment Meeting Presentation (193.2kB PDF)

Step 1 - Other

Date added: 14 April 2022

Assessment Meeting Agenda (63.7kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 31 March 2022

Statement of Need (67.0kB PDF)

Step 1 - Statement of Need

Date added: 16 February 2022


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.