Purpose of this change

This proposal is for an Airspace Trial, for which a scaled airspace change process applies and a change level is not applicable.

Air Navigations Solutions Ltd are an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), who provide Air Traffic Services under Licence to London Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport. ANSL is seeking a volume of airspace over the west coast of Scotland for a six-month period in which to investigate the feasibility of the creation of an electronic conspicuity (EC) mandatory zone (ECMZ) in low-density airspace over rural areas that would enable the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations with other airspace users.

Skyports Limited shall co-sponsor the airspace change proposal (ACP), contribute to stakeholder engagement exercises, and concept of operations (ConOps) and trial plan development. Skyports is a drone services provider, committed to creating positive change by connecting people, businesses and communities to vital supplies and services, such as healthcare, maritime logistics and e-commerce.


Step 4 : Submit Proposal to CAA

This step has been started

During the Update Design and Submit Proposal to CAA Step, the change sponsor considers stakeholder feedback, identifies any consequent design changes, and formally submits the airspace change proposal to the CAA.

Documents for this proposal (4 documents)

Assessment Meeting Presentation (1.2MB PDF)

Step 1 - Other

Date added: 26 September 2022

Assessment Meeting Minutes (188.6kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 26 September 2022

Assessment meeting agenda July2022 (48.8kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 20 July 2022

Statement of Need (735.7kB PDF)

Step 1 - Statement of Need

Date added: 10 May 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.