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. The detailed process requirements are published in Part 1a of CAP 1616.
The MOD is progressing ACP-2019-18 which supports the integration of a large Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) into UK airspace when it is brought into service at RAF Waddington in the early 2020s. In addition it aims to provide a volume of airspace over RAF Waddington within which the RAF Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) can safely conduct flying display training. A pressing need has emerged to prove that the Protector system can be operated safely from early November 2023, before ACP-2019-18 can deliver the permanent airspace change. This temporary change does not involve any additional requirements for RAFAT, which has requested a RA(T) from late Oct 2023.