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.

The change sponsor, Apian, in conjunction with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) is looking to conduct feasibility flights using Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) for the distribution of high-priority pathology samples and medicines between two of its hospitals. This use of UAS has the potential to speed up delivery times thereby enhancing patient care, saving costs, and promoting sustainability.

The change sponsor is proposing that the transport of these time-sensitive small and medium-weight healthcare items are conducted by UAS flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations. In order to do this in the area selected for this activity, current regulation requires the activity to be contained within segregated airspace.

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Step 5 : CAA Decision

This step has been started

During the CAA Assessment and Decision Step, the CAA reviews and assesses the airspace change proposal. The CAA may request minor changes to the proposal. The CAA prepares assessment papers to inform and provide guidance to the airspace change decision-maker. The CAA then decides whether to approve or reject the airspace change proposal.

Documents for this proposal (18 documents)

Timeline Change Request Agreed (208.6kB PDF)

Step 5 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 24 May 2024

Timeline Change Request Agreed (226.2kB PDF)

Step 4 - Consultation Assessment

Date added: 09 April 2024

Timeline Change Request Agreed (208.5kB PDF)

Step 1 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 18 March 2024

Annex F Community engagement plan (499.3kB PDF)

Step 4 - Trial Plan

Date added: 06 March 2024

Timeline Change Request Agreed (219.7kB PDF)

Step 4 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 27 February 2024

London Health Bridge Trial Submission pack (945.8kB PDF)

Step 4 - Trial Plan

Date added: 09 February 2024

Stakeholder engagement material - update Jan 2024 (1.9MB PDF)

Step 1 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 06 February 2024

Stakeholder engagement material - Oct 2023 (5.8MB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 06 February 2024

Timeline change request agreed (316.7kB PDF)

Step 1 - Timeline Agreement

Date added: 03 January 2024

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (1.1MB PDF)

Step 1 - Other

Date added: 24 November 2023

Feedback form (9.5kB PDF)

Step 1 - Engagement Evidence

Date added: 06 October 2023

Assessment meeting slides (745.8kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 28 September 2023

Assessment meeting minutes (redacted) (105.7kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 28 September 2023

Statement of Need (68.6kB PDF)

Step 1 - Statement of Need

Date added: 08 September 2023

Assessment meeting agenda (692.9kB PDF)

Step 1 - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 06 September 2023

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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.

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