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CAA publishes revised CAP1616 airspace change process

Posted 30 October 2023

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today published its revised CAP1616 airspace change process.

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The package of improvements makes the airspace change process easier to understand and clarifies the requirements needed to be met to progress an airspace change proposal.

The CAA's improvements focus on simplification, clarification and proportionality. The way the UK CAA makes airspace decisions is not changing, with the revised airspace change process and improved guidance clearly defining the requirements.

This makes it simpler for change sponsors and stakeholders to better understand what they need to do in the process and the engagement airspace change sponsors have with stakeholders should be more focused and meaningful.

The CAA have also made it clear how the requirements can be applied proportionately and tailored to each proposal put forward. The revised process takes into consideration feedback and insights from stakeholders affected by airspace change.

The revised documents can be found on UK Civil Aviation Authority website. Further associated guidance will be published in due course.

Transition arrangements
This airspace change process (CAP1616, version 5) will come into force on 2nd January 2024.





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