If someone, usually an airport or air traffic control provider, wants to request a permanent change to the UK airspace structure, they must, by law, submit an airspace change proposal to the CAA and consult all the relevant stakeholders, GATCO being one of them. At this point in time, GATCO is working on the following consultations and welcomes feedback from members by e-mailing vppolicy (at) gatco (dot) org:
- CAA Guidance to NATS En Route for Reference Period 3Consultation: 29th September 2017 – 10th November 2017. The CAA seeks views from all interested parties on its approach to business plan guidance to NATS En Route Plc (NERL) for Reference Period 3 (2020-2024) of the European Union’s Single European Sky performance scheme ... read more
- Doncaster Sheffield Airport airspace change proposal – RNAV departure and approach proceduresConsultation: 25th September 2017 – 15th December 2017. Doncaster Sheffield Airport are consulting on the introduction of aRea NAVigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and RNAV Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs). The adoption of the SIDs requires an additional portion of controlled airspace ... read more
You can also find out about which consultations GATCO has been working on recently: past consultations.