Consultations

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 emailing consultations (at) gatco (dot) org:

Spaceport 1 (SP-1) Scolpaig Temporary Danger Area (TDA). ACP-2021-37

Spaceport 1 (SP-1) Scolpaig Temporary Danger Area (TDA). ACP-2021-37

22 August 2021 - 1 September 2021 This consultation is directly linked to ACP-2021-012 for a permanent segregated airspace required for the operation of Spaceport1 ... read more
Inclusion of FJAs into UK AIP. ACP-2020-092

Inclusion of FJAs into UK AIP. ACP-2020-092

22 August 2021 - 17 September 2021. The MoD has identified a requirement for the generation of new, suitable and safe airspace in the UK ... read more
NATMAC Special Use Airspace Safety Buffer Policy consultation

NATMAC Special Use Airspace Safety Buffer Policy consultation

4 August 2021 - 13 October 2021 GATCO, as NATMAC member, it's taking part on the Policy Statement Consultation regarding "Special Use Airspace (SUA) Safety ... read more
UPDATE - Implementation of Temporary Remotely Piloted Air System Operations in the UK – Summer 2021

UPDATE – Implementation of Temporary Remotely Piloted Air System Operations in the UK – Summer 2021

21 January 2021 - 15 October 2021 The MOD is supporting the deployment of the Protector prototype into the UK airspace from 11 August until ... read more
Future combat airspace ACP-2020-026 - Phase 2

Future combat airspace ACP-2020-026 – Phase 2

9 July 2021 - 13 August 2021.The MoD has identified a requirement for the generation of new, suitable and safe airspace in the UK for ... read more
Altitude Angel detect and avoid solution (Arrow) testing

Altitude Angel detect and avoid solution (Arrow) testing

09 July 2021 - 26 July 2021Altitude Angel is requesting feedback for the Airspace change needed to try their ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) technology ... read more
Morecambe Bay RPAS Transit Route - TDA proposal

Morecambe Bay RPAS Transit Route – TDA proposal

30 June 2021 - 14 August 2021 Electric Aviation Limited, working with University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Trust are planning on developing a Remote Piloted ... read more
Spaceport 1 (SP-1) Scolpaig North Uist - Permanent Segregated Airspace proposal

Spaceport 1 (SP-1) Scolpaig North Uist – Permanent Segregated Airspace proposal

20 May 2021 - 23 June 2021 Spaceport 1 (SP-1)vertical small satellite rocket launch site at Scolpaig, North Uist on the Western Isles, is being ... read more
NATMAC Airspace Policy Statement Consultation

NATMAC Airspace Policy Statement Consultation

15 April 2021 - 18 July 2021 GATCO, as NATMAC member, it's taking part on the Policy Statement Consultation regarding "Controlled Airpsace Constainment Policy" and ... read more
Skyfarer NHS drone delivery trials Coventry

Skyfarer NHS drone delivery trials Coventry

20 May 2021 - 1 July2021 Skyfarer Ltd (an UK-based UA operator) is leading the UKRI project "enabling drone powered medical logistics in the UK" ... read more
OSEP P18 extension of times of availability (NATEB - ADN)

OSEP P18 extension of times of availability (NATEB – ADN)

23 May 2021 - 18 June 2021 P18 is a Conditional Route (CDR) with associated Airway, located between NATEB (Newcastle) and ADN (Aberdeen). Its current ... read more
Restricted Air Space Order - Windsor

Restricted Air Space Order – Windsor

9 April 2021 - 30 April 2021The Thames Valley & Hampshire Joint Operations Unit is collating concerns and queries regarding an intended RAO application covering ... read more
Consultation on the Pilot Common Project (PCP)

Consultation on the Pilot Common Project (PCP)

23 March 2021 - 28 April 2021 The DfT has opened a consultation on the Pilot Common Project. It sets out the proposed review of ... read more
Leeds East Airport - Introduction of RNP approaches

Leeds East Airport – Introduction of RNP approaches

18 February 2021 - 13 May 2021 Leeds East Airport (LEA) is seeking to introduce instrument approach procedures (IAPs) to two of its runways. These ... read more
UPDATE - Enabling Temporary Remotely Piloted Air System Operations in the UK – Summer 2021

UPDATE – Enabling Temporary Remotely Piloted Air System Operations in the UK – Summer 2021

21 January 2021 - 12 March 2021 The MOD is supporting the deployment of the Protector prototype into the UK airspace from 11 August until ... read more
City of Derry Airport - Airspace Change Proposal - Comprehensive List of Options Engagement

City of Derry Airport – Airspace Change Proposal – Comprehensive List of Options Engagement

21 January 2021 - 11 February 2021. n September 2020 the City of Derry airport was looking to make to the way in which aircraft ... read more
Free Route Airspace (FRA) Deployment 2.1 PEMAK/TAKAS

Free Route Airspace (FRA) Deployment 2.1 PEMAK/TAKAS

Consultation:  21 January 2021 - 8 February 2021.NATS is consulting on an airspace change proposal that is seeking to introduce Free Route Airspace within airspace ... read more
Future combat airspace ACP-2020-026

Future combat airspace ACP-2020-026

Consultation:  11 January 2021 - 12 February 2021. The MoD has identified a requirement for the generation of new, suitable and safe airspace in the ... read more
Introduction of a new Transponder Mandatory Zone in the North Sea

Introduction of a new Transponder Mandatory Zone in the North Sea

Consultation:  23 November 2020 - 31 January 2021. Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd. intends to develop a new offshore wind farm in the North Sea, Norfolk ... read more
London Luton Airport - arrival flightpaths (airspace change consultation)

London Luton Airport – arrival flightpaths (airspace change consultation)

Consultation:  19 October 2020 - 5 February 2020. Today’s airspace around London Luton (LLA) and Stansted airports is largely unchanged despite growth in recent years ... read more
City of Derry Airport - Airspace Change Proposal

City of Derry Airport – Airspace Change Proposal

Consultation: 25 September 2020 - 23 October 2020. The City of Derry Airport are looking to change the way in which aircraft arrive at the ... read more

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