The CAA has launched a consultation on our airspace classification review
Words By: Drone Major
Help us identify volumes of controlled airspace in which the classification could be reviewed
On 30 October 2019 the Secretary of State for Transport wrote to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to amend the 2017 Air Navigation Directions to give us a new role regarding the way in which airspace is classified. This now means that we must:
We are now beginning the first airspace classification review and we would like your help. We have published online a consultation inviting respondents to identify volumes of controlled airspace in which the classification could be amended to better reflect the needs of all airspace users on an equitable basis.
This consultation exercise forms the start of the first review, and once it closes, there will be three more stages to complete the work:
More information about the review process, together with a series of visualisations that show how controlled airspace is being used at set times during the week over different flight levels can be found on our consultation website.
How to respond to this engagement exercise
Please visit our dedicated consultation website to view the visualisations on the use of controlled airspace, and then identify which volumes could be reviewed. We are asking for comments before 3rd March 2020. We cannot commit to taking into account comments received after this date.