Civil Aviation Authority Decision:
TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal – update 11th July 2018

TAG Farnborough Airport welcomes the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to approve its Airspace Change Proposal.

We will carefully study the CAA’s decision and recommendations as we plan for the future.

For more information on the CAA’s decision, please visit the CAA website.

From 10 August 2016 to 2 November 2016, TAG Farnborough Airport held an additional consultation following the identification of opportunities to refine the Proposal submitted to the CAA in July 2015. This consultation was limited in scope and geographical area, details of which can be found here.

Responses to the consultation have been analysed. Feedback Report Part C provides a summary of responses received and modification to the airspace design following this consultation. This was published on 14 December 2016 and is available to view here.

Following publication of this report, TAG Farnborough Airport submitted this revision to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and requested that they restart the ACP decision process paused on 30 October 2015 with immediate effect.

On 3 July 2015, TAG Farnborough Airport submitted a formal Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for evaluation.  The ACP comprises an extensive series of documents as outlined in CAA document CAP725 (Airspace Change Process), including analysis of design data, charts, maps and diagrams as well as a consultation report.  In accordance with CAA guidance, a decision is usually expected within 16 weeks.  On 30 October 2015, the CAA advised TAG Farnborough Airport of its intention to pause the decision process to review certain technical, implementation aspects and airspace sharing arrangements.  This is not unusual, particularly with such a complex application, and TAG Farnborough Airport will advise when the process has resumed.

From 3 February to 12 May 2014, TAG Farnborough Airport held a consultation as part of an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP).

The consultation closed at 10am on Monday 12 May 2014.

A first document, Feedback Report Part A, which provides a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received, was published on 29 August 2014 and is available to view here.

A second document, Feedback Report Part B, provides more details of changes to the airspace design or procedures that were considered, based on the responses received. This was published on 3 July 2015 and is available to view here.