As part of coordinating the airspace change programme and developing the Masterplan, ACOG engages with a range of stakeholders.
In developing Iteration 3 of the Masterplan for each cluster, ACOG is required by the CAA to formally engage on key aspects of it before the participating airports carry out a public consultation on the proposed changes with local stakeholders.
This is an opportunity for ACOG to share information and progress with a wide range of stakeholders on the development of the Masterplan for the cluster.
The purpose of the public engagement exercises is to explain in general terms the high-level approach to coordinating the ACPs required to deliver airspace modernisation.
More information about ACOG’s engagement approach can be found in ACOG’s Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 3 engagement strategy.
Public Engagement Exercise – Scotland
The first area of airspace to deploy changes will be in the Scottish Terminal Manoeuvring Area (ScTMA) and includes airspace change proposals below 7000ft sponsored by Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport, alongside the higher level changes (above 7,000ft) sponsored by NATS.
ACOG is conducting its first public engagement exercise in 2024 to support the preparation of the Masterplan for the Scottish cluster since this is the most advanced in the programme.
The engagement exercise will be held between 29 January and 10 March 2024 – you can find out more information here.
Public Engagement Exercise – London Airspace South
This public engagement exercise concentrates on the proposal to modernise a region of the UK’s airspace in the South East of England that extends south from Gatwick Airport, beyond the South coast to the boundary with French airspace.
London Airspace South is the first phase of airspace modernisation proposed in the South East of England. The proposed LAS deployment is a relatively simple airspace change that can be deployed sooner than the rest of the South East cluster, realising benefits earlier.
The engagement exercise will be held between 12 February and 24 March 2024 – you can find out more information here.
Similar engagement exercises will be conducted by ACOG for the other clusters in due course to support the preparation of the Masterplan in those regions.