Government commits funding to Airspace Modernisation programme
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The UK Government have announced £3.7m of funding to support its programme to modernise the UK’s airspace for the first time since the 1950s.
This will help the aviation industry build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic and create a resilient, efficient airspace that is fit for the future.
The £3.7m in funding will support airports to continue progressing through the second stage of the airspace change process, which involves developing and evaluating potential designs for changes to our airspace. In the next stage, airports will launch public consultations on their proposed airspace changes.
It will support airports to develop new, more efficient flight routes that make use of modern technology, such as Performance Based Navigation, which will enable aircraft to fly more precise routes.