Future Airspace Strategy Implementation – South (FASI-South) (ACP-2019-96)
In a letter to London Biggin Hill Airport, dated 23rd June 2018, Baroness Sugg set out the need for an Airspace Modernisation Programme to facilitate the future needs of UK airspace users and asks for our ‘commitment to the development and delivery of the Airspace Modernisation programme in the South East of the UK’.
In accordance with this request from DfT, we state our need to design and introduce new and/or revised departure and arrival routes that will fully and properly integrate with the new London Terminal Area architecture which will result from the Airspace Modernisation program to which Baroness Sugg refers. This work will require us to follow the Airspace Change Process guidance pursuant to CAP1616.
By working collaboratively with the other airports in the South East of England (FASI-S), London Biggin Hill Airport is able to ensure that we maintain safe and efficient access to the UK Airways which are currently undergoing a massive review and restructure.
Further details regarding the CAA Airspace Modernisation Programme can be found here.
To assist in coordination the UK’s airspace change programme, the CAA and the DfT created the Airspace Change Organisation Group (ACOG). Further details of ACOG and the FASI-South airspace change can be found on the One Sky, One Plan website here.
London Biggin Hill Airport has been following the CAP1616 process, passing through the Stage 1 Define Gateway in August 2019, and the Stage 2 Develop and Assess Gateway in March 2023. Full details of the FASI-South ACP for London Biggin Hill Airport can be found on the CAA Airspace Portal.