The structure of the UK's airspace has remained the same for decades, despite an increase in demand from its users. In 2017 Government instructed the UK’s independent aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to develop a strategy to modernise the UK’s airspace.
The CAA consulted on an initial draft of this strategy in 2018 and the final version of the Airspace Modernisation Strategy was published in December 2018.
At Bristol Airport we’re fully committed to this initiative and are fully engaged in this programme’s aims to make journeys quicker, quieter and cleaner.
In October 2018, Bristol Airport submitted a Statement of Need setting out our intention to make changes to the airspace impacting departure and arrival procedures.
We’ve produced a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) designed to explain Airspace Change in more detail and how it might affect you and our operations here at Bristol Airport. But if you have any questions that are not answered here, please email [email protected].
NATS (National Air Traffic Service Provider) has produced a video explaining why airspace modernisation is needed and the changes it will involve.