Projects

ADVANCED FLEXIBLE USE OF AIRSPACE

Advanced Flexible Use of Airspace (AFUA) supports the most efficient use of the UK’s airspace, moving away from traditional flight corridors put in place decades ago, while ensuring civil and military requirements are accommodated. It is also a crucial element in supporting the delivery of Free Route Airspace (FRA) in Europe.

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DEPARTURE PLANNING INFORMATION

The Departure Planning Information (DPI) project to to increase the predictability of traffic movements, thereby improving journey time reliability and reducing the impact of delays, is rolling out to 20 regional airports across the UK and due for completion in March […]

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LARA FOST

Air Traffic Management figures are showing a steady growth in both civil and military air traffic with both requiring access to a limited amount of controlled airspace – that has created the clear need for a more efficient and transparent airspace management […]

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INTEGRATING DRONES WITH UK AIRSPACE

A proposal is being put together to aid the integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) vehicles, or drones, into UK controlled airspace. The use of RPAS is growing along with reported airspace incidents related to them. In 2011 there […]

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APPROACH WITH VERTICAL GUIDANCE SYSTEMS

Satellite-based arrival guidance systems are being deployed at UK airports over the next three years. Global studies have indicated that non-precision approaches to airfields by aircraft lead to approximately 50 times more accidents than stabilised approaches with vertical guidance. The […]

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LOW DENSITY LOW COMPLEXITY AIRSPACE SURVEILLANCE

New cost-effective electronic surveillance solutions that can enhance safety and mitigate the risks of airborne conflict at non-radar equipped airports are being tested in this Low Density Low Complexity Airspace (LDLCA) Electronic Surveillance trial at Dundee Airport. The trial is […]

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ELECTRONIC CONSPICUITY

The number and severity of infringements of Controlled Air Space by General Aviation has been a matter of on-going concern for a number of years – despite a number of initiatives to reduce the frequency of infringements the numbers have remained […]

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FAS VFR IMPLEMENTATION GROUP

The FAS VFR Implementation Group (FASVIG) project will further contribute towards the modernisation of airspace design, airspace access and visual flight rules (VFR) efficiency improvements, ensuring that VFR operations are understood better and are more formally recognised when airspace changes are proposed. That […]

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