Airspace Users

In the current UK airspace design, Class G users are restricted in the way they fly by controlled airspace. The Future Airspace Strategy (FAS) seeks to change this and make more airspace available to non-commercial users. Here’s how they will benefit:


Updated commercial routes

By changing the routes for commercial air traffic as it arrives and leaves airports there is the potential to free controlled airspace for other users. FAS will mean the implementation of new communications technologies to grant Class G users access to this airspace more easily.

Removing permanent restrictions

Flexible Use of Airspace will be introduced to allow more restricted airspace to be made available when not in use. For example, airspace currently restricted for use in military training by the Ministry of Defence could be available for others when not in MoD use. Find out about the benefits to the environment.