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Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee
Environment - ACP Updates The objective of the proposed airspace change is to create a new operating environment which offers all airspace users predictability and consistency of operation. Creating a known air traffic control (ATC) environment will assist the airport in catering for an increasing number of air transport movements and do so in a way which enhances efficiency and safety for many airspace users. TAG Farnborough Airport currently operates within Class G (uncontrolled) airspace, which is shared with other airports, gliding sites and general aviation activities. The ACP would improve the approach and departure environment to the benefit of airport traffic and other airspace users. TAG Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) Updates 9th November 2017 TAG have reported that the Aerospace Change Proposal is still with CAA and they did not know when a decision will be announced. 9th June 2015 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued. Work on final Airspace Change Proposal for submission to Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) has continued. Planning of ground-based aircraft flight simulations, which test that proposed flight paths can be flown by different aircraft types. Planned activities: June 2015 Ground-based aircraft flight simulations to take place at TAG Farnborough Airport. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in summer 2015. 6th May 2015 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued. Work on final Airspace Change Proposal for submission to Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) has continued. Planned activities: May 2015 Ground-based aircraft flight simulations to take place at TAG Farnborough Airport to test that proposed flight paths can be flown by different aircraft types. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in summer 2015. 6th March 2015 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued. Full-scale development simulations took place at NATS Technical Centre and local simulations took place at NATS Farnborough. The simulations tested advanced designs, traffic interactions and air traffic control procedures between adjacent units and sectors. Workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders took place. Planned activities: March 2015 Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders to take place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in summer 2015. 6th February 2015 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued. Pre-simulation testing took place in advance of the February development simulations. Planned activities: February 2015 Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders taking place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues. Development simulations are to be held during February.  These are real-time simulations testing the revised design and procedures. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications.  This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 2015. 5th January 2015 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has continued. Further local simulations took place at TAG Farnborough Airport. Planned activities: January 2015 Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders to take place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 4th December 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Compilation of Feedback Report Part B has commenced. Design refinements have been taken into consideration and local simulations took place at TAG Farnborough Airport. Planned activities: December 2014 Further local simulations to be carried out at TAG Farnborough Airport. Further workshop sessions with key aviation stakeholders to take place to discuss feedback as well as clarity on design and operational issues. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 4th November 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period has continued. A number of workshop sessions with key stakeholders have taken place to discuss feedback and possible design refinements. Planned activities: November 2014 Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period continues. Further workshop sessions with key stakeholders are being planned. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 4th October 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period has continued. On 29 August 2014, TAG Farnborough Airport published an initial document, Feedback Report Part A, which provides a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. The document is available on the dedicated website www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com and printed copies of the document have been posted to stakeholders upon request. Planned activities: October 2014 Analysis of feedback gathered during the public consultation period continues. A number of workshop sessions with key stakeholders are being planned to discuss feedback and possible design refinements. TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a second document, Feedback Report Part B, which will provide a more detailed analysis of the responses received, including design implications. This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 29th August 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Feedback Report Part A published on ACP website.  It provides a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. Planned activities In depth analysis of consultation responses continues. Feedback Report Part B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 4 August 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Analysis of feedback gathered during public consultation has continued. Planned activities: August 2014 All feedback gathered during public consultation is being analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish two documents. Document A will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. This is expected to be published in August 2014. Document B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2015. 4 July 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Analysis of feedback gathered during public consultation has continued. Planned activities: July 2014 All feedback gathered during public consultation is being analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish two documents. Document A will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. This is expected to be published in August. Document B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published within six months following consultation.   4 June 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Public consultation concluded on 12 May 2014. Analysis of feedback gathered during public consultation has started. Planned activities: June 2014 All feedback gathered during public consultation is being analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish two documents. Document A will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of responses received. This is expected to be published within two months following consultation. Document B will provide a much more detailed analysis of the responses, including design implications. This is expected to be published within 3-6 months following consultation. 12th May 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport The public consultation concluded on 12 May 2014 at 10.00am Feedback analysis is now in progress. 4th May 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Further evening briefing sessions for members of the public and other interested parties have taken place. From Friday 11 April 2014 at 11:02 a.m. to Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 10:08 a.m., there was a technical fault with the Airspace Change Proposal website (www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com). This resulted in all submissions between this time not being recorded and no confirmation emails being sent out to respondents. All other parts of the website were unaffected throughout this period. The fault was fixed on Wednesday 16 April 2014 and the website is functioning correctly. The consultation website has been visited over 50,000 times. Planned activities: May 2014 Public consultation concludes on 12 May 2014. All feedback gathered during public consultation will be analysed and TAG Farnborough Airport plans to publish a first document, which will provide a summary analysis of the numbers and types of response received. This is expected to be published in June 2014. 4th April 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities A number of evening briefing sessions for members of the public and other interested parties have taken place. A few changes to the consultation website have been made, including an update to the Frequently Asked Questions area. The consultation website has been visited over 21,000 times. Planned activities: April 2014 Further briefing sessions are being planned for April. 4th March 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Consultation commenced on the 3 February 2014 as planned. Dedicated ACP website was launched. Press release was issued to local media resulting in local newspaper, television and radio coverage. Public consultation continues and will conclude 12th May 2014. An evening presentation was given to Fleet Town Council by NATS and TAG. Planned activities March 2014 Further stakeholder presentations are planned for March. NATS to present to the FACC in early March. 4th February 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Consultation documents have been completed and uploaded to the consultation website. Consultation website testing has been finalised. FACC briefing took place to engage on start of formal consultation. Planned activities: February 2014 Formal consultation takes place from 3rd February to 12th May 2014. All consultation information and the consultation feedback form are available online at www.consultation.tagfarnboroughairport.com A number of evening briefing sessions for members of the public and other interested parties are being planned throughout the consultation period. 3rd February 2014 by TAG Farnborough Airport TAG Farnborough Airport is undertaking an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP), a formal UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) process, in order to introduce a new airspace design in the vicinity of the airport.  The purpose of TAG Farnborough Airport’s ACP is to create a new operating environment with elements of controlled airspace, which would offer all airspace users predictability and consistency of operation.  Overall, this could further reduce noise and CO2 emissions, improving the environment in and around the airport.  It is also set to improve efficiency and enhance safety. Consultation will run from 0900 on 3rd February to 2300 on 12th May 2014. Visit our dedicated website www.consultation.TAGFarnboroughairport.com for more information on TAG Farnborough Airport’s ACP and on how you are able to leave feedback on the proposed changes. 4th December 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Detailed planning for the consultation process has continued along with website design and consultation materials. Further meetings with key aviation stakeholders have taken place. Planned activities: January 2014 Consultation website continues to be tested. Timeline for consultation and post-consultation to be agreed. 4th December 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities: Detailed planning for the consultation process continues along with website design and consultation materials. Simulation work has been completed and a final workshop was held to capture the operational procedures. Discussions took place with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in relation to how the UK may adopt the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA). Planned activities: December 2013 Consultation website continues to be tested. Further meetings with key stakeholders to take place. Timeline for consultation and post-consultation to be agreed. 7th November 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Work has continued to establish a dedicated Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website, where stakeholders will have an opportunity to give their feedback on the proposed design. Technical development of the website is being undertaken. Further real time development simulations took place at the NATS Corporate and Technical Centre. These simulations tested how Farnborough air traffic interacts with Southampton Airport. Advice from Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) regarding new European regulatory rules taken into account. Consultation to be delayed by approximately one month. Planned activities: November 2013 Meeting with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to discuss progress on ACP. Finalising proposed design to be taken into consultation. Consultation website continues to be developed and tested. 4th October 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Work has continued to establish a dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website, where stakeholders will have an opportunity to give their feedback on the proposed design. Technical development of the website is being undertaken. The first real time development simulations have taken place at the NATS Corporate and Technical Centre. These simulations tested how Farnborough air traffic interacts with adjacent en-route sectors and Heathrow/Gatwick traffic patterns. Planned activities: October 2013 Further real time development simulations to be carried out at TAG Farnborough Airport, which test design interactions and assess environmental aspects of design options and procedures in greater detail. Consultation website continues to be developed. 4th September 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Plans for formal consultation have been further developed.  Stakeholders will be fully engaged during the consultation period and will be able to provide feedback on the proposed airspace design via a website.  Technical development of the website is under way. The first real time development simulations have taken place at the NATS Corporate and Technical Centre.  These simulations test how Farnborough air traffic interacts with adjacent en-route sectors and Heathrow/Gatwick traffic patterns. Planned activities: September 2013 Further real time development simulations to be carried out, which test design interactions and assess environmental aspects of design options and procedures. 4th July 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport TAG Farnborough Airport and NATS provided an update on the status of the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the FACC on Thursday 27 June 2013.  The committee was informed about how the proposed airspace design could affect arrival and departure routes.  It was also asked to provide feedback on how best to engage with the communities they represent. The pre-consultation airspace design has continued to be developed with stakeholder input.  A favoured design has been identified, which will be subjected to simulation testing, before it is taken to formal consultation later this year Work has continued to establish a dedicated ACP page on the TAG Farnborough Airport website.  Planned activities: July 2013 Dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page to be established on the TAG Farnborough Airport website.  It will include details about the ACP, the formal consultation and how stakeholders, including members of the public, can give their feedback on the proposed design. NATS to carry out real time simulations to test the proposed design option at its corporate and technical facility in Fareham. Preparation work will continue for the formal consultation later this year. 4th June 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Stakeholder meetings have continued throughout May regarding the development of the pre-consultation airspace design. The pre-consultation airspace design(s) have continued to be developed. Planned activities: June 2013 Dedicated Airspace Change Proposal page to be established on the TAG Farnborough Airport website. Pre-consultation airspace design(s) to be developed further. 7th May 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Stakeholder meetings have continued throughout April to ensure engagement in the development of the design. Planned activities: April 2013 Additional stakeholder meetings are being arranged. A further update meeting with Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA's) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) is being organised 4th April 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities  TAG Farnborough Airport and NATS, the airport's provider of air traffic services, met with the Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee (FACC) on 7 March 2013 and presented an update on the progress of the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP).  Follow-up meetings with key aviation stakeholders have taken place to further understand their requirements during this pre-consultation phase.  Planned activities: April 2013 Further stakeholder meetings are being arranged. An update meeting with Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA's) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) is being organised. 4th March 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities  Update meeting with Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) held on 15 February 2013.    Follow-up meetings with key aviation stakeholders have taken place to further understand their requirements during this pre-consultation phase.        Planned activities: March 2013  Further meetings with key aviation stakeholders are being arranged. 4th February 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Meeting held with key aviation stakeholder NetJets in London on 22 January 2013 to gain initial requirements.  Many key aviation stakeholders have now been informed of the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) at TAG Farnborough Airport and been given an opportunity to outline their initial requirements. NATS, TAG Farnborough Airport’s provider of air traffic services, organised an internal air traffic control (ATC) technical workshop at NATS Swanwick centre on 16 January 2013 to discuss design and procedure options in more detail.   Planned activities: February 2013 TAG Farnborough Airport and NATS is consulting a number of aviation stakeholders on a regular basis during this initial preparatory phase to fully understand their requirements.  A second set of meetings with key aviation stakeholders is being set up in February.  Additional meetings will also be established to engage a wider group of aviation stakeholders in the coming weeks and months. As part of a continued process of engagement, a meeting is planned with the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) on 15 February 2013 to provide an update on the progress of the ACP and what the early design options may look like. 4th January 2013 by TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities A one-day pilot workshop took place at TAG Farnborough Airport on 4 December 2012 and was attended by a cross section of pilots who use the airport regularly. The workshop sessions helped gather further information, requirements and capabilities that will assist in developing detailed airspace design options. Planned activities: January 2013 An initial meeting is planned with key aviation stakeholder NetJets (date TBC). Once carried out, all key aviation stakeholders will have been informed of the proposed changes at TAG Farnborough Airport and been given an opportunity to outline their initial requirements. A meeting is planned with the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA’s) Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) (date TBC) to provide an update on the progress of the ACP and what the early design options may look like. This represents part of a continued process of engagement. NATS, TAG Farnborough Airport’s provider of air traffic services, has organised an internal air traffic control (ATC) technical workshop at NATS Swanwick centre on 16 January 2013 to progress design and procedure options. 3rd December 2012 TAG Farnborough Airport Recent activities Initial meeting with key aviation stakeholder Lasham Airfield held on 29 November 2012. Planning and preparation carried out for one-day pilot workshop at TAG Farnborough Airport on 4 December 2012. Technical and theoretical work carried out relating to possible designs of precision approach and departure procedures. Planned activities: December 2012 One-day pilot workshop at TAG Farnborough Airport on 4 December 2012. The workshop is designed to gain an understanding of the requirements of operators who fly in and out of TAG Farnborough and other airports in the region. Feedback from initial key stakeholder meetings to be analysed and fed into the early design process. Organise follow-up meetings with key stakeholders and initial meetings with other stakeholders to take place over the coming months. 6th November 2012 TAG Farnborough Airport An Airspace Change Proposal overview was presented to the FACC on 4 October 2012, followed by questions and answers from the Committee. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are also made available on this and TAG Farnborough Airport websites TAG meetings were held in October with key aviation stakeholders such as RAF Odiham, Fairoaks Airport and Blackbushe Airport to gain an understanding of their airspace requirements. There are some planned activities for  November 2012 including a further stakeholder meeting with Lasham Airfield, planning and preparation for a one-day pilot workshop in December (date TBC) at TAG Farnborough Airport. The aim will be to develop an airspace design that suitably addresses as many requirements as possible, ensuring that any conflicting requirements are fairly considered.
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