Farnborough Airspace Change

CAA PIR assessment

For the Farnborough ACP, the CAA is not planning to extend the suspension for the commencement of PIR Data collection beyond 1 October 2021. If aviation has not recovered sufficiently by this time to enable meaningful collection of PIR Data, the CAA may reconsider or look for alternative approaches to PIR data collection/consideration. To satisfy a typical and accurate measure of all aviation activities is realised, a 12-month period will be measured. Farnborough will additionally provide the CAA with data after 6-month period in accordance with the Secretary of State guidelines, but not for publication.  A meeting is planned for September 2021 to review the strategy. 

At 0700 on Thursday 27th February 2020, the airspace surrounding Farnborough Airport, that has been in place since the airport opened to civil traffic in 2003, will change following approval by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.


Here is a Frequently Asked Questions document that will help inform the changes that you will see to flight paths.


Here are a series of documents to aid your understanding of these changes and the impact it will have on your ability to use Farnborough Airport.

  1. The AIP extract for EGLF that will become valid on 27th February 2020. Please note the Flight Procedures section AD2.22
  2. The AIC that went live on 16th January 2020 notifying aircraft operators of the new airspace structures.
  3. Two maps showing the airspace and SIDs and STARs.
  4. A short briefing slide pack on the changes focusing on Class E Rules.

The CAA has provided an update which has been written to provide a comprehensive guide to the Class D and Class E Farnborough controlled airspace which become effective on 27th February 2020.

Please note that due to the impact of the changes on the London TMA, there may be a slight reduction in airport flow rates for the first three weeks.