WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS IS CENTRAL TO OUR EFFORTS IN BEING A responsible business.
At Farnborough Airport, communicating with our neighbours, stakeholders and community partners is a cornerstone of what we do. The Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee (FACC) is an independent forum where we interact with local public agencies, residential communities and Airport users on a range of topics. FACC meetings take place three times per year.
For more information, please visit FACC: http://www.facc.org.uk
The aim of UK airspace modernisation is the delivery of quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys and to create more benefit for those who use and are affected by aviation. This is co-sponsored by the Government and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), whose Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) outlines the initiatives needed to deliver modernisation.
Future Airspace Strategy Implementation South (FASI South), aims to upgrade the airspace structure and route network that serves London and the Southeast of the UK. Together, the industry is working to deliver FASI South through a coordinated programme of Airspace Change Proposals (ACPs). The Airport's participating in FASI South are responsible for upgrading the arrival and departure routes that support their operations from the ground to 7,000 feet, with NATS En Route Limited (NERL) responsible for upgrading the airspace structure and route network above 7,000 feet.
The current airspace arrangement came into force at the end of February 2020 after a full airspace change, which began in 2012 and included two public consultations in 2014 and 2016, together with full CAA scrutiny. This change was driven by the need to increase the safety of the operation and resulted in new areas of airspace for the protection of Farnborough Airport traffic, which were built onto the historic structure in the surrounding area, and modern arrival and departure routes.
Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic on aviation, the Post Implementation Review (PIR) of this airspace change could not be undertaken in the 12 months immediately after February 2020. Instead, the CAA instructed that the relevant data gathering period should run from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.
The CAA will enable a 28 day window for comment on the report that Farnborough Airport will submit. We expect this window to open after 28thApril 2023, as this is the date by which Farnborough Airport must submit the Post Implementation Report. The CAA maintain a webpage that holds all the relevant documents and we expect that the Post Implementation Report will be uploaded to this page by the CAA as soon as is practical after submission. We also expect the CAA to provide details of exactly how stakeholders can submit comments through their notification process known as SkyWise.
Farnborough Airport also has an email address
email@example.com which can be used to contact us with respect to this PIR. This is only available until the end of the data gathering period.
If you would like to learn more about airspace, please visit our Noise & Track system, which allows you to view our airborne activity around the airport.