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 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.
After the data gathering period, Farnborough Airport submitted a Post Implementation Report to the CAA. They then facilitated a period of stakeholder feedback. The CAA would usually allow 28 days for the feedback window, however, for reasons including public holidays this was increased to 42 days. The Farnborough Airport Post Implementation Report is available to view on the dedicated webpage that holds all the relevant historic documentation, and any CAA updates.
If you would like to learn more about airspace, please visit Farnborough Airport's Noise & Track system, which allows you to view the airborne activity around the airport. We have added to the Layer information in this tool to help stakeholders visualise the areas where we forecast overflight related to the airspace change of 2020.
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 Airports 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.
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