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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 184369, tabled on 26 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits (a) of the proposals of the Civil Aviation Authority on changing class E airspace procedures and (b) made of the compliance of those proposed procedures with cap 1616 processes.

Answered on

31 October 2018

The Government has made no such assessments.

However, as the Government continues to modernise UK airspace, there is an increasing need to enable the safe integration, rather than segregation, of all aircraft. This is why, as part of the Aviation Strategy, the Department is working with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to explore a new policy on mandating electronic identification for all users.

Any proposal to change the UK’s airspace design will need to be assessed according to the CAA’s own airspace change process, which is set out in CAP1616. This includes the need to consult with all those who may be affected by the proposal.

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