CAA fund for airspace modernisation, consultation extended

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The current consultation period on Airspace Modernisation has been extended, at the same time as the CAA has launched the next round of funding to help support airspace modernisation projects.

“Airspace modernisation is essential to making sure that invisible piece of the UK’s national infrastructure is fit for purpose,” said a CAA statement. “The Airspace Modernisation Support Fund will provide much-needed support to help achieve this goal.”

The fund will provide financial support to eligible projects that aim to support the ambitions of the Airspace Modernisation Strategy, helping to deliver quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys, as well as creating more capacity for the benefit for those who use and are affected by UK airspace.

Projects funded by the ASF previously have included those looking at reduced aircraft noise, Electronic Conspicuity, and improved Flight Information Displays.

Stuart Lindsey, Head of Airspace Modernisation at the CAA, said, “We are delighted to launch this year’s first call for proposals for the Airspace Modernisation Support Fund, which will provide vital financial support to airspace modernisation projects that aim to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of our airspace.”

The fund gives the opportunity for organisations to seek financial support that cannot be funded by other means. It is open to organisations in the UK aviation industry actively engaged in modernising UK airspace.

The call for applications is open from 1 March 2023 until 31 March 2023. A further call for proposals will open later in the year.

Click here for info and a funding application form

CAP1616 Consultation – deadline extended

Due to interest from across the sector on the CAP1616 airspace change guidance consultation, the CAA has decided to extend the deadline by two weeks. The consultation will now close on Sunday 19 March 2023.

Views from all stakeholders affected by airspace change are welcome. Click here for more info



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