What is the airspace change project?
Aquila is managing Programme Marshall, a contract which provides air traffic management (ATM) systems at all MOD-operated airfields and flying ranges in the UK and overseas. The contract is twofold: providing 24/7 support and service delivery; and installing the latest ATM equipment. As Aquila installs the latest radar, surveillance and communication systems, the air space above the UK maybe impacted. When this happens Aquila must apply to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to temporarily change parts of the airspace above the UK while new equipment is being installed.
Aquila has made an application to the CAA for a Temporary Airspace Change in the vicinity of the Plymouth and Portland Exercise / Danger Areas to ensure operational maritime and aviation training conducted in the Exercise Areas can continue safely whilst the legacy ATC equipment is transformed under Project Marshall.
Civil and military airspace users within the Southwest region of the UK will be impacted by this temporary change. It is important to us that we consult with our community and therefore began a 13-week engagement process to develop an understanding of how existing stakeholder communities may be impacted.
Aquila commits to providing open and honest engagement and encourages your comments, questions or concerns. Further information regarding the engagement process and the proposed changes can be found in the supporting literature below.
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