London Airspace Management Programme
This consultation concerns enhancements proposed to the navigation systems (introduction of Area Navigation or RNAV) which define the standard arrival and departure routes to London City Airport.
This proposal seeks to replicate the existing conventional routes with equivalent RNAV routes. The new RNAV routes have been designed to replicate the conventional routes as closely as possible (within the rules of what is allowed for RNAV routes).
The purpose of this consultation exercise is to allow stakeholders to consider the proposal and provide London City Airport with feedback.
We are asking that the impact of the proposed change from conventional navigation to RNAV route is considered, along with the impact, if any, it could have.
From 4 September to 27 November 2014 London City Airport (LCY) consulted on proposals to modernise its flight paths, to allow the introduction of Area Navigation (RNAV), superseding the ground-based navigational systems used today. The consultation is a statutory requirement according to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations.
The London City Airport proposal sought to replicate the existing conventional flight paths with equivalent RNAV routes. The concept is not optional - a legal mandate is being introduced by the Civil Aviation Authority which will require all aircraft to be equipped to navigate using RNAV by November 2017, and a mandate for the airspace to provide RNAV routes is expected to be effective by winter 2019.
The proposed changes are key to achieving network efficiency and reducing delays in the south and are an important part of the London Airspace Management Programme (LAMP), NATS’ wider programme to modernise the air route system over London and the south east.
London City Airport has produced a Consultation Feedback Report based on the responses received during the consultation period. The Consultation Feedback Report can be found with the LAMP Consultation Document and the LAMP Consultation Document Appendices on this page.
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