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London Airspace Management Programme

Is London City Airport alone in this concept?

London City Airport is not alone in changing over to RNAV routes. The proposed changes are an important part of the London Airspace Management Programme (LAMP), a wider programme to modernise the air route system over London and the south east that is being led by NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic services.

This is essential for the delivery of the Future Airspace Strategy (FAS), the Civil Aviation Authority’s blueprint for modernising airspace by 2020.The undertaking of LAMP and the introduction of RNAV routes at airports 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.

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.

For any queries relating to the material on this page, in particular the Consultation Feedback Report please email lamp@londoncityairport.com.

Consultation Feedback Report

LAMP Consultation Report

LAMP Consultation Documnent Appensices