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Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 airspace infringement ‘hot spot’

Airspace & Safety Initiative have published a new infringement ‘hot spot’ update, this time covering the area north of Southampton Airport. See here: https://airspacesafety.com/updates/ This infringement update is the ninth in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement ‘hot-spots’ in the UK. It has been written by members of the Solent LAIT, Southampton Airport and … Continue reading Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 airspace infringement ‘hot spot’

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Government Confirms Lower Airspace Review in House of Lords Debate

The Government has confirmed that it will be reviewing lower airspace infrastructure during a debate on a new airspace law. In her opening remarks, Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State at the Department for Transport) confirmed that the Government will be reviewing controlled airspace, saying that the programme would include “airspace changes … Continue reading Government Confirms Lower Airspace Review in House of Lords Debate

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Mid-Air Collisions: An Evidence-Based Analysis of Risk – 1975 to 2018

Airspace4All has published an amended version of its report - Mid-Air Collisions: An Evidence-Based Analysis of Risk - 1975 to 2018, which analyses mid-air collisions in the UK. The amended version corrects an error on page 3 in the glider risk of collision percentage figures. Read the 10 page report here: Mid-Air Collisions: An Evidence-Based … Continue reading Mid-Air Collisions: An Evidence-Based Analysis of Risk – 1975 to 2018

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NOTAMETER – ICAO NOTAM quality research tool

The Notameter is an ICAO research tool that takes a look at NOTAM Quality. Weʼve set criteria - like the length of the NOTAM, timeframe, format, Q-codes -and use these criteria for a simple pass/fail. A NOTAM Quality score can therefore be seen for country, showing the percentage of satifactory Notams (all criteria met). The … Continue reading NOTAMETER – ICAO NOTAM quality research tool

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Enabling ADS-B Out in the UK General Aviation Fleet

The CAA has published a new AIC providing updated information regarding ADS-B Out for the UK GA fleet. In August 2017 the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that ADS-B using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation. Ideally this will be achieved through transponders, although other devices can be integrated … Continue reading Enabling ADS-B Out in the UK General Aviation Fleet

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Airspace classification review 2019–2020

Overview The CAA would like you to help identify volumes of controlled airspace in which the classification could be amended to better reflect the needs of all airspace users on an equitable basis. How do I respond? Please complete the survey here: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/airspace-classification-review-2019-2020/ The CAA consultation closes on 03 March 2020. Those wishing to contribute to … Continue reading Airspace classification review 2019–2020

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Following Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Project, SkyDemon Adds Drone Traffic Icon

Following the publication of the report for the Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Project, the popular GA VFR flight planning & navigation software application SkyDemon has added a new traffic icon to represent drones. This new drone traffic icon will be displayed when traffic is detected via ADS-B which has an 'Emitter Category' of 'UAV'. SkyDemon's … Continue reading Following Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Project, SkyDemon Adds Drone Traffic Icon

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Report on Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Research

Airspace4All has published the report on the joint Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Research. Airspace4All and NATS, working together with City Airport (Manchester Barton), EJS-Aerial and the University of Manchester devised and conducted a research project to assess the real-world situational awareness potential of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known … Continue reading Report on Airspace4All-NATS Drone Infringement Safeguarding Research

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