A major review of the UK’s controlled airspace is being overseen by the UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). AGS Airports Limited has retained BECG to manage the engagement and consultation requirements of the CAA’s Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) process. BECG is delivering complex multi-stage engagement for three significant regional airports. BECG is managing the delivery of three programmes running on parallel but staggered timelines.
How we assisted
BECG is delivering the stakeholder and community engagement programmes for Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen Airports in accordance with the CAA’s regulatory guidance, known as CAP 1616. The approach for each airport has then been tailored to be proportionate to the geographic reach of the affected airspace and the volume of stakeholders within each interest group category.
- With BECG’s support, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Southampton Airports have all received clearance from the CAA in respect of successful completion of the Stage 1 Define Gateway, without delay.
- Following a pause prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, BECG has now delivered the engagement for Stage 2 for each airport – each airport has passed its Stage 2 Gateway.
- The requirements of the CAA’s CAP 1616 guidance have been successfully implemented with detailed multi-stage engagement having taken place with the aviation community, the regional business community, elected officials at all levels within the region, and representatives of the local communities.