Airspace Change Proposal relating to London Luton Airport’s arrival routes approved

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved an airspace change including changes relating to London Luton Airport’s Standard Instrument Arrivals (STARs).  This airspace change is intended to reduce the complexity of the airspace and the workload on air traffic controllers, which in turn, is designed to mitigate against the potential of delays for both London Luton Airport and London Stansted arrivals and allow a high level of safety in air traffic services to be maintained.

The proposal, known as “Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6” (AD6), was submitted to the CAA by London Luton Airport and NATS (the relevant air traffic service provider).

The revised airspace will become effective on 24 February 2022.

Further information can be found on the CAA’s airspace change portal. Full reasons for the CAA’s decision, including technical assessment will shortly be available on the ACP portal.