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FASVIG Launches Champion Project Teams

Today, FASVIG is announcing the launch of its Champion Project Teams. The Project Teams will be working to further develop the Packages of Change published in the FAS VFR Implementation Programme. Nearly 100 members of the General Aviation community have volunteered to be FASVIG Champions. Working together in virtual teams, they will help develop solutions to […]

FASVIG review of Farnborough ACP

The CAA has put the TAG Farnborough ACP on hold with a requirement that further GA stakeholder engagement take place. In discussion with the CAA, it was agreed that FASVIG should undertake a review of the TAG Farnborough ACP. This review is now complete and the Report is being made public today. Please see document […]

Solent CTA-6 ACP Approved – base raised by 500ft

The ACP submitted to raise the base of Solent CTA-6 by 500ft to make it level with the base of CTA-7 has been approved by the CAA and will be implemented on 26th May 2016. From CAA Skywise: Solent CTA RoCSA Decision The CAA has approved the FAS VFR Implementation Group’s proposals to disestablish a portion of […]

New easy process to enable electronic identification of l...

 New proposals to allow GA airspace users in uncontrolled UK airspace to use low cost, low power electronic devices to be more visible to each other Aimed at making General Aviation (GA) flying safer Proposals will allow pilots to make their aircraft more visible to other airspace users Aims to encourage pilots to voluntarily adopt […]

New LAA MOD forms for Approval of non-certified GPS Mode ...

The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has published new MOD 7 and MOD 14 forms for use when seeking approval for the connection of a non-certified GPS to a Mode S ES transponder to enable ADS-B Out in LAA Permit-to-Fly aircraft. The new approval process permits the use of PilotAware as a mechanism for verifying the […]

CAA: MAJOR CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON IMPROVEMENTS TO UK AI...

The CAA has announced their consultation on revisions to the Airspace Change Process (CAP 725). It closes on 15th June 2016. Seeking improvements to this Process is one of FASVIG’s Packages of Change in the FAS VFR Implementation Programme  (http://fasvig.org/fasvip/poc/mas/mas-6) The link to the consultation is: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/proposals-for-revised-airspace-change-process/consult_view The actual consultation document is here: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/proposals-for-revised-airspace-change-process/supporting_documents/CAP%201389%20March%202016.pdf FASVIG […]

Reducing the cost of ADS-B

Another step forward has been announced today in reducing the cost to GA of implementing ADS-B. FASVIG support the voluntary adoption of ADS-B by GA. ADS-B offers great potential for improved traffic situational awareness and flight safety. We want to make installing ADS-B as quick, simple and low cost as possible to ensure that adopting […]

FASVIG response to CAA on Transition Altitude Consultatio...

FASVIG has today submitted a response to the CAA on their transition altitude consultation – CAP1349: The Second UK State Consultation on a Harmonised Transition Altitude (TA). This submission is one of the first deliverable from the recently launched FASVIG Champion Project Teams, in this case by Project Team VEE10 Common UK Transition Altitude The submission […]

London Oxford gets listening out squawk 4517

From 1 March London Oxford Airport will have a listening out (frequency monitoring) squawk. The code 4517 to be used when monitoring 127.750 MHz (Oxford Approach/Oxford Radar). Under the system pilots add the code to their transponder and then listen on the frequency. Controllers can then contact any aircraft that they want to check or […]

Invitation to participate in Project EVA

Project EVA is one of the SESAR cofunded projects, which are aimed at extensively demonstrating the benefits that SESAR solutions can bring to aviation in Europe.  The main objective of Project EVA is to demonstrate a measurable improvement for the probability of a GA pilot visually acquiring proximate traffic when the electronic conspicuity is used […]

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