Today (1st Sep 2018), the Future Airspace Strategy VFR Implementation Group Ltd (FASVIG) is renamed as Airspace4All Ltd (A4A). FASVIG was incorporated in June 2015 to be the legal entity behind applications for funding for what was then the Future Airspace Strategy (FAS). That strategy is now being changed in line with the CAA’s new […]
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Managing the Problem of Infringements
Infringements within the UK continue to occur at an unacceptable level. Previous measures to reduce them have not proved very effective, partly because solving the problem is more complicated than many care to admit. Follow this link to read the paper: http://fasvig.org/reports/managing-the-problem-of-infringements
Airspace – What can we learn from Germany?
In February 2018 a joint NATS/CAA/FASVIG team met with the German ANSP, DFS, at their headquarters in Langen to assess what can be learned from how German airspace is managed. Follow this link to read the report: http://fasvig.org/reports/airspace-what-can-we-learn-from-germany
A pilot’s guide to infringement avoidance… and easier naviga
GPS and new equipment running sophisticated software has given pilots the ability to navigate accurately without having to learn a wide range of skills. In many areas of the UK, airspace has become too complex for traditional VFR navigation techniques, leading to many people now using GPS as their sole method of navigation. However, many […]
NATS Consultation on FAS London Airspace Management Programm...
28th March 2018 In line with the CAP1616 process, NATS are undertaking a formal consultation on the design principles and priorities for the London Airspace Management Programme 2 airspace changes. NATS have published a presentation outlining the design principles for the airspace change and want to hear comment and feedback from the GA community. The […]
FASVIG Programme of Work to December 2019 given go ahead
28th March 2018 Following FASVIG’s unsuccessful bid for continuation funding from the FAS Investment Board in November 2017 we were invited to bid for a 3-month period of work to achieve 6 short-term tasks (one of which was to develop a 21-month application with new constraints). The 3-month work programme is now almost complete, and […]
AIM Effectiveness for Single Pilot VFR Operations
9th February 2018 In June 2017 FASVIG submitted a document to the CAA proposing improvements to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) data. Please see below for details of the proposals. The CAA have now responded to FASVIG’s proposals. The response from the CAA can be read here: http://www.fasvig.info/docs/CAA/20180209-CAA-response-to-FASVIG-proposals.pdf 14th June 2017 FASVIG has published a new […]
FAS VFR Implementation Group reports decision on funding
The Future Airspace Strategy VFR Implementation Group Ltd (FASVIG) receives interim funding approval for further work for 3 months starting 1 January 2018. FASVIG Ltd was set up as a not-for-profit company in 2016 to support the Future Airspace Strategy, launched by Government and the CAA in 2011 with the objective of delivering by 2020, […]
Evaluation of a Pre-Notification Process for Class D Transit...
Extract from AIC Y 095/2017 published today by NATS: In order to improve the timeliness of information available to ATC, an evaluation is to be conducted for flights that are intending to request a crossing clearance of the following Class D CTAs/CTRs in the London Area: • Stansted CTA /CTR; • Luton CTA/CTR; • London […]
Register of VFR Significant Areas – Version 2 Published
FASVIG is today publishing the 2nd Edition of it’s Register of VFR Significant Areas. This update to the register includes the depiction of the various VSAs, regulated airspace and “heat maps” as overlays to Google Earth. Read more here: Register of VFR Significant Areas Version 2