FAS VFR Implementation Group reports decision on funding28th 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 the bid for 21 months was submitted and accepted.  The FASVIG team presented the outline plan for this new programme of work to stakeholders on 21 March – which, again, was accepted.  In addition to increased GA communications and engagement, the FASVIG work strands to 31 December 2019 are to:

  • Improve electronic conspicuity of aircraft operating VFR;
  • Develop and deploy a Flexible Use of Airspace Policy for lower airspace;
  • Collaborate on future ATM concepts and airspace policy and design to enable VFR efficiency;
  • Improve safety and predictability of all aircraft around and within regulated airspace; and
  • Regularise and simplify access to controlled and regulated airspace.


Each of the top-level work strands, bulleted above, will cover supporting work elements, some of which have already been identified while others are still being developed.