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14th May 2021

Pre-flight planning

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The Airspace Infringement Working Group has produced this guidance to cover the key aspects of successful pre-flight preparation and planning.

Pre-flight planning – Airspace Safety

We’ll be adding to this resource over the coming weeks to complete a full set of advice.

5th January 2021

New aviation reporting portal

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The aviation reporting portal relaunched for the UK on 5 January 2021.At this time UK reporters do not need to register for an account to submit MOR reports to the UK CAA and those wishing to use this portal should do so by selecting the ‘report an occurrence without registration’ option. The UK working with EASA will be introducing new functionality on the portal over the coming months and these will be communicated as they become available. Any feedback regarding the portal should be directed to safety.intelligence@caa.co.uk, you can also feedback directing using the portal contact us page.

3rd December 2020

EGBB Airspace Changes from 3 December 2020

The following changes to EGBB Airspace are effective 3rd December 2020. All changes are detailed in the NATS AIP AIRAC 13/2020.

  • GROVE conventional STARS will be removed and replaced with RNAV STARS.
  • CHASE conventional STARS via CREWE will be replaced with RNAV STARS.
  • CHASE conventional STARS via the MCT will remain.
  • CHASE hold will be available as both an RNAV and conventional hold.
  • GROVE hold will be available as an RNAV hold only.
  • OLIVE hold is not required as HON outages will no longer affect Birmingham operations.
  • CEDAR and MAPLE holds still exist, but have been withdrawn from En-route charts.

New STARs and withdrawn STARs are listed in the tables below.

AerodromeOld STAR NameNew STAR nameNavigation SpecificationATS Route Connectivity
EGBBGROVE 1BSILVA 1BRNAV5M183, M605, Q41
EGBBGROVE 1CHEMEL 1BRNAV5L610, M184, T420
EGBBN/ADOLOP 1BRNAV5(U)Y124
EGBBN/AMAKUX 1BRNAV5L15, Q38
EGBBN/AMALUD 1BRNAV5L975, Q37, Z195
EGBBCHASE 1CWAL 1BRNAV5L10, L975, Q4
EGBBCHASE 2DAMPIT 1BRNAV5L15

10th September 2020

Removal of M40 J15 Warwick VRP

1st April 2020

EGBB Airspace – COVID 19

Birmingham Airport class D airspace is currently open H24.

It is critical to flight safety that you check all NOTAMs before flying to ensure your safety and others.  For up-to-date information NOTAMs

The CAA have created a document to assist pilots to disseminate NOTAMs.  The document clearly explains how to read and interpret a NOTAM.  Please take some time to read the following document ASI UPDATE NOTAM

During 2020 we have had a large number of infringements, the attached hotspot map give the approximate location and level of each individual infringement. Infringement Hotspot Map 2020

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