The awkwardly named Future Airspace VFR Implementation Group (FASVIG) has a new name: Airspace4All (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 airspace modernisation initiative.
The name change also supports a wider range of users as well as the airspace modernisation programme.
The A4A programme of work runs until the end of 2019. Projects include:
- Improving electronic conspicuity of aircraft operating VFR
- Developing and deploying a flexible use of airspace policy for lower airspace
- Collaborating on future air traffic management concepts, and airspace policy and design, to enable VFR efficiency
- Improving safety and predictability of all aircraft around and within regulated airspace
- Improving and simplifying access to controlled airspace
- Generating opportunities to engage and coordinate with all of the stakeholder groups.
John Brady, director of A4A, said, “VFR operations are an essential part of the new Airspace Modernisation Strategy to allow all parts of UK aviation to integrate efficiently and seamlessly.
“Working with the CAA and with NATS, the architect of the modernisation work, Airspace4All will be a focus for policies and plans to deliver that. Integration rather than segregation should be a cornerstone of the UK FIR of the future