A major conference has assessed the growing demands on the use of airspace in the UK.

The event, hosted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Central London on 15 July, discussed the future of Class G airspace as part of an overall plan to ensure the nation’s airspace remains fit for purpose.

Over a hundred users of Class G airspace – private, military and commercial pilots – heard speakers from GA associations, the CAA and the military, explain in detail the nature of the growing capacity constraints in UK airspace and some of the potential technological solutions to the problem. The event followed a similar event for commercial aviation at the end of 2012.

The CAA’s Future Airspace Strategy, developed in collaboration with airlines, airports, air traffic control bodies, general and business aviation, is a blueprint for how the airspace structure in the UK will develop over the next 20 years.

The Future Airspace Strategy Conference for general aviation took place at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London on 15 July 2013.

More information on the Future Airspace Strategy can be found at www.caa.co.uk/fas

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