Consultation on revised ATS route structure over the Irish Sea
(Isle of Man and Antrim Sectors)
This consultation closed on 30th August 2016.
The feedback report was published on 27th January 2017 and is available here.
NATS is proposing changes to the ATS route structure over the Irish Sea. We propose to introduce a system of RNAV1 routes, for flights in the Isle of Man and Antrim Sectors of NATS’ Prestwick Area Control Centre.
By taking advantage of modern navigation performance the RNAV1 routes can be spaced more closely than the current route structure. This will allow enhanced systemisation and hence enable more efficient use of the airspace.
We will submit a formal proposal to the CAA in due course. If approved, implementation would not occur before November 2017.