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1

What is the objective of Airspace Management (ASM)?

To achieve the most efficient use of airspace based on actual need and, where possible, to avoid permanent airspace segregation.

2

With regards to the MOD contract, what is the meaning of 'Joint and Integrated'?

Government policy for the provision of en-route ATC services within the UK is by NATS and the MOD
Both parties share a common infrastructure and oerate on a co-located basis from major ACCs
NATS provides ATC services to some Military aircraft inside CAS
MOD provides ATC services to some Civil aircraft outside CAS

3

Who is responsible for UK airspace?

The CAA Directorate of Airspace Policy

4

What is the Prime Purpose of Controlled Airspace?

To protect the users both inside and outside controlled airspace

5

How is Controlled Airspace set up of adapted within the UK?

Air Traffic Management Provider submit a proposal to DAP
The proposal should give reasons for the change and must show that an informal local consultation process with interested users has been conducted.
DAP will review the proposal before forwarding it to the NATMAC for formal consultation
NATMAC will make recommendations to DAP. DAP will then decide if the proposal is accepted.
DAP will promulgate changes in AIP etc.

6

What is the NATMAC?

National Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee

7

What examples of organisation have representatives on the NATMAC?

BGA, BPA, BBAC, AOPA, GAPAN, GATCO

8

What is the fundamental principle of the flexible use of airspace concept?

Airspace should not be designed as either pure civil or pure military

9

What is the AMC and what are they responsible for?

Airspace Management Cell
Responsible for collating airspace requests, planning daily use and producing the Airspace Use Plan (AUP)

10

Who receives a copy of the AUP

ACCs and the ECAC CADF

11

What is the ECAC CADF and what does it do?

Centralised Airspace Data Function. Collects national AUPs and produces the CRAM

12

What is the CRAM?

Conditional Route Availability Message

13

What periods are ASM activities split into?

ASM Level 1 - 1 year in advance
ASM Level 2 - Day before
ASM Level 3 - On the day

14

What is Temporary Segregated Airspace?

Airspace of pre-defined dimensions reserved for exclusive use. Established at ASM Level 1

15

What levels of Conditional Routes are there?

CDR Level 1 - Permanently Plannable
CDR Level 2 - Non Permanently Plannable
CDR Level 3 - Not Plannable

16

When is the CRAM sent to ATC, Operators, FMP and AMCs?

Ideally no later than 1500UTC on the day before