Published on August 7th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer0
Irish Airspace Users Invited to Join Online Discussion
Irish Airspaces users will get together online on Monday evening at 7 pm for a Zoom call to discuss the latest Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) from the IAA (you can read it here). The majority of the submissions for the original airspace review had supported a reduction in controlled airspace, particularly in many of the regional airports where airspace on either side of the centreline is clearly not required. To the shock and dismay of most people in the GA community, in the ACP published in mid-July, the planned controlled airspace actually increased! Regional Control Zones which previously had a radius of 10 nautical miles have proposed dimensions of 20nm x 20 nm taking up 400 square nautical miles of airspace! The ‘stubs’, which are the CTAs that extend out in the approach direction of each runway have expanded by 100%.
The IAA hosted an online briefing session on Wednesday 28th July as an opportunity to clarify the Review of Irish Airspace Proposals as outlined in the consultation documentation. It was described by participants as unprofessional at best and….I better not use some of the other more colourful words to describe the IAA’s presentation!
Interested parties have until close of business on 12th August to submit their comments to the Airspace Change Proposal. A number of Irish airspace users will join a Zoom call on Monday evening at 7 pm to discuss what was said at the IAA briefing session and discuss concerns relating to the current ACP. If you intend on submitting a comment and would like to join the Zoom call, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to join the call.