Military Operations: Airspace

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th November 2020.

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Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedure allows them to implement changes to military air space which are requested by the Ministry of Defence to further peacetime operations.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK Flight Information Region airspace is neither specifically military or civilian. The Joint Air Navigation Services Council is responsible for the management of airspace and Air Traffic Service provision with a Joint and Integrated Approach between the Department for Transport and the Ministry of Defence.

These joint procedures are published in Civil Airspace Publication (CAP) 740 - UK Airspace Management Policy which is available on the website.

The practical policy guidance to enact an airspace change is published in CAP1616, again with the specific military stakeholder requirements considered throughout any change process.

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