CAA announces Manchester airspace change

Following a review of airspace arrangements in the Manchester area, and consultation with all sections of the aviation community, the CAA has approved changes to the boundaries of the Manchester Control Zone (CTR).

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The changes will be introduced on 8 March 2012 and willresult in a reduction in the size of the Manchester CTR, and changes to theshapes of the overlying Control Areas. Approach and departure routes serving Manchester Airport will remain unchanged.

Details of the changes will be published in AeronauticalInformation Circular Yellow 03/2012 on 26 January 2011, and will beincorporated into the UK AIP and 1:500000 Aeronautical Chart ‘Southern England& Wales’on 8 March 2012.  ‘Northern England and Northern Ireland’ will be updatedwhen it is next published on 3 May 2012.

The revisions will also be depicted on 1:250000 AeronauticalCharts 'Central England and Wales'and 'England East' when the current editions are replaced in May and June 2013respectively. 

The CAA’s decision letter, which includes a chart andco-ordinates of the revised airspace can be found here: http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/7/20111220ManchesterACPDecisionLetter.pdf

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