• Sponsor: Birmingham Airport Limited

    The proposal seeks to establish revised departure routes from runway 15 utilising Performance-based Navigation (PBN) technology, following the extension to the airport’s instrument runway.


    As part of the original decision to approve the airspace change requested by Birmingham Airport Limited (BAL) the CAA set a number of conditions, one of which required BAL to conduct a further trial of 'Option 5' for turboprop-driven aircraft. More detail on this can be found in our Decision document on this page (para 126-7).

    The CAA has now received representations from Birmingham Airport Limited (BAL), which in the interests of transparency, we are making available to the aviation community:  BirminghamAirportRunway15DecisionResponse

    Comments on BAL’s proposal will be gratefully received by 9 September 2016: BALoption5trial@caa.co.uk

    Last updated: 20 March 2019

    Framework briefing held with organisations considering proposal of the change TBD

    Sponsor external consultation documents (with associated appendices)

    11 Jan - 17 May 2013
    Sponsor's external consultation feedback report June 2013
    Sponsor's formal airspace change proposal (date received by CAA) 14 August 2013
    Operational assessment by CAA TBD
    Consultation assessment by CAA 12 October 2015
    Environmental assessment by CAA 31 March 2016

    Decision document (CAA change approval)

    Note: BAL suspended its request for approval of the 2 northbound SIDs (as discussed in the Decision document, paragraph 17).  BAL has re-designed the SIDs.  The aim of the re-design work was to produce aircraft tracks that better reflected the proposals consulted upon.  BAL has submitted these re-designs to the CAA (see below).  

    4 April 2016
    Change implementation date 23 June 2016
    AIRAC distribution date / AIP amendment 12 May 2016
    PIR initiation date 7 April 2017
    Sponsor's analysis
    CAA PIR assessment
    Northbound SIDs resubmission 18 December 2018
    Northbound SIDs Operational Assessment  
    Consulted vs Proposed SID centrelines  
    Northbound SIDs Decision document 22 February 2019
    Northbound SIDs implementation date 23 May 2019
    Northbound SIDs distribution date/AIP amendment 11 April 2019