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active 2018-12-06 Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme - AD3

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Chris Pawley

Effective 6 December 2018


Airspace Deployment 3 is a redesign of (Real world) London AC Sector 21 (AC Worthing on VATSIM), with new routings for traffc outbound from Solent airfields, and new procedures for traffic inbound and outbound from the Channel Islands via the North-East interface with London. This is part of the Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme (SAIP). The majority of these changes are made to reduce complexity in this sector.

An overview for the new flow is given below:


(Note the majority of the lines at ORTAC are old RNAV5 specification routes, so alternatives are available for most flights)



A number of new RNAV 1 Airways are introduced between SAM/GWC and the FIR boundary with France.

New RNAV 1 STARs are introduced for Solent Inbounds

Note these STARs are named following the ICAO standards, after the first waypoint rather than the last waypoint as is typical in the UK.

New SIDs are introduced for Guernsey and Jersey

Agreements at ORTAC are extended to LELNA for Southbound traffic and ORIST for Northbound traffic

There are new agreed levels diagrams to support these changes.

Thanks to @Sebastian Rekdal for preparing the graphics for these changes

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