Stansted Airport update

London Stansted Airport, Future Airspace Programme

Step 1B – Design Principles


Earlier this year, we wrote to update you on an important piece of work that London Stansted Airport was undertaking as part of the Government’s national programme to modernise the way UK airspace is managed.  As a reminder, we have been working to gather views from local communities and other stakeholders on a set of principles that will underpin any future proposals to change the way airspace around the airport is managed.  You can find out more about this work and how it fits into the UK-wide programme here.


I am writing to let you know that, after completing our engagement with local communities and other stakeholders for this first stage, we have now submitted our proposed Design Principles to the industry regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for review.  We would like to extend our thanks to all those who gave us their views as part of this process, particularly at this difficult time.


You can view our Design Principles report and all accompanying appendices on the CAA’s dedicated airspace change portal here.


Thank you for your support and input during this challenging period.


Future Airspace team

London Stansted Airport