RAF Brize Norton Consultation for Airspace Change Proposal

As a stakeholder of RAF Brize Norton, we write to inform you that we have today launched our Public Consultation in respect of our proposal to make changes to the airspace arrangements around RAF Brize Norton.

The airspace arrangements to protect the aircraft operating in and out of RAF Brize Norton are no longer fit for purpose.  The airspace was first designed many years ago, and since then the fleets have changed, and the regulations regarding the instrument flight procedures and containment have also altered.  RAF Brize Norton is also updating the Instrument Flight Procedures by introducing satellite based procedures.  The new airspace is required to protect the procedures, which have been designed collaboratively with London Oxford Airport.  The aim is to enhance the levels of safety for RAF Brize Norton aircraft, protecting not only the procedures, but by connecting the Airport with the UK Airways network.

We have completed a document outlining what the proposed changes are, and how you can comment on the design.  We invite you to visit our website where you can download the document.  We would appreciate comments from aviation and non-aviation stakeholders.  If you have no comment to make, then we would still love to hear from you.

The consultation period will commence on Friday 15 December 2017 and will finish on 22 March 2018.  To see the plans, and to find out how you can comment, please visit our webpage at:


Should you have any questions or comments about the proposed changes, please use the following email address that will be monitored by Osprey Consulting Services Ltd, who are managing this process for us.


Yours Sincerely,

The RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Consultation Team