CPT Departure SID 09L/R Statement of Need

T Henderson made this Freedom of Information request to Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

The Statement of Need for the Heathrow Airport proposal for an airspace change to the CPT Departure SID 09L/R at

https://airspacechange.caa.co.uk/umbraco...

(linked from the airspace portal page at https://airspacechange.caa.co.uk/PublicP... )

includes the statements

"3. In 2009, this manual interaction by air traffic controllers was standardised and implemented as a trial procedure in the live environment. The procedure remains in operation and published in local air traffic control procedures as a trial."

and

"Since 2009, Heathrow Airport Limited have, on two occasions, tried to formalise a new CPT SID procedure, however on both occasions, and for differing reasons, firstly the CAA and then DfT, delayed the Airspace Change Proposal from progressing."

Under the Environmental Information Regulations, please could you provide :

1. Information held by CAA on the location and content of the published trial air traffic control procedures.

2. Information held by the CAA on the attempts to formalise new CPT SID procedures and on the reasons why they were delayed from progressing.

Yours faithfully,

T J Henderson

Civil Aviation Authority

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FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

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Good morning,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your application for the release of
information held by the Civil Aviation Authority.

 

If your requirements are unclear, or the information is held by another
public authority, we will contact you in the next five working days. 
Otherwise the information we are able to disclose will be assembled and
made available to you within 20 working days from receipt of your
request.  If we are unable to provide any of the information requested an
explanation will be provided.

 

The reference for the request is E0004110.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

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FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Mr Henderson

 

Further to my colleague’s email below, unfortunately we are not yet in a
position to respond to your request.  I apologise for the delay, and we
will endeavour to respond as soon as we can.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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From: FOI Requests
Sent: 28 January 2019 10:55
To: T Henderson <[FOI #547644 email]>
Cc: FOI Requests <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - CPT Departure SID 09L/R
Statement of Need

 

Good morning,

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your application for the release of
information held by the Civil Aviation Authority.

 

If your requirements are unclear, or the information is held by another
public authority, we will contact you in the next five working days. 
Otherwise the information we are able to disclose will be assembled and
made available to you within 20 working days from receipt of your
request.  If we are unable to provide any of the information requested an
explanation will be provided.

 

The reference for the request is E0004110.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

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FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Mr Henderson

 

With apologies for the delay, please find attached the CAA’s response to
your request for information.

 

 

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Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Civil Aviation Authority's handling of my FOI request 'CPT Departure SID 09L/R Statement of Need'.

Thank you for the release of the information concerning the second part of the request, but I would request that the decision regarding the first part seeking the published procedure for the current operations is reviewed.

1. I would note that there is a precedent for the release of MATS Part II information
https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/...
includes four pages of TOI093/14LTC "Heathrow Easterly CPT Departure Trial Continuation"

2. The tactical clearance procedures relevant at that time were described in the released emails and so entered the public domain.

3. Vatsim.uk hosts a document giving its version of a Heathrow MATS Part II
https://community.vatsim.uk/files/downlo...
[quote]

London Heathrow ADC vMATS Part 2 – Revision 1
15th September 2016
17
2.10 Issuing of Standard Heading to CPT Departures
When the airfield is on easterly operations, an agreement is in place to clear aircraft via Compton to a standard heading to assist INT South in the handling of these departures against arrival traffic. Unless informed otherwise by TC Heathrow, clearance delivery is to issue the following after departures instruction:
 passing London 2DME, turn right heading 220 degrees;
 climb to altitude 6000 feet.
Example: “CPT220 cleared to Dublin via Compton then flight planned route. After departure runway 09R climb straight ahead until London 2DME then turn right heading 220 degrees. Climb to altitude 6000 feet squawk 2240”
TC Heathrow may at any time amend this agreed heading to an alternative one which will be communicated to ADC. GMP may then have to relay this new clearance to aircraft that have already been issued to aircraft.
Note: CPT standard headings should always be issued via the voice frequency, and never by electronic clearance means (e.g. PDC).
[endquote]
I appreciate this is not an official real-world document but it does bear a remarkable resemblance to the procedures described in the 2015 release.

4. I understand that CAP 1616 was not in force at the time that the current trial procedure commenced but it is worth repeating the section relating to airspace trials :

Before the trial commences
312. If a live operational trial is permitted by the
CAA, the trial sponsor must next identify and
inform the full range of stakeholder groups
that the trial will be taking place. The level of
information about the trial which it must provide
will be influenced by the noise assessment
carried out when designing the trial. The scope
of this exercise needs to be proportionate. The
CAA will make an assessment and advise the
trial sponsor what is needed. But in line with
Government guidance, particular emphasis
should be given to taking reasonable steps to
inform communities and their representatives
before any trial commences where the trial
might affect the routes flown by aircraft below
7,000 feet.

I note the emphasis given to taking reasonable steps to inform communities where the trial might affect routes below 7000 feet and the absence of information in public documents (AIS) relating to this trial procedure.

Accordingly I would ask that the review takes these points into account in the considering the balance of public interest factors affecting the presumption for disclosure.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

T Henderson

Civil Aviation Authority

Thank you for your enquiry to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

We aim to respond as soon as possible. In some cases, we will need to seek specialist advice or forward your enquiry onto the most relevant area of the CAA to respond to you directly. This can sometimes take up to 20 working days.

Privacy Notice:

You have consented to the use of your personal information to enable us to consider, investigate where necessary, and respond to your enquiry. We are committed to doing that in the most safe, efficient and proper way. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at [CAA request email] . Depending on the nature of your enquiry, if you withdraw your consent we may still use your personal information to comply with our public function or our legal duty. A more comprehensive General Privacy Notice can be accessed further below.
Sometimes we may need to share your personal information with other organisations, such as when we need to investigate incidents with airlines or airports. In most cases we will be able to do this by removing your personal information. If the nature of the investigation means that we need to share your personal information we will obtain your consent beforehand. If you would prefer to make it known that you do not wish us to share your personal information, you can let us know straight away by emailing us at [CAA request email] .
Records of enquiries made to the CAA are retained for five years following a response or closure of a case or investigation, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a legal or regulatory basis. We sometimes retain information for research or statistical purposes. If we do, we will make sure that your privacy is protected and only use it for those purposes.

Enquiries or complaints:

You can submit an information enquiry or make a complaint about how we have processed your personal information by emailing [CAA request email] . Please be aware that the CAA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which means we may need to release information you have supplied to us. However, we would never disclose your personal information without first obtaining your consent.

You have further rights as a data subject, which can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

Contact details of the CAA’s Data Protection Officer can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

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Our General Privacy Notice can be viewed at http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/G...

FOI Requests, Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Mr Henderson,

 

Thank you for your email. I acknowledge receipt and we will commence the
internal review process.

 

You will be contacted by the appeals manager once the case has been
reviewed and they will aim to provide their outcome within 20 working days
of your email.

 

The reference number for the review will remain the same as your initial
reference E0004110.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

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Sawyer Kevin, Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Mr Henderson,

Please find attached letter acknowledging your appeal to the CAA’s
decision not to release information under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR). I will be acting as Appeals Manager for this case
(ref E0004110) and the attached letter sets out the process and timeframe
for this process.

 

Kind Regards,

Kevin Sawyer

 

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Sawyer Kevin, Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Mr Henderson,

Further to my letter to you on 26^th March, I have now concluded my review
of your appeal to the CAA’s decision not to disclose information you
requested as detailed in your correspondence of 25^th January 2019.

 

You will note that the original decision was based on concerns relating to
disclosing commercial information belonging to NATS and the potential for
harm to their economic interests. As part of my review I have contacted
NATS who have confirmed that they are content for this information to be
released.

 

I therefore attach the information requested.

 

Kind Regards,

Kevin Sawyer

 

From: Sawyer Kevin
Sent: 26 March 2019 10:27
To: [FOI #547644 email]
Subject: Environmental Information Regulation 2004- Appeal ref E0004110

 

Dear Mr Henderson,

Please find attached letter acknowledging your appeal to the CAA’s
decision not to release information under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR). I will be acting as Appeals Manager for this case
(ref E0004110) and the attached letter sets out the process and timeframe
for this process.

 

Kind Regards,

Kevin Sawyer

 

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