Cyrrus awarded airspace change contract at Doncaster Sheffield

Posted: 6 January 2017 | International Airport Review | No comments yet

Cyrrus is delighted to have been selected for an upcoming project at Doncaster Sheffield Airport…


Cyrrus is delighted to have been selected for an upcoming project at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The team will undertake the airspace change for the introduction of satellite-based aRea Navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departures (SIDs) at the airport with work commencing imminently.


The Gamston VOR will be withdrawn by NATS as part of the National VOR rationalisation programme, which is approved by the CAA. Due to this change in the navigation infrastructure, the existing conventional SIDs at Doncaster Sheffield Airport will need to be changed to RNAV SIDs. In addition, the airport has decided to introduce new RNAV GNSS instrument approach procedures (IAPs) to compliment the RNAV departures.

The introduction of the new RNAV (GNSS) SIDs and the IAPs form part of a compliance project with the CAA’s Future Airspace Strategy (FAS) and policies for the implementation of performance-based navigation (PBN) in the UK.

Speaking about the project, Rob Cooke, operations director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport said;

“It was clear from our competitive tender process that Cyrrus provided the most professional and cost-effective solution to the RFP bounded by a realistic delivery programme. We look forward to working with the Cyrrus Team to deliver a successful outcome to this project.”

Cyrrus is proud to assist Doncaster Sheffield Airport with this development to ensure that it can meet its business continuity needs and accord with FAS requirements. Please contact us to see how Cyrrus can help with any airspace requirements you may have.

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