The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) is a joint CAA, NATS, AOA, GA and MoD effort to investigate and tackle the major safety risks in UK airspace.
It emerged from a top-level discussion between the CAA Chairman, NATS Chief Executive and MoD Assistant Chief of the Air Staff following a number of incidents where light aircraft infringed controlled airspace, or military and commercial flights lost separation outside controlled airspace.
The ASI is a major review covering a number of different areas, with the aims of:
There are Working Groups on Air Traffic Services Outside Controlled Airspace (ATSOCAS), infringements, airspace design and classification, equipment carriage, and off-route commercial operations.
The ASI will wrap up some work that is going on already - and will result in a wide-ranging communications campaign. Look out for the ASI logo.