Information concerning Class C Airspace
On 18 January 2001 the Eurocontrol Provisional Council and Permanent Commission endorsed the Airspace Strategy for ECAC States.
The first airspace objective of the Strategy involved the harmonisation of airspace arrangements by applying ICAO Class C in the airspace of ECAC Member States above FL195.
Subsequent to this the Single European Sky (SES) Airspace Classification Regulation has been adopted, which requires EU member States to adopt Class C above FL195 by 1 July 2007 at the latest.
It was determined that the most effective use of resources was to introduce Class C in the UK in 2 phases. The first of these phases became effective on the 16 March 2006 with the introduction of Class C in UK airspace above FL245.
In order to fully meet the requirements of the EU regulation, Class C will be implemented in the UK, at and above FL195 on the 15 March 2007.
The site provides information of the introduction of Class C at and above FL195 in the London and Scottish FIR/UIRs.