ACP 2022 050-Establishment of Portland Heliport ATZ/FRZ

Closed 12 Jan 2024

Opened 17 Nov 2023


The purpose of this page is to request stakeholder feedback for the establishment of a formal airspace structure surrounding the CAA licenced heliport Portland (ICAO Code EGDP). The Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) had been raised in accordance with CAA’s CAP 1616. Portland Heliport is situated in Class G airspace and is operated by a defence contractor, HeliOperations Ltd, governed by the Civil Aviation Authority. Portland became a licenced heliport in October 2023. At present, Portland Heliport provides direct support to rotary activity for the Royal Navy (RN), Joint Helicopter Force (JHF), and alliance operations conducted in and around the vicinity of Portland and within the Portland Danger Area (DA) complex.

HeliOperations Ltd, the operator of Portland Heliport, have identified that the ‘Loss of Safe Separation with other airspace users’ is one of their top six significant risks / hazards to the heliport.

To address the ‘Loss of Safe Separation with other airspace users’, the implementation of the following ATZ/FRZ proposal aims to address the requirement to protect air users departing / arriving at Portland Heliport during their critical stages of flight.

See attached document for full engagement information.



  • Comment & Feedback Submission Period

    From 17 Nov 2023 at 12:00 to 12 Jan 2024 at 12:00

    As part of the CAP 1616 Airspace Change Process, feedback and comments are welcomed on the intent and purpose of the establishment of a Portland Heliport ATZ, by no later than 12th January 2024. Please consult the engagement material for methods of feedback.