The CAA has announced improvements to VFR charts that it claims will improve the clarity of information depicted.

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The alterations have been made in consultation with the aviation industry and will appear in the new editions of the 1:500k and 1:250k series charts that will be published in March 2014.

The main changes include:

The addition of boundary tint to all airspace boundaries regardless of classification

The reversal of the colour formatting of airspace classifications boxes i.e. white classification lettering within appropriate classification (blue or magenta) coloured box.

The re-alignment of all airspace annotations along the leading edges of airspace boundaries

The application of a white halo effect to all aeronautical information annotations that are located over land, and all airspace annotations embedded in airspace boundary tints

The removal of duplicate airspace controlling authority names from all airspace annotations, except in the outer extremity of the relative controlling authority’s CAS

Further information can be found on the NATS AIS website