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Commission announces plan for revisions to aviation’s participation in the EU Emissions trading system

Image Credit: denzel via Pixabay The European Commission has announced plans to continue to limit the future coverage of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to intra-EU flights. Under the terms of the existing legislation this temporary “Stop the Clock” …

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Lower threshold for noise annoyance CAA study finds

Image Credit: Pexels via Pixabay   Alongside the draft NPS for airports and airspace change consultation, the government last week released the CAA’s Survey of noise attitudes (SoNA). Noise from aircraft, affecting those living in the vicinity of airports and …

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Airspace proposals promise better community engagement but limited noise reduction

Image Credit: Waldeck via Pixabay  The Department of Transport has launched a major consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. The proposals follow intense community pressure over recent years for the Government to act to …

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Further comment from AEF on today’s aviation consultations

02/02/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cait Hewitt // cait@aef.org.uk // 0203 859 9371                 Tim Johnson// tim@aef.org.uk // 0203 859 9371 Key questions on climate change and public health remain unanswered in Government consultations The Government has today published several …

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AEF reacts to Government launch of major consultations on Heathrow expansion and airport change

02/02/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cait Hewitt // cait@aef.org.uk // 0203 859 9371 The Government has today announced that it will be launching major consultations on Heathrow expansion and on airspace change. Initial reaction from Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director at …

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Government misses opportunity to reduce night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted

Image Credit: Diego_torres via Pixabay  The Government has published its proposals for changes to the night flights regime for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, the only three airports in the UK at which the Government imposes noise controls. The Government sets caps …

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