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AEF highlights failure to address Heathrow emissions in Defra air quality plan

AEF has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on its national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide. The plan was drawn up in response to a court order that ruled that the previous strategy relied on over-optimistic modelling and failed to …

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Trump withdraws from the Paris Agreement: where does that leave US aviation emissions?

As the news sinks in that the Conservatives are joining forces with a party whose former environmental minister deemed climate change a “con”, and that “reluctant green” Michael Gove, who once attempted to wipe climate change from the school curriculum, takes …

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AEF responds to consultations on airspace policy and expansion

AEF has today responded to the Government’s consultations on Heathrow expansion: draft Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) and Reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. Both responses were informed by feedback from our members, including points raised during the discussion …

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What does the snap election mean for aviation?

Well, a few things actually. To recap, the Government released its consultations on national airspace and the NPS for Heathrow at the beginning of February. Meanwhile, the Transport Committee of MPs was appointed to provide official parliamentary scrutiny of the …

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MPs’ damning review of proposals to mitigate Heathrow environmental impacts

The Government has so far failed to prove that Heathrow expansion can be delivered within environmental limits, a committee of MPs has concluded. In a highly critical report, the Environmental Audit Committee said that its earlier warnings had not resulted …

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