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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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Lower threshold for noise annoyance CAA study finds

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 under flight paths, represents a serious …

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Airspace proposals promise better community engagement but limited noise reduction

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 prevent significant airspace changes being …

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What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead to a benefit over sixty …

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Dark day for communities and for the UK’s chance of tackling climate change, as Heathrow announcement shows reckless disregard for environmental targets

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The environmental NGO, Aviation Environment Federation [1], which represents communities around the UK’s airports, has strongly criticised the Government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow. Cait Hewitt, AEF Deputy Director, said: This is …

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First EU-wide report on aviation’s environmental impacts shows growing challenges

A new report by European environment and aviation agencies – the European Aviation Environmental Report  – has found that the growth in European air traffic has outstripped technological and operational improvements over the past 25 years, leading to increased environmental …

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New report finds aircraft noise policy puts the health of over one million people at risk

The Government’s aircraft noise policies are risking the health of over one million people and an urgent policy rethink is needed ahead of upcoming decisions in 2016, finds a major AEF report, ‘Aircraft Noise and Public Health: the evidence is loud …

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