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AEF’s response to the CAA on their environmental information publication duties

22nd November, 2013

AEF has submitted a response to the CAA consultation “CAP 1037 Better information about UK aviation: consultation on the CAA’s new publication duties”. Our response welcomed the CAA’s new powers and duties in relation to the environment under the Civil Aviation Act 2012. Yet AEF believes that the CAA has devoted less attention to its duty to provide information to the general public than consumers. In summary, we consider that the provision of environmental information to the general public by the CAA would be both appropriate and proportionate, for the following reasons:

  1. The CAA could play an important role in the public debate about aviation by ensuring that environmental information is available.
  2. Better information could improve consumer choice, beyond just the aviation industry.
  3. Environmental costs represent externalities in the aviation market. Better information could help to address these market failures.
  4. Better environmental information could help reduce certain burdens on industry, for example by reducing the levels of complaints.

The AEF response is available below.

CAA information duties AEF consultation response

The CAA consultation document is available here: CAP 1037 Better information about UK aviation Consultat