News from the AEF
from November 2014
Nov 28 2014
The Smith Commission has announced that control over Air Passenger Duty for flights from Scottish airports would be devolved to the Scottish Government. The announcement means that APD could be scrapped on flights from Scottish airports.
Nov 24 2014
The Aviation Environment Federation has organised a flight path seminar to discuss the objectives behind the UK’s airspace strategy and the airspace change process.
Nov 21 2014
Aviation Environment Federation Director, Tim Johnson, received the 2014 Green by Design Specialist Group Award from the Royal Aeronautical Society in early November commending his work on the environmental impacts of aviation. The award’s citation reads: “The 2014 Green by …
Nov 11 2014
The Airports Commission has published its appraisals of options to expand Heathrow – doubling the length of one of the runways (the Heathrow Hub proposal) or building a third runway, and the option to expand Gatwick through building a second runway.
Nov 10 2014
The Airports Commission has one last opportunity this side of the General Election to blow away the hot air in the airports debate and set out the realistic costs and benefits in its appraisals of Heathrow and Gatwick expansion options
Nov 6 2014
In the absence of fuel duty and VAT on international aviation, or a more progressive tax where those who fly and emit more CO2 pay a correspondingly higher price, Air Passenger Duty will have to do
Nov 5 2014
The future of the Space Tourism industry is highly uncertain but even if it grows to a few thousand passengers a year, its environmental impact will become increasingly significant