AEF has today responded to the initial call for evidence on the Government’s Aviation Strategy.
Published in July, this represents the first stage of in the development of a new aviation strategy to replace the Aviation Policy Framework. It takes a strongly pro-markets, non-interventionist approach that supports growth of airports around the UK.
In our response, AEF criticises: the emphasis on the consumer; the lack of freestanding environmental limits or aims that are not wrapped up in a growth objective; and the illogical sequencing of the current approach, under which Heathrow expansion is due to be decided before the strategy is in place, while environmental impacts are set to be last on the list of considerations for the strategy.
AEF’s full response can be found here.