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Our policy briefs and position papers can also be found in this section.
Airports Commission policy papers
Should the UK build a new runway?
Is a new runway compatible with climate policy?
May 2 2019
The UK should amend its legislation to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the CCC has advised, and this target should include the UK’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions, and be met through domestic action …
Mar 13 2019
In today’s Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that the Government plans to look into whether airlines “should be required to offer genuinely additional carbon offsets so that customers who want zero carbon travel have that option”. Some airlines …
Mar 23 2018
Heathrow plans beset with problems and likely to face legal challenge, concludes parliamentary committee The Transport Committee, appointed to provide the official parliamentary scrutiny of the Government’s Heathrow expansion plans, has today published its findings. The report concludes that the …
Jan 17 2018
Heathrow Airport has launched a public consultation on its proposed expansion and airspace change principals. The consultation, which opened today, remains open until 28th March 2018. Below is AEF’s reaction. 16/01/18 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org // Cait Hewitt email@example.com // 0203 …
Oct 24 2017
24/10/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Johnson// firstname.lastname@example.org // 07710 381742 Reopening of NPS for Heathrow: overhaul of evidence as Airports Commission data discredited The Department for Transport has today reopened its consultation on the draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) which …
Jul 21 2017
Embargoed until 00:01 on Friday 21 July 2017 Contact: Tim Johnson// email@example.com// 07710 381742 Anticipating tomorrow’s launch of an 18-month process to develop an aviation strategy for the UK, beginning with a call for evidence, AEF has responded with disbelief …
Feb 2 2017
02/02/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cait Hewitt // firstname.lastname@example.org // 0203 859 9371 Tim Johnson// email@example.com // 0203 859 9371 Key questions on climate change and public health remain unanswered in Government consultations The Government has today published several …
Feb 2 2017
02/02/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cait Hewitt // firstname.lastname@example.org // 0203 859 9371 The Government has today announced that it will be launching major consultations on Heathrow expansion and on airspace change. Initial reaction from Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director at …
Dec 2 2016
The aviation industry has today launched a campaign calling for Government to commit to airspace modernisation to facilitate a huge increase in the number of flights in UK airspace. The coalition of airports, airlines and air navigation providers, led by …
Oct 25 2016
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The environmental NGO, Aviation Environment Federation , 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 …