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Airports Commission policy papers
Should the UK build a new runway?
Is a new runway compatible with climate policy?
Feb 4 2020
Today, Sustainable Aviation has published its carbon roadmap which commits the UK industry to net zero emissions by 2050. While the industry has set the right level of ambition, following on from the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC’s) advice last …
Jan 14 2020
In response to reports that the Government is considering cutting APD on all domestic flights in order to save Flybe from having to cease operations, AEF Deputy Director Cait Hewitt said: “With aviation growth posing a threat to the UK’s …
Sep 24 2019
The Government should reassess its airport capacity strategy in the context of making aviation emissions net zero by 2050, the CCC has told the Transport Minister Grant Shapps in a letter to the Government today. The UK legislated in June …
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 …