The aviation strategy, which the Government is in the process of developing, plans for the next three decades of aviation and, once completed, will replace the 2013 Aviation Policy Framework. The purpose of the strategy is, according to Government’s consultation document, to “boost economic growth, connectivity and skills”.
Up to now, the Government has consulted on the first stage of the strategy’s development, which sets out their proposed approach and the issues they would like to explore. This consultation ran from 21 July 2017 to 13 October 2017. The Government now plans to release a Green Paper in the autumn, exploring topics including safety, competitive markets, and environmental impacts.
The final strategy is most likely to be published in 2019.
AEF’s response to the first consultation can be found here.
Discussion Paper 1 AEF discussion paper on aircraft noise
Discussion Paper 2 AEF discussion paper on aviation and climate change