Jun 30 2015
The Government has until 2016 to set out an effective plan for limiting aviation emissions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said today. The UK’s official advisory body on delivery of the Climate Change Act used its 5th ‘Progress Report’ to Government to highlight the need for action on aviation, including constraints on demand.
May 29 2015
In our response to the Airports Commission’s air quality consultation, we argue that the evidence produced by the Commission suggests all expansion options should be ruled out on air quality grounds. The Commission’s consultation contained the results of dispersal modelling, …
Feb 4 2015
Our response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on shortlisted expansion options finds that there are gaping holes in the analysis by the Airports Commission but it still points to all of the options for a new runway being an environmental disaster.
Sep 9 2014
During the summer, the Airports Commission consulted on two papers: using existing airport capacity and delivering new capacity. We summarise our responses to the two papers below. The role of regional airports AEF continues to argue that rather than building new …
May 2 2014
The Civil Aviation Authority recently consulted on its environmental programme for 2014-16 which we responded to along with continuing to provide feedback to the CAA through our participation in their environmental stakeholder panel. Our primary concern was that the consultation did not seem to …
Mar 3 2014
The AEF has responded to the Airports Commission’s draft Appraisal Framework. In our response, we highlight the need for more specific and measurable objectives which relate more specifically to the appraisal modules which outline how the environmental, social and economical impacts of …
Feb 18 2014
The AEF has responded to the Department for Transport’s recent consultation on a new set of guidelines for airport consultative committees. The guidelines are an improvement on the previous ones issued in 2003 but the Government should do more to ensure they are followed.
Feb 4 2014
The AEF has responded to the DfT’s second stage consultation on night noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. In it we highlight the need for an evidence-based target to inform a long-term night noise policy which should be to reduce night noise below the threshold recommended by the WHO to avoid damaging health impacts.
Jan 17 2014
The Department for Transport has published the final version of its ‘Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on Environmental Objectives Relating to the Exercise of its Air Navigation Functions’.
Nov 22 2013
AEF’s response to the DfT consultation Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on Environmental Objectives Relating to the Exercise of its Air Navigation Functions, focused on aviation emissions, noise approaches and the need to manage helicopter noise. Our response highlighted the importance of the …