Nov 16 2012
AEF has responded to the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) consultation on aviation. AEF response. The ITC seems to take the need for more airport capacity as a given; we show that the situation is not that straightforeward. AEF response.
Nov 14 2012
AEF has put in a detailed response to the government’s aviation ‘framework’ consultation. ‘Framework ‘response The framework does not address the contentious issue of new runways, this being left to the Davies Commission. However, the framework ought to give vital context to the runway …
Apr 19 2012
The CAA consultation on its first ever draft environmental programme closed on 12th April. AEF responded, welcoming the regulator’s willingness to engage in environmental questions, but suggesting that the CAA should aim for a policy-neutral approach to environmental issues, building …
Mar 15 2011
The CAA has begun to formulate an airspace strategy for the UK for now up to 2030 and recently consulted on the high level principles that will inform how aircraft are managed and routed (see our earlier article). AEF, which …
Nov 10 2010
The AEF has responded to the EU consultation on slot allocation. The consultation finished on 30th Oct 2010. Slots are defined time periods of a couple of minutes on a specified runway when a particular airline’s plane is scheduled to take …
Apr 1 2010
In 2007 the government commissioned Sir Joseph Pilling to conduct a strategic review of the CAA. In response to his recommendations, DfT has taken a number of steps, including drawing up a set of proposals that were put out to …
Jan 30 2009
The Climate Change Act 2008 commits the UK to making cuts in our greenhouse gas emisisons of 80% compared with 1990 levels by 2050 and of 26% by 2020.
Dec 3 2008
The AEF response to the 2008 Defra ‘Consultation on the guidance for Airport Operators to produce action plans under the terms of the Environmental Noise Regulations 2006’ can be downloaded here. Our response expresses a number of concerns about the …
May 7 2008
The Government plans to reform air passenger duty with a duty payable per plane. The consultation closed on 24th April.
Mar 3 2008
The government consultation on increasing capacity at Heathrow airport has now closed. See the link below to download AEF’s submission.