Aug 22 2013
The European Commission has published proposals intended to reduce the amount of public money that goes to airports and airlines, but in practice, small airports will continue to receive massive subsidies that often make their way to low-fares airlines, Brussels-based …
Aug 15 2013
The UK Government has been carrying out a review of the balance of ‘competencies’ or powers between the EU and its Member States. The ‘competent’ authority is the one – EU or Member State – which has the power to legislate …
Apr 26 2013
The Government’s proposals on night noise should aim to deliver health-based long term objectives for limiting community exposure to excessive noise, argues AEF in its response to a consultation on noise regulation at the dominant London airports.
Jan 18 2013
The Transport Committee of the London Assembly, which holds Mayor Boris Johnson to account, this week took evidence as part of its inquiry into airport capacity in London. Speaking alongside Virgin, business lobby group London First, and the commercial air …
Dec 21 2012
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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 …
Oct 17 2012
Aviation and airports policy are all over the press at the moment. Alongside the Government’s own consultation and the new Airports Commission, a number of organisations have launched their own inquiries into how the Government should be handling demands for …
Jun 25 2012
Since the Government announced its policy of opposition to new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, the aviation industry has been working hard to put out the message that there is a crisis in airport capacity in the South East.
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 …