Tagged as "department for transport"
May 12 2017
With several consultations open that will determine the direction of airspace and environmental policy for aviation in the coming years, AEF hosted a seminar in late April for communities to better understand the Government’s plans and help shape AEF’s response. …
Dec 10 2015
The Government has today announced that a final decision on airport expansion will be delayed until further work on environmental impacts has been undertaken, especially on air quality. The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF), a national NGO campaigning on the environmental impacts …
Aug 17 2015
The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.
Aug 11 2014
On the 15th July, the Government gave its long awaited response to the interim report of the Airports Commission, which was published last December. The response focused almost entirely on the Commission’s short to medium recommendations.
Apr 17 2014
The Department for Transport has published a new set of guidelines for airport consultative committees and many of our suggestions to a recent consultation were taken on board. Highlights include a detailed section on dealing with complaints but we were disappointed that the DfT was unwilling to improve the statutory requirements for airports and airfields.