Consultation outcome

Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation

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Consultation response on legislation for enforcing the development of airspace change proposals

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Enforcing the development of airspace change proposals: impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

In October 2019, the government published a consultation response on legislation for enforcing the development of airspace change proposals (ACPs) alongside an impact assessment. This response concerned annex A of the ‘Aviation 2050 – the future of UK aviation’ consultation document.

The response concluded that we would:

  • progress with proposals to give the Secretary of State for Transport – delegable to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – new powers to direct that ACPs are taken forward by airports or other relevant bodies
  • implement its sanctions and penalties regime proposal
  • give CAA the responsibility for enforcing the sanctions and penalties regime

Given the unprecedented challenges that the aviation sector has faced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided we will not publish a further formal response to the remaining parts of this consultation.

Instead, in May 2022, the government published Flightpath to the future, a strategic framework that builds upon the consultation responses received. It establishes our ambitions and commitments for aviation over the next 10 years.

Detail of feedback received

Sixty-six responses were received relating to the ‘Legislation for enforcing the development of airspace change proposals’ section of this consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on government's long term vision for aviation to 2050.

This consultation ran from
to

Consultation description

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on its green paper which outlines proposals for a new aviation strategy. The strategy will set out the challenges and opportunities for aviation to 2050 and beyond and will emphasise the significance of aviation to the UK economy and regional growth.

The strategy will focus on:

  • developing a partnership for sustainable growth which meets rising passenger demand, balanced with action to reduce environmental and community impacts
  • improving the passenger experience, including through technology and innovation, a new passenger charter and action to reduce delays at the border
  • building on the UK’s success to establish new connections across the world and create greater choice for consumers

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Documents

Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation (web version)

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Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation (print version)

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Hedfanaeth 2050: Dyfodol hedfanaeth yn y Deyrnas Unedig

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Published 17 December 2018
Last updated 26 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Outcome updated and link added to 'Flightpath to the future: a strategic framework for the aviation sector'.

  2. Response to the 'Legislation for enforcing the development of airspace change proposals' section, annex A, of the consultation and impact assessment released.

  3. Extension of consultation period to 20 June 2019. Extension does not apply to the specific questions on legislative airspace change proposals for which the closing date remains 11 April 2019.

  4. First published.