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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.
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
Additional supporting documents have also been published.