New Aviation Strategy for the UK

There seems to be a glut of consultations on the future of various parts of the aviation industry. The latest document out for public consultation is new aviation strategy for the United Kingdom.

Yesterday the Department for Transport published a call for evidence on a new aviation strategy for the UK. Adding to the proposed drone rules for the EU and proposed standards from BSI which are still out for public consultation.

The Department for Transport sums up the six objectives of the strategy on their website as:

  • Help the aviation industry work for its customers
    • Enhancing the consumer experience through improved accessibility, better information and support when things go wrong.
  • Ensure a safe and secure way to travel
    • Championing the UK’s aviation security and safety record and ensuring our approaches remain cutting edge and responsive to new challenges.
  • Build a global and connected Britain
    • The importance of aviation to building a global Britain that is outward looking, with a strong economy that benefits the whole of the UK.
  • Encourage competitive markets
    • Examining the sector to see whether market failures exist and how government can encourage more competition.
  • Support growth while tackling environmental impacts
    • Building capacity and promoting regional growth and connectivity whilst balancing this with the need to tackle environmental impacts.
  • Develop innovation, technology and skills
    • How we can make best use of new technology and build on the aviation sector’s track record of success in encouraging innovation.

    Have your say on the New Aviation Strategy for the UK

Again this is another oppertunity to have your say in shaping the future of aviation industry in the UK.

So if you want to have your say, the consultation is open until 11:45 pm on the 13th October 2017. The document is 86 pages long. You can either submit your responses via an online form. Or one you can download then email or post to the Department for Transport.