AVIATION POLICY FRAMEWORK

The Government published its Aviation Policy Framework in 2013 (published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government).  It sets out the Government’s policy to allow the aviation sector to continue to make a significant contribution to economic growth across the country. It provided the baseline for the Airports Commission to take into account important issues such as aircraft noise and climate change in considering airport and runway capacity. It also sets out the Government’s objectives on the issues which will challenge and support the development of aviation across the UK. 

Following the work of the Airports Commission, the Government is now in the process of reviewing the Aviation Policy Framework and plans to issue a number of discussion documents during 2017.

Current Government consultations include :

  • UK Airspace Policy: A Framework for Balanced Decisions on the Design and Use of Airspace - the consultation closes on 25 May 2017 - click here to see consultation.

  • Draft Airports National Policy Statement: New Runway Capacity and Infrastructure at Airports in the South East of England - the consultation closes on 25 May 2017 - click here to see consultation.