A consultation on a new aviation strategy
The aviation industry is a British success story. The UK has a rich aviation history and the government recognises the importance of aviation to the whole of the UK.To build on this success the government is developing a new strategy to support industry in delivering even greater improvements for passengers, the environment and our country.
The government consulted on its proposed approach for developing the strategy in 2017 and published its ‘Next Steps’ document in April 2018.
We have now published a consultation document ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’. This document is the consultation on the specific policy proposals for inclusion in the final aviation strategy. The proposals do not form government policy yet.
The strategy sets out how you can respond to the proposals during the consultation period.
We have extended the consultation period to 20 June 2019 to provide further time for stakeholders to consider the proposals and submit their responses.The extension does not apply to specific questions on legislative airspace change proposals. The closing date for responses to the airspace change legislation questions remains 11 April 2019.
A final white paper version of the aviation strategy will be published later in 2019.
Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation – strategic themes
Aviation creates jobs, encourages our economy to grow and connects us with the rest of the world as a dynamic trading nation. It is also important for maintaining social and family ties. This is why the government supports the growth of the aviation sector and the benefits this would deliver, provided that growth takes place in a sustainable way, with actions to mitigate the environmental impacts. We have an aviation history to be proud of and we’re building on a track record of success.
Despite its strengths, UK aviation faces many challenges which it will need to overcome to maintain its leading position and take advantage of the opportunities the future holds.
Aviation 2050 sets out the long-term vision for aviation taking us to 2050 and beyond.
The consultation is structured around the following strategic themes: