The need for airspace modernisation
The UK’s airspace handles around 2.5 million flights a year, carrying over 270 million passengers. Flights are forecast to grow to 3.25 million by 2030, with passenger numbers increasing to 355 million.
However, the structure of our airspace was established over 40 years ago. To meet the predicted demand without delaying passengers or having to cancel flights, we need to modernise our airspace. If we don’t, delays faced by passengers are likely to soar, with 1 in 3 flights delayed by half an hour or more by 2030.
Airspace change is complex and doesn’t happen quickly, it takes years and we are already behind schedule. It is essential the aviation industry, the Government and the Civil Aviation Authority work together with local communities to upgrade our airspace.
We welcome the UK airspace policy and urge Government to maintain its support and advocacy as they develop their Aviation Strategy and as industry comes forward with proposals.
The Sky’s the Limit launches ‘The need to modernise’
The Sky’s the Limit launches ‘The need to modernise’ As millions of passengers prepare to fly through UK airspace over the Christmas break, The Sky’s the Limit – a coalition representing airlines, airports and UK air traffic control –… Read More
Aviation industry welcomes Government response to airspace consultation
The Sky’s the limit coalition representing airports, airlines and UK air traffic control has welcomed the publication of the Government’s airspace policy as a first step towards modernising our airspace. Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, speaking… Read More
Aviation industry welcomes Government leadership on airspace modernisation
Aviation industry welcomes Government leadership on airspace modernisation The Sky’s the limit coalition representing airports, airlines and UK air traffic control has welcomed the publication of the Government’s airspace and noise policy as a first-step towards modernising our airspace. Without… Read More
Political support key for airspace modernisation says The Sky’s The Limit
Henk van Klaveren, Public Affairs & PR Manager at the Airport Operators Association, speaking on behalf of The Sky’s the Limit coalition, said: “We welcome the Committee’s inquiry to identify the need for change to current airspace structures and potential… Read More
Aviation industry welcomes Government support for airspace modernisation
Dale Keller, Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK and speaking on behalf of The Sky’s the Limit coalition, said: “Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out the overwhelming case for airspace modernisation. It will benefit… Read More