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Mark Swan - Articles and news items

New approach to safety regulation for aviation industry

Airport news  •  5 June 2014  •  The UK Civil Aviation Authority

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has released more information about its new approach to the safety regulation of the aviation industry...

CAA begins spectrum release study

Airport news  •  14 February 2014  •  The Civil Aviation Authority

A major research programme will look at the feasibility of releasing 100MHz of the 2.7GHz–2.9GHz band currently being used for civil and military primary surveillance radars...

Mark Swan reappointed as a member of the Civil Aviation Authority

Airport news  •  24 January 2013  •  Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Patrick McLoughlin and Philip Hammond have reappointed Mark Swan as a member of the CAA for a second 4-year term...

Successfully meeting the future demands on UK airspace

Issue 2 2010  •  5 April 2010  •  Mark Swan, Director of Airspace Policy, UK CAA

Aviation – facilitated by the effective management of airspace – enables economies to operate more efficiently, enhances people’s opportunity for travel and leisure, and has a key role to play, for the military, in ensuring national security. It is likely that the pressure on the UK’s airspace capacity will continue to grow over the long term. The most recent update to the Department for Transport’s air passenger demand forecasts indicate that overall demand is expected to grow from 228 million passengers passing through UK airports per year in 2005, to 465 million by 2030.


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