Additional funding for UK airspace upgrade vital to Build Back Better
Airport Operators Association, Chief Executive Karen Dee has commented on the UK government’s plans to provide additional funding for Airspace Modernisation as part of Build Back Better.
Commenting on the UK government’s announcement of additional funding for Airspace Modernisation ‘redesigning the UK’s motorway in the skies’ Airport Operators Association (AOA) Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “We welcome the announcement by the government of a further £3.7 million towards Airspace Modernisation on top of the £5.5 million in government investment announced in 2021. This will give airports some essential support to continue this crucial programme of upgrading the UK’s airspace and deliver quicker, quieter, and cleaner journeys.
“The UK’s airspace is our invisible infrastructure in the sky, vital to the UK’s connectivity and to the delivery of government agendas like global Britain. Airspace Modernisation is also essential to support aviation as it aims to build back better, so that a recovery to pre-COVID-19 pandemic passenger levels can be delivered with a reduced impact on the environment. We look forward to working with the government and the Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG) to deliver modernisation and to help achieve aviation’s net zero by 2050 commitment.”