As the UK aviation industry tackles the challenges of today, it is also focused on the future and how it can build back better. For the industry and its recovery, airspace modernisation is an important piece of the jigsaw. Chief of the Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG), Mark Swan, describes…
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Following a report published in July 2020 by the Airspace Change Organising Group, the UK government has announced £5.5 million in funding to support the UK's airspace modernisation programme.
Partly funded by the Department for Transport, the City of Derry to Stansted route provides critical connectivity between Northern Ireland and London, subsequently boosting the region’s economy.
Why Performance Based Oversight, SeMS and professionalisation of training are imperative for the aviation sector
Kirsty Wells, SeMS Programme Lead, and Nina Smith, Head of Training and Human Factors at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), discuss the move towards Performance Based Oversight and how SeMS is the stepping stone in achieving this, alongside the professionalisation of training.
The UK government's Global Travel Taskforce will work to develop an operationalised approach for testing international arrivals.
As part of a major renovation of its security area and in preparation for an increase in passengers, Teesside Airport has installed two new scanners.
The DASA competition provides an opportunity to help further develop the critical counter-drone technical capabilities needed.
From 10 July 2020, passengers will be able to travel to many countries without having to self-isolate on return to the UK.
Based on scientific advice and industry collaboration, the new guidance aims to encourage the quick resumption of the UK aviation industry as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Following a previous extension of four months, DfT has announced a further extension on the deadline for the Manston Airport redevelopment and reopening.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the UK, the UK government's Transport Committee has asked for public input on the impact of the virus on the transportation sector.
Following travel restrictions, border closures and the closing of hotels, the UK government is now working with airlines to bring passengers home.
An appeal by Stop Stansted Expansion to have the airport’s planning application determined by Central Government has been officially dismissed.
Following a visit from the UK Aviation Minister, Southampton Airport and local business leaders are calling for work to strengthen regional connectivity.
The tour is part of the Department for Transport's Regional Air Connectivity Review, which was launched in mid-January 2020.