Informing the debate on runway capacity
In line with the CAA’s strategic objectives of delivering choice and value to UK aviation consumers whilst ensuring that local and global environmental challenges are met, we are providing independent input to support the work of the Airports Commission as well as drawing on our technical expertise to inform the wider policy debate on airport capacity.
The Airports Commission is an independent commission set up by the Government in 2012, chaired by Sir Howard Davies and including 5 other members. It has been asked to examine the need for additional UK airport capacity and recommend to Government how this can be met in the short, medium and long term. Its final report to Government is due in Summer 2015.
More details are available from the Airports Commission website.
The CAA has submitted responses to a number of the Airports Commissions’ consultations:
The CAA's work to inform the Government's aviation policy framework can be found here. Aviation Policy: Contributing to a Sustainable Aviation Framework for the UK