CAA and the Environment

The CAA recognises that aviation must, like other sectors, be responsible towards our environment.

Aviation is a key driver of growth in the UK, but without tackling its environmental impact, both globally and locally, it will not be able to fully realise its economic potential, the CAA has set the foundations to meet its strategic ambition to develop its existing expertise to help aviation to improve its environmental performance.

As part of its work to meet its environmental ambition, the CAA has set out four goals for its work:

  • To contribute to a cleaner and quieter aviation industry.
  • To improve airspace design through new operational measures.
  • To enhance consumer understanding by making information available to help them assess their environmental impact when choosing their flight.
  • To influence the environment debate.