The UK Civil Aviation Authority is today (27 June) announcing the appointment of eight members of its new Environmental Sustainability Panel to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Civil Aviation Authority, providing expert technical advice on the delivery of our environmental sustainability strategy.
The Panel will work with us to support and challenge us as we work with industry, consumers and local communities to better understand and mitigate the impacts of aviation and drive improvements in its environmental performance relating to emissions, noise and other environmental impacts. It will work alongside our existing Consumer Panel to better understand consumers’ needs as we develop our plans to report on aviation’s environmental performance and to provide consistent information to passengers on this when they book their flights.
Richard Moriarty , Chief Executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said “I am delighted to welcome the new Environmental Sustainability Panel to the CAA to help us achieve our strategic goal of helping the aviation sector to continue to thrive while still achieving the government’s target to meet net zero by 2050 and reducing its impact on local communities. The Panel brings a wealth of expertise in aviation, and in other sectors, on noise, carbon and other environmental impacts, covering both the technical challenges and solutions for greening aviation, and the impact of emissions and noise on public health.
Dr Ruth Mallors-Ray, the Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Panel said “I am very pleased to be appointed Chair of the CAA’s inaugural Environmental Sustainability Panel. Aviation is transforming at a rapid rate and its impact on the environment through emissions and noise has to be understood and mitigated by all aviation stakeholders, as well as being reported clearly to consumers and local communities. Convening a panel of experts in their fields to act as advisor and critical friend to the CAA is recognition by the CAA of its commitment to playing its role in how aviation becomes a cleaner, greener and quieter sector. I look forward to working with my panel members, the CAA Consumer Panel and the CAA more widely over the coming weeks, months and years.”
For more information the Environmental Sustainability Panel, please visit our website.
Notes to Editors
The Panel members, each of whom will contribute around one day a month to the role, are:
- Dr Ruth Mallors-Ray (RMR Consultants and formerly Chief Operating Officer of the Aerospace Technology Institute) - Chair
- Professor Charlotte Clark (Professor of Epidemiology at St George’s, University of London, and Interim Director of the Population Health Research Institute)
- Dr Martin Hawley (Co-founder and CTO Airspace Unlimited and Deep Safety)
- Professor David Lee (Professor of Atmospheric Science at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Centre for Aviation, Transport, and the Environment)
- Professor Alistair Lewis (Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York and Science Director for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science)
- Dr Chikage Miyoshi (Reader in Environmental Systems for Aerospace School of Water, Energy, and the Environment at Cranfield University)
- Professor Anil Namdeo (Professor of Air Quality Management in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University)
- Professor Mark Westwood (Professor and Head of Centre for Aeronautics, Cranfield University)
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