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Aviation: Noise

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Byron Davies Byron Davies Conservative, Gower

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to incentivise the use of quieter aircraft in the general aviation sector.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government acknowledges that the general aviation sector’s economic impact on the UK economy is around £3.0 billion of Gross Value Added. However, we also recognise that annoyance from aviation noise can be caused by aircraft in the general aviation sector.

The Government is working on a new strategy for UK aviation, which will explore how we can maximise the positive role of our world class aviation sector.

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