Aviation: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 1 May 2018.

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Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the safety of general aviation of the use of controlled airspace.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Aviation safety is the overarching duty of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The CAA is the UK’s independent aviation regulator and acts as the national supervisory authority responsible for the planning and regulation of national airspace. It sets the process for change in UK airspace, and makes decisions on proposals made by sponsors to change the notified UK airspace design.

The Government has appointed Byron Davies as its first ever General Aviation Champion, in order to identify a network of strategically important airfields and to help the future development of the general aviation sector.

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