To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 10 February (HL Deb, col 2066), which organisations have been asked to contribute to their review of the safety of general aviation; and whether that includes the Air Charter Association.
The organisations engaged with as part of the General Aviation safety review are listed below. The independent general aviation safety review, funded by the Department for Transport, is focused on non-commercial aviation, often referred to as recreational aviation. The Air Charter Association is rightly concerned with illegal public transport activity and is engaging with the Civil Aviation Authority on the matter. Given their commercial focus they were not included in the consultation for this non-commercial aviation safety review; noting that illegal commercial activity does not fall within the direct scope of the review. Within the context of the recreational aviation review, the Air Charter Association may wish to submit a response to the forthcoming consultation on the recommendations of the review.
The UK Approach to Recreational General Aviation Safety review engaged with the following organisations:
GA Partnership – A CAA-led group of industry, regulator and government.
GASCo - General Aviation Safety Council
GAA - General Aviation Alliance
EASA GA Task Force Member (EAS)
GAAC - General Aviation Awareness Council
UKAB - United Kingdom Airprox Board
GBASF - General and Business Aviation Strategic Forum
AOG - Airfield Operators Group
BAAC - British Balloon and airship club
UKFSC - UK Flight Safety Committee
CHIRP - Aviation and Maritime Confidential Incident Reporting