At the Airport Operators Association reception, Baroness Sugg told industry representatives the Government will help the aviation sector be more competitive, prosperous and sustainable.
She confirmed that the up-coming aviation strategy will support the aviation sector and said:
- More has to be done to address consumer issues– including tackling disruptive passengers; reviewing the compensation process; and providing support for disabled and elderly passengers.
- Changes must be made to the management of the UK’s airspace to achieve a cleaner, quieter, more efficient aviation sector
- There has to be improved engagement with local communities to explain changes and what the industry is doing to make best use of existing airspace
- Government and industry needs to work together to forge a new future outside the European Union
Baroness Sugg told the Airport Operators Association event: “The UK aviation sector is the third largest market in the world, and we want to continue being a competitive and leading global partner. That’s why our new Aviation Strategy will be rooted in partnership between Government and industry.
“It will set out a new framework for a safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector, with the connections Britain’s economy will need to continue growing up to 2050 and beyond.”