Lords toughen aviation bill’s requirements

Amendments to the Civil Aviation Bill have given environmental considerations a significant boost.

Parliament has accepted a House of Lords amendment to the Civil Aviation Bill that means airports will have to pay more attention to environmental considerations.1

The bill seeks to regulate airport operators and confers duties on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It covers the UK’s three dominant airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted – and their associated facilities and aircraft.

The agreed amendment requires the CAA to publish information and advice relating to the environmental effects of civil aviation in the UK and “measures taken, or proposed to be taken, with a view to reducing, controlling or mitigating its adverse environmental effects”.

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