Queen signals airspace reform is priority for Government

Monday 14th October 2019.

The work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation has been recognised in the Queens Speech, with the Government announcing that reform of UK airspace is one of its top priories.

In her speech, which is written by the Government, the Queen announced that new legislation is on its way. She said “an Aviation Bill will provide for effective and efficient management of the United Kingdom’s airspace”

Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation’s (APPG-GA) dedicated Airspace Working Group, Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, welcomed the proposals.

Lord Kirkhope said “it is a good sign that the Government has placed airspace reform in this Queen’s Speech alongside its other flagship policies. I hope that they take into serious consideration the Inquiry report we recently published on the matter.

“The APPG-GA’s Airspace Working Group will continue to work closely with the Department for Transport to make sure this new Aviation Bill includes measures that will be for the benefit of General Aviation.”


Notes to Editors

  1. For more information, please contact James Shipp at shipp@generalaviationappg.uk or on 07955 557351.