In December 2018 the government published its consultation on a new aviation strategy – ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’ – a long-term plan to achieve a safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector that meets the needs of consumers and of a global, outward-looking Britain.

BBGA are continuing the work with DfT to ensure that the Future Aviation Strategy for 2050 reflects the requirements for our sector in the final white paper. Without question the previous Aviation Strategy, which is currently in force, reflects very little of what we do in our sector and primarily reflects scheduled airline activities only. BBGA believes it is vital our sector is represented appropriately in the new white paper, so that in the next five years or so MP’s, civil servants and other government agencies make their decisions in line with FAS 2050.