Mark Tami – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mark Tami on 2015-10-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for aviation emissions to be reduced through improved air traffic management.

Mr Robert Goodwill

The UK has set targets for the next five years for air traffic management aimed at reducing flying times and therefore aircraft emissions. Theseare in line with the environmental target contained within the EU performance scheme. In addition UK industry is actively involved in the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme which is developing new technology and operational procedures that will lead to further improvements in this area. This includes the implementation of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Future Airspace Strategy which has the need to reduce aviation emissions as a key objective.