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Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL2856, tabled on 21 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential to reduce aviation emissions through improved air traffic management.

Answered on

3 November 2015

The UK has set targets for the next five years for air traffic management aimed at reducing flying times and therefore aircraft emissions. These are 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.