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Aviation: Technology

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 203762, tabled on 19 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of electronic conspicuity devices on safety in general aviation.

Answered on

7 January 2019

The Government’s assessment of the effect of electronic conspicuity on the safety of General Aviation, and the steps it plans to take, are set out in Aviation 2050 The future of UK aviation (Command Paper 9714). The Government state that “The development of emerging technologies such as electronic conspicuity devices… can be exploited to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is maintained” and propose that “there should be mandatory identification of all aircraft in UK airspace” and that it “will work with the CAA and other stakeholders (including international partners) on the best way to achieve this.” The Government is consulting on this document until 11 April 2019.

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