To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) safety and (b) environmental effect of the use of Antonov An-12 aircraft for cargo flights in and out of the UK.
13 April 2021
The CAA has checked multiple An-12 aircraft in 2021 through ramp inspections to verify they comply with international safety standards and have the relevant permits and certificates. No safety concerns have been identified.
Aircraft are certified by their state of design against ICAO noise and emissions certification standards if they are to operate to, from, or within the UK. No separate assessment has been made by the UK of the An-12’s environmental performance.