The Economic Regulation Group (ERG) regulates airports, air traffic services and airlines and provides advice on aviation policy from an economic standpoint. Its aim is to secure the best sustainable outcome for users of air transport services. ERG’s main tasks are to promote liberalisation through the removal of Government-imposed restrictions to entry to the airline market and to facilitate the optimal supply and regulation of aviation infrastructure. ERG acts as expert adviser to the Government and collects, analyses and publishes statistical information on airlines and airports.
Specific responsibilities include:
Economic Regulation GroupCAA House45-59 KingswayLondonWC2B 6TET: 020 7453 6213F: 020 7453 6244
On 9 February 2010, the CAA published a consultation document for the NATS (En Route) plc price control review for control period 3.
ERG's Draft Business Plan for the period 2010/11 - 2014/15 is available here.
European Community list of banned or restricted air carriers
The safety of air transport has been a top priority for the European Community ever since the introduction of a common air transport policy. Regulation 2111/2005 EC, which entered into force in January 2006, is a further step towards enhancing European air safety and passenger protection by allowing the European Commission to ban or restrict the activities of unsafe airlines within the European Union.
The Commission has consequently established an initial list of airlines considered to be unsafe and therefore not permitted to fly passengers or cargo in the EU or operate within European airspace.
The current list and further related information can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm