The White Paper, The Future of Air Transport , published on 16 December 2003, sets out a strategic framework for the development of airport capacity in the United Kingdom over the next 30 years, against the wider context of the air transport sector.
DfT response to the Competition Commission's Market Investigation into the airport services provided by BAA.
- 29 September 2008
The Government has announced its intention to reform the economic regulation of airports.
The Airports Slot Allocation Regulations 2006 replace the 1993 Regulations of the same name to implement changes to EU Slots law. Sanctions are introduced for the repeated and intentional misuse of airport slots.
The European Commission published a draft Directive on Airport Charges on 24 January 2007. The draft Directive proposes to set common principles to be respected by airport operators when they determine the charges to airlines for the use of airport services.
DotEcon study on alternative mechanisms for allocating new runway capacity at airports. The report contributes to the debate about future efficient use of airport infrastructure but does not represent Government policy.
- 17 October 2006
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
- Assessing The Future of Air Transport White Paper as a strategic framework for sustainable airport development
- Appraisal framework for airports in South East and East of England
- Changes in technology and air transport in the UK
- Decision Letters
- Framework for evaluation of the 2003 Air Transport White Paper policies
- Guidance on Airport Transport Forums and Airport Surface Access Strategies
- Improving the Air Passenger Experience - An analysis of end-to-end journeys with a focus on Heathrow (PDF - 2850 KB)
- Regional air services - Government response to Select Committee report
- UK air freight study report
- UK Response to European Commission's Slot Allocation Consultation
- Valuing the external costs of aviation
- Working Group on the training of aircraft maintenance engineers (PDF - 187 KB)
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