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The Future of Air Transport - White Paper and the Civil Aviation Bill

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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.

It does not itself authorise or preclude any particular development, but sets out a policy framework which will inform decisions on future planning applications, and against which the relevant public bodies, airport operators and airlines can plan ahead. It sets out the conclusions of the Government, and of the devolved administrations where appropriate, on the case for future expansion at airports across the country. In doing so, it takes account of all relevant factors, including views expressed in an extensive consultation exercise which attracted over 500,000 responses.

Hard copies of the White Paper (priced £25) and/or a free summary document may be requested by telephoning 0300 123 1124.

The Civil Aviation Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 9 June 2005. The Bill will, amongst other things, implement important Future of Air Transport White Paper commitments to sustainable aviation and protection of passenger interests.

Summary

The White Paper 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.


Key facts

The White Paper 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.


Responses to the consultation

Responses to the consultation. The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.


Additional supporting documentation

Additional supporting documentation. The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.


Post White Paper actions

The White Paper 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.


External Advisory Group

The White Paper 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.


The Civil Aviation Bill

The Civil Aviation Bill will, amongst other things, implement important Future of Air Transport White Paper commitments to sustainable aviation and protection of passenger interests.


Air Transport White Paper Progress Report 2006

The report sets out the progress made in implementing the policies and proposals of the Air Transport White Paper Report, published in December 2003.


Foreword

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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10 December 2004

Executive Summary

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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10 December 2004

Chapter 1 - Purpose

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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22 December 2005

Chapter 2 - The strategic framework

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10 December 2004

Chapter 3 - Environmental impacts

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22 December 2005

Chapter 4 - The air transport sector

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10 December 2004

Chapter 5 - Scotland

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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09 December 2004

Chapter 6 - Wales

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10 December 2004

Chapter 7 - Northern Ireland

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09 December 2004

Chapter 8 - The North of England

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09 December 2004

Chapter 9 - The Midlands

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10 December 2004

Chapter 10 - The South West

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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10 December 2004

Chapter 11 - The South East

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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22 December 2005

Chapter 12 - Next steps

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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26 January 2006

Annex A - UK air travel forecasts

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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22 December 2005

Annex B - Emissions trading

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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10 December 2004

Annex C - Glossary

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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22 December 2005
Last update:
26 January 2006

Annex D - Bibliography

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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01 November 2005
Last update:
22 December 2005

Annex E - Integrated Policy Appraisal (59 kb)

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper.

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10 December 2004

The Future of Air Transport - White Paper (1 Mb)

The Future of Air Transport White Paper in Portable Document Format (PDF). 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.

Published:
10 December 2004
Last update:
19 August 2005

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