Government funding for UK airspace upgrade vital to build back better

Commenting on the Government’s announcement today of additional funding for Airspace Modernisation ‘redesigning the UK’s motorway in the Skies’ Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:

“We welcome today’s announcement by Government of a further £3.7 million towards Airspace Modernisation on top of the £5.5m in Government investment announced last year. This will give airports some essential support to continue this crucial programme of upgrading the UK’s airspace and deliver quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys.

“The UK’s airspace is our invisible infrastructure in the sky, vital to the UK’s connectivity and to the delivery of government agendas like global Britain. Airspace Modernisation is also essential to support aviation as it aims to build back better, so that a recovery to pre-pandemic passenger levels can be delivered with a reduced impact on the environment We look forward to working with Government and the Airspace Change Organising Group to deliver modernisation and to help achieve aviation’s net zero by 2050 commitment.”