The Airport Operators Association backs the Great British Flying Test campaign

The Airport Operators Association supports the Aviation Foundation’s Great British Flying Test campaign to demonstrate to politicians and communities across the UK how aviation benefits local economies. You can see more about the campaign at

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the AOA, said:

“The Great British Flying Test is a creative and fun campaign with a serious message: aviation is crucial not just to UK plc generally but also to regional and local economies around the country. All types of jobs and businesses depend upon robust air links and a strong network of airports. This initiative rightly brings to life just how many communities rely on aviation in so many ways; and so I would encourage as many people as possible to go to the website, and to back the campaign in any way they can.”

For more information about the campaign, please see the campaign launch press release at


For further information please contact Tim Alderslade on or 07855 337616.

Notes to Editors:

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents UK airports. Its mission is to see UK airports grow sustainably. It represents the views of UK airports to Government, Parliament and Regulators to secure policy outcomes that help deliver our mission. The AOA represents some 70 UK airports and general aviation airfields in the UK. For more information, please visit