Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill Given Royal Assent

Responding to the Aviation Minister’s announcement that the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill was today made law, Mark Swan, Head of the Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG), said:

“ACOG welcomes the passing into law of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill.

“Airspace modernisation, a vital programme to upgrade the UK’s airspace infrastructure, will deliver quicker, quieter, and cleaner journeys for passengers, communities and businesses alike.

With simpler, more direct routes, we can drive greater efficiency, support the aviation industry in achieving its ‘jet zero’ goals and build the post-Brexit trading infrastructure needed for a more Global Britain.

Following the recent funding provided by Government for the airspace change programme we will be embarking on the next stage of this critical upgrade, working with a range of industry, community and business stakeholders to deliver a modernisation programme that is fit for the whole of the UK”

You can find out more about this announcement and the Bill itself on the gov.uk website. You can also learn how airspace modernisation can help achieve quicker and cleaner journeys here.