Airspace modernisation programme remobilises following £5.5m Government investment

The Department for Transport has today granted funding of up to £5.5m to the national airspace change programme which will allow it to remobilise following the pandemic.

Responding to the Department for Transport’s announcement, Head of ACOG Mark Swan said:

“We are delighted that the Government has reaffirmed the essential role that airspace modernisation will play in helping the aviation industry to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The funding granted today gives UK airports the backing they need to continue this critical programme of upgrading airspace and supporting the Government’s ambition to deliver quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys.

“The UK’s airspace is an essential, but invisible, part of its national transport infrastructure. This programme will help the UK to build the post-Brexit trading infrastructure it needs – our routes in the sky – while driving the industry forward on its journey to ‘jet zero’, with simpler, more direct routes reducing carbon emissions.

“We will continue work with stakeholders across the industry to ensure this programme is one that delivers for all of the UK.”