SASIG June Newsletter

Editor’s Highlights Aviation policy in June has continued to be dominated by fall out from the Coronavirus pandemic, the industry’s battle with the Government over new Quarantine rules introduced by the Home Secretary requiring those entering the UK by air to...

SASIG May Newsletter

Editor’s Highlights A shortened month in Parliament due to the Whitsun recess was nevertheless full of activity relating to air transport, as first the Transport Select Committee held hearings on the impact of COVID-19 on industry and then Ministers made a number of...

SASIG April Newsletter

Editor’s Highlights The second month of lockdown coincided with the Easter recess and therefore a considerable reduction in parliamentary business (only 5 PQs answered) as the Government focused its attention on fighting the COVID-19 epidemic whilst airports were...

SASIG March Newsletter

Editor’s Highlights Well what a month March 2020 proved to be for the aviation industry in the UK. First the collapse of long-standing regional airline Flybe, then the Judicial Review decision which brought work on Heathrow R3 to a grinding halt and then the coup de...

SASIG February Newsletter

Editor’s Highlights The big development in February came right at the end of the month with the Appeal Court’s ruling on Heathrow R3, which had the effect of effectively nullifying the National Policy Statement (NPS) on Airport Capacity in the South East. The...

SASIG January Newsletter

Editor’s Highlights The New year brought a flurry of parliamentary activity related to aviation. First in response to the threat to Flybe – with a survival deal being agreed with the Government (to include a consultation reviewing APD), accompanied by a Regional...