Commenting on the measures announced by the Chancellor in his spending review statement today, Airport Operators Chief Executive Karen Dee said:
“We welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and zero emission flight infrastructure which can help support the UK to become a global leader in this area generating new jobs and economic growth, while reducing emissions from international aviation.
“Sustainable fuels are an essential part of aviation’s plans to cut aviation net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 alongside helping with air quality, as sustainable fuels have significantly lower particulate emissions.
“Airspace modernisation will also be a vital part of our sustainable future, as the National Infrastructure Strategy acknowledges. In particular, it is expected to reduce overall noise impacts for communities around airports. We will work further with Government on the funding for this vital project to ensure the current difficult financial climate for airports does not cause undue delays to its implementation.”