Philip Hammond speech talks of prosperous aviation without harming climate targets
a prosperous and sustainable aviation industry for the future to support economic
growth objectives, without undermining climate change targets. The transcript
can be found at:
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the government is facing.]
Role of aviation
sector – as integral to securing that future growth.
of economic output. They also create, and sustain, hundreds of thousands of jobs,
while bringing people, communities and countries closer together than ever before.
and hit jobs and profits.
leading to unprecedented airspace restrictions across Europe.
need to protect against the ever-present risk of terrorist attack, and it is clear
that your industry has had its fair share of challenges.
is somehow anti-aviation.
of aviation. We understand the important role aviation plays in our economy. And
we want to work with the industry to address the challenges of climate change
so that aviation can play its part in securing sustainable future economic growth.
at Heathrow. A decision that the majority of you will not support.
– although it is also true that not all businesses favoured the runway project.
who would be most affected by the local environmental impacts of proposals for
expanding Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
our – and our predecessors’ – clear commitments on climate change. I believe
we made the right judgement call for the right reasons.
"predict and provide" approach to aviation capacity while aircraft CO2 remains
an unresolved issue.
noise – of airport development.
work together to map out how best to secure the future of the sector within the
constraints that we have accepted.
debate, it can also mark the opening of an important new one.
Better not bigger
them ‘better not bigger’.
When you travel, your first encounter with any city is often through its airport.
about the kind of place that country is – a great place to visit; a great place
to do business.
largest airports always give the right greeting and leave the right memory.
facing operators with the interests of passengers.
licensing regime that is better tailored to meet the circumstances of individual
interests of passengers and a duty to encourage investment – as well as new powers to tackle anti-competitive behaviour.
stakeholders – is looking at ways to make the best use of existing airport infrastructure
and improve conditions for all users. [AEF is a member of this task force].
Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
the economies of areas outside London. Wherever they are located, all of our airports
will continue to play an active role in it over the coming months.
at UKBA [UK Border Agency] activity and the roll out of new technology at the
border as part of its work.
provide a positive policy framework for aviation.
protects Heathrow’s status as a global hub as well as addressing aviation’s environmental
impacts, and it is my intention to develop such a policy framework over the next
year or so.
not only to address the situation we face now, but to be able to look ahead to
potential technological changes that will affect aviation’s future environmental
impacts – both local and global.
benefits and impacts of aviation – and the likely future development of technology.
views and to draw on their knowledge and experience.
in 2012. [An Aviation National Policy Statement (NPS) had been due to be published
and consulted on in 2011, but it is not known whether this will go ahead, or if
the policy document mentioned by Hammond here is the NPS or something different].
social and economic benefits, while reducing carbon emissions.
in aviation emissions can be achieved. And, building on this, my Department is
working on a robust assessment of the abatement potential and cost-effectiveness
of a range of different policy measures, which will inform our response to the
CCC next year.
motorist – it’s the carbon…..
– and encourage businesses in the industry to invest in low-carbon technologies and
the future – without disadvantaging UK airlines or UK airports.
the first global deal for the international aviation sector. The agreement reached
wasn’t perfect – we concede that – but it was an agreement and that in itself
is a major step forward. [The ICAO meeting came up with no real targets on teh environment.
innovative programme that will help airports, airlines, air navigation service
providers and ground handling companies cut their emissions.
more passengers; the development of lightweight composite materials; more fuel-efficient
operations; the future use of sustainable biofuels – all of these have the potential to make a real difference.
who see demand management as the only solution in the medium term to aviation-produced
carbon – just as electric and plug-in hybrid cars will, over time, provide a robust
answer to those who say the car can have no place in future transport policy planning.
it too in mitigating the noise impacts that are often the principle objection to airport expansion.
sound over a time period, rather than the individual sound events] – but at the same time, so has the tolerance of those who live in them.
twenty, thirty years
what scope there may be for noise-beneficial changes in operating practice, when and if the principle focus becomes noise mitigation rather than carbon reduction.
But let’s be frank – they can also play a key role in deficit reduction. I know
the industry has serious concerns about what these reforms might look like, their
impact on route viability, and their interaction with aviation’s forthcoming inclusion
in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
work closely with Treasury colleagues as the government develops its proposals.
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and the determination to meet the challenges head on.
will continue to engage with you, with an open mind and an open door, as we develop
our strategy for aviation over the coming months.
for the future. An industry that can support our economic growth objectives, without
undermining our climate change targets.
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