Tag: Chris Grayling

UK Government tightens drone restrictions near airports

The UK Government has followed on from new laws last year restricting the use of drones and bringing forward a new drone-users register - and announced new legislation to extend the ‘no-fly’ zone around airports banning drones from flying within 5km of runways. The new exclusion zone will be ...

UK police given new powers to tackle use of drones around airports

The UK Government is giving police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse giving officers the power to seize drones around airports. (7 January). Police will now have the power to search premises and seize drones — including electronic data stored within the device — where a serious off...

UK signs post-Brexit air services deal with Canada

The UK government has signed a post-Brexit air services agreement with Canada – adding to the one already struck with the US in the same week. The Department of Transport said it means passengers will be able to enjoy the same access to transatlantic routes once the UK leaves the European Union...

UK and US agree post-Brexit open skies arrangements

The UK and US government yesterday agreed new open skies arrangements which the UK Department of Transport said ensures "the UK remains one of the world’s leading aviation hubs after Brexit for both travellers and businesses". The arrangement will replace the existing European Union (EU) aviati...

UK transport secretary: No EU aviation minister wants interruption post-Brexit

The UK transport secretary Chris Grayling reassured that no aviation minster in Europe wishes for there to be interruptions in UK-EU aviation following the Brexit deadline next year. Speaking this morning at the AOA's annual conference in Westminster, London this morning, the UK MP stated that al...

Government targets third runway operations at Heathrow by 2026

The British government has today set out the next steps for the £14 billion expansion project at Heathrow Airport after the landmark vote by Parliament last night. MPs decisively backed plans for a third landing strip – a new north-west runway - as MPs voted in favour of the Airports National ...

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