Morning, Thursday, 30th January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference focuses on the next steps for UK Aviation - with discussion expected on supporting growth in the sector, addressing environmental concerns and enhancing passenger experience.
Taking place following the Aviation 2050 green paper - and with a final white paper version of the aviation strategy due be published later in 2019 - this conference will provide an opportunity to assess the future for the sector including:
- tackling challenges for sustainable growth;
- priorities for supporting regional development and connectivity; and
- opportunities across the industry presented by innovative technologies.
Enhancing passenger experience, meeting capacity challenges and boosting economic growth
Following the Government’s preference for a third runway at Heathrow as announced in the Airports National Policy Statement, and as Heathrow launches its Airport Expansion Consultation on its masterplan, delegates will assess the challenges for its delivery including:
- what it means for capacity need;
- the impact of the political climate; and
- how best to improve surface transport access and passenger experience.
Attendees will also discuss the future role of regional airports in providing extra capacity and supporting economic growth - with discussion expected around utilising spare capacity, developing new routes and engaging with local businesses.
Addressing environmental concerns, and developing new technologies
The discussion takes place with the UK Government committing to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, and following a recent consultation on the future of UK carbon pricing.
Delegates will assess how the UK aviation sector can deliver sustainable growth while meeting its environmental commitments going forward and the role of new technologies and practices in reducing emissions - including innovation in surface transport, low emission aircraft, automation and digitalisation to improve efficiency