18 DECEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 18 DECEMBER 2017

UK airspace on film

A short film explaining how UK airspace works, what modernisation involves and why it is required was released last week by the Sky’s the Limit (STL) group, a coalition representing airlines, airports and UK air traffic control.

The video, The Need to Modernise, is launched as new analysis by the organisation shows more than 1m flights could be delayed by more than 30min within 12 years if the UK does not update – one in three of departures expected from UK airports in 2030.

STL acknowledged the government was looking at the problem “as a first step in preparing UK airspace for the future”, but said the industry and ministers would now need to work together to make modernisation a reality.

STL spokesman and Airlines UK chief executive Tim Alderslade added: “The STL film will be used to raise awareness across the country of airspace as the invisible but critical infrastructure of the UK and the benefits modernisation will bring.

“The views of local communities, as well as airline passengers and businesses that rely on aviation and the connectivity it provides, must be an integral and fundamental part of the modernisation process.”

The video can be found at https://youtu.be/BrqoLiCNeSA 


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