22 JULY 2019


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Article from BTNews 22 JULY 2019

Sir Timothy departs Flybe

With Mark Anderson now in place at Flybe owner Connect Airways (BTN 17 June), Sir Timothy Anderson is to leave his post as Flybe’s chief operations officer to oversee a national programme to transform the UK's airspace infrastructure for the next generation.

Sir Timothy, a former RAF pilot, will chair a cross-industry committee overseeing the new Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG), coordinating the £150m programme which forms part of the UK’s Airspace Modernisation Strategy.

The announcement completes the senior leadership of the group following the appointment last month of Mark Swan from the Civil Aviation Authority to head the ACOG team reporting into it. The steering group also includes airline, airport and NATS senior executives.

Sir Timothy said: “The UK’s airspace structures have served the nation well but our dependence on air transport and its continuing growth drive an inescapable need to modernise our airspace design and use.

“By doing this intelligently, we will increase capacity safely, and be able to exploit emerging technologies and smart design principles to ensure that we minimise the environmental impacts to tolerable levels.

“‘Low-to-no’ carbon is an entirely plausible direction of travel and one that we all can and should embrace.”


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