Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Last month the UK Department for Transport released a Draft Civil Aviation Bill that would rewrite the regulatory framework for the UK aviation industry. The text of the Bill is available from the Department for Transportation here. The Department appears to have identified four objectives to be achieved through its proposed regulatory changes: transferring regulatory authority to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), shifting regulatory costs to the industry, providing greater flexibility to regulators and prioritizing consumer interests. When possible, we'll expand on these thoughts in a later post.