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Welcome to Aviation Policy Group                    

Chair: Paul LeBlond

Current Aviation news includes:

  •  Heathrow consults on master plan for third runway, Gatwick issues final version and London City publishes draft
  •  Sheffield City Region Integrated Transport Plan includes Doncaster Sheffield Airport rail link
  •  Boeing 737 Max grounding affecting airline route plans
  •  Government consults on carbon offsetting for transport

Aviation Policy Group news: 

The latest meeting of the Aviation Policy Group took place at Bristol Airport on Monday 29 th July

A representative of Bristol airport gave a very enlightening presentation about the current operations and their vision for the future, including very significant environmental objectives; future growth aspirations to 12 mppa; increased “long-haul” operations, etc.

Following the presentation, the following topics were discussed by the APG:

  • Airport Master Plans
  • Heathrow Master Plan consultation
  • Heathrow Community Engagement Board Transport and Environment Working Group
  • Aviation Strategy Green Paper
  • CILT matters:

PPC (Chair invite, Brexit, Road to zero)

RAG (Corporate and individual membership, APG events)

CILT UK and CILT International merger

  • Reports from branch meetings, visits, conferences
  • Webpage and Focus


How our Aviation Policy Group works: 

The Aviation Policy Group comprises a group of professionals from the airline and airport sectors that reviews current and proposed policies for aviation and provides, where appropriate, expert advice to government.

Over many years, CILT has advised Government, and the logistics and transport industry, by using the expertise of its members who speak from widespread knowledge but are independent of any particular trade group or business. 
In particular, CILT has contributed fully to the work of the Airports Commission, as well as to Parliamentary Inquiries and Government consultations. CILT supported the Airports Commission’s recommendations, both in their Interim Report of December 2013 relating to a range of improvements at a number of airports, in particular to surface access, and also in their Final Report of July 2015 in terms of the recommended option.
The Group, also taking account of views across the Institute, prepared its contribution to the CILT Vision 2035, which was published in August 2014 as The Future of Aviation and can be found here.
The Committee meets quarterly, and is regularly active throughout the year in responding to consultations and other events.
Any CILT members wishing to become involved in the Aviation Policy Group are very welcome to contact Paul Le Blond to chat further at

Aviation Policy Group committee members

Paul Le Blond - Chair

Brian Finch

Richard Botwood

Peter Forbes

Tom Carter

Sid Foster

Alastair Duff

 John Hardey

Martin Evans

 Gerry Lambe

Alastair Barbour

 Eddie Redfern

Christopher Mankelow

James Russell

John Morris

Andrew Sharp

David Parish - Deputy Chairman

Kenneth Swallow

Daniel Parker-Klein

Martin Weeks

Robert Pettigrew

Samantha Carty

Robin Thomas

Geoff Maynard

Chris Bosworth

Chris Tarry

David Valentine

Walter Pawinski

Reports and Presentations

Links to articles in Focus on aviation matters can be found on the left side of this page

The APG's submissions and responses can be found by clicking the 'Policy and Guidance' tab at the top of this page. 

Date for APG meetings is 28th October in London


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