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BALPA says put aviation’s dedicated people at the heart of new strategy

BALPA statement: response to new aviation strategy

Brian Strutton, BALPA General Secretary, said:

“We welcome the Government’s confirmed commitment to expanding Heathrow as recommended by the Davies Commission.  Decisions – and actions – on expanding airport capacity are long overdue.

“We are also pleased that the Government has announced that it is preparing a new UK aviation strategy.

“Recognition of the role that aviation plays as a driver for the UK economy would be welcome.

“We also urge the Minister to ensure that the skilled and dedicated people, including pilots, who make our vital industry tick are not forgotten, and, indeed, are put at the heart of his new aviation strategy.”