The UK Government Is Seeking Feedback From the General Public, Asking Them What They Think of Their Civil Aviation Authority

December 27th, 2022
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The UK Government Is Seeking Feedback From the General Public, Asking Them What They Think of Their Civil Aviation Authority

The UK government is launching a review this Friday to rethink the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). They are asking airports, airlines, passengers, and others for their participation as they take a closer look at the CAA and what it should be doing in the future. The review is set to go on until spring 2023.

Present evidence that you have been contacted by all interested parties

A call for evidence is a gathering of information during which various stakeholders with expertise and experience are invited to share their opinions and ideas. The CAA wants all interested parties, like pilots, passengers, and aircraft operators – essentially anyone who uses it or is affected by its work – to take part in the open-ended discussion. It will be available until Jan 22, 2023.

One of the main goals of this project is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of UK public bodies. This review was led by Jeremy Newman, who is also a member of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. He is part of a Cabinet Office program designed to help improve efficiency.

A week ago at a London Airlines 2022 conference, the Department of Transportation confirmed it would go ahead with its plans to increase the authority of the CAA. As reported by Travel Weekly, Ben Smith, Aviation Director at the DfT, stated that,

“Consumer confidence is vital when it comes to aviation-related purchases. There are problems in a small number of areas, and as a result, we have these additional protections to ensure consumers get exactly what they pay for”.

We can no longer continue in our current capacity due to an unforeseen circumstance

Whilst the CAA’s chief executive is stepping down, they announced they will be reviewing their powers in regards to consumer redress. Over the past decade, Mr.  Moriarty has held the position of chief executive and will be departing in the spring. He feels that their powers in relation to consumer redress are not up to par with those of other regulators and plans to leave his position for a different industry.

After 10 years at the Civil Aviation Authority, it reached a point where I was ready to leave and move on. With a career spanning more than 20 years, I’m confident that the CAANZ will continue to thrive. I have aspirations for the future, and in my new private sector role and charitable work, I’ll be able to make an even bigger difference.

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