The UK’s Aviation Council will meet again today (30 October) to consider vital reforms to help deliver a modern, innovative and efficient aviation sector.

The council, which is part of the government’s 10-year aviation strategy, will explore how to modernise airspace to deliver new and efficient planning that will help reduce aviation emissions. It will also discuss progress being made towards reforming the current slot system to maintain a competitive and environmentally conscious aviation industry.

“The UK aviation sector is one of the most competitive in the world and is a significant contributor to growth and jobs both domestically and internationally, so it’s vital the Aviation Council collaborates to help to build on that sustainably,” explained aviation minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton.

“We will continue to push the UK aviation industry forward as we welcome newest member TUI which has a strong record of delivering jobs and skills, bolstering the UK’s aviation workforce for the future.”

Future workforce

According to the Council, there has been considerable progress made since the last meeting in reducing the barriers for entry into the aviation sector and enhancing the use of apprenticeships.

This progress will be supported by TUI’s addition to the Council. TUI champion its own Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) Cadet Programme, which see applicants train as a pilot before becoming a Cadet Pilot for TUI.

Marco Ciomperlik, chief airline officer, TUI Group said, “We are delighted to contribute to the Aviation Council to help drive progress on vital issues that will deliver more for passengers and create new job opportunities in our dynamic industry.”

This training is paid for by TUI and paid off by the pilot as they earn an additional salary, helping those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to pay for the required training.

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