Sumary of CAA to take up new aviation noise role:
- The secretary of state for transport, Grant Shapps, has today announced an intention to wind down the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) at the end of September.
- In doing so, he has asked the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take on some of the functions of the body by April next year.
- “Elements of the work will not transfer to the Civil Aviation Authority given our wider regulatory role.
- ”The Civil Aviation Authority said it fully recognises the impact aviation noise has on local communities and other stakeholders, and that it would exercise these new responsibilities with rigour and impartiality.