CAA visits Belfast airports to strengthen ties with Northern Ireland

Officials from the UK aviation regulator are meeting the bosses of Belfast’s two airports as part of a visit to Northern Ireland.

The objective of the two-day trip is to strengthen the Civil Aviation Authority’s ties and see the work being done on sustainability, delivering innovations and improving the passenger experience.

CAA chair Sir Stephen Hillier, chief executive Rob Bishton and board members are marking the work of Belfast International as part of its 60th anniversary and Belfast City to better understand the processes and challenges faced by both airports.

The trip forms part of the UK CAA’s ongoing engagement with industry “to understand the range of perspectives from the multiple areas it regulates and to help inform decision-making for the benefit of industry, consumers, and the public”.

Sir Stephen said: “The UK’s aviation and aerospace sector continues to grow and is moving towards a more sustainable future as we reduce emissions, use new technologies, and improve the passenger experience.

“As the regulator, we have a role in enabling innovation, so it is important we engage with our stakeholders in Northern Ireland and across the UK to witness the work being done to secure a safer, more innovative, and sustainable future for aviation both in the UK and internationally.”

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