As the UK’s independent, specialist civil aviation regulator, the CAA enables and holds industry to account for high standards of safety and security of aviation and consumer protection for the benefit of consumers and the public. We constantly challenge ourselves and our stakeholders to improve safety, security and consumer protection outcomes and strive to be a diverse, innovative, and future-focused regulator dedicated to enabling thriving aviation and aerospace sectors.

The new CAA Sustainability Panel will be a small specialist body providing expert technical advice to the CAA as it develops policy and positions in delivery of its environmental roles.

The Sustainability Panel

The Panel will be operational from April 2022 and the main responsibilities and initial focus of the Chair and panel members will include:

  • Strengthening the CAA’s sustainability roles and ambitions through providing technical advice on the delivery of the CAA’s new Sustainability Strategy
  • Providing technical expertise to support analysis into trade-offs between carbon, noise and air quality and other factors from an aviation perspective
  • Informing the CAA’s ambition to increase transparency around the publication of environmental performance, including regular reporting on aviation noise in the UK
  • Provision of technical advice to support the development of ‘Best Practice’ guides on managing environmental impacts including noise and carbon

For more information about the CAA, including the latest corporate reports, please visit  The CAA’s strategy, vision and mission can be found through this link