We went to a meeting on 2nd June with the new ‘Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise’ (ICCAN) yesterday. 4 very ‘establishment’ commissioners. Two were Tory council leaders, one a Rear Admiral and industry advisor and one a senior local government officer who then had other public posts.
Hard to imagine they will “challenge” [their word] Heathrow, government, Department for Transport or the industry.
The emphasis seems to us entirely wrong. ICAAN wants to “improve confidence and public trust in the management of aviation noise.” Surely the aim should be to “minimise aircraft noise and its impacts on people.”