Which is the best airline to work for?
The world’s best airline isn’t a matter of talent or location, it’s the same thing every airline does, according to an airline expert.
Philip Hammond’s government has announced plans to create a new regulator to help it set the best airlines to fly from and work for in the UK.
Theresa May’s government says the new regulator, called the High Performance Commission, will be set up by the end of the year to oversee and regulate airlines from across the globe.
“The UK is at the forefront of aviation innovation,” she said.
“The High Performance Commissions is an independent body that will deliver on this vision and give UK companies the resources they need to keep pace with the world.”
The UK has more than 200 airlines operating from airports, airfields, cities and ports around the world.
But only four of them have been licensed to operate in the country, while most are state-owned companies.
The Government said the High-Performance Commission will be “the world’s largest and most comprehensive regulator of UK airlines”.
It is expected to report to the government by the first quarter of 2019.
Airlines need to apply for the licence before they can operate.
They must also prove they are financially stable, with a profit of more than £10m and a projected operating loss of between £2.7bn and £5.6bn.
The High-Performances Commission will also be responsible for investigating and enforcing standards, and issuing guidance to airlines on the rules they must follow.
The commission will be tasked with setting the industry’s performance targets, which must be achieved in a “proper manner”, and it will oversee and monitor the actions taken by airlines.
The government has set up a panel to review the UK’s “unregulated skies”.
The panel is set to include representatives from the Royal United Services Institute, the Chartered Institute of Chartered Pilots and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
It is also set to set targets for the “integrity” of airlines, and its members will have the power to recommend changes to the regulations, which are already being debated.
“This is the kind of regulator we want to create to ensure we get the best of both worlds,” a spokesman for the minister said.
“This is not the sort of regulator that will allow us to get a bad deal from a company in the air and then get a good deal from another.”
Theresa Robinson, from the Institute of Directors, said the commission’s mandate “would be to provide the Government with the information they need, and in doing so it would ensure that the Government has a full understanding of the impact on business, consumers and our economy.”
“It is not only necessary to ensure the best possible performance, but also ensure that we ensure that there is enough regulation to ensure that companies are not getting away with breaking the law.”
The new regulator will be a “fairer, more effective and efficient” regulator, she added.
Meanwhile, the UK Airline Association (UKAA) has called for more competition in the airline industry, saying it has “significant concerns” about the regulatory environment.
“We are concerned about the lack of clarity around regulatory requirements, particularly on how and where the regulator should operate, how it should regulate and the scope for regulators to act to protect consumers,” the union said in a statement.
In February, UK Airways said it was launching an internal investigation into the regulator after the regulator’s proposed standards were criticised by industry bodies.
However, a spokesperson for UKAA said it had been in contact with the commission and “we have not received any final decision”.