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Department of Transport launches Irish Aviation Policy Issues Paper

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Picture: Courtesy Silcon Republic “The aviation industry is a key enabler of economic growth so it is important that there is a clear policy framework in place to facilitate its continued development and to optimize the contribution that this important sector can make to the Irish economy.” - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar, T.D.  The Department of Transport has launched a new “An Integrated Irish Aviation Policy Issues Paper for Consultation” to commence a consultation with stakeholders in the aviation industry as a follow up to the first Aviation Policy Conference for Ireland held last December. The department plans to publish an initial draft National Aviation Policy Statement in the second half of 2013 following receipt of submissions from interested parties, prior to adopting policy in 2014. The Issues Paper is broken into eight broad policy fields with questions focusing on the major issues facing each sector ,the department is open to suggest