Robert Courts is MP for Witney

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Robert Courts is MP for Witney and a member of the Conservative party.

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Holidaymakers deserve certainty ahead of their first summer getaways free of restrictions.

That’s why today I’ve set out 22 measures to support the aviation industry to minimise disruption and protect passengers – helping with everything from recruitment to scheduling.

Transport Secretary @GrantShapps gave a statement in the @HouseofCommons today announcing the 22-point plan and the work being done to minimise passenger's disruption this summer.✈️

Read more about the aviation action plan: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/22-point-plan-to-tackle-aviation-disruption-ahead-of-summer-season

#SummerHolidays

The UK will provide an additional £1 billion of military support to Ukraine.

This will go towards capabilities including sophisticated air defence systems, innovative new electronic warfare equipment and vital kit for Ukrainian soldiers. 🇺🇦

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-announces-further-1-billion-in-military-support-to-ukraine

Yesterday, 29 June 2022, we were delighted to host the Annual Formal Reception, where the Station hosts invited guests from our local Oxfordshire community and wider region.

Fead more: https://bit.ly/3QYsadk

I’m grateful to 🇬🇧 Prime Minister @BorisJohnson for allocating an additional £1 billion for security assistance to Ukraine. 🇬🇧 is our true friend and strategic partner. We appreciate the consistent, leadership support for 🇺🇦 in countering Russian aggression.

We’ve been working closely with airports and airlines to tackle #aviation disruption ahead of the summer #holidays. ✈️

Our action plan sets out what we’re doing to support the industry to avoid repeated disruption. Find out more 👉https://www.gov.uk/government/news/22-point-plan-to-tackle-aviation-disruption-ahead-of-summer-season

Yesterday I visited @forthports Port of Tilbury to see first-hand how being part of the @Thamesfreeport is creating jobs and strengthening our economy - #buildingbackbetter from the pandemic.

Aviation Minister @robertcourts visited the British-Irish Airports EXPO last week, touring the exhibition for an hour, and visiting most of the near-90 exhibitors, before appearing on stage to address the EXPO alongside RABA Group, @HeathrowAirport and the @BritishAviation Group. https://twitter.com/robertcourts/status/1540682703808372736

Robert Courts MP @robertcourts

Enjoyed speaking at the British and Irish Airports Expo this week, reiterating that skills and innovation are at the heart of our strategy for aviation. A fantastic day - thanks for having me @AirportsExpo

The days when rail strikes could bring Britain to a halt are gone. For millions, rail is now a choice, not a necessity. Tragically, this means that, if strikes continue, the biggest victims may end up being rail workers themselves. Time to modernise the railway & end this strike

Enjoyed speaking at the British and Irish Airports Expo this week, reiterating that skills and innovation are at the heart of our strategy for aviation. A fantastic day - thanks for having me @AirportsExpo

I’m changing the law to help airlines plan realistic schedules ahead of the summer peak, by easing rules on the use of airport slots.

This will help prevent last minute cancellations and give certainty to passengers as they prepare for their well-earned breaks.

Meet Sydney, one of our Maritime Operations Officers, who recently spoke to @bbcbitesize about what it’s like working for Her Majesty's Coastguard: https://bbc.in/3zXJkBT

More information on our vacancies: https://bit.ly/3NgD771 ⬅️

#MaritimeJobs #Careers

📷 BBC Bitesize

Today we celebrate #ArmedForcesDay.

At the MCA we are privileged to have Armed Forces veterans working within our organisation. Their skills & experience are significant to improve maritime safety, preventing accidents & saving lives at sea.

📷 ©UK MOD Crown Copyright 2022

Today, we are celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, focussing on the inventors and innovators working in the engineering industry. #ImagineTheFuture

We are proud of all our engineers at RAF Brize Norton...

Read more: https://bit.ly/3zXBsjK

On Armed Forces day I just want to say thank you to all the men and women serving the UK across the world and to all the veterans who served this country so well in the past. Your professionalism and dedication to duty is an inspiration.

It was a huge honour to present the Billy Deacon SAR award at @TheAirLeague’s Annual Reception.

Abi, Niall & Ginge from @HMCoastguard have incredible stories. This award is truly well-deserved & a reflection of their bravery, dedication & commitment to the service. @MCA_media

This week I confirmed £2.4m new funding to support projects aimed at improving diversity, skills, and training across the maritime sector, with a specific focus on supporting seafarers welfare @MNWBUK @OrmistonAcads @MaritimeUK

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/24-million-funding-to-support-seafarers-mental-wellbeing

We’re giving airlines a one-off chance to hand back their airport slots ahead of the summer peak to avoid last minute cancellations & delays.

It follows conversations with industry on how we can make this summer a success despite its unique challenges.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-helps-prevent-last-minute-summer-flight-cancellations-with-amnesty-on-airport-slots-rule

Hταν πραγματική τιμη για μένα να εκπροσωπήσω τη Βρετανική Σημαία στα Ποσειδώνεια 2022 την προηγουμενη εβδομάδα, κατά την οποία μοιράστηκα τις φιλοδοξίες μας για το ναυτιλιακό τομέα.  [1/2]

It was a true honour to represent the UK flag at #Posidonia2022 recently where I shared our ambitions for the maritime sector. Greece is a key partner and ally and it was great to speak to industry leaders about working together toward a mutually prosperous maritime future.

Pleased to see @UK_CAA has brought in new reforms to safeguard pilots living with HIV.

We made a promise to the industry to be a welcoming and diverse sector, and this is an important step towards achieving that goal.

https://www.caa.co.uk/news/uk-civil-aviation-authority-announces-landmark-changes-for-pilots-and-air-traffic-controllers-living-with-hiv/

Keir Starmer has spent 11 days refusing to condemn the rail strikes. On Wednesday he ordered his MPs not to take a stand against the militant unions.

Now we know why: In private, he's backing the strikes which will grind the country to a halt.

https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/news/193239/revealed-sir-keirs-rail-strike-hypocrisy

Great to catch up with my friend @michaelwoodnz today. We discussed transport opportunities ahead; how we’ll work together for joint benefit & reduce environmental impact. Our nations have so much in common & we deeply value the close UK-NZ friendship. Have a great stay! 🇬🇧 🇳🇿

Great to meet with Luxembourg’s Deputy PM @Francois_Bausch today.

We discussed our shared ambitions to prioritise and increase the use of sustainable aviation fuels - to decarbonise flying for good.

I look forward to continuing our work together✈️ 🌳 🇬🇧 🇱🇺

More people are on payrolls and unemployment is at almost 50-year lows - work is key to helping families facing global cost of living pressures.

#PlanForJobs

We cannot give way to rail strike blackmail – this is a defining moment for Britain
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18856408/grant-shapps-cannot-yield-strike/

The Prime Minister has my full support in today’s vote.

He led @Conservatives to a decisive election victory. He has been dealt a v. difficult hand but has got the big calls right: Covid, vaccines & supporting Ukraine. He’s apologised for mistakes made. We must now move forward.

All of us here at 29 Sqn are incredibly proud to have joined so many others celebrating Her Majesty The Queen today in the skies over London with this flypast over such a historic and memorable event.

Her Majesty The Queens smile makes it so worth while 🇬🇧

📸 Danny McLaughlin

Tomorrow, over 70 aircraft will fly in formation over London to celebrate The Queen's #PlatinumJubilee 👑

But how do you pull off a flypast fit for a queen in some of the world's busiest airspace? ✈️ ✈️

The answers are in our latest blog 👉 https://bit.ly/3m0Nzo2

#avgeek

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#PlatinumJubilee #flypast

78 Sqn recently supported a visit to @NATS from Aviation Minister, @robertcourts MP. Providing an overview of how we work effectively alongside our civil counterparts and a brief tour of D&D; the Minister sat in the controllers seat and observed how we manage airborne emergencies

Today we’re celebrating the Queen’s #PlatinumJubilee. Transport has changed significantly during her reign and Her Majesty has always been a welcome and willing passenger on that journey 👇

For 70 years, Her Majesty the Queen has been steadfast in her duties to parliament. She has attended nearly every state opening, given Royal Assent to more than 4,000 laws and met innumerable MPs and peers over the years. #GodSavetheQueen #PlatinumJubilee

#ThrowbackThursday to the Queen's many visits to see our transport network over her 70 years of service. 🎉
Can you spot photos of previous Jubilees? 👑
#PlatinumJubilee

Congratulations to all those nominated in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours, especially those transport workers doing amazing work 👏
 
It’s great to see the impact these people have on so many lives and what remarkable changes it makes to the field of transport. #TransportHeroes

Personnel serving with the @RoyalNavy @BritishArmy & Royal Air Force, will take part in tomorrow's #PlatinumJubilee flypast.

Up to 70 aircraft will pass over Buckingham Palace at 1300, subject to weather, serviceability & operational commitments.

More: https://bit.ly/3lVjFBB

Thank you, Ma’am.

70 glorious years of dedicated and inspiring service to the nation. Every moment devoted to the people of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

God Save The Queen!

#PlatinumJubilee

Many people are expected to travel over the Jubilee weekend - check before you head off:

⛴️ Check @PoD_travelnews before heading to Dover
✈️ Check your airport or airline before flying
🛤️ Check your trains are running @NationalRailEnq
🚗 Check your route @NationalHways

Good meeting today with @grantshapps and aviation leadership. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with the sector to ensure consumers don’t lose out from any further disruption.

UPDATE: There are 10,000+ more nurses working in the NHS than last year. 📈

Also record numbers of doctors, nurses & NHS staff overall.

Thanks to all NHS staff for your dedication in caring for our loved ones & tackling the Covid backlog.

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