"I want to make sure that airport survives. I will do what I can," said new Prime Minister Liz Truss, following confirmation from the Peel Group that after years of trouble, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is now set for closure.

But the PM  hasn't been able to intervene, with the airport now winding down operations. In this issue, we explore what went wrong, and ask if this is a sign of things to come for other regional airports in the country.

Further south, Gatwick Airport has published a report looking at the economic benefits the airport brings to the local area, and how to further harness this output by creating an airport economic zone. We learn more about the boost to the region.

Elsewhere, The Airspace Change Organisation Group has published a new environmental strategy as part of the journey to modernise UK airspace. We find out how this will contribute to its Jet Zero strategy.

And across the pond, the Biden Administration has published a new plan focusing on the role of sustainable aviation fuel in the future of US aviation. We look inside the SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap.

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Peter Nilson, editor