News from the AEF
from February 2015
Feb 20 2015
Information published by Defra has revealed that air pollution on the A4, which is the road running along the north border of Heathrow airport, is forecast to be the second highest in the UK by 2030, and still in breach of legal limits, without building a third runway.
Feb 20 2015
The text for negotiations leading up the Paris climate change talks calls for a global emissions reduction target for aviation and shipping. This serves as a reminder to the UN body ICAO that the aviation sector has to make progress towards tackling its growing emissions.
Feb 19 2015
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written to the Airports Commission in response to the recent consultation on shortlisted expansion options at Heathrow and Gatwick. The letter reiterates the Committee’s earlier recommendation that the Airports Commission’s economic analysis of …
Feb 9 2015
A report by the Heathrow All Party Parliamentary Group has found that expanding Heathrow or Gatwick would only re-distribute growth away from regional airports. Growth at Heathrow would be offset by up to 28% loss in regional passengers or a reduction of 207,000 regional flights a year
Feb 5 2015
The Civil Aviation Authority’s response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on runway options tells industry and policy makers they must do more, including offering greater amounts of compensations, or risk never having a runway built.
Feb 4 2015
Our response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on shortlisted expansion options finds that there are gaping holes in the analysis by the Airports Commission but it still points to all of the options for a new runway being an environmental disaster.