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News from the AEF

Major national and international news items are shown here. The latest items are at the top and an archive is maintained. Many of these items are also put into the ‘A-Z’. For more news, snippets and local items, see the Airport Watch web site.

Avation minister resigns

Karen Buck, the Aviation Minister, is resigning. The resignation comes just weeks before she was due to make controversial announcements on night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead and ‘runway alternation’ at Heathrow.

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Leap in aviation emissions

Figures released by Defra show that while the UK’s overall carbon emission have more or less stabilised, emissions from international aviation are spiralling out of control – they grew by a staggering 12% in 2004.

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