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All AEF Press Releases are displayed here. For press enquiries, please contact James on 07908712816 or the office on 020 7248 2223.


Our policy briefs and position papers can also be found in this section.


Airports Commission policy papers


Should the UK build a new runway?


Is a new runway compatible with climate policy?




 


Runway recommendation under threat by Climate Committee report: Aviation Environment Federation comment

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Runway recommendation under threat by Climate Committee report: Aviation Environment Federation comment On the eve of the Airports Commission’s runway recommendation, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today told Government it has until 2016 to set out an …

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AEF calls for local impacts to be managed as Transport Committee publishes report on small airports

Following the publication of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee’s report on smaller airports (of up to 5 million passengers per year), AEF calls on the Government to help manage the local environmental impacts of airports and airfields across the UK.

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Government projections reveal a two runway Heathrow would be second worst area for air pollution in the UK by 2030

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.

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Gaping holes in Airports Commission’s analysis of airport expansion conceal potential environmental disaster

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gaping holes in Airports Commission’s analysis of airport expansion conceal potential environmental disaster A new runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick would be an ‘environmental disaster’, says the Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) [1] on the closing …

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Our comment on the Airports Commission appraisals of Heathrow and Gatwick runways

The Aviation Environment Federation comments on the Airports Commission’s appraisals of expansion options at Heathrow and Gatwick. We believe the Airports Commission paints a misleading picture about the net benefits of expansion by failing to fully consider the environmental costs in the economic appraisal of a new runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick. This raises serious concerns about the validity of the consultation’s claims.

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