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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?
Jun 30 2015
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 …
Jun 19 2015
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Flying into trouble: London airport expansion would mean slashing growth at regional airports to meet UK climate targets Airports Commission set to hand Government an incomplete analysis with no convincing answers on how to limit …
May 29 2015
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aviation Environment Federation (AEF)  today submitted a response to the Airports Commission calling on the body to rule out both expansion options at Heathrow Airport and one at Gatwick on air quality grounds. AEF’s …
May 19 2015
Press release by AEF and Brussels based Transport & Environment about Saudi Arabian Airlines paying a €1.4 million fine levied by a Belgian regional government for not complying with the EU’s aviation emissions trading system (ETS)
May 8 2015
AEF welcomes reports that the Airports Commission will launch a technical consultation on the issue of air pollution and airport expansion but questions why it has taken until now to do so.
Mar 13 2015
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.
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 3 2015
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)  on the closing …
Dec 3 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The chancellor today announced that Air Passenger Duty on children’s flights is to be scrapped for all economy class tickets. From May 2015, APD for children under 12 will be abolished and in the following year, APD for all children …
Nov 11 2014
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.