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.
Nov 10 2014
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In advance of the Airports Commission publishing its appraisals of new runway proposals on Tuesday (11th), Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director of the Aviation Environment Federation, warned the audience at the Airport Operators Association’s annual conference …
Oct 7 2014
The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) welcomed the news that the Liberal Democrats have retained party policy to oppose the building of new runways in the South East, given the environmental consequences of airport expansion. Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director of the …
Sep 29 2014
Environmental organisations have major concerns that airport expansion in the South East could lead to serious negative environmental impacts including increased levels of aircraft noise, loss of ancient and valuable habitats and risk to national climate targets. Therefore, the Aviation Environment Federation has led a …
Jul 14 2014
The AEF has published a new report, entitled ‘The Implications of South East Expansion for Regional Airports’ which considers the implications of building a new runway in the South East for regional airports. It would be impossible to build an additional runway in the South East and keep aviation emissions consistent with meeting UK climate targets, without cutting airport capacity elsewhere.
Jun 2 2014
We are publishing a series of briefings about the Airports Commission’s work. Our first briefing looks at whether the Airports Commission’s new runway recommendation was a foregone conclusion, highlights important uncertainties about the Commission’s claims on both economics and environmental impacts, gives an overview of the Commission’s work so far and outlines their next steps.
Mar 19 2014
The AEF was surprised by the announcement in the Budget Statement that Air Passenger Duty (APD) on long haul flights over 4000 miles will be reduced from 1st April 2015 to the current level for flights to the USA.
Mar 10 2014
A new report published by the AEF, ‘Who would pay for a new runway?’ written by Brendon Sewill, looks into the possible increases in fees for passengers using Gatwick or Heathrow if a large public subsidy for a new runway at either airport is not forthcoming
Dec 17 2013
Dec 16 2013
In advance of the launch of the Airports Commission’s Interim Report, this briefing poses three tests to judge the report against. The tests focus on what Sir Howard Davies described in October as potential constraints on expansion – climate change and noise, as well as the economic basis of the argument for expansion.