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AEF Reports and Briefings

We post our research, reports and briefings on all the topics we work on here. You can also browse our reports and briefings by selecting one of the issues on the right-hand side.

AEF briefing on aircraft noise and NPS for Heathrow calls for better information and more controls

In our latest briefing, Why the third runway plan can’t fly: noise pollution, we look at the NPS’s failure to provide accurate mapping of flightpaths after the third runway has been constructed, preventing local communities to form a clear view …

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AEF briefing highlights failure of Heathrow NPS to address climate change

Building on our infographic on the Airport NPS, AEF have published our first topic-based briefing setting out the key environmental challenges facing Heathrow expansion. Heathrow third runway: climate change details the Government’s failure to properly address C02 emissions as a result …

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AEF launches new campaign: Why the third runway plan can’t fly

AEF has published a new infographic setting out why the draft airports National Policy Statement (NPS) fails to address key environmental and public health challenges associated with the Government’s plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. AEF urges MPs …

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Aviation biofuels and the renewable transport fuels obligation

Sustainable fuels are viewed, particularly by the aviation industry, as an integral component in the sector’s ‘basket of measures’ towards managing its growth in CO2 emissions. Emissions from the aviation industry globally are expected to triple out to 2050 without …

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Report: The Great British Runway Myth…why there is no need for a new runway

Our new report, The Great British Runway Myth, explores and rebuts some of the economic claims made about airport expansion and provides further evidence on why we do not believe a new runway is necessary at Heathrow, Gatwick or anywhere else in …

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Briefing: Would a new London runway be good for Scotland?

New AEF briefing looks into what the impact of a new South East runway would be for Scotland. It highlights that the benefits for Scotland from South East expansion in terms of domestic connectivity, economic benefit and passenger growth are not as clear cut as suggested in the Airports Commission’s summary.

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AEF briefings: Airports Commission’s climate and economic analyses

The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.

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Aviation emissions to soar under Airports Commission proposals, new AEF report shows

With the Airports Commission expected to announce by the end of this month its recommendation for expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick, AEF has published a new report showing why a new runway at either airport would be incompatible with climate change …

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