AEF Reports and Briefings
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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.
Oct 21 2015
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 …
Oct 15 2015
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.
Aug 17 2015
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.
Jun 19 2015
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 …
Oct 17 2012
Aviation and airports policy are all over the press at the moment. Alongside the Government’s own consultation and the new Airports Commission, a number of organisations have launched their own inquiries into how the Government should be handling demands for …
Jun 25 2012
Since the Government announced its policy of opposition to new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, the aviation industry has been working hard to put out the message that there is a crisis in airport capacity in the South East.