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Rik Thomas
The recent ministerial reshuffle by Prime Minister David Cameron, in which three of the four transport ministers, including secretary of state... continue
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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has suggested that its planes may fly in bird-like formations and automatically select the most fuel-efficient routes... continue
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the independent commission will develop "a credible long-term aviation policy" and decisions on this will... continue
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The Government has confirmed it will establish an independent commission to consider how and where to increase UK airport capacity. It was announced... continue
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The Mayor of London has blasted the PM's decision to move Justine Greening from the DfT in order "to expand Heathrow". Boris Johnson told Politics... continue
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The Government is to ask an independent commission to review the future of Britain’s airports, it has been reported. The commission could... continue
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Prime minister David Cameron has insisted that the Government is not about to perform a U-turn by sanctioning the construction of a third runway at... continue
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The limited capacity at Heathrow Airport is harming the UK’s economy, the MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Aviation has said in a... continue
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A coalition of the UK’s largest airlines has asked accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to produce an economic impact assessment of the air... continue
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Rik Thomas
Comment articles backing a third runway at Heathrow Airport reached near saturation levels towards the end of August, particularly in The Daily... continue
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Rik Thomas
The noise levels experienced by those poor unfortunates who live next door to Heathrow Airport have, in recent weeks, been positively drowned out by... continue
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David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
Tom Worsley, former manager of the DfT’s National Transport Model (NTM), judges that making this model accessible to outside users and... continue
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Transport secretary Justine Greening may, allegedly, have few friends in the Cabinet nowadays, due to her opposition to the expansion of Heathrow... continue
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Airport operator BAA has finally admitted defeat in its attempt to retain ownership of Stansted Airport north of London, after a Competition... continue
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Airport operator Peel Airports has reported losses of £11.4m in the last financial year, up from £3.2m the previous year, due primarily... continue
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Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from March 2013, barely a week after the Virgin... continue
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The Gulf state of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holdings has agreed to buy a 20% stake in airport operator BAA for an estimated... continue
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Transport secretary Justine Greening claimed today that there was "political consensus" for not expanding Heathrow. Greening was speaking... continue
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The Telegraph is claiming that David Cameron is considering moving Je... continue
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Over 40,000 people have signed a petition on the U.K Government website urging ministers to reconsider the decision to award the West Coast Mainline... continue
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