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Letters to the editor
Anthony Rae - Volunteer aviation campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, HX7
The discrepancy you expose between the air passenger forecasts of the DfT and individual airports is easily explained. It is just one feature of the... continue
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On September 15 Heathrow Airport formally unveiled the ‘Heathrow pod’, the PRT system developed by UK company ULTra (of which BAA is... continue
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News extra
Rik Thomas
There are currently a grand total of three personal rapid transit (PRT) systems operational in the entire world, following the formal opening of a... continue
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News
BAA has announced that it will seek a judicial review of the Competition Commission’s decision requiring it to sell Stansted and either... continue
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Creating jobs, cutting carbon – we don’t have to choose between the two objectives, we can have both, transport minister Norman Baker... continue
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The controversial subject of airport expansion in the UK, and specifically the South East, reared its head once more in mid-September. On September... continue
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A huge increase in travel on road and public transport networks around Manchester Airport will occur if plans to create an ‘Airport City’... continue
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High-speed rail must not be used to make Birmingham Airport an overspill facility for South East England, the airport’s local council has told... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport planners working on airport expansion plans and projects to improve airport surface access should use their judgement to reconcile the... continue
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Viewpoint
One of the masterminds of the campaign to block a third runway at Heathrow is heading off on a lecture tour of the United States next month, to... continue
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These must be difficult times for anyone involved in the planning of airports and airport surface access improvements. Until just a few years ago,... continue
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In brief
The Government must rethink its opposition to a third runway at Heathrow Airport if London is to thrive as a financial centre, the City of London has... continue
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Regular news
According to the DfT’s central forecast there’ll be 335 million passengers passing through UK airports in 2030 – 124 million more... continue
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One of the crucial questions for air traffic forecasting is predicting when the demand for air travel will reach maturity and level off. The DfT... continue
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The DfT’s modelling tools fail to predict all the recent slump in UK aviation demand following the 2008 financial crisis, the Department... continue
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Andrew Forster
The phenomenal growth in demand for air travel over the last three decades has driven investment in new airport capacity as well as better surface... continue
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Greater use of video-conferencing is unlikely to have any impact on cutting carbon dioxide emissions from aviation, according to DfT... continue
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Secondary stories
Plans to turn Heathrow Airport into a major rail hub were boosted this week by news that the Government is examining a connection from the west,... continue
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The consultant most closely involved in the Government’s high-speed rail plans has urged ministers to review the plans for linking Heathrow... continue
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Plymouth City Council has accepted plans to close the city’s airport, after consultants concluded there was no likelihood of operations... continue
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