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The Independent: PM’s vow to tackle global warming hit by plans to treble flights

Airport expansion will treble flights by 2030, flying in the face of vows to cut global warming.

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Bishop of London – Sin to Fly

The Bishop of London has declared it sinful for people to contribute to climate change by flying on holiday, driving a "gas-guzzling" car or failing to use energy-saving measures in the home

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Poll reveals public support for curbing the growth in air travel

A new MORI poll commissioned by the Airfields Environment Trust shows conclusively that the public back action to slow the growth of air travel, and explicitly support taxing flights to do so.

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European ‘Day Of Action’

A European ‘Day of Action’ on aviation happened across Europe on 10 June 2006.

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New night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

The government has announced the new ‘Night Flying Restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted’. These will apply from winter 2006/07 to summer 2012.

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Report reveals the “Two Faces” of BAA

The "Two Faces" of BAA.

 

A new report from AirportWatch is a devastating indictment of BAA, revealing the harsh reality behind the responsible and green image that BAA tries to cultivate.

 

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2006: Decision Time for Aviation in White Paper Review

2006: The Year of the Aviation Review

Rarely has a Government White Paper received such constant criticism as the Aviation White Paper. AirportWatch looks at the evidence that has mounted up which proves it is time for the Government to change course when it reviews its White Paper at the end of this year.

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Leap in aviation emissions

Figures released by Defra show that while the UK's overall carbon emission have more or less stabilised, emissions from international aviation are spiralling out of control - they grew by a staggering 12% in 2004.

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Air freight – some unbelievably heavy things that have been flown

Some truly bizarre things have been air freighted. A ferry that once operated on Loch Ness in Scotland was shipped to Kazakhstan by air (August 2007) so the president could tour a copper mine in style. A 42 tonne tram was transport ted from Pisa to Los Angeles by Volga-Dnepr Airlines (August 2005)

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Dedham Vale – Campaigners celebrate flightpath victory

  (20.12.2005     East Anglian Daily Times)   CAMPAIGNERS fighting to protect the peace and tranquillity of Constable Country by changing controversial aircraft flight patterns celebrated after winning their battle against aviation bosses. A legal action brought by the residents of Dedham Vale against the CA over the nuisance caused by over-flying aircraft was settled in […]

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Nights Flights Rally

A large rally against night flights took place at Westminster Central Hall on 24th Oct. It was timed to coincide with the government's deliberations on the night flights regime at the three London airports.

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EU Consults on Aviation and Climate Change

On Friday 11 March 2004, the European Commission launched a consultation on "Reducing the Climate Change Impact of Aviation." See article for more information and link to Commission web page.

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aaaaaEurope will not suspend emissions tax despite pressure

Ferrovial, the Spanish owner of BAA, thought it made a safe bet when its consortium paid £10.3bn for Britain's largest airport owner 18 months ago. Yesterday's confirmation that its relationship with staff has broken down adds another group to the list of aggrieved parties who lay the blame for BAA's woes firmly at the door of Ferrovial. (Guardian)

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Manston Night Flights consultation – ends 2nd March

Thanet District Council is holding a public consultation, lasting for 28 days and ending on 2nd March. Its aim is to find out what the public think about Manston’s recent night flying proposal. All local residents in the area are encouraged to respond and send in their views. The consultation is not question-based, it simply asks […]

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aaa Southend West MP attacks Boris Johnson’s Thames Estuary airport plan

  15th February 2012 in   PLANS for an airport in the Thames Estuary have been dismissed as “absolutely barking mad” by Tory MP David Amess. Mr Amess, MP for Southend West, was one of a handful of speakers at a public meeting in Leigh which discussed the idea of a new airport in the […]

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EU DIRECTIVE 2002/30/EC – Noise Related Operating Restrictions

There is a DfT consultation asking for views on the use of the Directive in the UK and on the EC's review of its operation to date, as a basis for a possible revision. They are asking about the application of the Directive, possible ways to improve it and key elements which should not be lost. Deadline for comment - 19th September 2008.

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118 killed in worst UK air disaster – 1972 BEA Trident crash at Staines shortly after take-off

In June 1972 a BEA Trident aircraft took off from Heathrow, and crashed two minutes later into a field close to Staines. All on board were killed, though nobody on the ground. The reason is thought to be a stall, to which the Trident was prone unless the flaps were operated correctly. There were suggestions of poor relations between flight crew, and that the crash was influence by recent strike action. Recommendations from the inquiry led to the mandatory installation of cockpit voice recorders in British-registered airliners. Another recommendation was for greater caution before allowing off-duty crew members to occupy flight deck seats.

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Cushman & Wakefield 2011 European Cities Monitor shows London best business city

    More companies look to expand in Moscow 11 Oct, 2011, London Cushman & Wakefield European Cities Monitor   · London retains number one position for best European business city overall · Paris and Frankfurt hold second and third rankings · Amsterdam and Berlin move into the top five cities in which to do […]

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Protest to mark the end of the NATS Terminal Control North consultation

A small protest in London against the NATS proposed changes to airspace north of London

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IATA international passenger figures

IATA international passenger data

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CAA air passenger statistics for March 2009

CAA air passenger statistics for March 2009

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CAA terminal and transit passenger data for January 2009

CAA terminal and transit passenger data for January 2009

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CAA passenger numbers for February 2009

CAA air passenger statistics for Feb 2009

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The complete rail guide to Europe

Planning rail journeys in Europe has never been so popular, or so easy. There is plenty of advice around, and this selection is from the Times.

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The London Southend Airport Joint Area Action Plan (June 2008)

Details of the June 2008 first round of consultation on the Southend JAAP

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How to locate older articles on aviation and airport issues, month by month

Find old news stories on airports and aviation  

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Publications on Economics and Employment

Publications on Economics and Employment

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    Date: 12 July 2012 IATA Welcomes ICAO Progress on a CO2 Standard for Aircraft Important Milestone in a Comprehensive Global Solution for Aviation Emissions Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) environment committee on a metric to define a CO2 standard for new […]

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