Reports on Specific Airports

Specific airport related reports 

Title:  Book “Victory Against All The Odds” 
Date:   August 2010
Author:  by John Stewart, HACAN
Length:   52 pages  pdf
 Summary:  The story of how the campaign to stop a third runway at Heathrow was won.  “The victory was no fluke. It wasn’t a question of luck. It was the result of a clear strategy, a radical approach, daring tactics and an utter refusal by the campaigners to believe that we wouldn’t win”.
Link:   Victory Against All The Odds    

Title:   Flight Paths Report  “Approach Noise at Heathrow: Concentrating the Problem”      
Date:   March 2010
Author:  AEF for HACAN
Length:   24 pages   2.07 MB)
Summary:   A major study – by the Aviation Environment Federation – has been published by HACAN. It outlines practical measures which would reduce aircraft noise for countless numbers of people living under the Heathrow arrivals flight paths.  The study was commissioned in response to the increasing number of complaints about Heathrow noise from people living many miles away from the airport and who used not to be affected.  The report has identified the reasons these areas are now affected and suggests remedies.
Link:     Press release   
     Easterly arrivals map  and   Westerly arrivals map   (each 2.4 MB) 


Title:  Heathrow.  “Flaws Galore”
Date:    February 2008
Author:  AirportWatch Aviation Economics Group
Length:   6 pages
Summary:   This paper has identified over 20 serious flaws in the Government’s economic case for expanding Heathrow airport.  It assesses the assumptions on future oil price, taxes on aviation, the economic benefit of transfer passengers and the real value to business.  The paper’s findings support the findings of the major report published recently from the independent Dutch consultants CE Delft. 
Link:   Flaws Galore     



Title:   CE Delft Report on Heathrow economics – “The Economics of Heathrow Expansion”

Date:   February 2008
Author:  CE Delft
Length:   111 pages    882 KB
Summary:   CE Delft’s report undermines the economic case for expansion at Heathrow. It challenges Government claims that its current proposals to expand Heathrow will benefit the economy to the tune of £5 billion. It argues the Government’s figures are based on flawed research which overestimates the importance of aviation to the economy.
Link:     The Economics of Heathrow Expansion 
Read the CE Delft press release and key points summary and One page summary




Title:  The submission from the World Development Movement on the Heathrow consultation

Date:  February 2008
Author:   WDM
Length:   19 pages
Summary:   The global challenge of climate change should form part of the scope of the consultation for adding capacity at Heathrow.  WDM’s response to the consultation therefore focuses on the implications of extra capacity at Heathrow for tackling climate change.
Link:  Adding capacity at Heathrow airport – WDM response




Title:  Friends of the Earth Briefing –  “Heathrow expansion – its true costs”

Date:   January 2008
Author:  Friends of the Earth
Length:  10 pages
Summary:    The Heathrow consultation presents the economic case as a given.  However, the economic case is flimsy in the extreme. This briefing presents five main arguments why it should not be accepted.  In summary, the consultation misleads the public as to the benefit of extra capacity at Heathrow.  Under more realistic assumptions, Heathrow expansion does not provide net economic benefits.  Valuing climate change properly means expansion has net economic costs.  The prime justification for expansion does not stack up.
Link:    Heathrow expansion – its true costs




Title:   Heathrow.  “Emissions Impossible”

Date:    February 2006
Author:  Aviation Environment Federation  (AEF)
Summary:   An assessment of the noise and air pollution problems at Heathrow airport and the measures proposed to tackle them.  Noise and air pollution pose severe environmental and public health problems at Heathrow and in the surrounding area.   Nonetheless, the Government and the aviation industry wish to expand the airport, first by switching to ‘mixed mode’ operations (that is, ending the practice of runway alternation), and then by the addition of a third runway.
Link:    Emissions Impossible report – on Heathrow
Title:  “A Critique of The Gatwick Airport Climate Change”
Date:  August 2009
Author:  Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign  (GACC)
Length:   5 pages
Summary:  BAA Gatwick produced a report on the carbon emissions from the airport, in August.   GACC has commented on its deficiencies. 
Link:  The BAA report is   Gatwick Airport, Climate  Change Report  
 and the GACC critique is GACC Critique of Gatwick Climate Change Report     

and GACC’s earlier report:

Title:  “Gatwick destroying climate change targets”  
Date:    June 2007
Author:  Gatwick Area Consernvation Committee
Length:   14 pages  314 KB
Summary:   A study of the emissions caused by aircraft using Gatwick Airport –   by GACC
Gatwick handles 17% of UK passengers. The distance flown by planes from Gatwick is probably about equal to the national average – less than from Heathrow but more than from other airports. That would indicate that aircraft from Gatwick on their outward journeys emit about 6.5 Mt of CO2.
Link:     Gatwick wrecking climate targets   





Title:  “The Two Faces of BAA”

Date:   February 2006
Author:  AirportWatch
Length:   25 pages  1397 KB
Summary:   The report was a devastating indictment of BAA, revealing the harsh reality behind the responsible and green image that BAA tries to cultivate.   BAA is planning new runways at Stansted, Heathrow, Edinburgh and possibly Gatwick and Glasgow, as well as an increase in flights at Southampton and Aberdeen, where, last year, it introduced night flights.  The report compares the image BAA tries to present at each of its seven UK airports with the actual effect its expansion plans will have on the residents and the local environment, as well as BAA’s close links with Government.
Link:     The Two Faces of BAA




Title:    Erosion of the Community
Date:    August 2006
Author:   Stop Stansted Expansion
Length:  34 pages
Summary:  How an airport can damage the local community. Stop Stansted Expansion have produced a response, presented to Uttlesford District Council, about the very severe impacts which the airport’s operations were already having on the community and on the lives of the people who live there, as a result of growth at the airport.  It describes stress, anxiety, noise pollution, light pollution, traffic problems and breakdown in community life. 
Link:  Erosion of the Community – from the SSE website