SASIG Bulletin, August 2011


SASIG 2011/12 Meeting Dates
Friday 28 October 2011 and Friday 24 February 2012

House of Lords Questions
Soley – Heathrow: additional landing rights for China
Laird – Air Passenger Duty increases: harm to Northern Ireland economy

Government News
Government response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report on reducing CO2 emissions from UK aviation to 2050; and Government updates passenger demand and carbon dioxide forecasts

Regional News
Fosters + Partners and Halcrow to publish Thames Hub vision
Boris Johnson thrilled by Foster’s new plan for Thames island airport
Local Council opposes Thames airport plan
Biggin Hill airport’s 2012 Olympics expansion rejected
Construction for new light rail link to Manchester Airport set to begin
London Southend Airport to expand and be modernised
BAA Ltd considering a temporary terminal at Heathrow for 2012 Olympics
Kent Airports selected for extra flights during 2012 Olympics
Passenger numbers drop at East Midlands Airport
Thanet District Council considering application for more night flights at Manston Airport
Air links to London vital for future of the North East
Operator of Manchester Airport recognised for green achievements
Stansted Express rail fleet boosted

Industry News
Operator of American Airlines hopes to merge with British Airways
July 2011 traffic figures –BAA Ltd. airports
European airlines nervous as international pressure on EU ETS continues to grow

Greener by Design Conference: Aviation & the environment, 18 October 2011
The Future of Air Transport – Marketforce and the IEA’s 19th Annual Conference, 6 & 7 December 2011