BAA Announces Airport Decongestion Plan | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **
** Airborne 07.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.18.14 **
** Airborne 07.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.16.14 **

Fri, Apr 27, 2007

BAA Announces Airport Decongestion Plan

Includes New Runways, Terminal Replacements

British airport operator BAA has announced an ambitious and pricey plan to cut aerial congestion in the UK.

The $18.6 billion investment plan promises to improve condtions at the group's airports -- including Gatwick, Stansted, and one of the busiest and most congested airports in the world: London Heathrow (shown at right).

Stansted can look forward to a second runway and terminal. Heathrow's Terminal 2, called Heathrow East, would be replaced and terminals three and four renovated. Plans also call for a second satellite for Terminal 5, known as T5C, according to the UK's Adfero news service.

"We are focused on our long-term plans to free the traveling public from congestion and provide a good experience at our airports," said BAA chief executive officer Stephen Nelson.

"The size and strength of BAA's balance sheet and our unrivalled experience in developing new airport facilities, give us great confidence that we can deliver this scale of investment on time and on budget," Nelson added.

The plans will help the airports deal with an expected 2.8 percent annual air traffic increase at London airports and would require no subsidy from taxpayers, he added.

The company says the best way for such vast improvements to be made is for its corporate structure to remain as it is.  It is currently facing scrutiny from the Competition Commission over its ownership of so many airports, which also includes Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Southampton, Naples and Budapest.

Critics claim such holdings represent a monopoly.

FMI: www.baa.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.21.14: Koontz' Barber Award, ESA Spaceplane, Model Flyers Fight FAA

Also: Boeing's 787-9 Demo, Hartzell's TBM Wonder-Prop, More Santa Monica Maneuvering, Garmin Global Pilot, Even more TSA Stupidity Greg Koontz has been named the recipient of this >[...]

Airborne 07.18.14: MH17 Shootdown Tragedy, ForeFlight Update, Honoring Apollo 11

Also: UK To OSH--By Microlight, On The Eve of Oshkosh 2014, FAA OKs SpaceX TX Launch Site, Extra-Capacity Q400 NextGen Details of the shoot down of MH17 are changing rapidly and ve>[...]

FAA Grants Re-Issues Hawker Beechcraft STC To Flyht

Covers AFIRS for 700/800/900 Models The FAA has granted a re-issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Hawker Beechcraft 700/800/900 model aircraft to Flyht Aerospace So>[...]

OSH2013, Day One, Revisited: ICON, Pelton, Cessna, SubSonex, BendixKing

Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixtee>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.14)

Diamond Aviators Association The Diamond Aviators Association (the DAA) is a membership organization established to educate, promote the safety of, and support the owners and pilot>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC