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Stansted inquiry unlikely before August

April 17, 2009 0

April 15: In an open letter, the Secretary of State (SoS) for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, states that the Public Inquiry regarding the second runway at Stansted will not […]

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BAA reports drop in passenger numbers

April 16, 2009 0

BAA’s UK airports handled a total of 10.6 million passengers in March, a reduction of just over 11% against the same month last year. Some of the reduction can be attributed to the fact that […]

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Star Alliance outlines next stage of Heathrow moves

April 16, 2009 0

With more space now being available at Heathrow Terminal 1, ‘Star Alliance’ is preparing to implement the next stage of its ‘Move under one Roof’ (MuoR) strategy, which will see current Terminal 2 carriers Austrian, […]

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Cessna in sky chase with F-16s

April 8, 2009 0

April 6: A dramatic chase of a single-engine Cessna 172 by F-16s from the Minnesota Air National Guard ended when the pilot made an emergency landing on Highway 60 in Ellsinore, Missouri, according to ABC […]

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New technology to reduce Heathrow disruption

April 3, 2009 0

March 25: British Airways (BA) became the first commercial airline to introduce the onboard Microwave Landing System (MLS), which increases the safe landing rate during periods of low visibility at Heathrow by more than 20%. […]

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Birmingham’s runway extension approved

April 1, 2009 0

Solihull Council´s planning committee has approved plans to extend Birmingham International Airport´s runway by 400m to cope with more long-haul flights, allowing larger aircraft and non-stop flights to the US west coast and the Far […]

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Heathrow & Gatwick ‘worst places to fly from’

March 31, 2009 0

In a customer satisfaction survey involving 9,000 people, carried out between October and November 2008, Which Holiday magazine has BAA’s two principal airports at Heathrow and Gatwick as ‘worst in the UK’. Finishing plumb last […]

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Air Navigation Service Providers feel the pinch

March 30, 2009 0

In an open letter to all Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Alexander ter Kuile, Secretary General of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), has warned about the economic crisis now affecting aviation and its […]

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First female chair of CAA

March 30, 2009 0

The Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, has appointed Dame Deirdre Hutton CBE as Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after an open competition. She is the first woman appointed to the post […]