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Government could bail out aviation sector as ‘last resort’

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The government may provide additional support to the aviation industry as a “last resort” due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response to a written question in the House of Commons regarding targeted support for the sector and its supply chain, MP for Witney Robert Courts described aviation as…

Southampton Airport expansion crucial for airport’s survival


The proposed runway extension at Southampton Airport is now “actually needed” to ensure the airport’s survival, according to Winchester MP Steve Brine.

Plans for a 164m extension at the northern end of the runway have been opposed by environmentalists - but in the House of Commons this month, Brine highlighted the…

Heathrow ‘wasted’ money as tunnel refurb costs spiral


Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) has “wasted” money on two ongoing tunnel refurbishment schemes, the aviation regulator has ruled.

A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) economic performance review concludes that HAL acted “inefficiently” on refurbishments of a cargo tunnel and road tunnel servicing its terminals. The cost overrun of both schemes combined is estimated…

Gatwick Airport welcomes longer trains following station upgrade


Goring-by-Sea, Lancing and Cooksbridge stations can now cater for longer Southern trains following platform extensions completed as part of a £150M upgrade to Gatwick Airport station.

Built to support a new timetable, longer trains are now opening their doors. The entire station upgrade is scheduled to end in 2023. Planned upgrades…

First look at Leeds Bradford ‘green’ airport terminal


Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has released CGI images of its proposed replacement terminal, showing what passengers could expect if plans are approved.

Images show the new check in hall, departures lounge and arrivals gate, which feature large glass fronted walls, high ceilings, electronic check in desks and food stalls. LBA’s plans…

Gatwick pauses £180M Pier 6 expansion

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Gatwick Airport has put its £180M Pier 6 expansion project on hold after passenger numbers fell by 66% in the first half of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In its mid-year update – published today (Friday) – the business said that all revenue streams have been impacted by the…

Application submitted for operation of Luton airport link

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Construction of the £225M Luton Direct Air-Rail Transit (Dart) is progressing with the submission of a Transport & Works Act Order application.

Luton Dart, which is being constructed by VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier (VFK), will connect passengers from Luton Airport Parkway station to the  London Luton Airport rail terminal in under four minutes. The…

Virtual events plan revealed for NCE’s autumn conferences

NCE has dubbed the second week of November as Future of Transport week with its popular airports, bridges, rail and roads events set to run on consecutive afternoons through the week as virtual events.

“The ongoing concern about Covid-19 and the need for social distancing means that we are taking our…