Legislation


Government Delays UK Runway Decision Again

The proposed Heathrow 3rd Runway Layout.  (HAL)

The British Government has delayed a decision about whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport until the summer of 2016. This latest … More ››

Flybe Pushes to Use RAF Northolt

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Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has called on the British Government to review the Ministry of Defence’s refusal to give consideration to opening up RAF … More ››

Upbeat Assessment for London Ashford Airport Expansion

CGI showing how the airport will look after the runway extension and new terminal is built. The runway extension is shown top left and the new terminal buildings bottom right.  (London Ashford Airport)

More than 60 pre-commencement conditions attached to the planning permission for a runway extension at London Ashford Airport have been successfully discharged and work to … More ››

Gatwick Handles 40 Million Passengers For the First Time

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Gatwick broke the 40 million passengers a year mark for the first time on the weekend of November 14/15. An airport statement said Gatwick is … More ››

Russia Says ‘Terror act’ Downed Airliner over Sinai Desert

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (R) listens to rescue workers as he looks at the remains of a Russian airliner after it crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard. (Photo: REUTERS)

Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, has said an act of terror brought down the Russian Metrojet Airbus A321 in the … More ››

UK Rescue Flights Underway from Sharm el-Sheikh

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (R) listens to rescue workers as he looks at the remains of a Russian airliner after it crashed in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt, October 31, 2015. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard. (REUTERS)

A series of repatriation flights to bring home British tourists stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh will operate today (November 6). Outbound passenger … More ››

Australian Commission Approves Etihad / Virgin Australia Cooperation

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Etihad Airways has welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination approving the reauthorisation of its commercial cooperation agreement with Virgin Australia for … More ››

Newquay Scraps Development Fee

Cornwall Council, which owns the publicly-subsidised Newquay Airport has said it will drop a controversial airport development fee which was introduced in 2006. The charge … More ››

First Unmanned Aircraft Flight in UK Civil Airspace

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Air traffic controllers at NATS managed the first flight by an unmanned aircraft in controlled and unsegregated airspace, in what is being hailed as a … More ››

German Airports Select Morpho Itemiser 4DX Trace Detectors

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Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho detection has announced a contract with the German Federal Police for 160 Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD). Under … More ››