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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again
Posted by: Tim Henderson
Date/Time: 08/06/13 22:05:00

Indeed - and the disbenefits to the neighbouring communities barely get factored in to the considerations.

I recently came across the Richmond Heathrow Campaign's submission to the Davies Commission on proposals for the best use of existing capacity in the short and medium term

summary at

and detailed submission at

Investigating and smoothing the distribution of flights throughout the day to avoid disruption and delay at peak times should be a priority. The South East Airports Taskforce said that work should be done to work up the capacity management process (declarations of number and timing of slots) and the CAA have argued that there are insufficient current incentives to get airlines to adhere to slot timings. But rather than apply some analysis to this problem, the mantra seems to be a requirement for another runway.

Incentivising the use of larger aircraft (as the airlines said they would employ at the T5 Inquiry) should also be introduced. Richmond query whether the arcane rules that apply to slots (grandfather's rights) acts against sensible changes. One suspects that the big airlines with large holdings of slots act to preserve the status quo and are loathe to change to improve matters in the interests of the customer or the nation. The market doesn't appear to work well.

Richmond also query the value and importance of transfer passengers to Heathrow.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Heathrow Third runway - again22/03/13 15:40:00 Lucille Grant
   Re:Heathrow Third runway - again22/03/13 16:41:00 Dave Roberts
      Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again22/03/13 18:26:00 Tim Henderson
         Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again22/03/13 19:27:00 Roland Gilmore
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again22/03/13 23:08:00 Maggie Morris
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again22/03/13 23:56:00 Victoria Diamond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again23/03/13 14:06:00 Dave Robertson
      Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again23/03/13 18:37:00 Jane Eades
         Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again24/03/13 09:52:00 Roland Gilmore
   Aircraft noise thresholds24/03/13 08:59:00 Catherine Schade
      Re:Aircraft noise thresholds24/03/13 09:22:00 Lucille Grant
      Re:Aircraft noise thresholds25/03/13 11:03:00 Tim Henderson
   Re:Heathrow Third runway - again06/06/13 13:48:00 Tim Henderson
      Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again08/06/13 01:01:00 Bunny Payne
         Re:Re:Re:Heathrow Third runway - again08/06/13 22:05:00 Tim Henderson

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