Monthly Archives: June 2018

Heathrow Airport: UK Cabinet approves new runway plan

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by UK ministers. The government’s economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, backed the plans which were then approved by her full cabinet. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it was a “historic moment”. Announcing £2.6bn in compensation for residents and noise abatement […]

IATA, Deloitte Develop Airport Ownership and Regulation Guidance Recognizing the Strategic National Importance of Airports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Deloitte have published guidance materials for governments considering public-private partnerships (PPP) and other forms of privatization programs for airport infrastructure. “Airports provide critical infrastructure. It is important that governments considering privatization or PPP take a long-term view and focus on solutions that will maximize the economic and social […]

Delta Sky Way project gets underway at LAX

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have officially began the development of the Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, which will modernize, upgrade and connect terminals 2 (T2) and 3 (T3), as well as the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). The US$1.86bn project reached a significant milestone […]

New drone laws to protect airports in the UK

New laws restricting all drones from flying above 400ft (121m) and within 1km (0.62 miles) of airport boundaries are to be implemented in the UK. Effective from July 30, the new ruling follows a year-on-year increase in drone-related incidents with aircraft. It is hoped these measures will reduce the possibility of damage to windows and […]