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Heathrow unveils the cutting-edge tracking tech to link network of expansion hubs

Heathrow Airport has revealed its state-of-the-art centralised tracking system which will become the expansion’s nerve-centre, connecting a network of offsite construction hubs, across the UK. The technology will track millions of component parts that will make up the expanded airport in real-time, enabling the final four Logistics Hubs to work in unison throughout construction. Siemens […]

Heathrow launches new trial to improve recycling rates at airports

Heathrow will kick-start a new trial turning unrecyclable plastic passenger waste – including food packaging and plastic film – into airport furniture, uniforms and lower-emission jet fuel by 2025. In a UK first, the airport will test a new recycling unit that will help solve the issue of waste from terminals and aircraft cabins for […]

Local support for Heathrow expansion remains strong as airport’s largest ever public consultation closes

New polling shows local support for expansion remains strong as statutory consultation for expanding the UK’s only hub airport comes to a close. In 16 of the 18 Parliamentary constituencies around Heathrow, more local residents support expansion than oppose it Expansion has the potential to end youth unemployment in communities closest to Heathrow, by generating […]

Calling all SMEs! Heathrow invites British businesses to apply for 2019 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants

For the third year running, Heathrow and the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting is GREAT campaign are inviting SMEs across the country to apply for 20 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants worth £2,000 each. The grants will support small businesses that are just beginning to export or help those companies that can export, but don’t. […]

SAS takes top spot in Heathrow’s Fly Quiet and Green table

SAS takes the top spot in the ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q2 as the airline reduces early and late flights, benefitting the airport’s local communities. The Scandinavian flag carrier has also scored well for its operational performance by improving its track keeping, following Noise Preferential Route flight paths precisely and using Continuous […]

Autonomous baggage dollies enjoy successful trial at Heathrow

Autonomous vehicle specialist, Aurrigo, claims to come up with a new way of transporting luggage around airports, citing the successful trial of the world’s first automomoted baggage dolly at London’s Heathrow Airport as an example of just what can be achieved.  The company was approached by International Airlines Group (IAG) to use its driverless expertise […]

Heathrow reveals masterplan for expansion with launch of its largest consultation

Heathrow today unveils its preferred masterplan for expansion with details of tough new measures to reduce emissions revealed, as well as our preferred plans for noise respite and proposed ban on scheduled night flights. This statutory consultation is the next major milestone for the expansion proposals, and Heathrow’s most innovative and largest consultation to date […]

British Airways’ short-haul fleet tops Heathrow’s Fly Quiet and Green charts

British Airways tops Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table in Q1 2019, as its short-haul fleet works to improve punctuality, whilst reducing fuel burn Any improvement to British Airways’ 300-strong aircraft fleet makes a significant impact Later this month, the airport unveils its masterplan for expansion – including detail on how it will meet […]

Heathrow invests over £50 million in cutting edge CT security equipment in UK airport first

Passengers could soon keep their liquids and laptops inside their cabin baggage when passing through security at Heathrow after the airport revealed plans to install next-generation CT security equipment The airport is investing over £50 million in the next few years to roll the equipment out. Once fully operational, the enhanced technology is expected to […]