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AIPUT acquires 75-acre strategic site in west Heathrow

AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), has today completed the freehold acquisition of a 75-acre site to the west of Heathrow Airport, adjacent to the Poyle Trading Estate. The acquisition represents the largest strategic land transaction in terms of acres in the area for over 20 years. The site […]

Renewable energy business, rescue vehicle manufacturer and Welsh cheese company are among Heathrow’s ‘Global Britain Business Champions’ – UK SMEs using the airport’s routes to export British excellence

10 SMEs from across the country have been named Heathrow’s Global Britain Business Champions – SMEs that export their goods and services globally via the UK’s only hub airport The winners, which range from a Welsh cheese company to a Lincolnshire-based renewable energy business, are set to receive free promotion across the airport as part […]

Heathrow works with British Airways and partners to demonstrate how aviation is moving towards the “Perfect Flight”

Heathrow teams up with British Airways, Airbus, bp, Glasgow Airport and NATS to demonstrate how the aviation industry can make net zero flying a reality The flight from London to Glasgow replicated a journey made 11 years ago to show how new technology and more efficient operations are helping to decarbonise aviation The 2021 demonstrator […]

Amadeus touchless bag drop technology trialled at Heathrow Airport

Amadeus touchless bag drop technology is being trialled at Heathrow Airport. The touchless bag drop technology uses proximity sensors to allow passengers to check-in their luggage without touching the screens on the kiosks. The new contactless experience has initially been installed on six of Heathrow’s Auto Bag Drop (ABD) units provided by ICM Airport Technics, an […]

Aviation can deliver £200 billion post-Brexit economic stimulus – supercharging Government’s Global Britain ambitions

New research highlights how the UK could undergo an economic pivot post-Brexit, with non-EU trade potentially increasing by 20% over the next five years from nearly £473 billion in 2019 to £570 billion in 2025. According to the Centre for Economics & Business Research, aviation will need to be at the heart of this pivot. […]

Heathrow response to the Secretary of State’s statement on airport testing

Responding to the Secretary of State’s statement in the House of Commons today, a Heathrow spokesperson said: “We welcome the Transport Secretary’s announcement that testing to shorten quarantine is under active consideration by the Government and that airbridges to islands will now be instated where appropriate. If introduced, these vital policy changes would show the […]

Court Rules Third Runway at Heathrow Unlawful

A court has ruled that the government decision to give the go-ahead to Heathrow Airport’s plans to build a third runway was unlawful in a court case that was brought by councils, the Mayor of London and environmental groups. The reason the government’s Heathrow’s expansion decision was unlawful the Court of Appeal said, was because […]

Heathrow targets zero carbon airport by mid-2030s as infrastructure already lands carbon neutral status

Heathrow has announced it’s become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Following investment of over £100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, Heathrow has reduced carbon emissions from airport buildings […]

Heathrow reports outstanding end to 2019 as airport kicks off its decade of delivery

Full decade Since 2010, Heathrow has welcomed an additional 15 million passengers – an increase of 18% over the course of the decade. This passenger growth was facilitated by £12 billion worth of private investment which culminated in the opening of Terminal 2 which is now ranked by passengers as one of the best airport […]

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 […]