Technologies ‘will mitigate environmental impact of airport expansion’

Technological improvements will mitigate any future environmental impact of an extra runway at Heathrow or Gatwick. That’s according to a report from the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) which added technologies have been quick in mitigating increases in noise, CO2 and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in the past 30 years and they will continue to do so. […]

Gatwick gas firm backtracks

UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) has issued a clarification regarding its estimation of oil at Gatwick airport. The company said it has not carried out enough work to know how much oil there is. “The Company has not undertaken work outside of its licence areas sufficient to comment on the possible OIP in either […]

More aeroplane routes can be green insists business group

Getting more planes in the air doesn’t necessarily mean trashing “green” business aims, the trade body CBI claimed today. Debate has raged over the need for more air links abroad, with various plans for a new runway and even a new airport put forward. Called ‘Flying High’, today’s report by the CBI finds each extra […]

Sun lights up Gatwick runway

Gatwick has become the first UK airport to install solar PV on site. Even more impressive, the 50kW trial installation lies just 150 metres away from the runway. Due to the sensitive and intricate nature of power systems at airports installing solar PV can be more difficult than usual. Nick Pascoe, CEO of the company […]