Aviation

Airports Commission evidence

This report reviews the evidence presented by the Airports Commission Final Report, examines the arguments against an expanded Heathrow making the necessary hub airport and presents the option of a new hub airport located to the East of London. 

Further technical evidence

Further technical work was done as a follow-up to the Airports Commission Final Report and to feed into the 'Landing at the right airport' document. 

Responses to Parliamentary committees

Response to the Transport Select Committee

The Transport Select Committee held an inquiry into surface transport at airports. The inquiry examined whether strategic connections to airports fulfil current and future requirements. The then-Mayor submitted evidence to this inquiry.

Response to the Environmental Audit Committee

The Environmental Audit Committee held an inquiry into the implications for Government commitments on carbon emissions, air quality and noise should the Airports Commission's recommendation of Heathrow expansion be adopted. The then-Mayor submitted evidence to this inquiry.

Response to final recommendation

In July 2015, the Airports Commission published its final report, recommending the expansion of Heathrow airport. The then-Mayor and TfL issued a rebuttal of the Commission's recommendation.

Airport options shortlist response

The then-Mayor responded to the Airports Commission consultation on the shortlisted three airport expansion options. Included is a series topic-specific supplementary papers that assessed the Commission's consultation.

Gateway to our future

This report looks at the possible impact of a new hub airport on London and the South East.

TfL's rebuttal of airport decision

In December 2013, the Airports Commission published a report on airport capacity. The then-Mayor and TfL issued rebuttals of the Commission's decision not to shortlist the proposal for an airport hub on the Inner Thames Estuary.

The then-Mayor's hub airport proposals

When he was Mayor, Boris Johnson promoted three options for a new hub airport serving London located to the east of the Capital.

In July 2013, he submitted detailed technical proposals for each of these three sites to the Airports Commission.

Inner Thames Estuary

Inner Thames Estuary study

The then-Mayor's response to the decision by the Airports Commission to keep an Inner Thames Estuary (ITE) airport option on the list of options under consideration.

Inner Thames Estuary reports

An Inner Thames Estuary airport option on the list of options under consideration.

Inner Thames Estuary airport option: Waders and Waterfowl - ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd - May 2014

PDF 11.62MB

Inner Thames Estuary airport option: Impact appraisal - ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd - May 2014

PDF 6.40MB

Inner Thames Estuary airport option: Environmental review - ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd - May 2014

PDF 8.68MB

Compensation and mitigation measures in relation to Natura 2000 sites (2013) - ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd - May 2014

PDF 7.09MB

Ecology desk study part A: Designated sites (2013) - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 2.74MB

Ecology desk study part B: Marine and coastal baseline (2013) - May 2014

PDF 28.80MB

Cultural heritage (2013) - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 6.34MB

A flood resilient airport hub for London - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 402KB

Low visibility procedures - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 423KB

Wildlife hazards good practice (2013) - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 513KB

Potential airspace impacts of a new hub airport - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 1.03MB

Planning for transition to a new hub airport - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 564KB

Attitudes to relocating hub airports - York Aviation - May 2014

PDF 248KB

The strategic planning case for a new hub airport in the Inner Thames Estuary - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 3.04MB

Impacts of improved connectivity - May 2014

PDF 2.89MB

Heathrow redevelopment scenarios - Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) with Peter Brett Associates (PBA) - May 2014

PDF 2.64MB

Competition and Airline needs (Extract from responses to Airports Commission Discussion Paper 04) - TFL - May 2014

PDF 373KB

Airport surface access demand and impacts - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 787KB

Supplementary information for low, medium, high and optimal performance and cost appraisal - TFL - May 2014

PDF 300KB

Aviation Noise Modelling: Heathrow options - CAA ERCD - May 2014

PDF 3.74MB

Runway utilisation - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 1.93MB

Hub airport capacity - Atkins - May 2014

PDF 450KB

Supplementary report: Commercial and financial analysis of the IoG option based on KPMG's analysis - Ernst and Young - May 2014

PDF 353KB

Performance of Options against Commission's Assessment Framework Objectives - TfL - May 2014

PDF 128KB

Supporting technical evidence

Technical reports provided details about the then-Mayor's three submissions to the Airports Commission for a new airport.

Shortlisting report - July 2013

PDF 1.16MB

Impacts of a new hub airport upon the local and national economy - Oxford Economics - July 2013

PDF 794KB

Impacts of the closure and redevelopment of Heathrow airport - Oxford Economics - July 2013

PDF 814KB

Impacts of a new hub airport on the air freight industry - Oxford Economics - July 2013

PDF 789KB

Impact on the UK economy through the provision of international connectivity - July 2013

PDF 678KB

Land and housing technical note - Atkins - July 2013

PDF 439KB

Stansted - planned residential development - A - July 2013

PDF 8.43MB

Stansted - planned residential development - B - July 2013

PDF 8.82MB

Inner Estuary Isle of Grain - planned residential development - C - July 2013

PDF 7.98MB

Outer Estuary - planned residential development - D - July 2013

PDF 5.65MB

Outer Estuary - planned residential development - E - July 2013

PDF 8.56MB

Inner Estuary Isle of Grain - planning residential development - A - July 2013

PDF 7.68MB

Inner Estuary Isle of Grain - planned residential development - B - July 2013

PDF 8.01MB

Impact of a new hub airport on business location and foreign direct investment - Ramboll - July 2013

PDF 2.70MB

Impact of a new hub airport on tourism and non-business travel - Ramboll - July 2013

PDF 4.28MB

Economic value of connectivity - July 2013

PDF 1.41MB

Our workshop notes, National Air Traffic Services - July 2013

PDF 2.75MB

Stansted hub airport masterplan, Atkins - July 2013

PDF 1.85MB

Outer Estuary hub airport masterplan, Atkins - July 2013

PDF 1.64MB

Isle of Grain hub airport masterplan, Atkins - July 2013

PDF 1.69MB

Surface access technical note - July 2013

PDF 2.42MB

Summary note of key commercial considerations - Ernst and Young - September 2013

PDF 11.07MB

Isle of Grain, air quality compliance risks, Atkins - September 2013

PDF 7.41MB

Isle of Grain airport, noise analysis report, ERCD - September 2013

PDF 552KB

Outer Estuary hub airport, air quality compliance risks - Atkins - September 2013

PDF 6.21MB

Outer Estuary hub airport, noise analysis report, ERCD - September 2013

PDF 438KB

Stansted hub airport, air quality compliance risks - Atkins - September 2013

PDF 5.74MB

Stansted hub airport, noise analysis report - ERCD - September 2013

PDF 475KB

Climate change technical note - Atkins - September 2013

PDF 1.05MB

Airports Commission submissions

Discussion Paper 07 - Delivery of New Runway Capacity - August 2014

PDF 343KB

Inner Thames Estuary: Feasibility Studies Summary of responses August 2014

PDF 348KB

Inner Thames Estuary: Feasibility Study 1 Environmental impacts August 2014

PDF 2.50MB

Inner Thames Estuary: Feasibility Study 2 Operational feasibility August 2014

PDF 216KB

Inner Thames Estuary: Feasibility Study 3 Socio-economic impacts August 2014

PDF 551KB

Inner Thames Estuary: Feasibility Study 4 Surface access August 2014

PDF 451KB

Discussion Paper 06 - Regional Connectivity and Existing Airport Capacity - July 2014

PDF 259KB

The Mayor's response to Inner Thames Estuary Feasibility study - May 2014

PDF 1.11MB

Airports Commission Response - terms of reference - April 2014

PDF 96KB

Airports Commission Response - appraisal framework - April 2014

PDF 116KB

Sir Howard Davies letter from the Mayor of London - April 2014

PDF 201KB

Sir Howard Davies letter from the Mayor of London - February 2014

PDF 2.87MB

Mayor of London's response to the Airport Commissions Appraisal Framework Consultation - February 2014

PDF 246KB

Inner Thames Estuary Feasibility Studies - February 2014

PDF 302KB

Proposals for making best use of existing capacity in the short and medium term - May 2013

PDF 116KB

Discussion Paper 01 - Aviation demand - March 2013

PDF 101KB

Discussion Paper 02 - Aviation connectivity and the economy - April 2013

PDF 332KB

Discussion Paper 03 - Aviation and Climate Change - May 2013

PDF 131KB

Discussion Paper 04 - Airport Operational Models - July 2013

PDF 337KB

Discussion Paper 04 - Airport Operational Models - response with evidence base - July 2013

PDF 365KB

Discussion Paper 05 - Noise: the Mayor of London's response - September 2013

PDF 129KB

Long and short to medium term proposals - Spetember 2013

PDF 241KB

Other documents

Summary of Mayoral Aviation Programme Spend 2010-14

PDF 46KB

Transport - a driver of housing development and facilitator of Opportunity Areas (Shaping a growing London conference 18 June 2014) - July 2014

PDF 1.21MB

Key to London's Growth Strategy (Shaping a growing London conference 18 June 2014) - July 2014

PDF 2.01MB

The Challenge of Housing London's Growing Population (Shaping a growing London conference 18 June 2014) - July 2014

PDF 791KB

Learning from Munich? Moving a city airport then and now (Shaping a growing London conference 18 June 2014) - July 2014

PDF 2.37MB

Challenges and Opportunities: London's Growth to 2050 (Shaping a growing London conference 18 June 2014) - July 2014

PDF 1.67MB

Making Connections: Improving the UK's Domestic Aviation Connectivity with a New Four Runway Hub Airport - York Aviation - June 2014

PDF 7.36MB

The Airports Commission Interim Report: Key Issues - January 2014

PDF 397KB

Daniel Moylan speech to Runways UK Conference - 16 January 2014

PDF 20KB

A new hub airport for London and the UK booklet - July 2013

PDF 6.12MB

Why the UK needs a new hub airport factsheet - July 2013

PDF 178KB

London airports route networks in 2050 - York Aviation - July 2013

PDF 148KB

Night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted - stage 1 consultation - April 2013

PDF 187KB

2013 consultation results - March 2013

PDF 262KB

New airport capacity options - assessment criteria - March 2013

PDF 262KB

The Mayor's response to the Government's draft aviation policy framework - October 2012

PDF 347KB

Developing a sustainable framework for UK aviation - full response - October 2011

PDF 2.91MB

Developing a sustainable framework for UK aviation - summary response - October 2011

PDF 1.86MB

A new airport for London part 1 - the case for new capacity - January 2011

PDF 1.56MB

A new airport for London part 2 - the economic benefits of a new hub airport - November 2011

PDF 5.49MB

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