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    Protecting the Environment

    Our total phase 1 development – capable of creating additional capacity of around 70,000 new flights annually by extending the existing northern runway and making use of existing terminals – is even cheaper than Heathrow Airport Ltd’s 3rd Runway planning and land acquisition costs alone.

    Protecting the Environment

    Our total phase 1 development – capable of creating additional capacity of around 70,000 new flights annually by extending the existing northern runway and making use of existing terminals – is even cheaper than Heathrow Airport Ltd’s 3rd Runway planning and land acquisition costs alone.

Phased construction to allow emissions targets to be met

Unlike Heathrow Airport Ltd.’s expensive 3rd Runway which requires the passenger revenue from 50% more aircraft – that is 260,000 extra flights annually - within two years of opening in order to pay for it, our low-cost scheme does not depend on any additional flights to make it financeable. Instead, it could allow, in the first instance, the same number of aircraft to operate far more efficiently and quietly as:

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    Less holding

    There will be less taxiing and holding, both on the ground and in the air

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    Reduced emissions

    Aircraft will burn less fuel and therefore reduce emissions

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    Deep take-offs and landings

    The option of using our innovative inline runways design allows deep landings in early mornings and deep take-offs in late evenings, reducing noise impacts at these most critical times.

  • Under our proposal the government and regulators need not release new capacity until they are satisfied that environmental and noise targets have been met within the existing 480,000 flights cap.

    Heathrow is currently full, causing more delays in the ground in the air. Our carbon analysis shows that adding capacity gradually allows more efficient 

  • operations than the current North West Runway as a result of shorter taxiing distances and more redundancy in the system. Therefore, even adding new capacity through our extended runway proposal could – with other interventions such as electric pushback and towing – reduce the environmental impact compared to the situation today.

  • Our low-cost solution also allows more financial headroom for generous compensation for those affected, as well as potential funding contributions to enhanced rail access to the West, the South and into London Waterloo. Poor surface access is currently a major contributor to Heathrow’s failure to meet legal limits on air quality.