Overview

Course summary

Airports increasingly present a major infrastructure constraint to meeting the demand for air travel. Expansion of air services often conflicts with other government policy objectives and is becoming a highly contentious topic. Meanwhile, the regulatory framework for air transport continues to evolve. This seminar aims to address a number of key issues of interest to airport and airline planners and managers and those formulating air transport policy.

Measures to expand airport capacity will be considered in relation to both terminals and runways and the interaction with surface transport. Economic and environmental issues will be interpreted. The implications of airline strategies for airports will be addressed, with particular reference to changing patterns of passenger demand and airline operations. Methods for improving the efficiency of operations will be evaluated, including research needs in forecasting and marketing. Government policy in the UK and other countries will be discussed.

We will consider the following topics:

  • measures to expand airport capacity in relation to both terminals and runways and the interaction with surface transport
  • economic and environmental issues
  • the implications of airline strategies for airports, with particular reference to changing patterns of passenger demand and airline operations
  • methods for operating airports more effectively, including research needs in forecasting and marketing
  • government policy in the UK and other countries

Who is this course for?

The seminar has been designed to appeal to a wide range of participants including airport and airline planners, managers and operational staff, aviation specialists in government departments, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants.

This air transport seminar has been designed to appeal to a wide range of participants including airport planners, managers and operational staff, airport specialists in government departments, airline executives involved with airport planning, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants.

What is included in the course price?

The course fees include:

  • Morning and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch each day 
  • Tour of historic London pubs on the Monday evening (participants pay for their own food and drink on the pub tour)
  • Theatre visit on the Tuesday evening
  • Seminar lecture notes

Course structure

The course will include the following lectures:

  • Airport Capacity and Management Issues
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  • Sustainability in Airport Development
    Antoinette Nassopoulos, Partner, Foster and Partners
  • Developing and Airport for Air Cargo
    Alain Decors, Managing Director, AirFreight Development Worldwide
  • Current Issues in the Economic Regulation of Aviation (including alliances, anti-trust, unfair competition and consumer rights)
    Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
  • Policy Issues in African Aviation
    Nick Fadugba FRAeS, CEO, African Aviation Services Limited
  • Understanding Art Travel Behaviour and Passengers' Choice of Airport (including workshop)
    Prof Stephane Hess, Professor of Choice Modelling and Director of the Choice Modelling Centre, ITS, University of Leeds
  • Sustainability Imperative
    Dr Chris Paling, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Managing the Effects of Aircraft Noise
    Graham Lake, Formerly Director General, CANSO
  • Airline Competition Issues: A Case Study of London and New York
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  • Aviation Ownership and Regulation
    Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation
  • New Runway Options for Heathrow
    Tom Carter, Vice-Chairman, MSP Solutions
  • Air Travel Takes in Europe
    Rogier Lieshout, Head of SEA Aviation Economics
  • Airport Demand and Capacity Decisions 
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group

Booking

The Early Bird Discount is available if the course is booked more than four weeks before the start date*.

Start date
Mode of delivery
Day and time
Duration
Price
1
Mar
2021

Mode of delivery

Online virtual classroom

Day and time

Monday - Wednesday
9:30am-5:00pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£895 (£845*)

Title
Location

This course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

 Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.